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Thames bashes way into Brewers' record book

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Eric Thames is bashing his way into the Milwaukee Brewers’ record book. No adjustment period necessary for the bushy-bearded first baseman in his first season back in the majors after three years playing ball in South Korea. With a two-run shot on Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds, Thames upped ...

Heyward, Russell power Cubs past Pirates

/ Apr 25, 2017

Heyward, Russell power Cubs past Pirates

Jason Heyward is getting tired of talking about his rebuilt swing. Considering what the Chicago Cubs center fielder is doing at the plate these days, the conversation will soon flip from his new-look swing to the results. Heyward hit his third home run in ...

Darvish bounces back to help Rangers complete sweep

/ Apr 24, 2017

Darvish bounces back to help Rangers complete sweep

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish said Sunday he was able to put on his strongest showing since elbow reconstruction surgery in 2015 as he helped his team beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2. Darvish, who threw a season-high eight innings in his fifth start ...

Maeda allows six in latest outing

/ Apr 23, 2017

Maeda allows six in latest outing

Kenta Maeda gave up six runs over five innings and suffered his second loss of the season as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell 11-5 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. At Chase Field in Phoenix, Maeda (1-2) yielded nine hits including four home runs, ...

A's get best of Mariners, Iwakuma

/ Apr 22, 2017

A's get best of Mariners, Iwakuma

Hisashi Iwakuma is still looking for his first win of the season after another unsuccessful attempt Friday in the Seattle Mariners’ 3-1 defeat to the Oakland Athletics. In his fourth start of the season, Iwakuma gave up three runs and five hits, including two ...

Bumgarner put on DL after dirt bike accident

/ Apr 22, 2017

Bumgarner put on DL after dirt bike accident

Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his big league career Friday after a dirt bike accident that sent him to a hospital with bruised ribs and a sprained joint in his pitching shoulder. San ...

Boston's Sale fans 13 in win over Toronto

/ Apr 21, 2017

Boston's Sale fans 13 in win over Toronto

When his first pitch of the day was driven to the edge of the warning track, Chris Sale was concerned he might be in for a long afternoon. Turns out he had nothing to worry about. Sale struck out 13 over eight shutout innings, ...

/ Apr 20, 2017

Jeter, Jeb Bush unite in quest to buy Marlins

Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush have formed a team in their attempt to buy a team. The former New York Yankees star and former Florida governor have joined forces in their pursuit of the Miami Marlins, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. ...

Ichiro slugs first homer in defeat

/ Apr 20, 2017

Ichiro slugs first homer in defeat

Miami’s Ichiro Suzuki on Wednesday homered for the first time this season and did so at Safeco Field, his former home ballpark, although the Marlins squandered an early lead in a 10-5 defeat to the Seattle Mariners. In the finale of a three-game series ...

A's condemn Darvish to second loss

/ Apr 19, 2017

A's condemn Darvish to second loss

Yu Darvish suffered his second loss of the season, allowing four earned runs in 5⅓ innings Tuesday as the Texas Rangers went down 4-2 against the Oakland Athletics. Darvish (1-2) cruised through five innings, striking out four and allowing just a single in the ...

/ Apr 19, 2017

Giants manager Bochy undergoes minor heart procedure

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy underwent a minor heart procedure in San Diego on Tuesday, forcing him to miss the team’s two-game series against the Royals. Bochy, who has a history of heart issues, had been complaining of discomfort in recent days. He ...

Pirates' Marte hit with 80-game doping ban

/ Apr 19, 2017

Pirates' Marte hit with 80-game doping ban

Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. The league said Tuesday that Marte tested positive for the steroid Nandrolone. He will be eligible to return in mid-July. Marte was ...