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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 — ...

A's get Samardzija, Hammel from Cubs

Jul 5, 2014

A's get Samardzija, Hammel from Cubs

One of baseball’s best rotations is about to get even better. The Oakland Athletics have an agreement in place to acquire right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs for three top prospects in a surprising trade for the team with the ...

Jul 5, 2014

Damon looking for big-league chance

Teams looking for a proven hitter to help them down the stretch might want to call Johnny Damon. The three-time All-Star, two-time World Series champion and five-time .300 hitter is staying in shape, swinging the bat and eager to return to the majors. The ...

Yanks ace Tanaka collects MLB-leading 12th victory

Jul 4, 2014

Yanks ace Tanaka collects MLB-leading 12th victory

Masahiro Tanaka got some overdue run support on Thursday to break his personal two-game losing streak, going seven innings in the New York Yankees’ 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Tanaka (12-3) allowed four runs, all earned, on nine hits at Minneapolis’ Target Field. ...

Dodgers take NL West lead

Jul 4, 2014

Dodgers take NL West lead

Zack Greinke challenged baseball’s hottest hitter. The Los Angeles right-hander won the battle with Troy Tulowitzki and the Dodgers went on to win the game. Greinke pitched eight solid innings, Juan Uribe hit the go-ahead single in the ninth inning and Los Angeles beat ...

Iwasaki dominates as Hawks shred Marines

Jul 3, 2014

Iwasaki dominates as Hawks shred Marines

Sho Iwasaki combined on a seven-hit shutout with three relievers, Yuki Yanagita homered and drove in a pair of runs, and the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks routed the Chiba Lotte Marines 7-0 on Thursday night in Fukuoka. Iwasaki (2-0) allowed four hits, struck out four ...

Rays prolong Yanks' slump

Jul 3, 2014

Rays prolong Yanks' slump

The New York Yankees are below .500 in the second half of a season for the first time in seven years. They’ve scored fewer runs in the American League than everyone but Houston and Boston, and the pinstriped players in the Bronx are hardly ...

Jul 3, 2014

Gehrig glove goes up for auction

A mitt signed by legendary New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig is going up for auction. Howard Henderson was a boy some 80 years ago when the first baseman befriended him during front-yard games of catch. The glove Gehrig gave his fellow lefty will ...