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Sep 2, 2016

Mets' Walker done for season because of herniated disk

New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker will miss the rest of the season because of surgery for a herniated disk in his back, the latest in a series of severe injuries to strike the defending NL champions this year. Walker made the announcement ...

Twins top ChiSox to halt 13-game slide

Sep 2, 2016

Twins top ChiSox to halt 13-game slide

Byron Buxton’s trip back to Minnesota included an early morning wakeup, a flat tire on his rental car on the way to the airport, nearly 5-km walk and a changed flight, followed by the need to get his car out of security when he ...

Dodgers' Toles slugs winning slam in 9th

Sep 1, 2016

Dodgers' Toles slugs winning slam in 9th

Andrew Toles hit a grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a late six-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 10-8 on Wednesday night for a doubleheader split. Down 8-2, the Dodgers scored three times in ...

Yankees edge Royals after strong outing by Tanaka

Aug 31, 2016

Yankees edge Royals after strong outing by Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka allowed two runs in five innings but did not figure in the decision in the New York Yankees’ 5-4, 10-inning win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. Tanaka, who had won his four previous starts, was going for his 12th win ...

Tebow shows skills in MLB workout

Aug 31, 2016

Tebow shows skills in MLB workout

Tim Tebow crushed a batting-practice fastball with a confident left-handed swing, sending it into the trees next to the scoreboard beyond right field. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback only paused an instant to appreciate his shot, and then he went right back to work on ...

Darvish outduels Iwakuma

Aug 30, 2016

Darvish outduels Iwakuma

Yu Darvish worked into the seventh inning, allowing three runs for the Texas Rangers in a 6-3 win over the division rival Seattle Mariners on Monday. Darvish (5-3) struck out nine, while allowing six hits in 6⅔ innings to get the better of compatriot ...

Blue Jays' Donaldson hits three home runs

Aug 29, 2016

Blue Jays' Donaldson hits three home runs

Midway through his first at-bat Sunday, Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson was hopping around in pain after fouling a ball off his right knee. From there, he was all smiles. Donaldson had his first career three-homer game, Troy Tulowitzki also went deep and the ...

Padres send Marlins into tailspin

Aug 29, 2016

Padres send Marlins into tailspin

Manager Don Mattingly says the Miami Marlins will find out a lot about their team down the stretch by being in a playoff race for the first time in more than a decade. What they’re learning lately has been discouraging. Sputtering Miami hit into ...

Urias puts growth on display against Cubs

Aug 28, 2016

Urias puts growth on display against Cubs

The maturation of Julio Urias is coming along quickly for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 20-year-old rookie from Mexico allowed one run over six innings, Corey Seager set a Dodgers franchise record for a shortstop with his 23rd home run and Los Angeles defeated ...

Aug 28, 2016

Mariners send Aoki down, call Lee up

Outfielder Norichika Aoki was sent down to Triple-A Tacoma by the Seattle Mariners, the team announced Saturday. This is the second demotion this season for the 34-year-old Aoki, who will trade places on the Mariners’ active roster with former Orix Buffaloes and Fukuoka SoftBank ...

Mariners to send Aoki back to minors: source

Aug 27, 2016

Mariners to send Aoki back to minors: source

Seattle Mariners outfielder Norichika Aoki is set for a demotion to the minors for the second time this season, a team source revealed Friday after the Mariners’ 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. In his fifth season in the majors, Aoki in late ...

Verlander sharp again for Tigers

Aug 27, 2016

Verlander sharp again for Tigers

Most big-league managers would have still held on to a sliver of hope as Friday night’s game between the Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers came down to its last few moments. Yes, Nick Buss had just hit what looked like a game-ending double ...