Verlander takes no-hit bid into ninth against Angels

Aug 27, 2015

Verlander takes no-hit bid into ninth against Angels

Justin Verlander leaned forward a bit, hoping this line drive would land foul. Then he arched his back in disappointment when the ball hit the line, kicking up chalk on its way to the left-field corner. Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter ...

Marlins beat Pirates

Aug 26, 2015

Marlins beat Pirates

Ichiro Suzuki reached 10,000 plate appearances in the majors on Tuesday, when he went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice, a walk and a stolen base for the Miami Marlins in a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ichiro, who now has 10,003 plate appearances, is ...

Darvish feeling no pain after return to throwing

Aug 26, 2015

Darvish feeling no pain after return to throwing

Yu Darvish is throwing again after Tommy John ligament replacement surgery on his elbow during spring training. So far so good for the Texas Rangers ace who is a week into his throwing program. “I have no pain whatsoever,” Darvish said through an interpreter ...

Mets mash eight homers in Wright's dramatic return

Aug 25, 2015

Mets mash eight homers in Wright's dramatic return

David Wright’s return sparked a home run derby. Wright hit a long homer on his first major league swing in 133 days, Wilmer Flores went deep twice and the New York Mets set a franchise record with eight long balls in a 16-7 victory ...

Piscotty, Wacha guide Cardinals past Padres

Aug 24, 2015

Piscotty, Wacha guide Cardinals past Padres

Looking to avoid getting swept for the first time this season one night after getting shut out, Stephen Piscotty and the St. Louis Cardinals struck early and often. Piscotty homered twice and drove in five runs and Michael Wacha pitched six solid innings to ...

Tazawa implodes in ninth as Red Sox fall against Royals

Aug 24, 2015

Tazawa implodes in ninth as Red Sox fall against Royals

Boston’s Junichi Tazawa found out the hard way that life as a closer can have its lousy days. Tazawa gave up four runs and six hits in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for an 8-6 victory over the Red Sox ...

Tanaka takes sixth loss of season

Aug 22, 2015

Tanaka takes sixth loss of season

New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka picked up his sixth loss of the season in a 7-3 defeat to the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on Friday. Tanaka was charged with three runs — including a solo homer by Carlos Santana — and seven ...

Astros' Fiers throws no-hitter

Aug 22, 2015

Astros' Fiers throws no-hitter

Growing up, Mike Fiers remembers watching Nolan Ryan throw no-hitter after no-hitter. After pitching his first one Friday night, Fiers finally got to meet the man who spun so many gems. Fiers pitched the second no-hitter in the major leagues in nine days, leading ...

D-Backs trying to set up roots in Japan

Aug 22, 2015

D-Backs trying to set up roots in Japan

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Takashi Saito, a former major leaguer and currently a reliever for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, announced his intention to retire from baseball at the end of the year on Monday in Sendai. It was a happy coincidence Saito’s news conference was the same ...

Archer throws gem to beat Astros

Aug 21, 2015

Archer throws gem to beat Astros

Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer gained a pair of young fans at this year’s All-Star game and gave them a shout-out after pitching a one-hitter in a 1-0 win over their father’s team on Thursday night. “I was motivated by Haley and Kaitlin, A.J. Hinch’s ...

Molina delivers key effort for Cardinals

Aug 20, 2015

Molina delivers key effort for Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny guessed right batting Yadier Molina cleanup for the first time all season. Molina capped an impressive game with his 100th career homer in the bottom of the eighth that snapped a tie in a 4-3 victory over the ...

MLB stars' participation in Premier 12 doubtful

Aug 19, 2015

MLB stars' participation in Premier 12 doubtful

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This autumn’s inaugural Premier 12 international tournament will likely be without any active major leaguers, a Major League Baseball executive suggested Wednesday. Japanese fans hoping to see Ichiro Suzuki, Masahiro Tanaka or Norichika Aoki return to Japan’s national team this November for the first ...