Apr 16, 2014

MLB marks Robinson anniversary

Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades. Jackson traveled to baseball’s 1992 winter meetings to ...

Uggla slams Phils in ninth

Apr 15, 2014

Uggla slams Phils in ninth

The Braves keep showing they are resilient and powerful. Dan Uggla hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the ninth inning, Monday night that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a wild 9-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Evan Gattis also homered twice ...

Apr 15, 2014

Ex-All-Star catcher Smith, 82, dies

Former major leaguer Hal Smith has died. Edwards Funeral Home said Smith died Saturday at age 82. A cause of death was not released. Smith was a native of Barling who signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as a catcher in 1949. He played ...

Yankees beat rival Red Sox

Apr 14, 2014

Yankees beat rival Red Sox

With a little help from the replay room, Carlos Beltran and the banged-up Yankees did just enough to hold off Boston. Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing, and New York beat the Red Sox 3-2 Sunday night with ...

Apr 14, 2014

Blue Jays call up infielder Kawasaki

Infielder Munenori Kawasaki was called up by the Toronto Blue Jays from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday. Kawasaki replaces second baseman Maicer Izturis, who was placed on the disabled list with a sprained left knee. Kawasaki will join the team in Minnesota for the three-game ...

Apr 14, 2014

Uehara could return to BoSox soon

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara’s stiff right shoulder does not appear to be serious. The Red Sox have announced that Uehara will have tests on the shoulder Monday in Boston, but the 39-year-old reliever said he felt better than expected after going through ...

Despite shaky outing, Kuroda improves to 2-1

Apr 13, 2014

Despite shaky outing, Kuroda improves to 2-1

Right-hander Hiroki Kuroda labored through six-plus innings but still picked up his second win of the season in the New York Yankees’ 7-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. Kuroda (2-1) allowed four earned runs on three walks and six hits, including ...

Apr 12, 2014

Uehara complains of stiff shoulder

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara missed a mound appearance against the New York Yankees Friday due to stiffness in his right shoulder, manager John Farrell revealed the same day. A decision on the next course of action will be made once his condition ...

Darvish stifles Astros; Rangers win in 12th

Apr 12, 2014

Darvish stifles Astros; Rangers win in 12th

There’s a pattern when Yu Darvish pitches against the Astros in Houston. Darvish took a perfect-game bid into the sixth inning, and the Texas Rangers finally finished off the Astros 1-0 on Robinson Chirinos’ RBI single in the 12th inning Friday night. Darvish retired ...

Tanaka fans 10 in no-decision

Apr 10, 2014

Tanaka fans 10 in no-decision

Masahiro Tanaka struck out 10 over seven innings of his first start at Yankee Stadium, showing off the nasty split-fingered fastball that made him the prize pitcher of the offseason after going 24-0 with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. But he also gave up ...

Apr 10, 2014

Angels' Hamilton breaks thumb

Josh Hamilton’s attempt to beat out an infield grounder with a headfirst slide into first base landed him on the bench for up to two months. The 2010 AL MVP was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday by the Los Angeles Angels with ...