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Sep 16, 2014

Tanaka tosses five scoreless innings in instructional league simulated game

Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees. Tanaka threw 65 pitches at Steinbrenner Field, allowing six hits and striking out four. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sep 12, 2014

Former female sales exec sues Mets

The Ivy League-educated former head of New York Mets ticket sales sued the club Wednesday, saying she was fired last month after insults and humiliation were hurled at her by the club owner’s son, a top team executive who she claimed was upset that ...

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 ...