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Fighters hold off Hawks to complete sweep

Third-year reliever Kazutomo Iguchi bailed out the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in the eighth inning to help them scrape out a 7-5 win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Before 30,927 at Sapporo Dome, Iguchi (1-1) entered a tie game with two outs and two ...

Mariners give Servais extension

/ Jul 21, 2018

Mariners give Servais extension

The Seattle Mariners will have some continuity in the managerial chair for a change. Seattle signed Scott Servais to a multiyear contract extension Friday as the club opened the second half of the season in position to potentially end the longest current playoff drought in ...

Carpenter blasts 3 HRs, 2 doubles

/ Jul 21, 2018

Carpenter blasts 3 HRs, 2 doubles

Already in the midst of a monster game, Matt Carpenter almost left too early. Carpenter stuck around for one more swing, and connected for a three-run homer Friday that capped off a historic performance for the St. Louis Cardinals in an 18-5 romp over the ...

Big bats carry Cubs past rival Cards

/ Jul 20, 2018

Big bats carry Cubs past rival Cards

The All-Star break is over. It's right about now when the Chicago Cubs usually take off. Jason Heyward had three hits and two RBIs, Ian Happ belted a two-run homer and the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 on Thursday for their fourth consecutive ...

Shohei Ohtani medically cleared to begin throwing again

/ Jul 20, 2018

Shohei Ohtani medically cleared to begin throwing again

Shohei Ohtani has been cleared to start a throwing progression after undergoing a medical evaluation of his right elbow, the Los Angeles Angels announced Thursday. The 24-year-old has not pitched since June 6 because of a Grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in ...

Dodgers land All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles

/ Jul 19, 2018

Dodgers land All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles

The Los Angeles Dodgers won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night. The Orioles received five prospects: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-hander Dean Kremer, third baseman Rylan Bannon, righty Zach Pop and third baseman Breyvic ...

Brewers All-Star Josh Hader addresses tweets

/ Jul 18, 2018

Brewers All-Star Josh Hader addresses tweets

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader took responsibility for racist and homophobic tweets that resurfaced while he was pitching in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night. Hader was alerted to an online firestorm regarding the tweets when he came out of the game. He locked his ...

AL outlasts NL for victory in All-Star slugfest

/ Jul 18, 2018

AL outlasts NL for victory in All-Star slugfest

A record 10 home runs. A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 Tuesday night for ...

Mickey Mantle card worth $10 million on display

/ Jul 17, 2018

Mickey Mantle card worth $10 million on display

The "Holy Grail" of baseball cards, a pristine 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle valued at several million dollars, was delivered to the History Colorado Center on Monday via armored truck for a 72-hour public display. "I want the community to enjoy looking at the card," said ...