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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 ...

Sale strikes out 13 as BoSox streak hits seven

/ Aug 9, 2017

Sale strikes out 13 as BoSox streak hits seven

Working on six days' rest, Chris Sale followed up his worst start of the season with one of his best. Sale allowed two hits and struck out 13 in eight innings, helping the Boston Red Sox win their seventh straight game, a 2-0 victory over ...

Trout gets 1,000th career hit for Angels in loss

/ Aug 8, 2017

Trout gets 1,000th career hit for Angels in loss

Mike Trout delivered his 1,000th career hit with a cracking double down the line. Two innings later, he homered on his birthday for the fourth time in his six big league seasons. Moments after that, Manny Machado made sure Trout's birthday gifts didn't include a ...

Former MVP Baylor dead at 68

/ Aug 8, 2017

Former MVP Baylor dead at 68

Wherever he went, Don Baylor left his mark on baseball. He was an MVP and Manager of the Year, respected as a powerful slugger, punishing runner and commanding presence in any clubhouse. And during nearly a half-century as a pro, baseball left its mark on ...

Aoki homers, but former team has last laugh

/ Aug 7, 2017

Aoki homers, but former team has last laugh

Norichika Aoki hit a two-run homer against his former team Sunday for his first hit since being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays six days previously, but the visitors suffered a 7-6 walkoff defeat to the Houston Astros. With Toronto down 3-2 in the top ...

Dodgers recover to keep run going

/ Aug 6, 2017

Dodgers recover to keep run going

Early on, everything went wrong for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They gave up three home runs in the first inning, and were held without a hit until the fifth. And then that big blue machine came storming back. Yasiel Puig hit a tiebreaking homer in the ...