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Dodgers' Kenta Maeda fans 12 in impressive outing

Kenta Maeda dominated Colorado's hitters, retiring 10 of his final 14 batters on strikeouts. Maeda is coming up big at a time when the Los Angeles Dodgers are down three starters: ace Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Ryu Hyun-jin. Maeda tossed two-hit ball into the seventh inning and struck out a season-high ...

Marlins release reliever Junichi Tazawa

/ May 23, 2018

Marlins release reliever Junichi Tazawa

Right-handed reliever Junichi Tazawa was released by the Miami Marlins and will remain in the United States in a bid to land a minor-league contract, baseball sources said Tuesday. The Marlins designated Tazawa for assignment on Thursday after a pair of dismal outings last week ...

Brandon McCarthy leads Braves past Phillies

/ May 23, 2018

Brandon McCarthy leads Braves past Phillies

Brandon McCarthy keeps finding ways to beat the Phillies. McCarthy tossed 5⅔ sharp innings, Ozzie Albies hit his 14th homer and the Atlanta Braves beat Philadelphia 3-1 on Tuesday night. McCarthy (5-2) allowed one run and four hits with five strikeouts. He is 4-0 with a ...

Yankees bash four homers to make Masahiro Tanaka a winner

/ May 22, 2018

Yankees bash four homers to make Masahiro Tanaka a winner

Gleyber Torres was only three months old when Bartolo Colon made his major league debut. Now Torres is a rookie second baseman helping the New York Yankees in a power stretch never accomplished by past Bronx Bombers — none of those teams with Babe Ruth, ...

Shohei Ohtani strikes out nine to lead Angels past Rays

/ May 21, 2018

Shohei Ohtani strikes out nine to lead Angels past Rays

Shohei Ohtani left the mound to a standing ovation after his longest, deepest start for the Los Angeles Angels. He doffed his cap with a weary right arm, acknowledging the roars for the latest milestone in his remarkable rookie season. The Angels already knew Ohtani ...

Kemp comes through to help Dodgers sweep doubleheader

/ May 20, 2018

Kemp comes through to help Dodgers sweep doubleheader

Not much has gone right for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, and it appeared the most last year's NL champions could hope for on Saturday was a split of a day-night doubleheader with the Washington Nationals after they ran into yet another dominant ...

Rays rout slumping Angels

/ May 19, 2018

Rays rout slumping Angels

Wilson Ramos homered twice and drove in three runs to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to their fifth straight win, 8-3 over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Blake Snell (5-3) gave up two runs in 6⅔ innings while striking out eight to help ...

/ May 19, 2018

Padres release veteran third baseman Chase Headley

The San Diego Padres have released third baseman Chase Headley, six days after designating him for assignment. The 34-year-old cleared waivers, which was not surprising considering any team claiming him would be responsible for paying the remainder of his $13 million salary. The Padres made the ...

Shohei Ohtani replica sets sell out on first day

/ May 16, 2018

Shohei Ohtani replica sets sell out on first day

Japanese sporting goods maker Asics Corp. said Wednesday that all of its limited-edition replica baseball gear sets of Los Angeles Angels pitching-slugging sensation Shohei Ohtani sold out in one day. Asics offered 17 sets, a nod to his uniform number, and started accepting online reservations ...