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Darvish struggles as Rangers lose to A's

Sep 18, 2016

Darvish struggles as Rangers lose to A's

While the Texas Rangers are getting close to clinching another AL West title, their top two pitchers are struggling a bit. Yu Darvish matched a career high allowing seven runs, a night after All-Star lefty Cole Hamels had another subpar outing, and the AL-best ...

Cubs celebrate division title by beating Brewers

Sep 17, 2016

Cubs celebrate division title by beating Brewers

MLB Cubs 5 Brewers 4 Miguel Montero and the Chicago Cubs were going to celebrate no matter what happened in Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. One sweet swing by the veteran catcher turned it into one raucous party. Montero homered in the 10th ...

Sep 16, 2016

MLB suspends Padres GM Preller for 30 days

Major League Baseball has suspended San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller for 30 days without pay, an unprecedented punishment for what an official said was a failure to disclose medical information when pitcher Drew Pomeranz was traded to the Red Sox in July. ...

Tanaka misses milestone as Red Sox overturn Yanks

Sep 16, 2016

Tanaka misses milestone as Red Sox overturn Yanks

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka pitched four-hit ball over seven innings Thursday but was not involved in the decision as the New York Yankees allowed the Boston Red Sox to come from behind in a 7-5 defeat. Tanaka, who was looking to post his career-high 14th ...

Mariners' Iwakuma notches 16th victory of season

Sep 15, 2016

Mariners' Iwakuma notches 16th victory of season

Ask the streaking Seattle Mariners what the primary catalyst for their success has been over the past few weeks, and they won’t say home runs or quality starting pitching. They’ll say it’s fun. Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz homered in the fifth and seventh ...

Orioles beat Red Sox to stay in hunt

Sep 14, 2016

Orioles beat Red Sox to stay in hunt

One night after being embarrassed in the series opener, Baltimore overpowered Boston this time and preserved the jumble of teams contending for the AL East. J.J. Hardy hit a three-run homer and Nolan Reimold added a two-run shot later in the second as Baltimore ...

Ichiro collects 900th career multihit game

Sep 14, 2016

Ichiro collects 900th career multihit game

At 42, Ichiro Suzuki shows no signs of slowing down. “He’ll probably play three or four more years,” Atlanta’s Matt Kemp marveled. Ichiro scored two runs and drove in another during the 900th multihit game of his career, giving Miami’s fading wild-card hopes a ...

Sep 14, 2016

Scully won't call Dodgers playoff games

Vin Scully says the last ballgame he will broadcast is the Los Angeles Dodgers’ regular-season finale — regardless of whether they reach the playoffs. The 88-year-old announcer tells the Los Angeles Times his Hall of Fame career will end Oct. 2 in San Francisco. ...

Hendricks loses no-hitter on HR in ninth

Sep 13, 2016

Hendricks loses no-hitter on HR in ninth

Kyle Hendricks was so good Monday night he even surprised himself. The right-hander took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before giving up Jeremy Hazelbaker’s leadoff home run, and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 to close in on the NL ...

Ichiro raps out 3 hits, raises average to .301

Sep 13, 2016

Ichiro raps out 3 hits, raises average to .301

Miami outfielder Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-5 with an RBI Monday to raise his average to .301 and move up in the 3,000-hit club list and take sole possession of 25th place, but the Atlanta Braves beat the Marlins 12-7. At Turner Field, Ichiro doubled ...

Marlins get past Dodgers, Maeda

Sep 12, 2016

Marlins get past Dodgers, Maeda

Ichiro Suzuki connected for a hit off countryman Kenta Maeda as the Miami Marlins blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 on Sunday. Ichiro, who made the starting lineup for the first time in three games, smacked Maeda’s slider into center field in the fourth ...

Tanaka wins 13th with gem against Rays

Sep 11, 2016

Tanaka wins 13th with gem against Rays

Masahiro Tanaka worked into the eighth inning, pitching the surging New York Yankees to a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. After a half-hour rain delay, Tanaka (13-4) had trouble putting batters away. He threw a 22-pitch first inning, starting with ...