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Homers send Jays to victory over Dodgers

May 7, 2016

Homers send Jays to victory over Dodgers

After a long layoff, Los Angeles hurler Kenta Maeda turned in another strong start. The Dodgers’ struggling bullpen was nowhere near as solid. Kevin Pillar hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning, Jose Bautista also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat ...

May 7, 2016

Series moved due to Zika concerns

Zika virus concerns have forced the Pirates-Marlins series out of Puerto Rico, with the two games instead shifted to Miami this month. Major League Baseball and the players’ union made the announcement Friday. Pittsburgh and Miami will meet May 30-31 at Marlins Park. The ...

May 7, 2016

Darvish makes second rehab start

Right-hander Yu Darvish worked three innings in his second injury-rehabilitation assignment on Friday with Round Rock, the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate. Darvish, who is coming back from Tommy John reconstruction surgery on his right elbow last March, threw 50 pitches against New Orleans, the ...

Lincecum sharp in showcase

May 7, 2016

Lincecum sharp in showcase

Tim Lincecum strode to the mound inside a nearly empty Scottsdale Stadium, the only sounds coming from the birds and the cars on the streets outside. The two-time Cy Young Award winner picked up a ball, started his motion and let it fly as ...

Yanks provide no run support for Tanaka in defeat

May 6, 2016

Yanks provide no run support for Tanaka in defeat

The pitching was sound. So was the defense. Unfortunately for the New York Yankees, hitting remains very much a problem in their effort to climb out of last place in the AL East. New York managed only four hits, stranded only three runners and ...

May 5, 2016

Rodriguez placed on 15-day disabled list

Alex Rodriguez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees because of a strained right hamstring. The injury occurred Tuesday night while Rodriguez was running out a grounder in the fifth inning of a loss to the Orioles. Afterward, ...