Ex-Cardinals executive gets four years for Astros hack

Jul 19, 2016

Ex-Cardinals executive gets four years for Astros hack

A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros’ player personnel database and email system in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs. ...

Ichiro's three-hit game puts him within six of 3,000 in MLB

Jul 19, 2016

Ichiro's three-hit game puts him within six of 3,000 in MLB

Ichiro Suzuki started for the first time in 10 games and paid dividends with his fifth three-hit game of the season in the Miami Marlins’ 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Suzuki moved within six hits of a career 3,000 after ...

Tanaka outduels Price to lift Yankees over Red Sox

Jul 18, 2016

Tanaka outduels Price to lift Yankees over Red Sox

Just a couple of days into the season’s second half, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said his team needed to win this one. Fortunately for New York, he had the right men on the mound. Masahiro Tanaka outpitched David Price in their first matchup to ...

Former Red Sox reliever Okajima retires

Jul 18, 2016

Former Red Sox reliever Okajima retires

Former Boston reliever Hideki Okajima called it a career on Monday and will throw out the ceremonial opening pitch for the Red Sox against the New York Yankees on Aug. 11. Okajima, 40, had an invitation to spring training on a minor league contract ...

Ichiro moves closer to milestone with three hits in victory

Jul 18, 2016

Ichiro moves closer to milestone with three hits in victory

Ichiro Suzuki was floored by the consistent, appreciative reception from a packed road crowd, which cheered him every chance it got. He was touched, too, by actions of St. Louis Cardinals players who gave him plenty of time to gather it in all weekend. ...

Gurriel signs with Astros

Jul 17, 2016

Gurriel signs with Astros

Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow first saw Yulieski Gurriel play a decade ago in a tournament in Amsterdam. He imagined him playing in the major leagues and made that dream a reality Saturday when he signed the Cuban free agent to a five-year deal ...

Darvish Ks nine, takes loss in return to mound

Jul 17, 2016

Darvish Ks nine, takes loss in return to mound

Yu Darvish was pleased with his first start since June 8 after recovering from shoulder discomfort, even though his pitch count quickly rose and he fell short of pitching five innings. Darvish returned from the disabled list to strike out nine but was inefficient ...

Iwakuma, Cano lift Mariners over Astros

Jul 17, 2016

Iwakuma, Cano lift Mariners over Astros

After losing his first two starts against Houston this season, Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma got the better of the Astros on Saturday with one of his best performances of the season. Iwakuma limited Houston to two hits in seven innings, Robinson Cano provided the only ...

Jul 16, 2016

Broncos, Miller finalize lofty deal

Super Bowl MVP Von Miller practiced both pirouettes and patience this offseason. While his dance moves didn’t earn him the title on “Dancing With The Stars,” Miller’s stare-down in contract negotiations paid off Friday when he signed a six-year, $114.5 million deadline deal with ...

Strasburg baffles Bucs,  moves to 13-0

Jul 16, 2016

Strasburg baffles Bucs, moves to 13-0

Stephen Strasburg so badly wanted to start the Washington Nationals’ first game after the break that he gave up the chance to pitch in the All-Star Game in his hometown of San Diego. His 13th victory was a reward for that. Strasburg allowed one ...

Jul 15, 2016

Training clinic owner sues MLB

The owner of a training and sports medicine clinic sued Major League Baseball and several of its employees Thursday, claiming they caused the company’s social media accounts to be illegally hacked during the sport’s Biogenesis investigation. Neiman Nix, a 29th-round draft pick of the ...

Jul 15, 2016

Red Sox reliever Tazawa put on 15-day DL

The Boston Red Sox have placed right-hander Junichi Tazawa on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement. The move is retroactive to July 4. To fill Tazawa’s spot on the 25-man roster, the Red Sox recalled righty William Cuevas from Triple-A Pawtucket. ...