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Injured Iwakuma put on disabled list

Apr 25, 2015

Injured Iwakuma put on disabled list

Hisashi Iwakuma was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a right lat strain, leaving a hole in Seattle’s rotation. The move before the series opener against Minnesota, retroactive to April 21, was a surprise, but Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said ...

Mets see win streak halted at 11

Apr 25, 2015

Mets see win streak halted at 11

On a night that felt more like October than late April, Michael Pineda gave the Yankees an impressive performance in a matchup all of New York could get behind in the World Series. Pineda consistently threw deceptive strikes into the eighth inning, Mark Teixeira ...

Mets reel off 11th straight

Apr 24, 2015

Mets reel off 11th straight

With a perfect ride through their first homestand, the surprising New York Mets matched the best start in team history. Next stop, the Subway Series at Yankee Stadium — and a shot at their longest winning streak ever. Daniel Murphy drove in four runs ...

Bonds has conviction overturned by Court of Appeals

Apr 23, 2015

Bonds has conviction overturned by Court of Appeals

Baseball legend Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction was thrown out Wednesday by a federal court of appeals, which ruled 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government’s investigation into illegal steroids distribution. Bonds, whose ...

Tazawa, Uehara look strong as Red Sox edge Rays

Apr 22, 2015

Tazawa, Uehara look strong as Red Sox edge Rays

Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara each threw a scoreless inning on Tuesday to seal a 1-0 win for the Boston Red Sox against the Tampa Bay Rays. Before 14,307 at Tropicana Field, Tazawa was razor sharp, getting two outs with two pitches then finishing ...

Padres shell De La Rosa

Apr 21, 2015

Padres shell De La Rosa

Jorge De La Rosa’s season debut went awry in a hurry. De La Rosa, returning from a groin injury that sidelined him for the first two weeks of the season, lasted two innings and gave up a career-high tying nine runs in the Colorado ...

Royals rally to defeat Athletics in heated affair

Apr 20, 2015

Royals rally to defeat Athletics in heated affair

After Oakland and Kansas City cleared the benches for the third straight game and five more Royals got ejected, Lorenzo Cain tried to put a positive spin on the day. “We didn’t get into a fight, so that’s always good,” he said. Hit by ...

Tanaka excels against Rays

Apr 19, 2015

Tanaka excels against Rays

Faced with questions about his elbow and his velocity this season, Masahiro Tanaka put together his best performance against the Tampa Bay Rays. Tanaka allowed two hits over seven innings, Chris Young hit a grand slam and the New York Yankees routed the Rays ...

Bryant fizzles out in anticipated debut

Apr 18, 2015

Bryant fizzles out in anticipated debut

Kris Bryant absorbed the sights and smells and sounds of Wrigley Field. He cherished playing in front of 30,000 charged-up fans. He appreciated all the family members and friends who turned out for his big league debut. Only two things were missing — a ...

Mets continue hot start with hard-fought win over Marlins

Apr 17, 2015

Mets continue hot start with hard-fought win over Marlins

To a man, Lucas Duda and Michael Cuddyer and the rest of the New York Mets quickly point out they’ve played just 10 games in April. Still, for a team with tremendous expectations after a long run of losing, they’re off to a fast ...

Twins hand K.C. first loss

Apr 16, 2015

Twins hand K.C. first loss

The Kansas City Royals were rolling through the start of the season, still undefeated when they took the field Wednesday at Minnesota. Well, Kyle Gibson hadn’t lost either, at least not against the Royals in his young career. Kansas City became the last team ...

Uehara earns save in return

Apr 15, 2015

Uehara earns save in return

Pitching for the first time this season after coming off the disabled list, Koji Uehara tossed one inning of perfect relief and earned the save as the Boston Red Sox beat the Washington Nationals 8-7 on Tuesday night. Uehara replaced countryman Junichi Tazawa on ...