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Blue Jays' Sanchez wins 10th straight

Aaron Sanchez keeps piling up wins. Along the way, the Toronto right-hander is piling up innings, too — which puts the Blue Jays in a predicament: How much longer can they go before moving their best starter to the bullpen? Sanchez pitched seven shutout innings to win his 10th consecutive ...

Cubs acquire closer Chapman in trade with Yankees

Jul 26, 2016

Cubs acquire closer Chapman in trade with Yankees

Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had to hear from the closer himself about a domestic violence allegation in the offseason. So Ricketts and Epstein asked Major League ...

Cabrera lifts White Sox to victory in ninth

Jul 25, 2016

Cabrera lifts White Sox to victory in ninth

The Chicago White Sox suspended their ace and picked up a pair of wins in their final at-bat. Quite a day for a fading team. Melky Cabrera drove in Adam Eaton with a game-ending single in the ninth inning, after closer David Robertson gave ...

Griffey Jr., Piazza inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Jul 25, 2016

Griffey Jr., Piazza inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday — with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame. For Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, ...

Mariners beat Jays in sweltering heat

Jul 24, 2016

Mariners beat Jays in sweltering heat

Hisashi Iwakuma worked six innings on Saturday to earn his 11th win of the season for the Seattle Mariners in a 14-5 thumping of the Toronto Blue Jays. Before 47,517 at Rogers Centre, Iwakuma (11-6) allowed two runs on four hits and three walks, ...

White Sox ace Chris Sale sent home after destroying uniforms

Jul 24, 2016

White Sox ace Chris Sale sent home after destroying uniforms

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night and sent home after he destroyed collared throwback uniforms that the team was scheduled to wear. Matt Albers, who started in Sale’s place, confirmed the incident, ...

Ichiro's vow to play until age 50 no laughing matter

Jul 24, 2016

Ichiro's vow to play until age 50 no laughing matter

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Closing in on 3,000 hits, Ichiro Suzuki isn’t inclined to stop there. He’s 42, and for some time has said — in Japanese and English — he wants to play until at least 50. He’s joking, right? “Probably not,” says New York Mets manager ...

Darvish fans 11 in loss to K.C.

Jul 23, 2016

Darvish fans 11 in loss to K.C.

Rangers manager Jeff Banister was reasonably happy with what Yu Darvish showed him in his third start since coming off the disabled list from a shoulder ailment. If only Danny Duffy didn’t show off a little bit more. Darvish allowed three runs, two earned, ...

Jul 23, 2016

Red Sox reliever Tazawa leaves DL

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa returned to the roster after being activated from the 15-day disabled list, the club said Friday. Tazawa, who complained of discomfort in his right shoulder after a game against the Los Angeles Angels on July 3, has ...

Ichiro just four hits from 3,000

Jul 22, 2016

Ichiro just four hits from 3,000

Ichiro Suzuki moved within four hits of reaching 3,000 for his career and the Miami Marlins pounded out 16 hits in a 9-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. Batting leadoff, Ichiro had an infield single in the third inning and a base ...

For Dodgers southpaw star Kershaw, surgery 'a possibility'

Jul 21, 2016

For Dodgers southpaw star Kershaw, surgery 'a possibility'

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitching injury woes aren’t likely to go away any time soon. Manager Dave Roberts said surgery “is more of a possibility” for Clayton Kershaw after a setback with the herniated disk in his back, and left-hander Alex Wood will miss ...

Jul 21, 2016

Boston's Uehara put on 15-day DL

Koji Uehara, who took over the closer’s role for Boston when Craig Kimbrel was injured, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Red Sox with a right pectoral strain. Right-hander Noe Ramirez was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday to replace ...