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Aug 6, 2016

Ex-MLB outfielder Schierholtz receives 80-game ban for failing drug test

Former big league outfielder Nate Schierholtz was suspended for 80 games Friday following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance under baseball’s minor league drug program. The 32-year-old, currently a free agent, tested positive for Ibutamoren, a growth hormone secretagogue, the commissioner’s office said ...

Aug 6, 2016

Teixeira sets plan to retire

Mark Teixeira knew this would be difficult. Twenty seconds after he started to speak, his voice cracked. “That didn’t take long, did it?” he said. A three-time All-Star first baseman whose career has been interrupted by injuries for much of the last five years, ...

Bruce slugs three-run shot to ignite Mets

Aug 5, 2016

Bruce slugs three-run shot to ignite Mets

Jay Bruce, indeed, broke loose. Bruce launched a three-run homer for his first hit since being traded, Bartolo Colon took a shutout into the seventh inning and the New York Mets beat the Yankees 4-1 Thursday night for a split of the Subway Series. ...

Aug 4, 2016

Dodgers' Kershaw moved to 60-day DL

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, sidelined since late June with a herniated disc in his back, was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday. That means the 28-year-old won’t be able to return until Aug. 27, at the earliest. Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts ...

Iwakuma earns 12th victory

Aug 4, 2016

Iwakuma earns 12th victory

Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma (12-7) rebounded from a season-worst performance against the Chicago Cubs to limit Boston, a team that had given him problems in the past, to five hits. The Mariners defeated the Red Sox 3-1 on Wednesday night to hand Rick Porcello his ...

Orioles rookie Bundy outduels Darvish

Aug 3, 2016

Orioles rookie Bundy outduels Darvish

The Texas Rangers’ new-look lineup was no match for a rookie right-hander making his fourth major league start. Dylan Bundy pretty much got the best of Yu Darvish, too. Bundy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning for the second time in a row, ...

Duffy fans 16 to stifle Rays

Aug 2, 2016

Duffy fans 16 to stifle Rays

Danny Duffy couldn’t get the no-hitter, but he still came away with a team record. The left-hander pitched eight innings of one-hit ball and had a franchise-record 16 strikeouts to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays ...

Aug 2, 2016

Puig anticipates demotion to minors

Yasiel Puig expected to be sent to the minors on Tuesday after the Los Angeles Dodgers were unable to trade him at the deadline, according to his agent. Adam Katz said he was told Puig didn’t show up to Dodger Stadium on Monday before ...

Teams swing several deals

Aug 2, 2016

Teams swing several deals

Jonathan Lucroy got a deal he liked, Carlos Beltran joined him in Texas and Jay Bruce and Rich Hill also moved Monday during an 18-swap frenzy at the trade deadline. Matt Moore, Francisco Liriano and Joe Smith found new homes, too, as playoff contenders ...

Aug 1, 2016

Brewers catcher Lucroy blocks trade to Indians

For the second straight season, the Milwaukee Brewers hit a snag while trying to trade one of their key players before the deadline. Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has blocked his proposed trade to Cleveland after the teams had reached a preliminary agreement on a ...

Orioles move back into first place in AL East

Aug 1, 2016

Orioles move back into first place in AL East

Jonathan Schoop made sure the Orioles left Toronto the same way they arrived: as the first-place team in AL East Schoop singled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning and Baltimore ended a season-worst five-game losing streak, beating the Blue Jays 6-2 Sunday ...