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Jul 25, 2015

Aoki remains on DL, awaits return to Giants

San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki remained on the disabled list in minor league rehab on Friday, awaiting his return to the majors. Although Aoki had been poised to come off the disabled list on Friday, he was continuing his minor league rehab with ...

Pirates turn tables on Scherzer

Jul 25, 2015

Pirates turn tables on Scherzer

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer put his team in an early hole when Pedro Alvarez crushed a two-run home run out of the stadium in the second inning. His hitters responded with four runs in the fourth that should have put Scherzer back in ...

Swallows' Tateyama collects victory against Dragons

Jul 25, 2015

Swallows' Tateyama collects victory against Dragons

TokyoYakult Swallows starter Shohei Tateyama claimed his second win of the season after holding the Chunichi Dragons to three runs in a 7-5 win on Friday. Following his first win in three seasons two weeks ago, Tateyama (2-0) allowed four hits and struck out ...

Tanaka sharp again as Yankees sweep Orioles

Jul 24, 2015

Tanaka sharp again as Yankees sweep Orioles

Masahiro Tanaka put in another strong performance on Thursday to pick up his seventh win as the New York Yankees routed the Baltimore Orioles 9-3, completing a three-game sweep. Tanaka (7-3) showed pinpoint accuracy for most of his 7⅔ innings, striking out seven and ...

Jul 24, 2015

Expecting dad Greinke's shutout streak on hold

Zack Greinke’s shutout streak is on hold while the Los Angeles Dodgers ace and his wife await the birth of their first child. Greinke has pitched 43⅔ scoreless innings, and was set to start Friday night against the New York Mets at Citi Field. ...

Jul 24, 2015

Giants delay Aoki's return from Triple-A

Norichika Aoki’s return to the San Francisco Giants will be delayed, the National League club said Thursday. The outfielder, who’s on the disabled list with a foot injury, was set to be activated and added to the roster for the team’s series opener against ...

Angels keep win streak alive

Jul 23, 2015

Angels keep win streak alive

Huston Street had to wait two weeks between his 299th and 300th saves, partly because of a minor groin injury and partly because of the All-Star break. But mostly because his Los Angeles Angels have been so good that they barely needed their closer ...

Tigers beat rival Giants

Jul 22, 2015

Tigers beat rival Giants

Hanshin Tigers starter Atsushi Nomi threw one-run ball over six innings and was gifted three first-inning runs in a 4-2 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Wednesday. The Tigers loaded the bases with two outs in the first against Giants lefty Aaron Poreda (6-5), ...

Ageless wonder Yamamoto solid in outing on farm

Jul 22, 2015

Ageless wonder Yamamoto solid in outing on farm

The oldest winning pitcher in Nippon Professional Baseball history, Masahiro Yamamoto worked a season-high 5⅔ innings in the minors on Wednesday as he builds toward making his first-team season debut. Yamamoto, who will turn 50 next month, allowed just four hits in the Chunichi ...

Rangers' Choo hits for cycle

Jul 22, 2015

Rangers' Choo hits for cycle

Choo Shin-soo was simply concentrating on having one more good at-bat. When his line drive went over center fielder Charlie Blackmon’s head, Choo found himself chugging for third base and into the Texas Rangers’ record book. Choo’s leadoff triple in the ninth inning completed ...

Jul 22, 2015

Aoki poised to return to Giants after rehab game

San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki may be activated as early as Friday after playing a game in the minors, his first in over a month, on Tuesday. Aoki, who was placed on the disabled list with a fractured right fibula by San Francisco ...

U.S. ends Bonds prosecution without conviction

Jul 22, 2015

U.S. ends Bonds prosecution without conviction

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday formally dropped what was left of its criminal case against Major League Baseball career home run leader Barry Bonds over allegations he received performance-enhancing drugs, ending a nearly decade-long prosecution of one of the most famous American ...