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Four Royals chosen to start All-Star Game

Jul 6, 2015

Four Royals chosen to start All-Star Game

Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City’s Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game. Todd Frazier of the host Cincinnati Reds leapfrogged St. Louis’ Matt Carpenter and will be in the NL starting ...

Harper, Nationals rough up Bumgarner in win over reigning champs

Jul 5, 2015

Harper, Nationals rough up Bumgarner in win over reigning champs

Seems like every bat Bryce Harper uses this season provides fireworks for the Washington Nationals. The patriotic version he used on July 4 against Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants was no exception. Harper homered, Tyler Moore drove in four runs and the ...

Tanaka shaky in no-decision

Jul 4, 2015

Tanaka shaky in no-decision

After two poor outings, Masahiro Tanaka was better, but not as sharp as he’d like on Friday, when he allowed three runs in six innings for the New York Yankees, who twice came from behind to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 in 12 ...

Iwakuma slated to start against Tigers on Monday

Jul 4, 2015

Iwakuma slated to start against Tigers on Monday

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Friday that right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma will return to start Monday’s game against the Detroit Tigers at Safeco Field. Iwakuma went on the disabled list in late April with a strained lat muscle, but he has been working his ...

Jul 3, 2015

Cardinals fire scouting director

The St. Louis Cardinals fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the hacking scandal that resulted in a federal investigation into whether the team illegally got inside the player personnel database of the Houston Astros. The Cardinals declined on Thursday to ...

Jul 3, 2015

Blue Jays sign Guerrero's son

The Blue Jays have signed international free agent Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the 16-year-old son of nine-time All-Star and 2004 AL MVP Vladimir Guerrero. Guerrero Jr. was born in Montreal during his father’s career with the Expos, and is a Canadian citizen. A right-handed hitting ...

Fernandez outduels Cain in return game

Jul 3, 2015

Fernandez outduels Cain in return game

Matt Cain’s season debut Thursday came without the hype or souvenir masks accompanying the return of his counterpart, Jose Fernandez. But for the San Francisco Giants, Cain’s comeback provided a welcome boost, even in defeat. The three-time All-Star allowed five runs in five innings ...

Rays spoil Carrasco's no-hit bid

Jul 2, 2015

Rays spoil Carrasco's no-hit bid

Carlos Carrasco was one strike away from throwing Cleveland’s first no-hitter in 34 years and already considering ways to celebrate. A bit prematurely it turned out. The right-hander gave up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis’ glove in ...

Jul 2, 2015

Mariners skipper McClendon says Iwakuma moving in right direction

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Wednesday he was pleased with the progress being made by Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma after his latest rehab start. On the disabled list since April with a strained lat muscle, Iwakuma allowed one run on five hits over ...

Sale Ks 12 to tie mark in ChiSox win

Jul 1, 2015

Sale Ks 12 to tie mark in ChiSox win

Chris Sale forced another avalanche of swings and misses. Helping at the bat, was an unexpected bonus. The Chicago White Sox lefty matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts. Making his 100th career start, Sale also ...

Jul 1, 2015

Iwakuma steady in rehab start

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma allowed one run on five hits over 5⅔ innings in a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday. Sidelined since April and on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, Iwakuma struck out six and walked one in ...

Jun 30, 2015

MacPhail joins Phillies as executive

Andy MacPhail is the new man in charge of the Philadelphia Phillies. The veteran baseball executive joined the Phillies on Monday with plans to take over as team president after this season. He’ll eventually replace Pat Gillick, who helped choose his successor. MacPhail will ...