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Ortiz helps Red Sox top Yankees

Jun 30, 2014

Ortiz helps Red Sox top Yankees

Playing in prime time on national television against an AL East rival, the big names in the middle of Boston’s lineup delivered. David Ortiz hit his 450th homer, a colossal three-run drive, and Dustin Pedroia had three RBIs during his second consecutive three-hit game ...

Kershaw fans 13 in victory

Jun 30, 2014

Kershaw fans 13 in victory

After Clayton Kershaw completed a spectacular month on the mound with yet another dominant victory, he struggled to muster much excitement about his performance or even the Los Angeles Dodgers’ leap to the top of the standings. Kershaw knows it’s only June. But what ...

Darvish rolls to 8th victory

Jun 29, 2014

Darvish rolls to 8th victory

Yu Darvish threw eight scoreless innings on Saturday to earn his eighth win as the Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-0. Darvish (8-4), who had lost his previous two starts, gave up four hits, three over the first two innings, while walking one ...

Tanaka unlikely to pitch in All-Star Game

Jun 28, 2014

Tanaka unlikely to pitch in All-Star Game

Despite taking the phenomenal success he enjoyed in Japan to the majors this year, first-year Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is unlikely to pitch for the American League in this year’s MLB All-Star Game, New York manager Joe Girardi hinted on Friday. Tanaka has a ...

Nuno bounces back to lead Yanks to win over Red Sox

Jun 28, 2014

Nuno bounces back to lead Yanks to win over Red Sox

After losing his way in two horrid starts, Vidal Nuno was right on target against the Boston Red Sox. Nuno rebounded nicely from losses to Baltimore and Oakland to pitch two-hit ball into the sixth inning Friday night, Kelly Johnson and Brett Gardner hit ...

Porcello throws three-hitter for surging Tigers

Jun 27, 2014

Porcello throws three-hitter for surging Tigers

Rick Porcello went to his normal spot on the Detroit Tigers bench after the eighth inning. He had every intention to finish what he started. With a few pitches to spare, Porcello got his first career shutout, a three-hitter in a 6-0 decision over ...

Lincecum no-hits Pads for 2nd time

Jun 26, 2014

Lincecum no-hits Pads for 2nd time

Tim Lincecum’s days of dominance may be in the past. That doesn’t mean he can’t dial up flashes of the Freak he once was — especially against the San Diego Padres. Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the Padres in less than a year, ...

Zimmerman blast lifts Nats in 16th

Jun 25, 2014

Zimmerman blast lifts Nats in 16th

The Washington Nationals were about out of pitchers, and first baseman Adam LaRoche was told he would take the mound next in an emergency situation. Ryan Zimmerman made sure LaRoche didn’t have to pitch by hitting a two-run home run in the 16th inning ...

Despaigne wins debut

Jun 24, 2014

Despaigne wins debut

Cuban defector Odrisamer Despaigne became the fourth Padres pitcher to throw seven scoreless innings in his first big league start, leading San Diego to a 6-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday. Tommy Medica hit a two-run double off Matt Cain (1-6) ...

O's prevail against Tanaka, Yanks

Jun 23, 2014

O's prevail against Tanaka, Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka tasted defeat for the second time as a big leaguer on Sunday, when he allowed three runs in seven innings in the New York Yankees’ 8-0 beating at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles. Tanaka, whose record fell to 11-2, surrendered six ...

Jun 22, 2014

Royals' Aoki placed on DL

Kansas City Royals leadoff man Norichika Aoki has been placed on the 15-day disabled List, the team announced Saturday. Aoki hurt his left leg on Tuesday in a game against the Detroit Tigers and has appeared in just two games since. He is batting ...

Fister, Rendon spark Nats against Braves

Jun 22, 2014

Fister, Rendon spark Nats against Braves

Doug Fister pitched eight shutout innings, and Anthony Rendon had three hits and two RBI for the Washington Nationals in a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. The Nationals took a half-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East after dropping the ...