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Ichiro reaches 2,999 hits with infield single

Aug 7, 2016

Ichiro reaches 2,999 hits with infield single

Ichiro Suzuki grounded out in his first try at 3,000 hits and the Miami Marlins, despite a 153-meter home run by Giancarlo Stanton, lost to the Colorado Rockies 12-6 on Saturday It didn’t seem like Ichiro would have a chance after the Rockies took ...

Iwakuma earns 12th victory

Aug 4, 2016

Iwakuma earns 12th victory

Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma (12-7) rebounded from a season-worst performance against the Chicago Cubs to limit Boston, a team that had given him problems in the past, to five hits. The Mariners defeated the Red Sox 3-1 on Wednesday night to hand Rick Porcello his ...

Orioles rookie Bundy outduels Darvish

Aug 3, 2016

Orioles rookie Bundy outduels Darvish

The Texas Rangers’ new-look lineup was no match for a rookie right-hander making his fourth major league start. Dylan Bundy pretty much got the best of Yu Darvish, too. Bundy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning for the second time in a row, ...

Duffy fans 16 to stifle Rays

Aug 2, 2016

Duffy fans 16 to stifle Rays

Danny Duffy couldn’t get the no-hitter, but he still came away with a team record. The left-hander pitched eight innings of one-hit ball and had a franchise-record 16 strikeouts to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays ...

Aug 2, 2016

Puig anticipates demotion to minors

Yasiel Puig expected to be sent to the minors on Tuesday after the Los Angeles Dodgers were unable to trade him at the deadline, according to his agent. Adam Katz said he was told Puig didn’t show up to Dodger Stadium on Monday before ...

Teams swing several deals

Aug 2, 2016

Teams swing several deals

Jonathan Lucroy got a deal he liked, Carlos Beltran joined him in Texas and Jay Bruce and Rich Hill also moved Monday during an 18-swap frenzy at the trade deadline. Matt Moore, Francisco Liriano and Joe Smith found new homes, too, as playoff contenders ...

Aug 1, 2016

Brewers catcher Lucroy blocks trade to Indians

For the second straight season, the Milwaukee Brewers hit a snag while trying to trade one of their key players before the deadline. Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has blocked his proposed trade to Cleveland after the teams had reached a preliminary agreement on a ...

Orioles move back into first place in AL East

Aug 1, 2016

Orioles move back into first place in AL East

Jonathan Schoop made sure the Orioles left Toronto the same way they arrived: as the first-place team in AL East Schoop singled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning and Baltimore ended a season-worst five-game losing streak, beating the Blue Jays 6-2 Sunday ...

Mariners get best of Chapman, Cubs

Jul 31, 2016

Mariners get best of Chapman, Cubs

Aroldis Chapman’s famous fastball wasn’t good enough to retire Leonys Martin. Martin hit a go-ahead, two-run double off the Cubs’ new closer in the eighth inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over Chicago 4-1 Saturday. “We had the right guy up there. We had the ...

Ichiro's bid for 3,000 stalled

Jul 30, 2016

Ichiro's bid for 3,000 stalled

The milestone hit will be celebrated another day. Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-4 to remain at 2,998 career hits in the major leagues. Ichiro lined into a double play in the first inning, then grounded out in both the fourth and fifth ...

Jul 30, 2016

Ex-Swallows pitcher Ondrusek signs with Orioles

Reliever Logan Ondrusek, who parted ways with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows last week, has signed a major league contract with the Baltimore Orioles, the team said on Friday. Ondrusek, 31, went 8-3 with a 2.17 ERA in 102 games over two years with the ...