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Iwakuma, M's fall to Astros

Sep 11, 2014

Iwakuma, M's fall to Astros

Jose Altuve had two hits and an RBI and the Houston Astros damaged the Seattle Mariners post-season hopes with a 5-2 victory Wednesday. Altuve had a RBI double in the fifth and a single in the seventh for his league-leading 200th hit. He is ...

Braves end skid against Nats

Sep 11, 2014

Braves end skid against Nats

Fredi Gonzalez cannot explain why the Braves have done so well against Stephen Strasburg. The Atlanta manager is just glad his team beat the Washington ace once again. Aaron Harang outdueled Strasburg, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Braves avoided a series ...

Sugano gets job done to sink Tigers

Sep 10, 2014

Sugano gets job done to sink Tigers

Tomoyuki Sugano pitched one-run ball over seven innings in a match-up against lefty Minoru Iwata and the Yomiuri Giants rallied to beat the rival Hanshin Tigers 3-1 on Wednesday night. The Central League-leading Giants beat the third-place Tigers for the second straight night and ...

Tigers put more heat on first-place Royals

Sep 10, 2014

Tigers put more heat on first-place Royals

Max Scherzer figured he had squandered another lead when Alex Gordon’s fifth-inning drive sailed down the line in right field. “When that came off the bat, I was sure that thing was gone, and I was stunned when I turned around and realized it ...

Kershaw sails to 18th victory

Sep 9, 2014

Kershaw sails to 18th victory

Clayton Kershaw toyed with yet another opponent. Kershaw became the major leagues’ first 18-game winner, Yasiel Puig ended a 60 at-bat RBI drought, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Padres 9-4 on Monday night. Hanley Ramirez tied a season high with four hits ...

Yankees laud Jeter; Royals crash party

Sep 8, 2014

Yankees laud Jeter; Royals crash party

Standing on the field with a microphone, the end of his baseball career likely three weeks away, Derek Jeter remained as cool and collected as his play at shortstop over the past two decades. The New York Yankees honored their retiring captain Sunday with ...

Sep 8, 2014

Rodriguez gets long-awaited callup

The Texas Rangers have purchased the contract of Guilder Rodriguez, an infielder looking to make his major league debut after 1,095 minor league games. Rodriguez got the call Sunday, a day after Double-A Frisco was knocked out of the Texas league playoffs. The 31-year-old ...

Lions spoil Hawks' party

Sep 7, 2014

Lions spoil Hawks' party

Ernesto Mejia hit his league-leading 30th home run in a 3-for-4 outing in support of Ryoma Nogami, who yielded three runs over strong seven innings in the Seibu Lions’ 6-3 win over the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks on Sunday afternoon. A day after Softbank booked ...