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Mariners get best of Chapman, Cubs

Jul 31, 2016

Mariners get best of Chapman, Cubs

Aroldis Chapman’s famous fastball wasn’t good enough to retire Leonys Martin. Martin hit a go-ahead, two-run double off the Cubs’ new closer in the eighth inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over Chicago 4-1 Saturday. “We had the right guy up there. We had the ...

Ichiro's bid for 3,000 stalled

Jul 30, 2016

Ichiro's bid for 3,000 stalled

The milestone hit will be celebrated another day. Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-4 to remain at 2,998 career hits in the major leagues. Ichiro lined into a double play in the first inning, then grounded out in both the fourth and fifth ...

Jul 30, 2016

Ex-Swallows pitcher Ondrusek signs with Orioles

Reliever Logan Ondrusek, who parted ways with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows last week, has signed a major league contract with the Baltimore Orioles, the team said on Friday. Ondrusek, 31, went 8-3 with a 2.17 ERA in 102 games over two years with the ...

Jul 29, 2016

MLB denies Angels' protest of loss

Major League Baseball has denied the Los Angeles Angels’ formal protest of their loss at Kansas City on Wednesday night. Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre ruled on the protest Thursday. Angels manager Mike Scioscia protested Kansas City’s 7-5 victory, claiming the Royals’ Raul Mondesi ...

Ichiro raps 2,998th hit

Jul 29, 2016

Ichiro raps 2,998th hit

Ichiro Suzuki received a standing ovation stepping to the plate as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning Thursday, and when he doubled, the cheering became louder. There was even hooting and hollering in the Miami Marlins’ clubhouse for their teammate. “I was icing,” ...

Jul 28, 2016

Rangers' Fielder to undergo season-ending neck surgery

Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder will have his season-ending surgery Friday to repair a herniated disk in his neck. The surgery will be performed in Dallas by Dr. Drew Dossett, who two years ago did a cervical fusion of two disks just below the ...

A's jinx continues for Darvish

Jul 28, 2016

A's jinx continues for Darvish

Yu Darvish pumped his fist twice and let out a shout walking off the mound after striking out the final batter he faced for the Texas Rangers. Darvish had a one-run lead and left an Oakland runner stranded at third base to end the ...

Ichiro moves three hits away

Jul 27, 2016

Ichiro moves three hits away

Ichiro Suzuki’s 2,997th major league hit and his 507th stolen base sparked a four-run, eighth-inning rally as the Miami Marlins pulled away to a 5-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday. Making his first start since he went 2-for-5 on Thursday in Philadelphia, ...

Jul 27, 2016

Ventura defends role in Sale flap

Robin Ventura insists he can work with Chris Sale despite the suspended ace’s critical comments about the White Sox manager. Sale is serving a five-day, unpaid ban after he destroyed throwback uniforms the team was supposed to wear for his start Saturday. Sale told ...

Jul 26, 2016

Rangers' Fielder may undergo season-ending neck surgery

Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder is expected to have season-ending neck surgery for the second time in three years, and his career could be jeopardy as well. Fielder got a second opinion Monday, and general manager Jon Daniels said Dr. Drew Dossett recommended surgery. ...

Blue Jays' Sanchez wins 10th straight

Jul 26, 2016

Blue Jays' Sanchez wins 10th straight

Aaron Sanchez keeps piling up wins. Along the way, the Toronto right-hander is piling up innings, too — which puts the Blue Jays in a predicament: How much longer can they go before moving their best starter to the bullpen? Sanchez pitched seven shutout ...

Cubs acquire closer Chapman in trade with Yankees

Jul 26, 2016

Cubs acquire closer Chapman in trade with Yankees

Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had to hear from the closer himself about a domestic violence allegation in the offseason. So Ricketts and Epstein asked Major League ...