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Ichiro ties Cobb with 4,191st hit

Aug 15, 2015

Ichiro ties Cobb with 4,191st hit

With a single Friday night in the Miami Marlins’ 3-1 loss to St. Louis, Ichiro Suzuki kept moving up the all-time charts. His fifth-inning liner to left field allowed him to match Ty Cobb’s total of 4,191 hits. Ichiro collected his first 1,278 hits ...

Blue Jays roll to 11th straight

Aug 14, 2015

Blue Jays roll to 11th straight

When the Toronto Blue Jays welcome the New York Yankees to town on Friday night, they’ll send ace David Price to the mound in search of a franchise-record 12th straight win. Are they confident? You bet. The surging Blue Jays have that in abundance ...

Aug 13, 2015

Dipoto named Red Sox consultant

Former Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto has been hired by the Boston Red Sox in a short-term consulting role. Dipoto will assist general manager Ben Cherington and the baseball operations department in evaluating talent and assisting with offseason plans, the Red Sox ...

Iwakuma no-hits Baltimore, joins Nomo in record books

Aug 13, 2015

Iwakuma no-hits Baltimore, joins Nomo in record books

Hisashi Iwakuma became the second Japanese-born pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 3-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. The right-hander struck out seven and walked three in the fourth no-hitter this season and ...

Blue Jays run winning streak to nine

Aug 12, 2015

Blue Jays run winning streak to nine

Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison reached a place he hadn’t been in almost three months: the eighth inning. Jose Bautista hit a solo home run, Hutchison pitched seven strong innings and the streaking Blue Jays won their ninth straight game, beating the Oakland ...

Red Sox closer Uehara out for season with broken wrist

Aug 11, 2015

Red Sox closer Uehara out for season with broken wrist

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara will miss the rest of the season with a broken right wrist. Uehara was hit by a line drive off the bat of Ian Kinsler, the final out of Friday night’s game against the Detroit Tigers. The Red ...

Cubs sweep Giants; Aoki hit on head by pitch

Aug 10, 2015

Cubs sweep Giants; Aoki hit on head by pitch

Jake Arrieta has been pitching well for a while now. This time, he also contributed with his bat. Arrieta tripled and scored in the second, and then pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 ...

Tazawa gives up homer as Red Sox lose to Tigers

Aug 9, 2015

Tazawa gives up homer as Red Sox lose to Tigers

Junichi Tazawa pitched for the first time in nearly a week, and the results were similar to his previous outing. Victor Martinez hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning off Tazawa, and the Detroit Tigers held off David Ortiz and the Red Sox ...

Aug 9, 2015

Diamondbacks retire Johnson's No. 51

Saying “there were a lot of special moments created here,” Randy Johnson thanked fans, teammates, front office personnel, even the clubhouse guys, when the Arizona Diamondbacks retired his No. 51 on Saturday night. Johnson won four consecutive NL Cy Young Awards and a World ...

Iwakuma tames Texas

Aug 8, 2015

Iwakuma tames Texas

Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma picked up his third win of the season after holding the Texas Rangers to three runs on six hits over seven innings in the Mariners’ 4-3 win on Friday. Iwakuma (3-2) surrendered a two-out, two-run double to Bobby Wilson in ...

Aug 7, 2015

Mets' Blevins breaks arm again, finished for season

New York Mets pitcher Jerry Blevins re-broke his arm after slipping off a curb and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. The Mets made the announcement on Thursday, saying he’ll have surgery in Boston next week on the radius bone that ...