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Tanaka sharp as Yankees hammer sinking Angels

Aug 20, 2016

Tanaka sharp as Yankees hammer sinking Angels

The Yankees hit four solo home runs and Masahiro Tanaka allowed five hits in 7⅔ innings as New York continued its mastery over the sinking Los Angeles Angels with a 7-0 victory Friday night. The home runs all came against Angels right-hander Jered Weaver ...

Bryant homers twice as Cubs win

Aug 19, 2016

Bryant homers twice as Cubs win

Kris Bryant came to the plate in the eighth inning a triple shy of the cycle. The Cubs slugger was trying for a little more. “My last at-bat I was thinking home run,” Bryant said. “There aren’t too many games you can hit three ...

Darvish ends long skid against A's

Aug 18, 2016

Darvish ends long skid against A's

Yu Darvish had a demonstrative show of emotion, pumping his fist and letting out a shout after ending the seventh inning with another strikeout and two runners on base. A day after his 30th birthday, the Texas Rangers right-hander finally ended his long personal ...

Maeda, Utley lift Dodgers in Philly

Aug 17, 2016

Maeda, Utley lift Dodgers in Philly

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda pitched six strong innings en route to his 12th win as the Dodgers went on to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 15-5 on Tuesday. Chase Utley got curtain calls after each of his two home runs — including a ...

Aug 16, 2016

Oringal Met 'Choo-Choo' Coleman dies

Clarence “Choo-Choo” Coleman, a catcher on the expansion 1962 Mets who spent four seasons in the major leagues with New York and the Philadelphia Phillies, died Monday at age 80. Coleman, who had been suffering from cancer, died at the Regional Medical Center in ...

Boston slugger Ortiz's 530th home run keys triumph

Aug 16, 2016

Boston slugger Ortiz's 530th home run keys triumph

David Ortiz bid farewell to Progressive Field with a game-changing home run Monday. Ortiz hit a go-ahead, two-run drive in a three-run sixth inning, and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-2 to extend their winning streak to four. Ortiz’s 27th home ...

Notorious A-Rod plays final game for Yankees

Aug 13, 2016

Notorious A-Rod plays final game for Yankees

Alex Rodriguez returned to the infield, hugged a reception line of teammates and was handed the final ball from his final game with the New York Yankees. He walked to the area behind third base, leaned down and grabbed a handful of dirt. Baseball’s ...

A-Rod takes booing in stride in win

Aug 12, 2016

A-Rod takes booing in stride in win

Alex Rodriguez got the raucous booing he expected and the victory his team needed. Rodriguez drove in a run with a bases-loaded dribbler, capping a three-run rally in the eighth inning that lifted the New York Yankees over the Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday ...

Aug 10, 2016

Maeda helps Dodgers move into first-place tie with Giants

The Los Angeles Dodgers powered their way back to the top of the NL West on Tuesday night. Howie Kendrick, Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner homered, and the Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-3 to tie the San Francisco Giants atop the division after ...

Ichiro gives 3,000-hit souvenirs to Baseball Hall of Fame

Aug 9, 2016

Ichiro gives 3,000-hit souvenirs to Baseball Hall of Fame

The president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was the grateful recipient Monday as Ichiro Suzuki handed over his gear — a jersey, a pair of cleats, his arm guard and batting gloves, all items he wore while becoming the 30th ...

Crawford's 7-hit day first since '75

Aug 9, 2016

Crawford's 7-hit day first since '75

Brandon Crawford was a big hit Monday night. Seven of them, to be exact. Crawford became the first major leaguer in 41 years to get seven hits in a game, finally putting the San Francisco Giants ahead to stay with an RBI single in ...