Lincecum wins in return to majors

Jun 19, 2016

Lincecum wins in return to majors

The uniform is different. The flowing locks of shaggy brown hair that once protruded from his cap are gone. He’s lost a little zip off his fastball, too. Even so, “The Freak” came back as a force. Tim Lincecum made a winning return to ...

Rangers hurler Lewis takes no-hitter into ninth inning

Jun 17, 2016

Rangers hurler Lewis takes no-hitter into ninth inning

Texas Rangers veteran Colby Lewis, formerly a staff ace for the Hiroshima Carp, took a no-hit bid into the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics before giving up a pair of doubles in his team’s 5-1 win on the road on Thursday. Lewis, who ...

Rangers use homers to rally past A's

Jun 16, 2016

Rangers use homers to rally past A's

The Texas Rangers trailed by five runs against a resurgent All-Star pitcher, and found a way to rally for a win. That’s how things have been going for them lately. Robinson Chirinos and Rougned Odor both homered twice to lead Texas to a 7-5 ...

Tanaka finds groove as Yankees beat A's

May 22, 2016

Tanaka finds groove as Yankees beat A's

With his surgically repaired right elbow no longer throbbing in pain, Masahiro Tanaka is back to pitching the way the Yankees envisioned when they outbid several teams to lure him from Japan two years ago. Tanaka allowed one run over seven innings to get ...

Davis hits three HRs as A's outlast Texas

May 18, 2016

Davis hits three HRs as A's outlast Texas

Khris Davis surprised himself with his first career grand slam, putting the finishing touches on his sensational performance at the plate and a wild ninth inning against Texas. Davis hit a game-ending slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth for his ...

Iwakuma steps up for M's

May 4, 2016

Iwakuma steps up for M's

Hisashi Iwakuma felt the game was on the line when he faced a bases-loaded situation in the second inning. After getting through it unscathed, the offense came alive to give him some breathing room. Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Leonys Martin hit home runs, ...

Apr 28, 2016

BayStars end plan to sign McBride

The Yokohama BayStars have given up on their bid to acquire Matt McBride from the Oakland Athletics’ Triple-A affiliate, it was learned Thursday. The BayStars had reached a broad agreement with McBride, according to club officials, but the deal was scuppered when the 30-year-old ...

Feb 20, 2016

Popular Phillips passes away at 56

Tony Phillips, an infielder and outfielder who made the final defensive play in the Oakland Athletics’ sweep of the Giants during the earthquake-interrupted 1989 World Series, has died. He was 56. Oakland did not provide a cause of death Friday in announcing Phillips’ passing, ...

Oct 20, 2015

Veteran southpaw Zito calls it quits

Left-hander Barry Zito is retiring just as he planned. The pitcher made the announcement in an article he wrote for The Players’ Tribune posted Monday, saying, “I’m retiring today from baseball, but I’ll never be too far away from the game that made me ...

Angels boost playoff hopes

Sep 29, 2015

Angels boost playoff hopes

David Murphy looked around at the loaded bases, the drawn-in infield and the left-handed Oakland pitcher on the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning of a crucial game for the Los Angeles Angels’ playoff hopes. Murphy saw nothing but a chance to ...

Iwakuma sticks to proven formula in win over Athletics

Sep 7, 2015

Iwakuma sticks to proven formula in win over Athletics

Hisashi Iwakuma kept it simple. He followed his own game plan and it helped him win for the fifth time in six starts. Iwakuma pitched 6⅓ solid innings and the Seattle Mariners earned their fifth straight victory, completing a three-game sweep with a 3-2 ...

Orioles finish sweep of A's

Aug 18, 2015

Orioles finish sweep of A's

With catcher Matt Wieters out with an injury, Steve Clevenger is taking full advantage of his opportunity with the Baltimore Orioles. Clevenger hit a three-run homer, Chris Tillman won his seventh straight decision and Baltimore completed a four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with ...