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Tanaka unlikely to pitch in All-Star Game

Jun 28, 2014

Tanaka unlikely to pitch in All-Star Game

Despite taking the phenomenal success he enjoyed in Japan to the majors this year, first-year Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is unlikely to pitch for the American League in this year’s MLB All-Star Game, New York manager Joe Girardi hinted on Friday. Tanaka has a ...

Nuno bounces back to lead Yanks to win over Red Sox

Jun 28, 2014

Nuno bounces back to lead Yanks to win over Red Sox

After losing his way in two horrid starts, Vidal Nuno was right on target against the Boston Red Sox. Nuno rebounded nicely from losses to Baltimore and Oakland to pitch two-hit ball into the sixth inning Friday night, Kelly Johnson and Brett Gardner hit ...

Porcello throws three-hitter for surging Tigers

Jun 27, 2014

Porcello throws three-hitter for surging Tigers

Rick Porcello went to his normal spot on the Detroit Tigers bench after the eighth inning. He had every intention to finish what he started. With a few pitches to spare, Porcello got his first career shutout, a three-hitter in a 6-0 decision over ...

Lincecum no-hits Pads for 2nd time

Jun 26, 2014

Lincecum no-hits Pads for 2nd time

Tim Lincecum’s days of dominance may be in the past. That doesn’t mean he can’t dial up flashes of the Freak he once was — especially against the San Diego Padres. Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the Padres in less than a year, ...

Zimmerman blast lifts Nats in 16th

Jun 25, 2014

Zimmerman blast lifts Nats in 16th

The Washington Nationals were about out of pitchers, and first baseman Adam LaRoche was told he would take the mound next in an emergency situation. Ryan Zimmerman made sure LaRoche didn’t have to pitch by hitting a two-run home run in the 16th inning ...

Despaigne wins debut

Jun 24, 2014

Despaigne wins debut

Cuban defector Odrisamer Despaigne became the fourth Padres pitcher to throw seven scoreless innings in his first big league start, leading San Diego to a 6-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday. Tommy Medica hit a two-run double off Matt Cain (1-6) ...

O's prevail against Tanaka, Yanks

Jun 23, 2014

O's prevail against Tanaka, Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka tasted defeat for the second time as a big leaguer on Sunday, when he allowed three runs in seven innings in the New York Yankees’ 8-0 beating at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles. Tanaka, whose record fell to 11-2, surrendered six ...

Jun 22, 2014

Royals' Aoki placed on DL

Kansas City Royals leadoff man Norichika Aoki has been placed on the 15-day disabled List, the team announced Saturday. Aoki hurt his left leg on Tuesday in a game against the Detroit Tigers and has appeared in just two games since. He is batting ...

Fister, Rendon spark Nats against Braves

Jun 22, 2014

Fister, Rendon spark Nats against Braves

Doug Fister pitched eight shutout innings, and Anthony Rendon had three hits and two RBI for the Washington Nationals in a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. The Nationals took a half-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East after dropping the ...

Jun 21, 2014

Cuban outfielder Tomas defects

Hard-hitting outfielder Yasmani Tomas of Havana’s powerhouse ballclub Industriales has defected, Cuban authorities said Friday. News of Tomas’ defection came in a single paragraph at the end of an article in Communist Party newspaper Granma, which interviewed national baseball director Higinil Velez Carrion about ...

Yankees rally for win over Orioles

Jun 21, 2014

Yankees rally for win over Orioles

Hiroki Kuroda allowed two runs in six innings on Friday to keep the New York Yankees in a game they came back to win 5-3 over the Baltimore Orioles courtesy of a four-run ninth-inning rally. After wasting a series of scoring opportunities, the Yankees ...

Aoki's bat can't lift Royals in Detroit

Jun 20, 2014

Aoki's bat can't lift Royals in Detroit

Norichika Aoki gave Kansas City an early lead, but the red-hot Royals couldn’t muster any offense after the first inning in a 2-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers that ended a 10-game win streak on Thursday. Aoki opened the game at Comerica Park with ...