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Mariners finish four-game sweep of Orioles

Jul 4, 2016

Mariners finish four-game sweep of Orioles

Hisashi Iwakuma allowed four runs in six-plus innings, but picked up his eighth win of the season as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Baltimore Orioles 9-4 to sweep the four-game series on Sunday. Iwakuma (8-6) allowed 10 hits but no walks and struck out ...

Sale wins 14th as ChiSox top Astros

Jul 3, 2016

Sale wins 14th as ChiSox top Astros

Chris Sale wasn’t patting himself on the back on the day he became this season’s first 14-game winner. “To be honest I probably had the least to do with this win today,” Sale said. Dioner Navarro drove in a season-high four runs, Sale settled ...

Jul 2, 2016

Mets' Wright confirms he won't start rehab until mid-September

Mets third baseman David Wright says he will not be allowed to start rehabilitation from neck surgery until mid-September, a timetable that makes it unlikely he will play again this year. New York’s captain had surgery June 16 to repair a herniated disk in ...

Jul 2, 2016

Boston handed one-year ban on signing international free agents

The Boston Red Sox were banned from signing international amateur free agents for one year, a penalty assessed after Major League Baseball concluded the team broke rules on signing bonuses last summer. MLB concluded the Red Sox and buscones — local trainer/representatives of the ...

Jul 1, 2016

Walt Disney agrees to buy stake in MLB Advanced Media

Walt Disney Co. agreed to acquire a one-third stake in the video-streaming unit of MLB Advanced Media, in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. Disney, the owner of ESPN and ABC, will retain a four-year ...

Indians win 13th straight to tie team mark

Jul 1, 2016

Indians win 13th straight to tie team mark

A dominant performance from Carlos Carrasco gave the Cleveland Indians their longest winning streak in nearly 65 years. Carrasco struck out a season-high 14, Jason Kipnis and Rajai Davis hit solo home runs and the Indians matched a franchise record by winning their 13th ...

Rangers blow six-run lead in loss to Yanks

Jun 30, 2016

Rangers blow six-run lead in loss to Yanks

Brian McCann hit a tying, three-run homer off Sam Dyson, Starlin Casto walked and Didi Gregorius capped a six-run inning with his two-run shot, lifting the Yankees over the Rangers 9-7 on Wednesday. “Threw some quality pitches down in the zone and they got ...

Iwakuma, Cruz sink Pirates

Jun 29, 2016

Iwakuma, Cruz sink Pirates

Hisashi Iwakuma took a shutout into the seventh and Nelson Cruz reached another home run milestone with a shot that left no doubt where it was going to land. “I thought it might be out of the stadium from the angle I was sitting,” ...

Bryant's historic power surge downs Reds

| Jun 28, 2016

Bryant's historic power surge downs Reds

When Kris Bryant reached the dugout after his record-setting third homer, thousands of Cubs fans in the stands cheered for a curtain call. A few teammates wanted him to take a bow, too. Nope. That was the only thing Chicago’s top hitter wouldn’t do ...