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Hall of Famer, batting icon Gwynn dies at 54

Jun 17, 2014

Hall of Famer, batting icon Gwynn dies at 54

Tony Gwynn, the Hall of Famer with a sweet left-handed swing who spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres and was one of the game’s greatest hitters, died of cancer Monday. He was 54. Gwynn, a craftsman at the plate and winner of ...

Jun 17, 2014

Rangers pounce on A's

Daniel Murphy homered twice, Colby Lewis overcame an uneven start to win for the first time in more than three weeks and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 14-8 on Monday night. Michael Choice and Robinson Chirinos also homered, and Adrian Beltre drove ...

Illness forces Dice-K to leave after one inning

Jun 16, 2014

Illness forces Dice-K to leave after one inning

New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka started against the San Diego Padres on Sunday but left in the first inning after falling ill with an upset stomach. Matsuzaka, who was suffering from bouts of nausea before the game, walked two batters but got Chase ...

Rollins moves  past Schmidt

Jun 15, 2014

Rollins moves past Schmidt

Despite his diminutive size, Jimmy Rollins always believed he could hit a baseball. Turns out he’s been good enough to amass more hits in a Phillies uniform than any other player. Rollins singled in the fifth to pass Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt to ...

Polanco carries Pirates past Marlins in 13th

Jun 14, 2014

Polanco carries Pirates past Marlins in 13th

Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Gregory Polanco had five hits Friday night, and the last one was the biggest — and the longest. Playing in his fourth major league game, Polanco broke a tie in the 13th inning with his first homer, helping Pittsburgh to an ...

Scherzer throws first complete game

Jun 13, 2014

Scherzer throws first complete game

Max Scherzer already has a Cy Young Award. Now he has a complete game. Scherzer tossed a three-hitter in his 179th career start for his first complete game and Victor Martinez hit his 16th homer Thursday to lead the Detroit Tigers a 4-0 win ...

Jun 12, 2014

Mets keeping Matsuzaka in starting rotation

New York Mets manager Terry Collins has indicated that he will add right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka to the rotation for the immediate future. Collins revealed Wednesday that the 33-year-old Matsuzaka, who will start against the San Diego Padres on Sunday, has a shot to remain ...

Tanaka puts on show again

Jun 12, 2014

Tanaka puts on show again

Superlatives will be scarce come September if Masahiro Tanaka continues this pace. For now, Joe Girardi and the rest of the New York Yankees are just thankful they have the Japanese right-hander pitching like one of the best in baseball. “He’s been really, really ...

Jun 11, 2014

Dice-K, Mets beat Brewers

Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed a run in six innings to earn his third win of the season as the New York Mets defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Tuesday. Matsuzaka, who was left in the minors on Opening Day and brought up as a reliever, ...

Mariners fall to Yankees

Jun 11, 2014

Mariners fall to Yankees

The room got silent so Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon decided it was a moment to provide a little levity. “It’s OK. We just lost a game. We’re going to be OK, promise you,” McClendon said with a chuckle. With the run the surging Mariners ...

Cy Young-winning pitcher Welch dies at 57

Jun 11, 2014

Cy Young-winning pitcher Welch dies at 57

Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a season, has died. He was 57. Welch died Monday night at his home in Seal Beach, California, the ...