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Aoki placed on DL with broken fibula

Jun 24, 2015

Aoki placed on DL with broken fibula

San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki was diagnosed as having a fracture in his right fibula on Tuesday, and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Aoki suffered the injury on Saturday, when he was hit by a pitch to open a 6-2 ...

Jun 23, 2015

Red Sox to retire Pedro's No. 45

The Boston Red Sox will retire Pedro Martinez’s No. 45 to honor the Hall of Famer’s career with the team. Martinez, who was voted into the Hall in January, will be inducted into the Cooperstown, New York, shrine July 26. His number will be ...

MLB analyst Hamilton murdered

Jun 23, 2015

MLB analyst Hamilton murdered

Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities said Monday. Hamilton was found Sunday after he was fatally shot in ...

Wada exits game with shoulder cramps

Jun 23, 2015

Wada exits game with shoulder cramps

Chicago Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada was removed from his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night with cramping in the back of his left arm. Wada gave up a leadoff homer to Kike Hernandez and a single by A.J. Ellis before he ...

Tanaka roughed up as Tigers maul Yanks

Jun 22, 2015

Tanaka roughed up as Tigers maul Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka was having trouble locating his pitches. The Detroit Tigers sent every mistake soaring. Tanaka allowed three homers for the first time in his major league career, including two of J.D. Martinez’s trio of long balls, in the Tigers’ 12-4 victory over the ...

Scherzer throws no-hitter after losing perfect game in ninth

Jun 21, 2015

Scherzer throws no-hitter after losing perfect game in ninth

Just one strike from a perfect game, Max Scherzer saw it slip away with a misplaced slider. Or, some thought, a misplaced elbow. Scherzer lost his bid in agonizing fashion, plunking a batter with two outs in the ninth inning before finishing off a ...

A-Rod belts home run for 3,000th hit

Jun 20, 2015

A-Rod belts home run for 3,000th hit

MLB Yankees 7 Tigers 2 After everything he’s encountered, Alex Rodriguez broke into a big smile — all the way around the bases. Rodriguez homered for his 3,000th career hit and the New York Yankees beat Detroit 7-2 Friday night, the highlight so far ...

Manfred says MLB tracks hackers

Jun 20, 2015

Manfred says MLB tracks hackers

Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday that Major League Baseball has a system in place for monitoring attacks on computer systems used by teams and the league’s office. Speaking before Oakland’s home game against the Los Angeles Angels, Manfred did not delve into the details ...

Rays rally past Nats in sixth; Harper hurt

Jun 19, 2015

Rays rally past Nats in sixth; Harper hurt

While the crowd at Nationals Park was worried about the home team’s star slugger Thursday, the Tampa Bay Rays left town with a two-game sweep. The Rays used a four-run sixth inning, keyed by Joey Butler’s home run and David DeJesus’ two-run triple, to ...

King Felix outduels Bumgarner

Jun 18, 2015

King Felix outduels Bumgarner

It didn’t take long for Felix Hernandez to bounce back from the worst outing of his career. And he did it in impressive fashion outpitching San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner in a pitcher’s duel. Making his first start since he allowed eight runs in one-third ...

Ex-Mets owner Doubleday, 81, dies

Jun 18, 2015

Ex-Mets owner Doubleday, 81, dies

Nelson Doubleday Jr., who co-owned the New York Mets with Fred Wilpon for 16 years after selling his family’s book publishing business, died on Wednesday. He was 81. “We were saddened to hear the news of the passing of Nelson Doubleday, Jr.,” the Mets ...

Jun 18, 2015

Cardinals executives didn't hack Astros' database: lawyer

High-level executives of the St. Louis Cardinals were not involved in the hacking of the Houston Astros’ player personnel database, an attorney hired by the team said Wednesday, citing an internal review. The Cardinals said they retained the Dowd Bennett firm for a review ...