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Yankees fall despite strong performance from Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka threw seven-plus strong innings and had a major league career-high 13 strikeouts Friday, but it was not enough to stop the New York Yankees from falling 4-1 to the Oakland Athletics. Tanaka (5-4) was able to bounce back from two rough starts, allowing just one run on five ...

Sale falls short of breaking strikeout record

/ May 25, 2017

Sale falls short of breaking strikeout record

Chris Sale was perfectly happy to sit back and watch the Red Sox hitters do the work this time. Sale cruised into the fifth inning, then was rewarded in the seventh when the Boston batters erupted for seven runs on their way to a ...

Dodgers outlast Cardinals in 13th

/ May 24, 2017

Dodgers outlast Cardinals in 13th

Logan Forsythe batted in the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup for the first time in a month and promptly struck out in his first four at-bats. After getting a few extra innings to find his stroke, the infielder put a celebratory cap on his return. ...

Darvish, Napoli key Rangers' win

/ May 22, 2017

Darvish, Napoli key Rangers' win

Yu Darvish received backing from a 15-hit offense and overcame a shaky start Sunday, picking up his fifth win of the season in the Texas Rangers’ 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Darvish (5-2) allowed two runs and five hits while striking out seven ...

Tanaka delivers second straight woeful performance

/ May 21, 2017

Tanaka delivers second straight woeful performance

Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka was roughed up for the second straight start Saturday, allowing six earned runs and three home runs in just three innings in New York’s 9-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Coming off the worst outing of his major league ...

Rangers extend win streak to 10

/ May 20, 2017

Rangers extend win streak to 10

The Texas Rangers are the hottest team in baseball. That hasn’t done much for them in the standings because they’re in the same division as Houston, the best team in the majors so far this season. Mike Napoli and Joey Gallo hit homers, giving ...

Baez hits grand slam, Bryant homers as Cubs beat Reds 9-5

/ May 19, 2017

Baez hits grand slam, Bryant homers as Cubs beat Reds 9-5

The Cubs are starting to show the pop that helped propel them to their first championship in 108 years. For that, manager Joe Maddon credited their starting pitching. Javier Baez hit a grand slam, Kris Bryant homered and the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds ...

Marlins' Tazawa placed on disabled list with rib injury

/ May 18, 2017

Marlins' Tazawa placed on disabled list with rib injury

Miami Marlins right-hander Junichi Tazawa has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with rib cartilage inflammation, team officials announced Wednesday. The 30-year-old setup man was tagged with his first loss of the season after giving up a go-ahead grand slam in Monday’s game ...

Herrmann hammers homer in 11th to sink reeling Mets

/ May 18, 2017

Herrmann hammers homer in 11th to sink reeling Mets

Chris Herrmann and the Diamondbacks made it another long day for the sinking New York Mets. Herrmann homered off Rafael Montero leading off the 11th inning, giving the Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory on Wednesday and sending the Mets to their season-high seventh straight loss. ...

Darvish picks up 50th victory of major league career

/ May 17, 2017

Darvish picks up 50th victory of major league career

It took Yu Darvish a bit longer than expected to get his 50th career win. The Texas Rangers didn’t bank on taking this much time to reach .500, either. Darvish reached his milestone with nine strikeouts in seven innings, and the Rangers beat the ...

Gurriel lifts Astros with grand slam

/ May 16, 2017

Gurriel lifts Astros with grand slam

Short on sleep, the Houston Astros were listless and hitless until the fifth inning. Then their lumber stirred from its slumber. Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs as Houston overcame a slow start to beat ...