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Haren, Dodgers edge Angels

Aug 7, 2014

Haren, Dodgers edge Angels

After the cumulative disaster of his last five starts, Dan Haren didn’t spare a thought for his potential perfect game when he took the mound in the sixth inning. “I’ve just been trying to have a perfect inning,” Haren said. Haren and Kenley Jansen ...

Avila home run lifts Tigers

Aug 6, 2014

Avila home run lifts Tigers

David Price gave his new team a chance to win. Later, his catcher delivered the deciding stroke. Price struck out 10 in his Detroit debut and was long gone when Alex Avila homered in the 12th inning to lift the Tigers over the New ...

Bosch will plead guilty to charges

Aug 6, 2014

Bosch will plead guilty to charges

The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes. The charges filed Tuesday against former Biogenesis of ...

Aug 6, 2014

Reliever Fujikawa rejoins Cubs

Right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, who is coming off elbow surgery last year, rejoined the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday and is set to come off the disabled list. Cubs manager Rich Rentaria said the 34-year-old Fujikawa will be activated. A former Hanshin Tigers closer, Fujikawa ...

Aug 5, 2014

Matsuzaka has bullpen session

New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka threw off the mound in a bullpen practice Monday for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation. The 33-year-old Matsuzaka came out in uniform before his team’s game against the San Francisco ...

McCarthy helps tame Tigers

Aug 5, 2014

McCarthy helps tame Tigers

Brandon McCarthy has been a steady presence in the New York Yankees’ rotation since his arrival in a trade with Arizona. Still, he knew the stakes were even higher against Max Scherzer and the AL Central-leading Tigers. McCarthy won his fourth start in a ...

Panda power propels Giants

Aug 5, 2014

Panda power propels Giants

His nickname is Kung Fu Panda. The New York Mets probably have other, not so cute, monikers for Pablo Sandoval. Sandoval drove in three runs with three hits, including a go-ahead double with two outs in the ninth inning Monday that propelled the San ...

Yankees to evaluate Tanaka's arm

Aug 4, 2014

Yankees to evaluate Tanaka's arm

Injured New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to take an important step in his rehabilitation process on Monday and could soon begin throwing again. “We said three weeks was the mark,” Yankee manager Joe Girardi said, and it has been three weeks ...

Mariners can't score to support Iwakuma

Aug 4, 2014

Mariners can't score to support Iwakuma

No Seattle Mariners pitcher had ever absorbed a loss of this nature, so no one was blaming Hisashi Iwakuma for lamenting the one-of-a-kind defeat. Iwakuma gave up a leadoff homer to Nick Markakis, and that turned out to be the game’s only run in ...

Lester sharp in A's debut

Aug 3, 2014

Lester sharp in A's debut

Jon Lester took the mound in a different uniform and, for the first time in his major league career, felt just slightly out of place. Quickly enough, he put aside the newness of pitching for Oakland — and the expectations that he’ll help lead ...

Dodgers down Cubs in 12th on Ramirez's 3-run HR

Aug 3, 2014

Dodgers down Cubs in 12th on Ramirez's 3-run HR

Hanley Ramirez hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Dee Gordon hit a two-out single against Blake Parker (1-1), stole his major league-leading 51st base and ...

Aug 2, 2014

Tanaka to see doctor on Monday

First-year New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will see a doctor on Monday and his injured right elbow appears to be making progress. Yankees skipper Joe Girardi said Friday he had heard the 25-year-old right-hander was feeling much better and — barring no issues ...