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Aug 20, 2014

Tanaka's second bullpen scheduled

Masahiro Tanaka will throw his second bullpen session Wednesday on the road to rejoining the New York Yankees’ rotation. The Yankees made the decision on Tuesday, when Tanaka, who has been on the disabled list with an elbow ligament injury, played catch for five ...

Aug 20, 2014

Scoring change alters Jeter mark

Turns out, the hit that tied Derek Jeter with Honus Wagner came a day later than everyone thought. Major League Baseball made an official scoring change Tuesday that took away an infield single from Jeter on Aug. 8 and instead charged Cleveland first baseman ...

Timely hits carry Angels

Aug 19, 2014

Timely hits carry Angels

Kevin Jepsen hadn’t earned a save in nearly two years. He certainly deserved this one, after a clutch strikeout of Boston bopper David Ortiz. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit consecutive RBI doubles, and the Los Angeles Angels extended their AL West lead with ...

Nationals reel off 7th straight

Aug 19, 2014

Nationals reel off 7th straight

Adam LaRoche hit a game-winning solo home run with two outs in the 11th inning to help the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Monday night for their seventh straight win. It was the third walk-off win in as many days for NL-East ...

Aug 19, 2014

Actor Hamm gets own bobble head

Jon Hamm joked that the bobble head the St. Louis Cardinals honored him with was “probably repurposed” from a Matt Carpenter model. “It’s great, it’s fantastic. It’s amazing how many people I’ve had ask me to get them one,” Hamm said before throwing the ...

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 ...