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Aug 22, 2014

Matsuzaka effective in third rehab start

New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two hits in five innings on Thursday in his third rehab appearance while on the disabled list due to inflammation in his pitching elbow. Pitching in a Single-A game for the Brooklyn Cyclones against the Staten Island ...

Aug 22, 2014

Tanaka to throw batting practice

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is slated to throw batting practice for the first time since injuring his elbow in July, Yankees manager Joe Girardi revealed on Thursday. Girardi said his first-year right-hander would pitch BP at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. “Each step he increases intensity,” ...

Kershaw snatches 15th win

Aug 22, 2014

Kershaw snatches 15th win

The first-place Dodgers have staged plenty of comebacks this season. Just not after seven innings. They snapped an 0-for-46 skid with two runs in the eighth and Clayton Kershaw outdueled Tyson Ross for a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night. ...

Miura delivers another quality start for BayStars

Aug 21, 2014

Miura delivers another quality start for BayStars

Forty-year-old ace Daisuke Miura threw seven innings on Thursday night to win his fifth straight start as the Yokohama BayStars beat the third-place Hiroshima Carp 3-0. Miura (5-4) allowed five hits and two walks, while striking out three. He was fortunate to leave the ...

Aug 21, 2014

Fighters cut infielder Abreu

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters announced on Thursday that they have terminated the contract of Michel Abreu, who led the Pacific League in home runs last season. Abreu has been limited to just six games this season because of a lower back injury, and ...

Aug 21, 2014

Ailing slugger Despaigne deactivated

Newly acquired Cuban slugger Alfredo Despaigne has been deactivated from the Chiba Lotte Marines active roster after being diagnosed with a lower back injury, the Pacific League club said Thursday. Despaigne complained of pain in his right midriff and was replaced during the Marines’ ...

Nats keep win streak alive

Aug 21, 2014

Nats keep win streak alive

Bryce Harper has a suggestion for those looking for the perfect word to describe the Washington Nationals’ recent run of walk-off victories and nine straight wins overall. Harper scored the winning run on pinch hitter Anthony Rendon’s single in the ninth inning as Washington ...

Blue Jays rally past Brewers

Aug 21, 2014

Blue Jays rally past Brewers

Munenori Kawasaki hit a game-tying RBI double and scored the go-ahead run in a five-run sixth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 on Wednesday. With the Blue Jays trailing 3-2, Kawasaki came up with one out and ...

Aug 21, 2014

Tanaka says injured arm feels fine

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka threw 35 pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday as he continues his rehabilitation from an elbow injury. In his second bullpen session since going on the disabled list, Tanaka tested out his curve, slider and split-fingered fastball while ...

Aug 21, 2014

Giants score rare win with protest

The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won. MLB executive Joe Torre ruled on Tuesday ...