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Sep 24, 2016

Mariners catcher Clevenger suspended over tweets

Reserve catcher Steve Clevenger was suspended for the rest of the season without pay Friday by the Seattle Mariners in the wake of his tweets regarding a recent police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Black Lives Matter movement. “As soon as we ...

Cabrera belts 11th-inning blast to lift Mets

Sep 23, 2016

Cabrera belts 11th-inning blast to lift Mets

Jose Reyes had played 1,613 major league games without ever tying a game in the ninth inning with a home run. The Mets third baseman picked a good time to try it out. Reyes connected off Philadelphia Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez, tying it 6-6 ...

Maeda, Puig power Dodgers

Sep 22, 2016

Maeda, Puig power Dodgers

Yasiel Puig is making his mark against left-handed pitching while helping the Dodgers in a major way. The Cuban outfielder’s three-run homer highlighted a five-run first inning in a 9-3 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night, extending the Dodgers’ NL West ...

Cubs celebrate division title by beating Brewers

Sep 17, 2016

Cubs celebrate division title by beating Brewers

MLB Cubs 5 Brewers 4 Miguel Montero and the Chicago Cubs were going to celebrate no matter what happened in Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. One sweet swing by the veteran catcher turned it into one raucous party. Montero homered in the 10th ...

Tanaka misses milestone as Red Sox overturn Yanks

Sep 16, 2016

Tanaka misses milestone as Red Sox overturn Yanks

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka pitched four-hit ball over seven innings Thursday but was not involved in the decision as the New York Yankees allowed the Boston Red Sox to come from behind in a 7-5 defeat. Tanaka, who was looking to post his career-high 14th ...

Mariners' Iwakuma notches 16th victory of season

Sep 15, 2016

Mariners' Iwakuma notches 16th victory of season

Ask the streaking Seattle Mariners what the primary catalyst for their success has been over the past few weeks, and they won’t say home runs or quality starting pitching. They’ll say it’s fun. Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz homered in the fifth and seventh ...

Ichiro raps out 3 hits, raises average to .301

Sep 13, 2016

Ichiro raps out 3 hits, raises average to .301

Miami outfielder Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-5 with an RBI Monday to raise his average to .301 and move up in the 3,000-hit club list and take sole possession of 25th place, but the Atlanta Braves beat the Marlins 12-7. At Turner Field, Ichiro doubled ...

Marlins get past Dodgers, Maeda

Sep 12, 2016

Marlins get past Dodgers, Maeda

Ichiro Suzuki connected for a hit off countryman Kenta Maeda as the Miami Marlins blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 on Sunday. Ichiro, who made the starting lineup for the first time in three games, smacked Maeda’s slider into center field in the fourth ...

Tanaka wins 13th with gem against Rays

Sep 11, 2016

Tanaka wins 13th with gem against Rays

Masahiro Tanaka worked into the eighth inning, pitching the surging New York Yankees to a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. After a half-hour rain delay, Tanaka (13-4) had trouble putting batters away. He threw a 22-pitch first inning, starting with ...

Ichiro passes Palmeiro, climbs to 26th on MLB all-time hit list

Sep 8, 2016

Ichiro passes Palmeiro, climbs to 26th on MLB all-time hit list

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-4 on Wednesday for the Miami Marlins in a 6-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The two hits raised Ichiro’s career hit total to 3,021, lifting him into 26th on the majors’ all-time hit list. Rafael Palmeiro, with 3,020, is 27th, ...

Ichiro's first home run of year not enough for Marlins

Sep 7, 2016

Ichiro's first home run of year not enough for Marlins

Ichiro Suzuki hit his first home run of the season Tuesday, but that was not enough to lift Miami as the Marlins lost 4-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies for their fifth straight defeat. Ichiro, who was left out of the staring lineup for the ...