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Jul 1, 2015

Iwakuma steady in rehab start

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma allowed one run on five hits over 5⅔ innings in a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday. Sidelined since April and on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, Iwakuma struck out six and walked one in ...

Jun 30, 2015

MacPhail joins Phillies as executive

Andy MacPhail is the new man in charge of the Philadelphia Phillies. The veteran baseball executive joined the Phillies on Monday with plans to take over as team president after this season. He’ll eventually replace Pat Gillick, who helped choose his successor. MacPhail will ...

Trout puts on big show against Yankees

Jun 30, 2015

Trout puts on big show against Yankees

Chris Young simply threw up his hands when Mike Trout sprinted back and made his second remarkable catch of the night, robbing him of another sure run-scoring hit. From his glove to his bat to his feet, the New York Yankees were powerless to ...

Murata makes MLB debut; Indians lose

Jun 29, 2015

Murata makes MLB debut; Indians lose

Toru Murata made his debut in the major leagues for the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, pitching 3⅓ innings and allowing five runs, three earned, in an 8-0 loss against the Baltimore Orioles. The right-hander retired the first five batters he faced but allowed a ...

Jun 29, 2015

Marlins slugger Stanton undergoes surgery on broken hand

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton underwent surgery Sunday on his broken left hand, and the timetable for his return remains four to six weeks. Stanton hurt his hand while swinging during Friday’s game against the Dodgers. When sidelined he led the majors with 27 ...

Marlins slugger Stanton sidelined with broken hand

Jun 28, 2015

Marlins slugger Stanton sidelined with broken hand

For the second year in a row, Giancarlo Stanton’s chances of winning the major league home run title have been hurt by an injury. The Miami Marlins slugger has a broken left hand, which is expected to sideline him four to six weeks. He ...

Tanaka has another rough start as Yanks beat Astros

Jun 28, 2015

Tanaka has another rough start as Yanks beat Astros

Masahiro Tanaka gave up three home runs for the second straight game in blowing a six-run lead over five innings for the New York Yankees, who pulled out a 9-6 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Coming off his worst career start, Tanaka, ...

Jun 27, 2015

Cubs southpaw Wada scratched from start

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that lefty Tsuyoshi Wada will not make his start as scheduled against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. Wada is still nursing a sore left shoulder that caused him to be pulled from his start against the ...

Jun 27, 2015

Blue Jays send Kawasaki back to Triple-A Buffalo

The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Friday that they have optioned infielder Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Buffalo. The move corresponds with the return to the Blue Jays’ lineup of on second baseman Devon Travis, who has been out the past five weeks because of ...

Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager

Jun 27, 2015

Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager

An emotional Ryne Sandberg resigned as Phillies manager on Friday in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in the major leagues. “In a lot of ways I’m old school, and I’m very much dissatisfied with the record and not pleased ...

Scherzer scintillating again

Jun 27, 2015

Scherzer scintillating again

Max Scherzer has been so dominant that teammates are surprised when he actually gives up a hit. Scherzer took a perfect game into the sixth inning in his bid to become the second pitcher in major league history to throw two consecutive no-hitters and ...