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Astros win 10th straight

Now that Evan Gattis has joined the party, the Houston Astros seem to be celebrating every day. Gattis homered twice and the Astros won their 10th straight game, boosting the best record in the American League by beating the Seattle Mariners 7-6 Sunday. “It’s been the most fun I’ve ever ...

Brewers fire manager Roenicke

The Milwaukee Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke on Sunday night, hours after their 5-3 victory over the Cubs in Chicago. ...

Dodgers rally past D-Backs

The day at the ballpark began for Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and his players watching the Kentucky Derby ...

May 3, 2015

Yankees don't want to pay A-Rod

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says the team doesn’t plan to pay a $6 million bonus to Alex Rodriguez for his 660th home run. Cashman spoke Saturday before the Yankees played at Boston. On Friday night, Rodriguez hit No. 660, tying Willie ...

A-Rod hits 660th HR

May 2, 2015

A-Rod hits 660th HR

With one sweet swing, Alex Rodriguez tied Willie Mays for fourth place in major league history at 660 home runs. With familiar boos from opposing fans echoing throughout Fenway Park, A-Rod ran the count to 3-0 and then pounced on a 153-kph fastball over ...

Nats deal Mets first home loss

May 1, 2015

Nats deal Mets first home loss

Stephen Strasburg seemed out of sorts — with his pitches, his catcher and the home plate umpire. Then, as quickly as a 155-kph heater he zinged, he found his groove in a hurry. Strasburg overcame a rocky start and the Washington Nationals became the ...

May 1, 2015

Nathan has Tommy John surgery

Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan underwent season-ending Tommy John and flexor repair surgery Wednesday. Nathan, who is in the final season of a two-year $20 million contract with the Tigers, confirmed the surgery Thursday. He logged 35 saves in 2014 for the Tigers.

Ichiro home run ignites Marlins

Apr 30, 2015

Ichiro home run ignites Marlins

Ichiro Suzuki was trying to merely drive home an insurance run. He outdid his own expectations, by plenty. His three-run home run in the eighth blew the game open, Giancarlo Stanton also homered and drove in three runs and the Miami Marlins beat the ...

Orioles win in empty stadium

Apr 30, 2015

Orioles win in empty stadium

The cheers from the small group of Orioles fans gathered outside the locked gates beyond center field echoed throughout an empty Camden Yards every time the home team scored a run. There was no roar of the crowd inside the ballpark on this surreal ...

Tanaka out for month at least

Apr 29, 2015

Tanaka out for month at least

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is going to be out at least a month because of tendinitis in his right wrist and a mild right forearm strain. General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday night during New York’s 4-2 win over Tampa Bay that tests showed ...

Apr 29, 2015

Orioles to play behind closed doors

After a pair of postponements caused by rioting in Baltimore, the Orioles and Chicago White Sox will play Wednesday at Camden Yards in what is believed to be the first game without fans in major league baseball’s 145-season history. Because of the unsettled environment ...

Apr 29, 2015

Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson's

Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The 1988 National League MVP revealed the news Tuesday in a statement released by Fox Sports Detroit. “I have faced many different obstacles in my life, and have always maintained a strong belief that no matter ...

Apr 29, 2015

Hamilton takes first comeback steps

Josh Hamilton has spent the past 11 weeks lifting weights, shagging fly balls, taking swings, running bases, rehabilitating his surgically repaired right shoulder. Though brief, the workout he went through Tuesday had a much different feel to it. The uniform, the logo on his ...

Lefty Hamels ends victory drought, beats Cardinals

Apr 28, 2015

Lefty Hamels ends victory drought, beats Cardinals

Finally, Cole Hamels got a few runs to work with. The Philadelphia Phillies put some key hits in the right places and the lefty won for the first time in seven starts dating to last September in a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis ...

Cards lose Wainwright for season to leg injury

Apr 28, 2015

Cards lose Wainwright for season to leg injury

The tests results were no surprise. Before Adam Wainwright left the field in Milwaukee, the St. Louis Cardinals anticipated they would be losing their staff ace for the season. The 33-year-old pitcher will have surgery this week, likely Thursday, because of a completely torn ...