A-Rod hits three homers in victory

Jul 26, 2015

A-Rod hits three homers in victory

Alex Rodriguez gave himself an early 40th birthday present. Three of them, actually. Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career and keyed a ninth-inning rally against All-Star closer Glen Perkins, sending the New York Yankees over ...

Phillies ace Hamels throws first no-hitter

Jul 26, 2015

Phillies ace Hamels throws first no-hitter

The scouts packed the seats behind home plate, and Cole Hamels put on quite a show. The lanky left-hander was dominant on a picturesque afternoon at Wrigley Field. Quite the timing, too. Hamels struck out 13 in baseball’s third no-hitter of the season, leading ...

Jul 25, 2015

Aoki remains on DL, awaits return to Giants

San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki remained on the disabled list in minor league rehab on Friday, awaiting his return to the majors. Although Aoki had been poised to come off the disabled list on Friday, he was continuing his minor league rehab with ...

Pirates turn tables on Scherzer

Jul 25, 2015

Pirates turn tables on Scherzer

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer put his team in an early hole when Pedro Alvarez crushed a two-run home run out of the stadium in the second inning. His hitters responded with four runs in the fourth that should have put Scherzer back in ...

Tanaka sharp again as Yankees sweep Orioles

Jul 24, 2015

Tanaka sharp again as Yankees sweep Orioles

Masahiro Tanaka put in another strong performance on Thursday to pick up his seventh win as the New York Yankees routed the Baltimore Orioles 9-3, completing a three-game sweep. Tanaka (7-3) showed pinpoint accuracy for most of his 7⅔ innings, striking out seven and ...

Jul 24, 2015

Expecting dad Greinke's shutout streak on hold

Zack Greinke’s shutout streak is on hold while the Los Angeles Dodgers ace and his wife await the birth of their first child. Greinke has pitched 43⅔ scoreless innings, and was set to start Friday night against the New York Mets at Citi Field. ...

Jul 24, 2015

Giants delay Aoki's return from Triple-A

Norichika Aoki’s return to the San Francisco Giants will be delayed, the National League club said Thursday. The outfielder, who’s on the disabled list with a foot injury, was set to be activated and added to the roster for the team’s series opener against ...

Angels keep win streak alive

Jul 23, 2015

Angels keep win streak alive

Huston Street had to wait two weeks between his 299th and 300th saves, partly because of a minor groin injury and partly because of the All-Star break. But mostly because his Los Angeles Angels have been so good that they barely needed their closer ...

Rangers' Choo hits for cycle

Jul 22, 2015

Rangers' Choo hits for cycle

Choo Shin-soo was simply concentrating on having one more good at-bat. When his line drive went over center fielder Charlie Blackmon’s head, Choo found himself chugging for third base and into the Texas Rangers’ record book. Choo’s leadoff triple in the ninth inning completed ...

Jul 22, 2015

Aoki poised to return to Giants after rehab game

San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki may be activated as early as Friday after playing a game in the minors, his first in over a month, on Tuesday. Aoki, who was placed on the disabled list with a fractured right fibula by San Francisco ...

U.S. ends Bonds prosecution without conviction

Jul 22, 2015

U.S. ends Bonds prosecution without conviction

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday formally dropped what was left of its criminal case against Major League Baseball career home run leader Barry Bonds over allegations he received performance-enhancing drugs, ending a nearly decade-long prosecution of one of the most famous American ...

Jul 21, 2015

Pirates place Mercer on 15-day disabled list

Pittsburgh shortstop Jordy Mercer is expected to miss six weeks because of a knee injury, leaving the Pirates without their starters on the left side of the infield possibly until September. The Pirates put Mercer on the 15-day disabled list Monday, a day after ...