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Maeda hit by line drive in Dodgers' victory

Jun 15, 2016

Maeda hit by line drive in Dodgers' victory

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts watched from the dugout as rookie right-hander Kenta Maeda writhed in pain after being hit by a line drive. The Dodgers’ pitching staff had already endured more than its share of injuries and it appeared as if they ...

After three-hit game, inimitable Ichiro one shy of tying Rose

Jun 14, 2016

After three-hit game, inimitable Ichiro one shy of tying Rose

Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-4 to raise his career hit total to 4,255 on Monday — one short of Pete Rose’s major league record of 4,256. Batting leadoff and playing right field for the Miami Marlins in a 13-4 thrashing of the San Diego Padres ...

Rangers place Darvish on 15-day disabled list

Jun 14, 2016

Rangers place Darvish on 15-day disabled list

Right-hander Yu Darvish has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to tightness in his neck and shoulder, the Texas Rangers said Monday. Darvish underwent an MRI exam in Arlington and tests found no significant damage to his right shoulder, but the team ...

Jun 13, 2016

Mets manager Collins hospitalized

Mets manager Terry Collins is staying overnight in a hospital in Milwaukee after falling ill and missing New York’s series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers. Assistant general manager John Ricco said Collins became sick about 45 minutes before Sunday’s game. He had no specifics ...

Matsui delivers birthday home run on Yankees' Old-Timers' Day

Jun 13, 2016

Matsui delivers birthday home run on Yankees' Old-Timers' Day

Hideki Matsui took one more mighty swing at Yankee Stadium. On a sunny Sunday when Reggie Jackson, Whitey Ford and a bevy of World Series MVPs and Hall of Famers returned for the New York Yankees’ 70th annual Old-Timers’ Day, Matsui provided his own ...

Darvish to skip start with neck, shoulder tightness

Jun 12, 2016

Darvish to skip start with neck, shoulder tightness

Yu Darvish will skip his scheduled start against the Oakland Athletics on Monday due to tightness in his neck and right shoulder and undergo a thorough checkup in Arlington, the Texas Rangers announced Saturday. Darvish on Wednesday made his third start in his comeback ...

Tigers rough up Tanaka

Jun 12, 2016

Tigers rough up Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka had a rough outing Saturday night pitching on four days’ rest. The New York Yankees starter allowed five runs on six hits in 6⅓ innings, striking out four, in a 6-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers. “It’s about location,” Tanaka said through ...

Strasburg raises record to 10-0

Jun 11, 2016

Strasburg raises record to 10-0

Stephen Strasburg hasn’t had to be dominant to win games this season. Strasburg struck out 10 and won his 13th straight decision despite a rocky beginning, and the Washington Nationals overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 on Friday night. The ...

Jun 11, 2016

Darvish expected to start Monday game

Yu Darvish threw a 21-pitch light bullpen session Friday and the Texas Rangers said they expect the right-hander to start on Monday as scheduled against the Oakland Athletics. In his third start since coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery, Darvish on Wednesday gave ...

Ichiro moves closer to Rose’s 4,256-hit mark

Jun 10, 2016

Ichiro moves closer to Rose’s 4,256-hit mark

Ichiro Suzuki singled twice, scored two runs and drove in the winning run for the Miami Marlins in a 10-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. The two hits raised Ichiro’s career hit total in the majors to 2,973. He now has 4,251 ...