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Belt, Posey carry Giants in rout

May 16, 2015

Belt, Posey carry Giants in rout

San Francisco’s offense broke out while a Great American Ball Park smokestack burned. Quite a night all-around for the Giants. Brandon Belt hit a three-run homer, and Buster Posey added a two-run shot off Jason Marquis on Friday night, leading Giants to a 10-2 ...

Rockies end losing streak

May 15, 2015

Rockies end losing streak

The Colorado Rockies ended their 11-game losing streak in dramatic fashion, thanks to a guy they’ve always relied on to come through in clutch situations. Carlos Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and Colorado sloshed its way to ...

May 15, 2015

Wada sharp in final rehab start

Chicago Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi Wada, who has been on the disabled list due to tightness in his left thigh, allowed one run in seven innings on Thursday in his final rehab start. Wada allowed four hits, while striking out six batters, to earn the ...

Kluber strikes out 18, ties Feller's team mark set in 1938

May 14, 2015

Kluber strikes out 18, ties Feller's team mark set in 1938

Corey Kluber shrugged his shoulders at making history. He was just as dismissive with the Cardinals. Kluber struck out 18 — the most by an AL pitcher since Roger Clemens in 1998 — and allowed just one hit in eight innings to get his ...

May 14, 2015

Fujikawa finishes stint on DL

Reliever Kyuji Fujikawa will come off the disabled list in time for Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, the Texas Rangers said. “My last two outings were good, and I’m ready,” Fujikawa said Wednesday, when he was told by general manager Jon Daniels ...

Rookie Heston throws 2-hitter

May 13, 2015

Rookie Heston throws 2-hitter

Chris Heston was glad he was given the opportunity to go back out to the mound in the ninth inning. He was even happier that he was able to capitalize on the chance. Heston’s first career complete game was a two-hitter and he struck ...

May 13, 2015

Iwakuma taking rest from rehab

Seattle Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma will be shut down for up to two weeks in his recovery from a right latissimus muscle injury after experiencing tightness during a throwing session. Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said Tuesday that Iwakuma would be kept from throwing for ...

May 12, 2015

Sandoval gets World Series ring

Pablo Sandoval had his latest sparkly World Series ring visible in his locker at the Oakland Coliseum. He is as proud of it as the first two he won with the San Francisco Giants, in 2010 and 12. “All three are great,” he said. ...

May 12, 2015

Bonds in Bay Area Hall of Fame

Home run king Barry Bonds has a place in one Hall of Fame, at least: the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. Bonds was set to be enshrined Monday night in San Francisco alongside his former manager, Dusty Baker, late Warriors owner Franklin Mieuli, ...

Sabathia ends winless spell

May 12, 2015

Sabathia ends winless spell

Alex Rodriguez was part of a New York Yankees power display that helped CC Sabathia finally get a win. Sabathia won for the first time in more than a year, Rodriguez hit one of New York’s five homers and the Yankees beat the Tampa ...

Royals edge Tigers in 10th after long rain delay

May 11, 2015

Royals edge Tigers in 10th after long rain delay

The Detroit hitters kept squaring around to bunt, and Greg Holland kept throwing pitches nowhere near his intended target. Then the Tigers finally put a ball in play, and Holland got exactly what he needed. Hernan Perez — batting only because Miguel Cabrera had ...