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Bumgarner fans 14, hits home run

Aug 17, 2015

Bumgarner fans 14, hits home run

On the day the Giants honored Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal, left-hander Madison Bumgarner gave San Francisco a performance worthy of the high-kicking Dominican. Bumgarner homered and doubled, and struck out 14 while pitching a three-hitter as the Giants beat Washington 5-0 Sunday, ...

Ichiro passes Cobb's mark in Marlins defeat

Aug 16, 2015

Ichiro passes Cobb's mark in Marlins defeat

It was inevitable that Ichiro Suzuki would unofficially pass Ty Cobb. The standing ovation on the road was more than he’d anticipated. “They’re high-class fans and I knew that coming in,” Ichiro said through an interpreter after getting his 4,192nd and 4,193rd hits in ...

Tanaka goes distance as Yankees beat Blue Jays

Aug 16, 2015

Tanaka goes distance as Yankees beat Blue Jays

Masahiro Tanaka threw his first complete game of the season on Saturday, pitching the New York Yankees to a 4-1 win over their chief American League East rivals, the Toronto Blue Jays. Needing a big game with the Yankees’ bullpen spent, Tanaka (9-5) allowed ...

Farrell says he has cancer

Aug 15, 2015

Farrell says he has cancer

Fighting back tears, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that he had a “highly curable” form of cancer and has taken a medical leave for the rest of the season to deal with lymphoma. The 53-year-old Farrell said bench coach Torey Lovullo ...

Ichiro ties Cobb with 4,191st hit

Aug 15, 2015

Ichiro ties Cobb with 4,191st hit

With a single Friday night in the Miami Marlins’ 3-1 loss to St. Louis, Ichiro Suzuki kept moving up the all-time charts. His fifth-inning liner to left field allowed him to match Ty Cobb’s total of 4,191 hits. Ichiro collected his first 1,278 hits ...

Blue Jays roll to 11th straight

Aug 14, 2015

Blue Jays roll to 11th straight

When the Toronto Blue Jays welcome the New York Yankees to town on Friday night, they’ll send ace David Price to the mound in search of a franchise-record 12th straight win. Are they confident? You bet. The surging Blue Jays have that in abundance ...

Aug 13, 2015

Dipoto named Red Sox consultant

Former Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto has been hired by the Boston Red Sox in a short-term consulting role. Dipoto will assist general manager Ben Cherington and the baseball operations department in evaluating talent and assisting with offseason plans, the Red Sox ...

Iwakuma no-hits Baltimore, joins Nomo in record books

Aug 13, 2015

Iwakuma no-hits Baltimore, joins Nomo in record books

Hisashi Iwakuma became the second Japanese-born pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 3-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. The right-hander struck out seven and walked three in the fourth no-hitter this season and ...

Blue Jays run winning streak to nine

Aug 12, 2015

Blue Jays run winning streak to nine

Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison reached a place he hadn’t been in almost three months: the eighth inning. Jose Bautista hit a solo home run, Hutchison pitched seven strong innings and the streaking Blue Jays won their ninth straight game, beating the Oakland ...

Red Sox closer Uehara out for season with broken wrist

Aug 11, 2015

Red Sox closer Uehara out for season with broken wrist

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara will miss the rest of the season with a broken right wrist. Uehara was hit by a line drive off the bat of Ian Kinsler, the final out of Friday night’s game against the Detroit Tigers. The Red ...