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Jul 19, 2014

Surgery set to end Sabathia's season

CC Sabathia is scheduled for season-ending surgery on his right knee next week, ending any hope of him returning to the New York Yankees’ ravaged rotation this year. Sabathia will have surgery Wednesday, and general manager Brian Cashman said he thinks “in theory” the ...

Jul 19, 2014

Canseco returns to A's for reunion

Jose Canseco was nervous and scared about showing up to the reunion for the 1989 World Series champion Oakland Athletics this weekend. Until Friday, Canseco had not been back to the Coliseum since his playing days ended and he wrote his infamous book that ...

Giants find bats in victory

Jul 19, 2014

Giants find bats in victory

Anxious to end a five-week swoon, the San Francisco Giants are hitting again, which is why they’re back in first place in the NL West. Brandon Crawford and Pablo Sandoval homered Friday, and the Giants totaled 13 hits to beat the Miami Marlins 9-1. ...

Darvish ends Texas' slide

Jul 19, 2014

Darvish ends Texas' slide

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish came to the rescue to help snap his team’s eight-game losing streak, matching his season high with 12 strikeouts en route to a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Darvish (9-5) allowed one run and ...

Eldred, Carp like their chances in CL

Jul 19, 2014

Eldred, Carp like their chances in CL

by Jason Coskrey

One can only imagine what went through Hiroshima Carp manager Kenjiro Nomura’s mind in the Central League dugout when Brad Eldred went down after fouling a ball off his foot in the seventh inning of the 2014 All-Star Series opener on Saturday at Seibu ...

Jul 17, 2014

Offerman lawsuit trial set to start

A jury has been seated to hear a lawsuit accusing former major leaguer Jose Offerman of a baseball bat attack during a 2007 minor league game in Connecticut. Offerman’s lawyer, Frank Riccio II, said Wednesday that testimony in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport is ...

Messenger lights up Dragons in Tigers win

Jul 16, 2014

Messenger lights up Dragons in Tigers win

Randy Messenger threw eight scoreless innings and Oh Seung-hwan saved his 22nd game as the Hanshin Tigers defeated Chunichi Dragons 2-0 to wrap up the first half of the season heading into the All-Star break on Wednesday night. Messenger (8-7) scattered three hits, all ...

NPB officials welcome return of series against MLB

Jul 16, 2014

NPB officials welcome return of series against MLB

Eight years after turning their backs on visiting major league all-star tours, Japan’s players are welcoming the big leaguers back with open arms for games in November. For the first time since 2006, a team of major league all stars will visit Japan in ...