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Davis shatters slump with 11th-inning homer

Jul 8, 2014

Davis shatters slump with 11th-inning homer

Every now and then, Chris Davis breaks free from his agonizing season to send out a reminder of just how dangerous he can be at the plate. Davis interrupted a lengthy slump with a tiebreaking homer in the 11th inning, part of a six-run ...

Jul 8, 2014

Arroyo needs Tommy John surgery

Bronson Arroyo had been one of baseball’s most gutsy pitchers, finding a way to take the mound no matter what was ailing him. Even after suffering a severe elbow injury in May, the Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander kept taking the ball, making six starts while ...

Samardzija has victorious debut with Athletics

Jul 7, 2014

Samardzija has victorious debut with Athletics

Jeff Samardzija arrived at the ballpark nearly five hours before making his first start with his new ballclub. The right-hander left having secured a four-game sweep for Oakland with a performance that showed exactly why the Athletics were so eager to get him in ...

Tanaka chosen for MLB All-Star Game

Jul 7, 2014

Tanaka chosen for MLB All-Star Game

by Jason Coskrey

The $175 million the New Yankees spent to acquire Masahiro Tanaka is looking more and more like a bargain with each passing day. The Japanese ace had already established himself as one of the best pitchers in the majors this year. Now he can ...

Takahashi lifts Giants to win over Dragons

Jul 6, 2014

Takahashi lifts Giants to win over Dragons

Yoshinobu Takahashi hit a tiebreaking two-run single with two outs in the eighth inning Sunday to lift the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants to a 3-1 win that completed a three-game sweep of the Chunichi Dragons. A day after Takahashi hit a three-run homer in ...

Uehara credited with win after Herrera's walk-off hit

Jul 6, 2014

Uehara credited with win after Herrera's walk-off hit

Koji Uehara was nearly perfect on Saturday, easily retiring all three batters he faced in the ninth inning and earning the win as the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 in the first game of their double header. With the score tied ...

Chono leads Dragons past Dragons in 10th

Jul 5, 2014

Chono leads Dragons past Dragons in 10th

Hisayoshi Chono went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, featuring a tiebreaking RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning that lifted Yomiuri to a 7-6 sayonara victory over the Chunichi Dragons on Saturday. The Central League-leading Giants moved a season high 14 games above ...

Cruz settling in with Marines

Jul 5, 2014

Cruz settling in with Marines

by Jason Coskrey

Luis Cruz wanted to go home. He wanted to see his family again, wanted to be back in a familiar environment. He wanted to get away from that lonely hotel room in Fort Myers, Florida, that was a long way from his native Navojoa, ...

Darvish struggles as Rangers lose

Jul 5, 2014

Darvish struggles as Rangers lose

Yu Darvish allowed four runs in five innings on Friday but did not factor in the decision in the Texas Rangers’ 6-5 interleague defeat to the New York Mets. Pitching in severe wind conditions at New York’s Citi Field, Darvish allowed five hits — ...