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Five steals in second propel Reds to win

Apr 20, 2016

Five steals in second propel Reds to win

Sensing that Jorge De La Rosa wasn’t paying attention, the Reds were off and running. Jay Bruce had two of the Reds’ five steals in the second inning off De La Rosa — their biggest inning on the bases in roughly a century — ...

Uehara takes first loss after miserable outing

Apr 19, 2016

Uehara takes first loss after miserable outing

Koji Uehara struggled with his control and picked up his first loss of the season Monday, ruining his perfect relief record in the Boston Red Sox’s 4-3 defeat to the Toronto Blue Jays. After seven consecutive relief appearances without allowing a run, the 41-year-old ...

Apr 19, 2016

Twins bring back Gardenhire as special assistant to GM

The Minnesota Twins have hired former manager Ron Gardenhire as a special assistant to general manager Terry Ryan. The team announced Gardenhire’s return on Monday. His responsibilities include traveling to all minor league affiliates as an instructor and evaluator. “He’s got a lot of ...

Maeda continues to impress with Dodgers

Apr 18, 2016

Maeda continues to impress with Dodgers

New Dodger Kenta Maeda has now allowed as many runs as he has driven in, but his teammates had his back at the plate in Los Angeles’ 3-1 win over the National League West rival San Francisco Giants on Sunday. The Japanese pitcher (2-0) ...

Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma

Apr 18, 2016

Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma

Masahiro Tanaka had his best game of the season to beat Hisashi Iwakuma in a Japanese pitchers’ duel and post his first win as the New York Yankees ended their losing streak after four games with a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on ...

Apr 17, 2016

Scherzer, Harper power Nationals past Phillies

Max Scherzer’s bat was even more impressive than his arm. Scherzer threw seven sharp innings and hit a two-run double, Bryce Harper launched another homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-1 Saturday night. The Nationals are off to a 9-1 start, ...

Price turns on style to lead Red Sox past Blue Jays

Apr 17, 2016

Price turns on style to lead Red Sox past Blue Jays

David Price knew the results from his first two starts weren’t up to the standard of what’s expected from a high-priced ace. He didn’t disappointment himself or the Fenway Park crowd on his second chance. Price rebounded from a rough start in Boston’s home ...

Twins snap losing streak

Apr 16, 2016

Twins snap losing streak

Park Byung-ho finally had a chance to celebrate with the Minnesota Twins. The wait was so long even the stoic slugger let down his guard. The Twins became the last team in the major leagues to win this season, after Park drove in the ...

MLB teams honor Robinson

Apr 16, 2016

MLB teams honor Robinson

As cities across the country honored Jackie Robinson’s pioneering baseball career, one also apologized for its racist treatment of Major League Baseball’s first black player nearly 70 years ago. When Robinson’s Brooklyn Dodgers played the Philadelphia Phillies in 1947, he was told to “go ...

Cubs send Kawasaki back to minors

Apr 16, 2016

Cubs send Kawasaki back to minors

The Chicago Cubs said Friday that they have optioned infielder Munenori Kawasaki back to Triple-A Iowa. The move corresponds with the return of elite infielder Javier Baez, who has been on the disabled list with a left thumb injury. Kawasaki left the team to ...

Harper's 100th career homer lifts Nationals

Apr 15, 2016

Harper's 100th career homer lifts Nationals

After connecting on his first grand slam and 100th career home run, Bryce Harper is already thinking ahead to bigger milestones. His manager is invoking names like Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky. Harper smashed a panel on an electronic signboard with his slam in ...

Apr 14, 2016

Darvish throws live batting practice

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish threw a live batting practice session on Wednesday, his first since undergoing Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery in March last year. Darvish had a full warm-up in the bullpen, and then threw 30 pitches to Double-A Frisco RoughRiders players ...