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Tanaka picks up 11th victory

Masahiro Tanaka contained the Boston Red Sox for 6⅓ innings on Wednesday to record his 11th win of the season as the New York Yankees blasted five homers in a 13-8 victory. Despite a couple of early mistakes, Tanaka (11-6) limited the damage to four earned runs on six hits. ...

Greinke leads Dodgers past Giants

Sep 2, 2015

Greinke leads Dodgers past Giants

Nothing the San Francisco Giants did fazed Zack Greinke. It was a hole on the mound where he pushes off with his right ankle that bothered him. It grew bigger as the game went on, causing Greinke to tweak his ankle and draw a ...

Arrieta strikes out 12 in no-hitter for Cubs

Aug 31, 2015

Arrieta strikes out 12 in no-hitter for Cubs

Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season, and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Arrieta (17-6) struck out a season-high 12 and became the first 17-game ...

Encarnacion, fellow sluggers ignite Blue Jays

Aug 31, 2015

Encarnacion, fellow sluggers ignite Blue Jays

As the surging Blue Jays keep piling up wins, they’re starting to believe in their own championship credentials. Edwin Encarnacion homered for the fourth time in two days, Josh Donaldson also connected and Toronto routed the struggling Detroit Tigers 9-2 on Sunday to complete ...

Iwakuma digs deep to earn sixth win

Aug 30, 2015

Iwakuma digs deep to earn sixth win

Hisashi Iwakuma was not at his best but gutted it out through 5⅔ innings to pick up his sixth win of the season as the Seattle Mariners held on for a 7-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. Iwakuma (6-3) twice escaped ...

Offense carries Tanaka, Yanks

Aug 29, 2015

Offense carries Tanaka, Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka overcame a nightmarish start to go seven innings and pick up his 10th win of the season as the New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves 15-4 on Friday evening. Before 35,546 at Turner Field, Tanaka (10-6) allowed three runs on five ...

Aug 29, 2015

Scully to return for 67th season

The voice of summer in Los Angeles plans to return next year. Vin Scully will be back for a record 67th season in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers, who revealed the news Friday night. The 87-year-old Hall of Fame announcer’s consecutive years of ...

Gallardo notches 100th career win

Aug 28, 2015

Gallardo notches 100th career win

Yovani Gallardo earned his 100th career victory, Delino DeShields kept running all the way home and the Texas Rangers ended Toronto’s five-game winning streak. After losing the first two games of the series, and their hold on the American League’s second wild card, the ...

Verlander takes no-hit bid into ninth against Angels

Aug 27, 2015

Verlander takes no-hit bid into ninth against Angels

Justin Verlander leaned forward a bit, hoping this line drive would land foul. Then he arched his back in disappointment when the ball hit the line, kicking up chalk on its way to the left-field corner. Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter ...

Marlins beat Pirates

Aug 26, 2015

Marlins beat Pirates

Ichiro Suzuki reached 10,000 plate appearances in the majors on Tuesday, when he went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice, a walk and a stolen base for the Miami Marlins in a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ichiro, who now has 10,003 plate appearances, is ...

Darvish feeling no pain after return to throwing

Aug 26, 2015

Darvish feeling no pain after return to throwing

Yu Darvish is throwing again after Tommy John ligament replacement surgery on his elbow during spring training. So far so good for the Texas Rangers ace who is a week into his throwing program. “I have no pain whatsoever,” Darvish said through an interpreter ...

Mets mash eight homers in Wright's dramatic return

Aug 25, 2015

Mets mash eight homers in Wright's dramatic return

David Wright’s return sparked a home run derby. Wright hit a long homer on his first major league swing in 133 days, Wilmer Flores went deep twice and the New York Mets set a franchise record with eight long balls in a 16-7 victory ...

Piscotty, Wacha guide Cardinals past Padres

Aug 24, 2015

Piscotty, Wacha guide Cardinals past Padres

Looking to avoid getting swept for the first time this season one night after getting shut out, Stephen Piscotty and the St. Louis Cardinals struck early and often. Piscotty homered twice and drove in five runs and Michael Wacha pitched six solid innings to ...