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Darvish solid in no-decision

/ Jun 8, 2017

Darvish solid in no-decision

Yu Darvish had a solid start but missed out on his sixth win of the season as the Texas Rangers fell 4-3 to the New York Mets at Globe Life Park on Wednesday night. Darvish did not figure in the decision after allowing three ...

Red Sox announcer Remy says Tanaka should learn 'baseball language'

/ Jun 7, 2017

Red Sox announcer Remy says Tanaka should learn 'baseball language'

Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy says pitchers such as Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka shouldn’t be allowed translators on the mound and should instead “learn baseball language.” Remy’s comments Tuesday night during the NESN telecast of the Boston-New York game quickly drew harsh criticism ...

Gennett launches four home runs to tie MLB record

/ Jun 7, 2017

Gennett launches four home runs to tie MLB record

Cleats, pants, jersey, hat. Scooter Gennett peeled off his uniform — the one still dripping from a douse of celebratory ice water — and handed every piece to a clubhouse manager. All of them were headed to Cooperstown. All so hard to believe. The ...

Astros extend winning streak to 11 games

/ Jun 6, 2017

Astros extend winning streak to 11 games

The Houston Astros scored early and late to keep up their winning ways. Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer, Brian McCann had a two-run shot and the Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Monday night for their 11th straight win. It’s the ...

Maeda tastes defeat as Brewers pitch shutout

/ Jun 5, 2017

Maeda tastes defeat as Brewers pitch shutout

Kenta Maeda lost a pitcher’s duel on Sunday against Zach Davies, who combined with three other Milwaukee Brewers on a three-hit shutout en route to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Maeda (4-3) gave up a run in each of the first ...

Marlins' Volquez fires no-hitter agianst Diamondbacks

/ Jun 4, 2017

Marlins' Volquez fires no-hitter agianst Diamondbacks

Edinson Volquez’s day was nearly over after three pitches. And he strongly considered leaving the game after five innings because of sharp ankle pain. A couple hours later, nothing was hurting. He stuck around — and pitched the game of his life. Volquez threw ...

Pujols joins 600-homer club with grand slam

/ Jun 4, 2017

Pujols joins 600-homer club with grand slam

Albert Pujols checked his phone between innings and saw a text from his wife in the stands. Deidre Pujols bluntly told him to stop pressing so hard for his 600th homer. Although the Los Angeles Angels slugger isn’t strictly supposed to be using his ...

Rookie pitcher Blach, Span carry Giants past Phillies

/ Jun 3, 2017

Rookie pitcher Blach, Span carry Giants past Phillies

Ty Blach looked like Madison Bumgarner out there. The rookie left-hander tossed his first career shutout and became the first pitcher in eight years to walk three times as the San Francisco Giants routed the skidding Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 on Friday night. Denard Span ...

Tazawa working toward return to majors

/ Jun 2, 2017

Tazawa working toward return to majors

Right-hander Junichi Tazawa got off to a rough start in his new Miami Marlins uniform and ended up landing on the 10-day disabled list with rib cartilage inflammation, less than two months into the season. After a bright spring training with seven shutout innings ...

/ Jun 2, 2017

Mr. Met moves on after controversy

Mr. Met’s big smiling baseball face was back in view on Thursday, but there was a new person behind the mask a day after the New York Mets mascot lost his cool. The MLB team said the individual performing as Mr. Met on Wednesday ...

Greinke does it all as D-Backs edge Marlins

/ Jun 2, 2017

Greinke does it all as D-Backs edge Marlins

Zack Greinke had a good night on the mound, at the plate and covering first base. Greinke pitched seven innings, singled for his second hit of the year and finished a pivotal 3-6-1 double play, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks rally to snap the Miami ...

Astros slug six home runs in rout of Twins

/ Jun 1, 2017

Astros slug six home runs in rout of Twins

Carlos Correa stood slack-jawed in the dugout as George Springer rounded the bases a second time Wednesday. Correa was unable to comprehend the force Springer must have needed to send the second-longest homer in the majors this season into the concourse above the second ...