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Aug 5, 2014

Matsuzaka has bullpen session

New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka threw off the mound in a bullpen practice Monday for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation. The 33-year-old Matsuzaka came out in uniform before his team’s game against the San Francisco ...

McCarthy helps tame Tigers

Aug 5, 2014

McCarthy helps tame Tigers

Brandon McCarthy has been a steady presence in the New York Yankees’ rotation since his arrival in a trade with Arizona. Still, he knew the stakes were even higher against Max Scherzer and the AL Central-leading Tigers. McCarthy won his fourth start in a ...

Panda power propels Giants

Aug 5, 2014

Panda power propels Giants

His nickname is Kung Fu Panda. The New York Mets probably have other, not so cute, monikers for Pablo Sandoval. Sandoval drove in three runs with three hits, including a go-ahead double with two outs in the ninth inning Monday that propelled the San ...

Yankees to evaluate Tanaka's arm

Aug 4, 2014

Yankees to evaluate Tanaka's arm

Injured New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to take an important step in his rehabilitation process on Monday and could soon begin throwing again. “We said three weeks was the mark,” Yankee manager Joe Girardi said, and it has been three weeks ...

Mariners can't score to support Iwakuma

Aug 4, 2014

Mariners can't score to support Iwakuma

No Seattle Mariners pitcher had ever absorbed a loss of this nature, so no one was blaming Hisashi Iwakuma for lamenting the one-of-a-kind defeat. Iwakuma gave up a leadoff homer to Nick Markakis, and that turned out to be the game’s only run in ...

Lester sharp in A's debut

Aug 3, 2014

Lester sharp in A's debut

Jon Lester took the mound in a different uniform and, for the first time in his major league career, felt just slightly out of place. Quickly enough, he put aside the newness of pitching for Oakland — and the expectations that he’ll help lead ...

Dodgers down Cubs in 12th on Ramirez's 3-run HR

Aug 3, 2014

Dodgers down Cubs in 12th on Ramirez's 3-run HR

Hanley Ramirez hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Dee Gordon hit a two-out single against Blake Parker (1-1), stole his major league-leading 51st base and ...

Utsumi savors win as Giants beat Carp

Aug 2, 2014

Utsumi savors win as Giants beat Carp

Home runs by Hayato Sakamoto and Shinnosuke Abe lifted the Yomiuri Giants to a 3-1 win on Saturday over the Hiroshima Carp and earned ace Tetsuya Utsumi his first win in over two months. Sakamoto’s eighth homer of the year tied it 1-1 in ...

Brewers best Cardinals' Wainwright

Aug 2, 2014

Brewers best Cardinals' Wainwright

Aramis Ramirez knows he’s not supposed to have success like this against Adam Wainwright. “I don’t have an explanation for it,” the Milwaukee Brewers cleanup man said after setting the tone with a home run and RBI double off the St. Louis Cardinals’ ace ...