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Red Sox top Blue Jays in 19-inning marathon

/ Sep 6, 2017

Red Sox top Blue Jays in 19-inning marathon

The Red Sox staged their own impromptu Boston marathon and wearily won it, adding a game to their AL East lead on an eventful day at Fenway Park. Hanley Ramirez hit an RBI single in the 19th inning as Boston outlasted the Toronto Blue Jays ...

Ramirez guides Tribe to 11th straight victory

/ Sep 4, 2017

Ramirez guides Tribe to 11th straight victory

Jose Ramirez isn't finished setting records for extra-base hits. In June, the Cleveland infielder became the first player in modern history to get 14 of them — 10 doubles, a triple and three homers — in a seven-game span. Sunday, he packed it all into one ...

Tanaka has solid day as Yankees beat Red Sox

/ Sep 3, 2017

Tanaka has solid day as Yankees beat Red Sox

Masahiro Tanaka pitched a solid seven-plus innings to pick up his 11th win this season as the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-1 Saturday. Tanaka (11-10) scattered five hits and issued two walks but held the Red Sox to one run en ...

Aoki to join Mets: source

/ Sep 2, 2017

Aoki to join Mets: source

Outfielder Norichika Aoki is on the verge of joining the New York Mets, an MLB source said Friday. Aoki began the season with the Houston Astros, but was traded on July 31 to the Toronto Blue Jays. On Tuesday, he was released by Toronto. The Mets ...

Indians sweep twin bill again

/ Sep 2, 2017

Indians sweep twin bill again

The Cleveland Indians are playing so well, they're piling up wins two at a time. The AL Central leaders completed their second doubleheader sweep in three days, routing Detroit 10-0 Friday night for their ninth straight victory. Mike Clevinger pitched six sharp innings to finish off ...

Tigers trade Verlander to title-chasing Astros

/ Sep 1, 2017

Tigers trade Verlander to title-chasing Astros

The Houston Astros acquired Justin Verlander in a trade with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. The right-hander joins the American League West leaders and a rotation that includes Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers. "He adds a boost to our rotation," Astros owner Jim Crane said. "He's ...

D-Backs pound Maeda, slumping Dodgers

/ Sep 1, 2017

D-Backs pound Maeda, slumping Dodgers

Kenta Maeda was rocked for seven runs over just three innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell 8-1 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday for their fifth straight defeat. The Dodgers were swept for the first time this season and former teammate Zack Greinke was ...

Cardinals ship Leake to Mariners for minor leaguer

/ Aug 31, 2017

Cardinals ship Leake to Mariners for minor leaguer

The Mariners acquired right-hander Mike Leake from the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday for minor league infielder Rayder Ascanio as Seattle tries to bolster its beleaguered starting rotation during the AL wild-card race. Seattle is without James Paxton, Felix Hernandez and Hisahi Iwakuma due to ...

Strasburg sparks Nats past Marlins

/ Aug 31, 2017

Strasburg sparks Nats past Marlins

Stephen Strasburg was already enjoying one of the best pitching performances of his career when he added another memorable moment: A go-ahead home run. Strasburg tossed a complete game six-hitter in addition to his fifth-inning shot, Wilmer Difo added a home run and the Washington ...

Aoki released by Blue Jays, becomes free agent

/ Aug 30, 2017

Aoki released by Blue Jays, becomes free agent

Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki was granted his unconditional release by the Toronto Blue Jays, the American League club said Tuesday. Aoki was designated for assignment on Monday and cleared to become a free agent with the right to negotiate with any team, potentially a contending ...