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Giants' Bumgarner outduels Cubs' Arrieta

Sep 4, 2016

Giants' Bumgarner outduels Cubs' Arrieta

Madison Bumgarner facing Jake Arrieta had an October feel to it, and the San Francisco Giants performed like they belong in the postseason. Bumgarner outpitched Arrieta with 10 strikeouts over six innings, and San Francisco pounced on rare miscues by the Chicago Cubs in ...

Sep 4, 2016

Joe Nathan returns to Giants nearly 13 years after trade

Nearly 13 years after he was traded away, Joe Nathan is back with the Giants. San Francisco promoted the 41-year-old right-hander from Double-A Richmond before Saturday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. “I want to prove to myself that I can still do it,” said ...

Sep 3, 2016

Dodgers' Kershaw to start Class A rehab game

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to pitch in a minor league rehab game for Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday. Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said Friday that the left-hander will throw three innings or around 50 pitches, with lefty Brett Anderson to ...

Lester gives inspiring start on hill

Sep 3, 2016

Lester gives inspiring start on hill

When Anthony Rizzo found out the eight-year anniversary of him being declared cancer-free fell on the same day fellow cancer survivor Jon Lester was pitching, he told Lester he was going to throw a no-hitter. He came close. Lester pitched 6⅔ innings of no-hit ...

Sep 2, 2016

Hawks' Yanagita deactivated after breaking finger

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks center fielder Yuki Yanagita, out for six weeks with a fractured finger, was deactivated by the Pacific League club on Friday. Interleague-series MVP Ryuma Kidokoro replaced him on the active roster. On Thursday, Yanagita broke the fourth finger on his right ...

Sep 2, 2016

Mets' Walker done for season because of herniated disk

New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker will miss the rest of the season because of surgery for a herniated disk in his back, the latest in a series of severe injuries to strike the defending NL champions this year. Walker made the announcement ...

Twins top ChiSox to halt 13-game slide

Sep 2, 2016

Twins top ChiSox to halt 13-game slide

Byron Buxton’s trip back to Minnesota included an early morning wakeup, a flat tire on his rental car on the way to the airport, nearly 5-km walk and a changed flight, followed by the need to get his car out of security when he ...

Sep 1, 2016

Hawks' Yanagita breaks finger, set to miss six weeks

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks center fielder Yuki Yanagita will be out for six weeks after fracturing his right fourth finger during their 9-2 win over the Seibu Lions on Thursday, the Pacific League club announced. Yanagita, the Pacific League MVP last year after hitting .363 ...