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Sale falls short of breaking strikeout record

Chris Sale was perfectly happy to sit back and watch the Red Sox hitters do the work this time. Sale cruised into the fifth inning, then was rewarded in the seventh when the Boston batters erupted for seven runs on their way to a 9-4 victory over the Texas Rangers ...

Darvish, Napoli key Rangers' win

/ May 22, 2017

Darvish, Napoli key Rangers' win

Yu Darvish received backing from a 15-hit offense and overcame a shaky start Sunday, picking up his fifth win of the season in the Texas Rangers’ 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Darvish (5-2) allowed two runs and five hits while striking out seven ...

Tanaka delivers second straight woeful performance

/ May 21, 2017

Tanaka delivers second straight woeful performance

Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka was roughed up for the second straight start Saturday, allowing six earned runs and three home runs in just three innings in New York’s 9-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Coming off the worst outing of his major league ...

Rangers extend win streak to 10

/ May 20, 2017

Rangers extend win streak to 10

The Texas Rangers are the hottest team in baseball. That hasn’t done much for them in the standings because they’re in the same division as Houston, the best team in the majors so far this season. Mike Napoli and Joey Gallo hit homers, giving ...

Hara leads Swallows to win over Tigers

/ May 19, 2017

Hara leads Swallows to win over Tigers

Juri Hara allowed a run in six innings, pitching the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to their third straight victory, a 4-2 win over the Central League-leading Hanshin Tigers on Friday. Before 28,264 at historic Jingu Stadium, the second-year right-hander faced only one scoring threat through ...

Baez hits grand slam, Bryant homers as Cubs beat Reds 9-5

/ May 19, 2017

Baez hits grand slam, Bryant homers as Cubs beat Reds 9-5

The Cubs are starting to show the pop that helped propel them to their first championship in 108 years. For that, manager Joe Maddon credited their starting pitching. Javier Baez hit a grand slam, Kris Bryant homered and the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds ...

May 19, 2017

MLB wants to change posting system

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday he would like revisions made to the posting system agreement for Japanese players that the league has with Nippon Professional Baseball by this offseason. Under the current posting system which has been in place since 2013, ...