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Van den Hurk returns to Hawks in winning form

Sep 18, 2016

Van den Hurk returns to Hawks in winning form

With the Pacific League pennant race as tight as can be, Rick Van den Hurk threw six solid innings for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in an 8-5 win over the Orix Buffaloes on Sunday afternoon. The Dutch international, who had not pitched on the ...

Granderson powers Mets

Sep 18, 2016

Granderson powers Mets

Curtis Granderson’s upbeat personality aided the Mets in navigating a difficult day at the ballpark. A couple of big swings in extra innings helped, too. Granderson hit a solo home run with two outs in the 12th inning after also connecting for a tying ...

Darvish struggles as Rangers lose to A's

Sep 18, 2016

Darvish struggles as Rangers lose to A's

While the Texas Rangers are getting close to clinching another AL West title, their top two pitchers are struggling a bit. Yu Darvish matched a career high allowing seven runs, a night after All-Star lefty Cole Hamels had another subpar outing, and the AL-best ...

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 ...

Sep 16, 2016

MLB suspends Padres GM Preller for 30 days

Major League Baseball has suspended San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller for 30 days without pay, an unprecedented punishment for what an official said was a failure to disclose medical information when pitcher Drew Pomeranz was traded to the Red Sox in July. ...

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 ...