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 ...

Blue Jays roll to 11th straight

Aug 14, 2015

Blue Jays roll to 11th straight

When the Toronto Blue Jays welcome the New York Yankees to town on Friday night, they’ll send ace David Price to the mound in search of a franchise-record 12th straight win. Are they confident? You bet. The surging Blue Jays have that in abundance ...

Blue Jays run winning streak to nine

Aug 12, 2015

Blue Jays run winning streak to nine

Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison reached a place he hadn’t been in almost three months: the eighth inning. Jose Bautista hit a solo home run, Hutchison pitched seven strong innings and the streaking Blue Jays won their ninth straight game, beating the Oakland ...

Tanaka ends winless run as Yankees defeat Athletics

Jul 10, 2015

Tanaka ends winless run as Yankees defeat Athletics

Masahiro Tanaka tossed a season-high 114 pitches over 7⅔ innings in a strong showing Thursday as the Yankees topped the Oakland A’s 6-2. Tanaka (5-3) recorded six strikeouts and allowed two runs — one earned — on just two hits to pick up his ...