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Orioles edge Red Sox, complete first sweep of season

Jun 12, 2015

Orioles edge Red Sox, complete first sweep of season

The Baltimore Orioles entered this week with the opportunity to change the landscape in the AL East. After dropping the Boston Red Sox into last place with a three-game sweep, the Orioles shifted their attention toward knocking the New Yankees out of first. Adam ...

Aoki, Panik pounce on Mets

Jun 11, 2015

Aoki, Panik pounce on Mets

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy knew that in order for his team to beat Matt Harvey, the top of the lineup needed to produce. And produce it did. Norichika Aoki and Joe Panik combined to go 7-for-10 with a homer, four runs and ...

Jun 11, 2015

Giants outfielder Blanco placed on DL

Outfielder Gregor Blanco has been put on the seven-day concussion disabled list by the San Francisco Giants, who appear likely to also put All-Star Hunter Pence on the DL. Pence didn’t make his season debut until mid-May because of a broken left forearm sustained ...

Rookie Heston pitches no-hitter for Giants

Jun 10, 2015

Rookie Heston pitches no-hitter for Giants

Chris Heston couldn’t recall ever throwing a no-hitter, not in youth baseball, not in the minor leagues and certainly not in the majors. Now he was three outs away. “I definitely threw more in the backyard than I have in real life, that’s for ...

Razor-sharp Tanaka outduels Scherzer

Jun 10, 2015

Razor-sharp Tanaka outduels Scherzer

Masahiro Tanaka outlasted former Cy Young Award-winner Max Scherzer to post his fourth win as the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Tuesday. Tanaka (4-1) allowed a run on five hits in an efficient seven-pitch outing at Yankee Stadium in which ...

Jun 9, 2015

MLB to examine Fenway fan safety

Major League Baseball plans to re-evaluate fan safety at stadiums following the serious injury to a woman at Fenway Park last week. Speaking before the amateur draft at MLB Network studios Monday night, commissioner Rob Manfred said the sport must “react strongly” to Friday ...

Sale sizzles again in win

Jun 9, 2015

Sale sizzles again in win

Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura’s feelings about Chris Sale’s recent run were pretty clear Monday night. “He was fantastic,” Ventura said. “He’s really been on a roll and some of the numbers he’s starting to rack up are impressive, especially how long this ...

Jun 8, 2015

Blue Jays race past Astros in ninth

Chris Colabello picked the perfect moment to extend his career-best hitting streak. Colabello hit a two-run single to cap a ninth-inning rally, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-6 on Sunday for their fifth straight win. Jose Bautista hit a pair ...

Jun 7, 2015

Fan recovering after getting hit by bat

A fan hit by a broken bat at Fenway Park is expected to survive after suffering life-threatening injuries during a game between the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox. Officer Rachel McGuire said Saturday that the woman is recovering. Tonya Carpenter was struck in ...

Price goes distance, Ks 11 as Tigers end long slide

Jun 7, 2015

Price goes distance, Ks 11 as Tigers end long slide

The Detroit Tigers felt a sense of relief as they broke out of their offensive funk and ended their eight-game losing streak. Miguel Cabrera’s two-run home run in the fifth inning snapped the Tigers out of their slump. They went on to score five ...

Accident mars Venditte's debut

Jun 6, 2015

Accident mars Venditte's debut

The Athletics and Red Sox came to a stop while a woman was treated for life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a broken bat that flew into the stands. Concerned players watched. The crowd went quiet. Everything that followed meant little Friday night ...