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Kuroda fuels Yankees win

Aug 18, 2014

Kuroda fuels Yankees win

Hiroki Kuroda got a couple extra days between starts and it looked as if it paid off. Kuroda pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Brett Gardner drove in two runs and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Sunday. Kuroda ...

Aug 18, 2014

Japan wins, advances at LLWS

Shozo Kamata had a pinch-hit, go-ahead two-run single in the fifth inning to help Tokyo beat Guadalupe, Mexico, 9-5 in the Little League World Series on Sunday. With the game tied at 5, Kamata hit a slow ground ball up the middle that escaped ...

Tanaka has pain-free workout

Aug 17, 2014

Tanaka has pain-free workout

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, rehabbing a torn elbow ligament, threw 25 fastballs off a bullpen mound on Saturday and said he felt no pain. “I think we’re heading in the right direction, so I feel good about that,” Tanaka said after the ...

Brewers beat ace Kershaw

Aug 17, 2014

Brewers beat ace Kershaw

On a night when Clayton Kershaw couldn’t keep the ball in the ballpark, Milwaukee’s Yovani Gallardo held the Los Angeles Dodgers in check and sent the major leagues’ ERA leader to his first loss in over 2½ months. Gallardo pitched eight strong innings, Ryan ...

Aug 17, 2014

Mets' Dice-K strong in rehab outing

New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka had a another strong rehab outing on Saturday, tossing six innings of one-run ball in a game for the Double-A Binghamton Mets. Matsuzaka, on the DL with right elbow inflammation, limited the Reading Phillies to one run and ...

Aug 17, 2014

White Sox great Minoso hospitalized

Former Chicago White Sox legend Minnie Minoso has been hospitalized in Chicago after falling from his boat. Team spokesman Scott Reifert tells WMAQ-TV the 88-year-old was pulled from the water Friday and taken to St. Joseph Hospital for tests. Team representatives spoke with Minoso ...

Overbay lifts Brewers with pinch-hit heroics

Aug 16, 2014

Overbay lifts Brewers with pinch-hit heroics

Lyle Overbay has found his niche with the Milwaukee Brewers, batting .444 as a pinch hitter. He drove in three runs with a two-out double in the eighth inning of the Brewers’ 6-3 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night in ...

Aug 16, 2014

Tanaka scheduled to throw off mound

New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to throw 25 pitches Saturday in his first bullpen session since going on the disabled list with a partial tear in his right elbow. Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced the session on Friday. Tanaka is 12-4 ...

Manfred elected new MLB commissioner

Aug 15, 2014

Manfred elected new MLB commissioner

Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner on Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink. ...

Aug 15, 2014

Darvish's elbow has mild inflammation

A detailed examination of Yu Darvish’s right elbow revealed only mild inflammation, the Texas Rangers said Thursday, a day after they put their ace right-hander on the 15-day disabled list. According to the American League club, tests, including an MRI, revealed no ligament or ...

Royals cruise past Athletics

Aug 15, 2014

Royals cruise past Athletics

The Kansas City Royals didn’t let Jarrod Dyson’s defensive miscue slow them down on Thursday. Dyson drove in the tying run in a five-run seventh, while Norichika Aoki and Billy Butler each drove in two runs and the surging Royals rallied to defeat the ...

Darvish put on 15-day DL

Aug 14, 2014

Darvish put on 15-day DL

Yu Darvish will miss at least a couple of starts for the Rangers because of right elbow inflammation. Texas placed its ace on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday night, a day before his scheduled start against Tampa Bay. He will have an MRI on ...