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Boston's win streak ends at 10

/ Jul 14, 2018

Boston's win streak ends at 10

The streak had to end some time. Rick Porcello just didn't want it to be his fault. Justin Smoak homered and Kevin Pillar hit a two-run double as the Toronto Blue Jays chased the Boston right-hander in a five-run third inning on Friday night, beating the ...

Dominant Kenta Maeda helps Dodgers hold off rival Padres

/ Jul 12, 2018

Dominant Kenta Maeda helps Dodgers hold off rival Padres

Kenta Maeda pitched effectively into the sixth inning and Matt Kemp, Logan Forsythe and Chris Taylor each delivered an RBI single as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Wednesday. The surging Dodgers pulled within a half-game of NL West-leading Arizona ...

/ Jul 12, 2018

Angels hurler Shohei Ohtani awaits re-evaluation of pitching elbow

Los Angeles Angels hurler Shohei Ohtani, who received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right pitching elbow last month, will be re-evaluated by team physicians on July 19, team manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday. Ohtani was cleared to resume hitting and returned to the lineup ...

Yankees fall against Orioles in Tanaka's return from DL

/ Jul 11, 2018

Yankees fall against Orioles in Tanaka's return from DL

Masahiro Tanaka returned from the disabled list to start for the first time in a month on Tuesday, but the Baltimore Orioles spoiled his comeback by ending the night with a 6-5 walk-off victory over the New York Yankees. Tanaka lasted just 4⅓ innings in ...

Toledo Mud Hens release reliever Junichi Tazawa

/ Jul 10, 2018

Toledo Mud Hens release reliever Junichi Tazawa

The Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens released right-hander Junichi Tazawa on Monday after he played for them for just over a month. The 32-year-old veteran reliever, who signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers on June 4, went 0-1 in seven games with a ...

Shohei Ohtani lifts Angels with first pinch-hit home run

/ Jul 9, 2018

Shohei Ohtani lifts Angels with first pinch-hit home run

Shohei Ohtani's versatility was on display again Sunday. The two-way star launched a pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning that sent Andrew Heaney and the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Bothered by a sore knee, Ohtani drove his ...

Mark Reynolds' career night leads Nationals past Marlins

/ Jul 8, 2018

Mark Reynolds' career night leads Nationals past Marlins

Mark Reynolds may have sent his manager toward a sleepless night. How is Dave Martinez supposed to rest when he's got to figure out whether Reynolds' career night earned him another start Sunday? "Well, I mean I'm going to sleep just fine. That's his problem," Reynolds ...

Padres recall Kazuhisa Makita from minors

/ Jul 8, 2018

Padres recall Kazuhisa Makita from minors

The San Diego Padres said they have called up right-hander Kazuhisa Makita from the minors Saturday, the day after the National League team optioned the Japanese to Triple-A El Paso. The 33-year-old reliever was summoned from El Paso to cover for left-hander Jose Castillo, who ...