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Aug 12, 2014

Dice-K throws solid rehab outing

New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka threw three scoreless innings in his first rehab start in Single-A St. Lucie’s game on Monday night against Bradenton. Matsuzaka, who went on the DL last month with elbow inflammation, allowed one hit while striking out three and ...

Blue Jays edge Tigers in 19-inning contest

Aug 11, 2014

Blue Jays edge Tigers in 19-inning contest

As fans filed out of Rogers Centre following the longest game in Toronto Blue Jays history, Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” played over the sound system. For a while, it looked like the “day” game might just go all night. Jose Bautista’s single in ...

Aug 11, 2014

Female pitcher leads team to LLWS

Female pitcher Mo’Ne Davis led her team into the Little League World Series, throwing a three-hitter Sunday to lead Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia to an 8-0 victory over a squad from Delaware. Davis struck out six in the six-inning game ...

Pujols belts game-winning home run in 19th inning

Aug 10, 2014

Pujols belts game-winning home run in 19th inning

After the Los Angeles Angels stranded 16 runners through 18 innings — including nine in scoring position — Albert Pujols provided the biggest blow with no one on. Pujols homered leading off the 19th inning, and the Angels outlasted the Boston Red Sox 5-4 ...

Griffey Jr., Parker, Oester named to Reds' Hall of Fame

Aug 10, 2014

Griffey Jr., Parker, Oester named to Reds' Hall of Fame

Ken Griffey Jr. hugged other members of the Cincinnati Reds’ Hall of Fame. One hug meant more than the others. He embraced his father, who was wearing a red jacket signifying that he’s already honored in the hall. Junior will have one of his ...

Aug 9, 2014

Ichiro placed on waivers: report

The New York Yankees have placed Ichiro Suzuki on waivers with the aim of trading the 40-year-old Japanese outfielder, according to a report from the New York Post. If within 48 hours a team claims Ichiro, who is in the same boat as teammate ...

Mets right-hander Colon notches 200th career win

Aug 9, 2014

Mets right-hander Colon notches 200th career win

Bartolo Colon moved into an elite club on Friday night. Colon pitched eight innings for his 200th career victory, Travis d’Arnaud homered in the New York Mets’ 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Daniel Murphy recorded his fifth straight multihit game with two singles ...

Fister posts 11th victory

Aug 7, 2014

Fister posts 11th victory

Doug Fister made quick work of the New York Mets, and that’s one reason why his teammates on the Washington Nationals provided him with ample hitting support. Fister took a five-hit shutout into the eighth inning, Adam LaRoche homered twice and Danny Espinosa also ...

Haren, Dodgers edge Angels

Aug 7, 2014

Haren, Dodgers edge Angels

After the cumulative disaster of his last five starts, Dan Haren didn’t spare a thought for his potential perfect game when he took the mound in the sixth inning. “I’ve just been trying to have a perfect inning,” Haren said. Haren and Kenley Jansen ...

Avila home run lifts Tigers

Aug 6, 2014

Avila home run lifts Tigers

David Price gave his new team a chance to win. Later, his catcher delivered the deciding stroke. Price struck out 10 in his Detroit debut and was long gone when Alex Avila homered in the 12th inning to lift the Tigers over the New ...

Bosch will plead guilty to charges

Aug 6, 2014

Bosch will plead guilty to charges

The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes. The charges filed Tuesday against former Biogenesis of ...