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Indians sweep twin bill again

/ Sep 2, 2017

Indians sweep twin bill again

The Cleveland Indians are playing so well, they're piling up wins two at a time. The AL Central leaders completed their second doubleheader sweep in three days, routing Detroit 10-0 Friday night for their ninth straight victory. Mike Clevinger pitched six sharp innings to finish off ...

Tigers trade Verlander to title-chasing Astros

/ Sep 1, 2017

Tigers trade Verlander to title-chasing Astros

The Houston Astros acquired Justin Verlander in a trade with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. The right-hander joins the American League West leaders and a rotation that includes Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers. "He adds a boost to our rotation," Astros owner Jim Crane said. "He's ...

D-Backs pound Maeda, slumping Dodgers

/ Sep 1, 2017

D-Backs pound Maeda, slumping Dodgers

Kenta Maeda was rocked for seven runs over just three innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell 8-1 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday for their fifth straight defeat. The Dodgers were swept for the first time this season and former teammate Zack Greinke was ...

Tigers sign veteran right-hander Mendoza

/ Aug 31, 2017

Tigers sign veteran right-hander Mendoza

The Hanshin Tigers acquired Mexican right-hander Luis Mendoza on Thursday after claiming him on waivers. The 33-year-old Mendoza has played in Japan since 2014 with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. During that span, he is 27-36 with a 3.80 ERA for the Pacific League club. His ...

Cardinals ship Leake to Mariners for minor leaguer

/ Aug 31, 2017

Cardinals ship Leake to Mariners for minor leaguer

The Mariners acquired right-hander Mike Leake from the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday for minor league infielder Rayder Ascanio as Seattle tries to bolster its beleaguered starting rotation during the AL wild-card race. Seattle is without James Paxton, Felix Hernandez and Hisahi Iwakuma due to ...

Strasburg sparks Nats past Marlins

/ Aug 31, 2017

Strasburg sparks Nats past Marlins

Stephen Strasburg was already enjoying one of the best pitching performances of his career when he added another memorable moment: A go-ahead home run. Strasburg tossed a complete game six-hitter in addition to his fifth-inning shot, Wilmer Difo added a home run and the Washington ...

Arihara, Drake lead Fighters to win over Hawks

/ Aug 30, 2017

Arihara, Drake lead Fighters to win over Hawks

Kohei Arihara threw a four-hitter on Wednesday, pitching the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to a 3-1 win over the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Before 15,111 at Asahikawa Starffin Stadium in central Hokkaido, Arihara (7-11) allowed a run without issuing a walk. The right-hander needed ...

Aoki released by Blue Jays, becomes free agent

/ Aug 30, 2017

Aoki released by Blue Jays, becomes free agent

Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki was granted his unconditional release by the Toronto Blue Jays, the American League club said Tuesday. Aoki was designated for assignment on Monday and cleared to become a free agent with the right to negotiate with any team, potentially a contending ...