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Tigers at crossroads heading into MLB's second half

Jul 16, 2015

Tigers at crossroads heading into MLB's second half

Over the past few years, baseball’s trade deadline has been a source of excitement and anticipation in Detroit. Whether he was pulling off a blockbuster deal last year for David Price or adding players like Anibal Sanchez and Jose Iglesias in previous seasons, general ...

Trout leads AL to victory in MLB All-Star Game

Jul 15, 2015

Trout leads AL to victory in MLB All-Star Game

Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball’s new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats walked off the field. Trout became the first player in 38 years to homer leading off an All-Star Game, then became ...

Frazier wins Home Run Derby

Jul 14, 2015

Frazier wins Home Run Derby

“The Toddfather” has a new title. Todd Frazier — Little League World Series star, Frank Sinatra aficionado — is baseball’s new King of Swing. The Jersey boy who never seems to get rattled waited until his very last swing — three times, no less ...

A-Rod moves up hits list; Yanks top BoSox

Jul 13, 2015

A-Rod moves up hits list; Yanks top BoSox

Alex Rodriguez had hit No. 3,020 to move into the top 25 on baseball’s all-time list. Rob Refsnyder had the first two of his career, the second a two-run homer that turned out to be the difference in the New York Yankees’ 8-6 victory ...

Jul 13, 2015

Dodgers' Kershaw named to NL All-Star team

Clayton Kershaw is going to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati despite a .500 record in the first half for the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. The current National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner wasn’t elected by his peers and he finished third ...

Polanco lifts Pirates with walk-off hit in 10th inning

Jul 13, 2015

Polanco lifts Pirates with walk-off hit in 10th inning

The St. Louis Cardinals head into the All-Star break with the NL Central lead and the best record in the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates, however, have all the momentum. Gregory Polanco capped another late rally, driving in Kang Jung-ho with two outs in the ...

Jul 12, 2015

Wada allows two runs in rehab start

Chicago Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi Wada, who is on the disabled list with inflammation in his left shoulder, gave up two runs in the second game of a minor league double header for Triple-A Iowa against Omaha on Saturday. Wada had his major league rehab ...

Twins stage frantic rally in ninth

Jul 11, 2015

Twins stage frantic rally in ninth

Brian Dozier lost the All-Star vote, then won the game. Dozier hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to cap a seven-run rally and give the Minnesota Twins an 8-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. After missing out ...

Tanaka ends winless run as Yankees defeat Athletics

Jul 10, 2015

Tanaka ends winless run as Yankees defeat Athletics

Masahiro Tanaka tossed a season-high 114 pitches over 7⅔ innings in a strong showing Thursday as the Yankees topped the Oakland A’s 6-2. Tanaka (5-3) recorded six strikeouts and allowed two runs — one earned — on just two hits to pick up his ...

Greinke extends scoreless streak

Jul 10, 2015

Greinke extends scoreless streak

Zack Greinke’s personality dictates that he doesn’t pound his chest over his current shutout streak — or his chances of starting in next week’s All-Star Game. All he concentrated on Thursday night were the things that helped him navigate another near-flawless outing against the ...

Ichiro ends career-worst hitless streak after 29 at-bats

Jul 9, 2015

Ichiro ends career-worst hitless streak after 29 at-bats

The Miami Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki finally snapped his career-worst hitless streak on Wednesday, hitting a single in his second plate appearance during his team’s 6-3 defeat to the Boston Red Sox. Ichiro hit a flare off Rick Porcello (5-9) to short center in the ...