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Despite shaky outing, Kuroda improves to 2-1

Apr 13, 2014

Despite shaky outing, Kuroda improves to 2-1

Right-hander Hiroki Kuroda labored through six-plus innings but still picked up his second win of the season in the New York Yankees’ 7-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. Kuroda (2-1) allowed four earned runs on three walks and six hits, including ...

Apr 12, 2014

Uehara complains of stiff shoulder

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara missed a mound appearance against the New York Yankees Friday due to stiffness in his right shoulder, manager John Farrell revealed the same day. A decision on the next course of action will be made once his condition ...

Darvish stifles Astros; Rangers win in 12th

Apr 12, 2014

Darvish stifles Astros; Rangers win in 12th

There’s a pattern when Yu Darvish pitches against the Astros in Houston. Darvish took a perfect-game bid into the sixth inning, and the Texas Rangers finally finished off the Astros 1-0 on Robinson Chirinos’ RBI single in the 12th inning Friday night. Darvish retired ...

Tanaka fans 10 in no-decision

Apr 10, 2014

Tanaka fans 10 in no-decision

Masahiro Tanaka struck out 10 over seven innings of his first start at Yankee Stadium, showing off the nasty split-fingered fastball that made him the prize pitcher of the offseason after going 24-0 with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. But he also gave up ...

Apr 10, 2014

Angels' Hamilton breaks thumb

Josh Hamilton’s attempt to beat out an infield grounder with a headfirst slide into first base landed him on the bench for up to two months. The 2010 AL MVP was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday by the Los Angeles Angels with ...

Braun breaks slump in style

Apr 9, 2014

Braun breaks slump in style

All Ryan Braun needed to shake his slump was a trip to Philadelphia. Braun hit three home runs and tied a franchise record with seven RBIs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-4 victory Tuesday, spoiling the Phillies’ home opener. Braun connected twice ...

Apr 9, 2014

Braves celebrate Aaron's anniversary

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig called Hank Aaron “ideally suited to become Babe Ruth’s heir” on Tuesday night as he participated in the Braves’ celebration of the 40th anniversary of Aaron’s record-breaking 715th homer. Aaron, 80, was given a standing ovation in the ceremony before ...

Yankees give Jeter triumphant final home opener

Apr 8, 2014

Yankees give Jeter triumphant final home opener

Feted by fans and celebrated by teammates throughout his final opening day in the Bronx, Derek Jeter hardly felt as if he was starting his 20th big league season at home. Jeter gave Yangervis Solarte some assistance with Yankee Stadium tradition, then the rookie ...

Darvish fends off Rays in first start

Apr 7, 2014

Darvish fends off Rays in first start

Yu Darvish showed no rust after missing three weeks. Darvish allowed seven hits over seven innings in his season debut, Elvis Andrus hit a two-run homer, and the Texas Rangers avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Sunday. “He ...

Apr 7, 2014

Zimmerman's MRI results clear

An MRI shows no “structural issues” in Ryan Zimmerman’s shoulder as the Washington Nationals third baseman looks for answers for his latest throwing woes. Manager Matt Williams says Zimmerman has some inflammation in the right shoulder and will be re-evaluated after Monday’s day off. ...

Davis lifts Mets to win with ninth-inning grand slam

Apr 6, 2014

Davis lifts Mets to win with ninth-inning grand slam

After a demoralizing start to the season where nothing seemed to go their way, the New York Mets are making all the right calls. Pinch-hitter Ike Davis hit a walkoff grand slam one batter after manager Terry Collins won his first replay challenge, and ...

Apr 6, 2014

Pirates manager, GM get new deals

Clint Hurdle doesn’t want to manage the Pittsburgh Pirates unless Neal Huntington is his boss. Huntington doesn’t want to help run the club unless Hurdle is in the dugout. The combination that’s returned the franchise to respectability will remain intact for years to come. ...