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Tanaka shaky in no-decision

After two poor outings, Masahiro Tanaka was better, but not as sharp as he’d like on Friday, when he allowed three runs in six innings for the New York Yankees, who twice came from behind to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 in 12 innings. Tanaka overcame a poor first ...

Jul 3, 2015

Blue Jays sign Guerrero's son

The Blue Jays have signed international free agent Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the 16-year-old son of nine-time All-Star and 2004 AL MVP Vladimir Guerrero. Guerrero Jr. was born in Montreal during his father’s career with the Expos, and is a Canadian citizen. A right-handed hitting ...

Fernandez outduels Cain in return game

Jul 3, 2015

Fernandez outduels Cain in return game

Matt Cain’s season debut Thursday came without the hype or souvenir masks accompanying the return of his counterpart, Jose Fernandez. But for the San Francisco Giants, Cain’s comeback provided a welcome boost, even in defeat. The three-time All-Star allowed five runs in five innings ...

Rays spoil Carrasco's no-hit bid

Jul 2, 2015

Rays spoil Carrasco's no-hit bid

Carlos Carrasco was one strike away from throwing Cleveland’s first no-hitter in 34 years and already considering ways to celebrate. A bit prematurely it turned out. The right-hander gave up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis’ glove in ...

Jul 2, 2015

Mariners skipper McClendon says Iwakuma moving in right direction

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Wednesday he was pleased with the progress being made by Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma after his latest rehab start. On the disabled list since April with a strained lat muscle, Iwakuma allowed one run on five hits over ...

Sale Ks 12 to tie mark in ChiSox win

Jul 1, 2015

Sale Ks 12 to tie mark in ChiSox win

Chris Sale forced another avalanche of swings and misses. Helping at the bat, was an unexpected bonus. The Chicago White Sox lefty matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts. Making his 100th career start, Sale also ...

Jul 1, 2015

Iwakuma steady in rehab start

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma allowed one run on five hits over 5⅔ innings in a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday. Sidelined since April and on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, Iwakuma struck out six and walked one in ...

Jun 30, 2015

MacPhail joins Phillies as executive

Andy MacPhail is the new man in charge of the Philadelphia Phillies. The veteran baseball executive joined the Phillies on Monday with plans to take over as team president after this season. He’ll eventually replace Pat Gillick, who helped choose his successor. MacPhail will ...

Trout puts on big show against Yankees

Jun 30, 2015

Trout puts on big show against Yankees

Chris Young simply threw up his hands when Mike Trout sprinted back and made his second remarkable catch of the night, robbing him of another sure run-scoring hit. From his glove to his bat to his feet, the New York Yankees were powerless to ...

Murata makes MLB debut; Indians lose

Jun 29, 2015

Murata makes MLB debut; Indians lose

Toru Murata made his debut in the major leagues for the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, pitching 3⅓ innings and allowing five runs, three earned, in an 8-0 loss against the Baltimore Orioles. The right-hander retired the first five batters he faced but allowed a ...

Jun 29, 2015

Marlins slugger Stanton undergoes surgery on broken hand

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton underwent surgery Sunday on his broken left hand, and the timetable for his return remains four to six weeks. Stanton hurt his hand while swinging during Friday’s game against the Dodgers. When sidelined he led the majors with 27 ...

Marlins slugger Stanton sidelined with broken hand

Jun 28, 2015

Marlins slugger Stanton sidelined with broken hand

For the second year in a row, Giancarlo Stanton’s chances of winning the major league home run title have been hurt by an injury. The Miami Marlins slugger has a broken left hand, which is expected to sideline him four to six weeks. He ...