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Mariners stage wild comeback against Padres

Jun 3, 2016

Mariners stage wild comeback against Padres

The Seattle Mariners struggled to explain how they erased a 10-run deficit in just two innings to stun the San Diego Padres 16-13 Thursday night. Likewise, the Padres were practically at a loss for words at how they could take such a face-plant. “I ...

Jun 3, 2016

Vogelsong has surgery to repair facial fractures

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Ryan Vogelsong has undergone surgery to repair multiple facial fractures suffered when he was hit by a pitch. The team says the operation was performed Thursday at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, and Vogelsong is resting comfortably at home. He will ...

Yankees' Tanaka suffers first defeat of year

Jun 2, 2016

Yankees' Tanaka suffers first defeat of year

The New York Yankees failed to score, and Masahiro Tanaka lost his first game of the season. Aaron Sanchez pitched 6⅔ innings to win his fourth straight decision, Edwin Encarnacion had two RBIs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 7-0 on Wednesday ...

Jun 2, 2016

Season-long doping ban ends Byrd's career

Marlon Byrd’s second strike with performance-enhancing drugs cost him a full season — and his career. The veteran outfielder for the Cleveland Indians was suspended for 162 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Wednesday after testing positive for Ipamorelin, a growth hormone ...

Iwakuma rides run support to win

Jun 1, 2016

Iwakuma rides run support to win

Veteran right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma allowed three home runs but picked up his fourth win of the season as the Seattle Mariners crushed the San Diego Padres 16-4 on Tuesday. The 35-year-old Iwakuma (4-4) was perfect through four innings before giving up four runs on ...

Fernandez, Marlins beat Pirates ace Cole

Jun 1, 2016

Fernandez, Marlins beat Pirates ace Cole

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said before Tuesday night’s game, “You’re not going to beat a good pitcher with his good stuff.” Unfortunately for the Pirates, Marlins ace Jose Fernandez had his good stuff. Fernandez pitched seven scoreless innings to help the Miami Marlins ...

Harvey refinds form as Mets beat White Sox

May 31, 2016

Harvey refinds form as Mets beat White Sox

ew York On the mound in the seventh inning for the first time this season, Matt Harvey gave up his first walk of the game and his second hit, leading to a sacrifice bunt and a second-and-third jam. “You kind of think about the ...

Yankees edge Rays despite being held to just one hit

May 30, 2016

Yankees edge Rays despite being held to just one hit

For the first time in a century the New York Yankees won a game with just one hit. Starlin Castro’s two-run homer off Jake Odorizzi in the seventh inning was enough to give the Yankees a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on ...

Strasburg, Werth power Nationals

May 30, 2016

Strasburg, Werth power Nationals

Jayson Werth noticed a difference in Stephen Strasburg in spring training and felt the ace was headed for a big season. So far, so good. Strasburg won his 12th consecutive decision dating to last season and Werth connected for a pinch-hit grand slam to ...

Utley, Maeda carry Dodgers to win over Mets

May 29, 2016

Utley, Maeda carry Dodgers to win over Mets

After the New York Mets missed, Chase Utley connected twice. Utley hit a grand slam and a solo homer after Noah Syndergaard threw a 159-kph fastball behind his back, and the Los Angeles Dodgers went deep a season-high five times in routing New York ...