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/ Jul 7, 2017

Hernandez assigned to All-Star Game

Angel Hernandez, who sued Major League Baseball this week alleging race discrimination, was named on Thursday as one of the umpires for next week’s All-Star Game in Miami.Hernandez will serve as a first-base umpire on an officiating crew headed by Joe West, who was ...

Ichiro sets MLB hits mark for foreign-born player

/ Jul 7, 2017

Ichiro sets MLB hits mark for foreign-born player

Ichiro Suzuki notched another milestone in his long career on Thursday when he became the most prolific foreign-born hitter in the history of Major League Baseball.The 43-year-old right fielder reached the mark with two hits for the Miami Marlins against the Cardinals in St. ...

Stanton homers twice to lead Marlins by Cards

/ Jul 6, 2017

Stanton homers twice to lead Marlins by Cards

It’s official: Giancarlo Stanton’s slump was short-lived.Stanton homered twice, recording his 22nd career multi-homer game, and Marcell Ozuna and Justin Bour also hit home runs as the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 on Wednesday night. Stanton went 3-for-4 and also walked ...

/ Jul 6, 2017

Indians' Francona remains in hospital

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona missed a second straight game on Wednesday as he remained hospitalized for tests aimed at diagnosing the cause of dizzy spells.It was unclear if the 58-year-old would be able to serve as American League manager in the All-Star Game ...

/ Jul 6, 2017

NBA champion Conley dies at 86

Gene Conley, one of the only players in history to win championships in two major professional sports, has died. He was 86.The Boston Red Sox, for whom Conley played for from 1961-63, say he died on Tuesday. Conley helped pitch the Milwaukee Braves to ...

AL East-leading Red Sox rough up Darvish

/ Jul 5, 2017

AL East-leading Red Sox rough up Darvish

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish had one of his worst outings in the majors Tuesday, matching a career worst by allowing seven runs in the team’s 11-4 defeat to the Boston Red Sox.After retiring the first three batters, Darvish (6-7) allowed the American League ...

Iwakuma comeback delayed by sore shoulder

/ Jul 5, 2017

Iwakuma comeback delayed by sore shoulder

A sore shoulder will delay the return of right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, who went on the disabled list on May 10 with shoulder inflammation, the Seattle Mariners said Tuesday.Iwakuma had two rehab sessions in his recover process, but according to the Mariners website the 36-year-old ...

Yankees' Judge, Sanchez sign on for Home Run Derby

/ Jul 4, 2017

Yankees' Judge, Sanchez sign on for Home Run Derby

Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, the Baby Bombers who lead the New York Yankees’ offense, will participate in the All-Star Home Run Derby at Miami on July 10.Judge, a rookie who homered in his first major league at-bat last August, tops the majors with ...

Hernandez sues MLB, claims discrimination

/ Jul 4, 2017

Hernandez sues MLB, claims discrimination

Angel Hernandez, a big league umpire for nearly a quarter-century, sued Major League Baseball on Monday alleging race discrimination.In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, the 55-year-old Hernandez, who was born in Cuba and lives in Florida, alleges MLB chief baseball ...

Tanaka delivers for Yankees

/ Jul 4, 2017

Tanaka delivers for Yankees

One big development for the banged-up Yankees as they’ve limped toward the All-Star break the past few weeks: Masahiro Tanaka is back in top form.Tanaka pitched seven sharp innings for his second straight win following a long slump, and the Yankees beat the skidding ...

Star power carries Nationals past Cardinals

/ Jul 3, 2017

Star power carries Nationals past Cardinals

The Washington Nationals’ two biggest stars took center stage on national television Sunday night.Bryce Harper homered twice against Carlos Martinez, Max Scherzer struck out 12 over seven scoreless innings and the Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2. “Martinez is really good,” Harper said. ...

Darvish named to AL roster for MLB All-Star Game

/ Jul 3, 2017

Darvish named to AL roster for MLB All-Star Game

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish has been selected as an American League reserve for the upcoming All-Star Game in Miami as Major League Baseball announced the full rosters for the Midsummer Classic on Sunday.The 30-year-old Darvish will be making his fourth appearance in the ...