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Mariners can't score to support Iwakuma

Aug 4, 2014

Mariners can't score to support Iwakuma

No Seattle Mariners pitcher had ever absorbed a loss of this nature, so no one was blaming Hisashi Iwakuma for lamenting the one-of-a-kind defeat. Iwakuma gave up a leadoff homer to Nick Markakis, and that turned out to be the game’s only run in ...

Lester sharp in A's debut

Aug 3, 2014

Lester sharp in A's debut

Jon Lester took the mound in a different uniform and, for the first time in his major league career, felt just slightly out of place. Quickly enough, he put aside the newness of pitching for Oakland — and the expectations that he’ll help lead ...

Dodgers down Cubs in 12th on Ramirez's 3-run HR

Aug 3, 2014

Dodgers down Cubs in 12th on Ramirez's 3-run HR

Hanley Ramirez hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Dee Gordon hit a two-out single against Blake Parker (1-1), stole his major league-leading 51st base and ...

Aug 2, 2014

Tanaka to see doctor on Monday

First-year New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will see a doctor on Monday and his injured right elbow appears to be making progress. Yankees skipper Joe Girardi said Friday he had heard the 25-year-old right-hander was feeling much better and — barring no issues ...

Aug 2, 2014

Lampard to go out on loan to Man City

Frank Lampard, who spent 13 seasons with Premier League side Chelsea, could face his former club in September under a loan deal from his new Major League Soccer team to Manchester City. The New York Daily News reported Friday that Lampard, who signed a ...

Aug 2, 2014

Phillies put pitcher Lee on disabled list

The Philadelphia Phillies placed left-hander Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow strain Friday and recalled left-hander Cesar Jimenez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Lee left in the third inning of Thursday night’s win over the Washington Nationals with a left flexor ...

Aug 1, 2014

Fujikawa nearing return to Cubs

Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria indicated on Thursday that Kyuji Fujikawa, who has been on a rehab assignment with the team’s minor league affiliate as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, could make his comeback with the Cubs next Tuesday. Renteria said the 34-year-old ...

Tigers land ace hurler Price

Aug 1, 2014

Tigers land ace hurler Price

When David Price was finally traded, it was to an unexpected bidder. The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a blockbuster deal Thursday. The Rays received left-hander Drew Smyly and minor league ...

Kershaw fans nine in complete-game victory

Aug 1, 2014

Kershaw fans nine in complete-game victory

Clayton Kershaw would have welcomed a little help from the umpires in the ninth inning, if only to end the game a bit sooner. When he didn’t get it, the Dodgers’ ace finished off the Braves on his own. He scattered nine hits and ...

Pirates blow game on bases

Jul 31, 2014

Pirates blow game on bases

Clint Hurdle says he and a pal often marvel over how there’s always something new to see at a baseball game. Too bad for Hurdle, what we watched Wednesday wrecked the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 7-5 loss. A timely, heads-up glance by reliever Jean ...

Lewis guides Texas to win

Jul 31, 2014

Lewis guides Texas to win

Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis did a bit of reminiscing when he noticed the stands filling up while he warmed up in the bullpen before the game. The veteran right-hander went out and provided a promising flashback performance against the New York Yankees, even ...

Iwakuma continues to dominate on road

Jul 30, 2014

Iwakuma continues to dominate on road

Hisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless with one minor blemish. Iwakuma pitched seven strong innings to stay unbeaten in road games since last July, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Iwakuma (9-5) improved to ...