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Tanaka beats Red Sox for eighth win

Aug 5, 2015

Tanaka beats Red Sox for eighth win

Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs in six-plus innings to earn his eighth win, and the New York Yankees turned the game into a rout after he left, beating the Boston Red Sox 13-3 on Tuesday. Before 48,522 at Yankee Stadium, Tanaka (8-4) was razor ...

Cespedes lifts revived Mets

Aug 4, 2015

Cespedes lifts revived Mets

The New York Mets acquired Yoenis Cespedes last week, hoping he would be a big hit in the middle of their lineup. On Monday night, he helped them slug their way into first place. Cespedes hit three doubles and drove in four runs, leading ...

Ishikawa relinquishes lead, falls three shots off pace

Aug 2, 2015

Ishikawa relinquishes lead, falls three shots off pace

Ryo Ishikawa could only manage an even-par 71 on Saturday and surrendered his overnight lead after the third round of the Quicken Loans National. Ishikawa made three birdies and as many bogeys at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club and dropped into a share of ...

Giants spoil Hamels' Texas debut

Aug 2, 2015

Giants spoil Hamels' Texas debut

Cole Hamels understood not getting to finish the eighth inning of his debut with the Texas Rangers. Hamels, who threw a no-hitter in his final start for Philadelphia, walked off the mound with a three-run lead over the San Francisco Giants after giving up ...

Aug 2, 2015

Wada struggles in rehab start

The Chicago Cubs’ Tsuyoshi Wada surrendered five runs in six innings in his sixth rehab start on Saturday as he works his way back from shoulder injury. On the disabled list due to left-shoulder inflammation since June, Wada allowed nine hits, struck out four ...

Kennedy has day to remember

Aug 1, 2015

Kennedy has day to remember

Ian Kennedy expected to miss Friday’s start against the Miami Marlins to be with his wife Allison, who was in labor with their fourth child. Bad weather delayed Kennedy’s flight to Southern California, and he wound up pitching seven innings as the San Diego ...

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Aug 1, 2015

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday’s trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas. Sixteen trades were made Friday ahead of the ...

Astros sweep rival Angels

Jul 31, 2015

Astros sweep rival Angels

Few expected the Houston Astros to be contenders entering this season. Perhaps fewer still can doubt that they have become exactly that. Jason Castro hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Astros a 3-0 victory and a ...

Rangers punish wild Tanaka

Jul 30, 2015

Rangers punish wild Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka kept missing his spots for the New York Yankees. Once the Japanese right-hander allowed the first three Texas batters in the second inning to reach base and score, the Yankees never caught up. Colby Lewis worked six innings for his 11th victory ...

Nationals acquire All-Star closer Papelbon from Phillies

Jul 29, 2015

Nationals acquire All-Star closer Papelbon from Phillies

The Washington Nationals have a new closer, landing All-Star Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies. Papelbon is Philadelphia’s career saves leader with 123 and is 17-for-17 in save chances this season. Papelbon also is Boston’s saves leader with 219. The 34-year-old right-hander had said ...

D-Backs pound Iwakuma

Jul 29, 2015

D-Backs pound Iwakuma

Hisashi Iwakuma was roughed up for six runs in 5⅔ innings on 10 hits, his worst in the major leagues, and took his second loss of the season in the Seattle Mariners’ 8-4 defeat to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Iwakuma (2-2) gave up ...