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Sep 3, 2016

Dodgers' Kershaw to start Class A rehab game

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to pitch in a minor league rehab game for Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday. Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said Friday that the left-hander will throw three innings or around 50 pitches, with lefty Brett Anderson to ...

Lester gives inspiring start on hill

Sep 3, 2016

Lester gives inspiring start on hill

When Anthony Rizzo found out the eight-year anniversary of him being declared cancer-free fell on the same day fellow cancer survivor Jon Lester was pitching, he told Lester he was going to throw a no-hitter. He came close. Lester pitched 6⅔ innings of no-hit ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Darvish hammers first home run

Aug 25, 2016

Darvish hammers first home run

Tim Adleman threw one right down the middle to Yu Darvish and then had to watch the Rangers pitcher round the bases on a notable home run. Darvish connected for only the second homer by a Rangers pitcher, and Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking ...