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Reds jump out to 9-0 lead, hold off Cubs in slugfest

Phillip Ervin may be a late-bloomer, but the Cincinnati outfielder has arrived in the majors with bang. Ervin hit a two-run homer to snap a tie in the seventh inning and had four RBIs in his first major league start as the Reds rebounded from blowing a nine-run lead to defeat ...

Dodgers top Padres as Maeda earns 11th win

/ Aug 14, 2017

Dodgers top Padres as Maeda earns 11th win

Kenta Maeda allowed four runs but nevertheless won his fifth consecutive decision as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 6-4 on Sunday. Maeda (11-4) was charged with three earned runs and four hits, including two homers to Cory Spangenberg, and matched a ...

Marlins confirm $1.2 billion deal to sell to Jeter group

/ Aug 13, 2017

Marlins confirm $1.2 billion deal to sell to Jeter group

Miami Marlins president David Samson says a signed $1.2 billion agreement has been submitted to Major League Baseball to sell the franchise to a group that includes former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, and the team expects to close on the deal in ...

Tanaka goes on DL with shoulder ailment

/ Aug 13, 2017

Tanaka goes on DL with shoulder ailment

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to inflammation in his right shoulder, the team said Saturday. The move was made retroactive to Thursday, a day after Tanaka felt discomfort in his shoulder while pitching four-plus innings against ...

Marlins plan sale to Jeter group

/ Aug 12, 2017

Marlins plan sale to Jeter group

Derek Jeter wins again. The Miami Marlins told Major League Baseball they intend to sign an agreement to sell the team to a group that includes the former New York Yankees captain, a person familiar with the negotiations said Friday. Jeter would be a limited partner ...

Sizzling Stanton slugs 40th HR

/ Aug 12, 2017

Sizzling Stanton slugs 40th HR

Two of the game's best players reached impressive statistical marks on Friday. Giancarlo Stanton hit his MLB-leading 40th home run as the Miami Marlins beat Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Friday night. "When he's making contact, he's got a good shot to continue ...

Darvish, sluggers guide Dodgers past Diamondbacks

/ Aug 11, 2017

Darvish, sluggers guide Dodgers past Diamondbacks

Yu Darvish wasn't always sharp in his second start as a Los Angeles Dodger, but a slow curveball he introduced toward the end of his outing helped him make it through five innings and get another win. So did plenty of run support from his ...

Longtime MLB umpire, author Kaiser dies at 72

/ Aug 11, 2017

Longtime MLB umpire, author Kaiser dies at 72

Former major league umpire Ken Kaiser, a colorful figure between the lines who briefly moonlighted as a professional wrestler to make ends meet while working in the minor leagues, has died. He was 72. The World Umpires Association said Thursday he died in his hometown ...

Tanaka faces Aoki, gets no-decision

/ Aug 10, 2017

Tanaka faces Aoki, gets no-decision

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka lasted only four-plus innings Wednesday when he faced compatriot Norichika Aoki for the first time this season in an 11-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Tanaka gave up three runs, two of them earned, and two hits while ...

Cubs' Uehara heads to DL with strained neck

/ Aug 10, 2017

Cubs' Uehara heads to DL with strained neck

Right-hander Koji Uehara has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a neck strain, the Chicago Cubs said Wednesday. The 42-year-old was removed from Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants after throwing just six pitches in the seventh inning. He will be ...

Dodgers lose to D-Backs despite Maeda's efforts

/ Aug 9, 2017

Dodgers lose to D-Backs despite Maeda's efforts

Kenta Maeda pitched five solid innings Tuesday but was denied a win by Jake Lamb, who capped a two-homer day with a grand slam to help lift the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3. Maeda allowed one run on four hits, including a ...