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A's jinx continues for Darvish

Yu Darvish pumped his fist twice and let out a shout walking off the mound after striking out the final batter he faced for the Texas Rangers. Darvish had a one-run lead and left an Oakland runner stranded at third base to end the sixth inning, but the right-hander has ...

Ichiro moves three hits away

Ichiro Suzuki’s 2,997th major league hit and his 507th stolen base sparked a four-run, eighth-inning rally as the Miami Marlins ...

Jul 27, 2016

Ventura defends role in Sale flap

Robin Ventura insists he can work with Chris Sale despite the suspended ace’s critical comments about the White Sox manager. Sale is serving a five-day, unpaid ban after he destroyed throwback uniforms the team was supposed to wear for his start Saturday. Sale told ...

Jul 26, 2016

Lions southpaw Takahashi has Tommy John surgery

Seibu Lions lefty Tomomi Takahashi, who saved 51 games over the previous two seasons, has had Tommy John surgery, the Pacific League club announced Tuesday. The 27-year-old Takahashi appeared in seven games this spring with one save, three holds and one win before being ...

Jul 26, 2016

Rangers' Fielder may undergo season-ending neck surgery

Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder is expected to have season-ending neck surgery for the second time in three years, and his career could be jeopardy as well. Fielder got a second opinion Monday, and general manager Jon Daniels said Dr. Drew Dossett recommended surgery. ...

Blue Jays' Sanchez wins 10th straight

Jul 26, 2016

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 ...

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 ...

Jul 25, 2016

South Korean pitcher probed for match-fixing

South Korean police say they’re investigating a baseball player who confessed to his team about match-fixing. The investigation of Yoo Chang-sik, a left-handed pitcher for Kia Tigers, came four days after prosecutors indicted two other players on match-fixing allegations. The Korean Baseball Organization on ...

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, ...