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Samardzija has victorious debut with Athletics

Jul 7, 2014

Samardzija has victorious debut with Athletics

Jeff Samardzija arrived at the ballpark nearly five hours before making his first start with his new ballclub. The right-hander left having secured a four-game sweep for Oakland with a performance that showed exactly why the Athletics were so eager to get him in ...

Tanaka chosen for MLB All-Star Game

Jul 7, 2014

Tanaka chosen for MLB All-Star Game

by Jason Coskrey

The $175 million the New Yankees spent to acquire Masahiro Tanaka is looking more and more like a bargain with each passing day. The Japanese ace had already established himself as one of the best pitchers in the majors this year. Now he can ...

Uehara credited with win after Herrera's walk-off hit

Jul 6, 2014

Uehara credited with win after Herrera's walk-off hit

Koji Uehara was nearly perfect on Saturday, easily retiring all three batters he faced in the ninth inning and earning the win as the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 in the first game of their double header. With the score tied ...

Darvish struggles as Rangers lose

Jul 5, 2014

Darvish struggles as Rangers lose

Yu Darvish allowed four runs in five innings on Friday but did not factor in the decision in the Texas Rangers’ 6-5 interleague defeat to the New York Mets. Pitching in severe wind conditions at New York’s Citi Field, Darvish allowed five hits — ...

A's get Samardzija, Hammel from Cubs

Jul 5, 2014

A's get Samardzija, Hammel from Cubs

One of baseball’s best rotations is about to get even better. The Oakland Athletics have an agreement in place to acquire right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs for three top prospects in a surprising trade for the team with the ...

Jul 5, 2014

Damon looking for big-league chance

Teams looking for a proven hitter to help them down the stretch might want to call Johnny Damon. The three-time All-Star, two-time World Series champion and five-time .300 hitter is staying in shape, swinging the bat and eager to return to the majors. The ...

Yanks ace Tanaka collects MLB-leading 12th victory

Jul 4, 2014

Yanks ace Tanaka collects MLB-leading 12th victory

Masahiro Tanaka got some overdue run support on Thursday to break his personal two-game losing streak, going seven innings in the New York Yankees’ 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Tanaka (12-3) allowed four runs, all earned, on nine hits at Minneapolis’ Target Field. ...

Dodgers take NL West lead

Jul 4, 2014

Dodgers take NL West lead

Zack Greinke challenged baseball’s hottest hitter. The Los Angeles right-hander won the battle with Troy Tulowitzki and the Dodgers went on to win the game. Greinke pitched eight solid innings, Juan Uribe hit the go-ahead single in the ninth inning and Los Angeles beat ...

Rays prolong Yanks' slump

Jul 3, 2014

Rays prolong Yanks' slump

The New York Yankees are below .500 in the second half of a season for the first time in seven years. They’ve scored fewer runs in the American League than everyone but Houston and Boston, and the pinstriped players in the Bronx are hardly ...

Jul 2, 2014

Ichiro named in leaked trade talks

New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki was mentioned in trade talks in a leak of internal information from the Houston Astros’ front office that made public 10 months worth of communications on an anonymous sharing website, multiple U.S. media outlets reported Tuesday. Ichiro, 40, ...

Arrieta loses no-no in 8th

Jul 1, 2014

Arrieta loses no-no in 8th

Jake Arrieta certainly picked two of baseball’s most historic places to put on memorable performances. Arrieta held the Red Sox hitless until Stephen Drew singled with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Boston Red Sox 2-0 on Monday ...