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Rays rally past Nats in sixth; Harper hurt

Jun 19, 2015

Rays rally past Nats in sixth; Harper hurt

While the crowd at Nationals Park was worried about the home team’s star slugger Thursday, the Tampa Bay Rays left town with a two-game sweep. The Rays used a four-run sixth inning, keyed by Joey Butler’s home run and David DeJesus’ two-run triple, to ...

King Felix outduels Bumgarner

Jun 18, 2015

King Felix outduels Bumgarner

It didn’t take long for Felix Hernandez to bounce back from the worst outing of his career. And he did it in impressive fashion outpitching San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner in a pitcher’s duel. Making his first start since he allowed eight runs in one-third ...

Ex-Mets owner Doubleday, 81, dies

Jun 18, 2015

Ex-Mets owner Doubleday, 81, dies

Nelson Doubleday Jr., who co-owned the New York Mets with Fred Wilpon for 16 years after selling his family’s book publishing business, died on Wednesday. He was 81. “We were saddened to hear the news of the passing of Nelson Doubleday, Jr.,” the Mets ...

Jun 18, 2015

Cardinals executives didn't hack Astros' database: lawyer

High-level executives of the St. Louis Cardinals were not involved in the hacking of the Houston Astros’ player personnel database, an attorney hired by the team said Wednesday, citing an internal review. The Cardinals said they retained the Dowd Bennett firm for a review ...

Holt hits for cycle; BoSox end skid

Jun 17, 2015

Holt hits for cycle; BoSox end skid

Boston Red Sox fans seemed too excited about the end of a long losing streak to notice the significance of Brock Holt hitting a triple in the eighth inning. Holt was a little surprised himself after the three-base hit meant he had hit for ...

Jun 17, 2015

Aoki overtakes Stanton in All-Star voting

Even former Kansas City Royals are doing well in fan voting for the All-Star starters. Nori Aoki has moved 70,000 votes ahead of Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton for the third NL outfield spot at Cincinnati on July 14, according to updated totals announced Tuesday. Aoki ...

Tanaka faces Ichiro for first time; Yanks fall to Marlins

Jun 16, 2015

Tanaka faces Ichiro for first time; Yanks fall to Marlins

MLB Facing Ichiro Suzuki for the first time, New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka surrendered two hits to his countryman and suffered his second loss of the season on Monday in a 2-1 loss to the Marlins. After two straight starts in which everything ...

Padres fire manager Black

Jun 16, 2015

Padres fire manager Black

Bud Black understood full well the expectations for San Diego to win now with a remade, star-studded roster — and with a new front office, too. He had a short leash when it came to trying to get a new-look team to come together ...

Tanaka relishing dream matchup with Ichiro

Jun 15, 2015

Tanaka relishing dream matchup with Ichiro

Masahiro Tanaka is eagerly awaiting his chance to finally face his boyhood hero Ichiro Suzuki on Monday as the New York Yankees right-hander readies himself to face the Miami Marlins. “I’ve been looking forward to this, I followed him since I was little when ...

Scherzer throws one-hitter as Nationals down Brewers

Jun 15, 2015

Scherzer throws one-hitter as Nationals down Brewers

The way Max Scherzer was pitching, the Milwaukee Brewers were going to need a bit of luck to even manage getting anyone on base. They got it — barely. Scherzer struck out a Nationals-record 16 and threw a one-hitter, losing his perfect-game bid on ...

Blue Jays beat Red Sox to pick up 10th straight win

Jun 14, 2015

Blue Jays beat Red Sox to pick up 10th straight win

Once again, Russell Martin got the go-ahead hit for the Toronto Blue Jays. Then again, most everyone seems to be getting big hits for them lately. Martin hit a leadoff home run in the 11th inning and the Blue Jays won their 10th straight ...