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Sep 16, 2014

Dodgers' Ryu gets cortisone shot

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin has had a cortisone injection in his left shoulder and he won’t throw for at least four days. The team said Monday that Ryu had an MRI with dye, which showed no changes from his previous MRI that ...

Sep 16, 2014

Papelbon receives seven-game ban

Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games and fined Monday night by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping umpire Joe West. Papelbon said in a statement distributed by his agent that he would immediately begin serving the ...

Yankees fall to Orioles despite solid start by Kuroda

Sep 15, 2014

Yankees fall to Orioles despite solid start by Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda was razor sharp over seven innings on Sunday for the New York Yankees, but did not figure in the decision as the Yankees lost 3-2 in the Baltimore Orioles’ final at-bat. Kuroda allowed a run on six hits without a walk, while ...

Blanco slays Dragons with sayonara home run

Sep 15, 2014

Blanco slays Dragons with sayonara home run

Tony Blanco’s pinch-hit solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning on Monday lifted the Yokohama BayStars to a 4-3 walk-off win over the Chunichi Dragons. Moments after the Dragons’ Takahito Kudo tied the game in the top of the ninth off rookie ...

Weaver, Trout steer Angels to 10th straight triumph

Sep 14, 2014

Weaver, Trout steer Angels to 10th straight triumph

The Los Angeles Angels can almost taste it now. Jered Weaver earned his AL-leading 17th win, Mike Trout homered twice, and the AL West leaders reduced their magic number for clinching the division title to four with a 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros ...

Otani fans nine, fires five-hit shutout

Sep 13, 2014

Otani fans nine, fires five-hit shutout

Double-duty right-hander Shohei Otani struck out nine in a five-hit shutout as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters defeated the pennant-contending Orix Buffaloes 1-0 on Saturday. Before 34,675 at Sapporo Dome, Otani (11-4) got a one-run lead in the bottom of the seventh on an ...

Bumgarner, Giants pummel Dodgers

Sep 13, 2014

Bumgarner, Giants pummel Dodgers

Madison Bumgarner pitched himself into the San Francisco record book, took a share of the major league lead for wins and, most important to the soft-spoken southpaw, moved his team one step closer in an NL West race that could go down to the ...

Sep 13, 2014

MLB bans Orioles' Davis for 25 games

Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games on Friday for using amphetamines, a ban that will extend into the postseason. Baltimore started play Friday leading the AL East by 10 games with 17 left in the regular season, so the team will be ...

Utsumi blanks BayStars as Giants widen lead

Sep 12, 2014

Utsumi blanks BayStars as Giants widen lead

Tetsuya Utsumi threw a four-hit shutout as the Yomiuri Giants cruised past the Yokohama BayStars 4-0 on Friday and moved five games clear at the top of the Central League standings. Utsumi (5-8) struck out five without issuing a walk as he pitched his ...

Stanton hospitalized after being hit in face with pitch

Sep 12, 2014

Stanton hospitalized after being hit in face with pitch

The Miami Marlins lost much more than a game Thursday night. They’ve likely lost slugger Giancarlo Stanton for the rest of the season after a frightening scene at Miller Park. Stanton sustained multiple facial fractures, dental damage and cuts that needed stitches after being ...

Sep 12, 2014

Tanaka faces test in simulated game

Injured Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is going to face minor leaguers in a simulated game Monday in what may be the final step of his rehabilitation from a partially torn elbow ligament. New York manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday that Tanaka felt good a ...