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May 4, 2016

Zika fears may move MLB series in Puerto Rico

There’s a very good chance the Miami Marlins’ two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Puerto Rico will not be held there because of concerns about the Zika virus, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press ...

Crawford leads way as Giants outslug Reds

May 3, 2016

Crawford leads way as Giants outslug Reds

Johnny Cueto enjoyed the hugs and the applause. He didn’t care much for one horrid inning that put him in line for a loss — until the Reds’ bullpen got involved, of course. The Reds roughed up Cueto in his return to Great American ...

Sandoval to have surgery on shoulder, may be out for season

May 3, 2016

Sandoval to have surgery on shoulder, may be out for season

Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval, a $95 million free agent who lost his starting job before going on the disabled list, will have exploratory surgery on his left shoulder to determine the source of the injury. The team announced Monday the procedure ...

Rangers ace Darvish shines in rehab outing

May 2, 2016

Rangers ace Darvish shines in rehab outing

Yu Darvish was back in action for the first time in over a year, allowing only a walk over two shutout innings in his first rehab start on Sunday afternoon. Darvish, who had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in March of 2015, ...

Mets down Giants for eighth straight victory

May 1, 2016

Mets down Giants for eighth straight victory

Michael Conforto and the bats are booming. Jacob deGrom and the pitchers are peaking. And the defense is making the key plays. A year after the New York Mets stamped themselves as serious contenders with a big winning streak in April, they’re rolling again. ...

Zimmermann wins fifth straight start; Tigers sink Twins

May 1, 2016

Zimmermann wins fifth straight start; Tigers sink Twins

Jordan Zimmermann hasn’t required much run support this year. Justin Upton gave him all he needed in the first inning Saturday. Zimmermann won his fifth straight start to begin his first season with Detroit, and Upton hit a three-run homer for the Tigers in ...

BoSox rally past Yankees

Apr 30, 2016

BoSox rally past Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka threw 6⅔ strong innings on Friday, but Koji Uehara had the last laugh, earning the win in the Boston Red Sox’s 4-2 victory over Tanaka’s New York Yankees. Uehara (1-1) was razor sharp in one, 10-pitch inning, and earned the win in ...

Ichiro swipes 500th base in majors

Apr 30, 2016

Ichiro swipes 500th base in majors

Ichiro Suzuki reached another milestone on Friday, when he registered the 500th stolen base of his major league career during the Miami Marlins’ 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The 42-year-old Ichiro became the 39th player to achieve the feat after swiping second base ...

Suspended Gordon says he unknowingly took PEDs

Apr 30, 2016

Suspended Gordon says he unknowingly took PEDs

Reigning NL batting champion Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins says he unknowingly took the performance-enhancing drugs that led to his 80-game suspension, but will accept the penalty. The announcement of the suspension by Major League Baseball came shortly after the Marlins’ victory at ...

Marlins' Gordon receives 80-game ban for PEDs

Apr 29, 2016

Marlins' Gordon receives 80-game ban for PEDs

Dee Gordon has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after the Miami Marlins second baseman tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Gordon tested positive for exogenous Testosterone and Clostebol, MLB said in a release after the Marlins’ 5-3 victory over the Los ...

Maeda tastes defeat for first time in MLB

Apr 29, 2016

Maeda tastes defeat for first time in MLB

Kenta Maeda got the better of his first matchup with Ichiro Suzuki, but suffered his first big league defeat on Thursday, when he allowed four runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 5-3 to the Miami Marlins, who completed a four-game series sweep. Maeda ...

Red-hot Walker lifts Mets past Reds

Apr 28, 2016

Red-hot Walker lifts Mets past Reds

The New York Mets let Daniel Murphy go in free agency this offseason after his power surge last fall propelled them to the World Series. Turns out, the guy they got to replace Murphy at second base can homer in bunches, too. Neil Walker ...