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  • Pineda not only pitcher in majors to try pine tar

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is hardly the first major leaguer to use pine tar to aid his grip. And he won't be the last, those in baseball say, because it's simply part of the game. He just got caught. What stands out for many around the sport is how glaringly obvious the splotch of brown...

  • Fla. House wants change in MLB Cuban player policy

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House is telling Major League Baseball that it must change the way it treats Cuban players or its teams in the state won't be eligible for state money. The House voted on Thursday to add the provision to a bill that would create incentives for professional...

  • Hicks homers, Twins beat Rays 9-7

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Hicks hit a three-run homer, Kurt Suzuki drove in three runs, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-7 Thursday. Sam Fuld had a pair of run-scoring doubles for the Twins, who won two of three for their first road series win against the Rays since...

  • Pine tar, Vaseline, spit all part of baseball

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    It's fair to suspect that Michael Pineda isn't the only pitcher trying a few tricks on the mound from time to time. The Yankees pitcher was suspended for 10 games for having a glob of pine tar on his neck to rub on his hands to grip the ball on a chilly night. Here are five reasons it's not...

  • Thursday's Sports Transactions

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL — Suspended N.Y. Yankees RHP Michael Pineda 10 games for possessing a foreign substance on his person during Wednesday's game. BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned RHP Alex Wilson to Pawtucket (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Reinstated 2B Gordon Beckham from the 15-day DL....

  • Twins-Rays Runs

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Twins first. Dozier walked on a full count. Mauer walked on a full count, Dozier to second. Plouffe grounded out, second baseman Zobrist to first baseman Loney, Dozier to third, Mauer to second. Colabello lined out to shortstop Y.Escobar. Pinto walked on a full count. K.Suzuki singled to left,...

  • Thursday's Major League Linescores

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    B.Chen, Mariot (5) and Hayes; Kluber and Y.Gomes. W_Kluber 2-2. L_B.Chen 1-2. ___ Quintana, Cleto (7), D.Webb (7) and Flowers; Scherzer, Alburquerque (7), Chamberlain (8), Nathan (9) and Holaday. W_Scherzer 2-1. L_Quintana 1-2. Sv_Nathan (4). HRs_Chicago, A.Dunn (5). Detroit, R.Davis (2). ___...

  • Twins 9, Rays 7

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    E_K.Suzuki (2). DP_Minnesota 3. LOB_Minnesota 13, Tampa Bay 7. 2B_Plouffe (9), Fuld 2 (3), Joyce (7), Longoria (5), Loney (8). HR_A.Hicks (1), DeJesus (1). SB_Dozier (6), Joyce (1). SF_De.Jennings, Joyce. Nolasco pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. HBP_by H.Bell (Pinto), by Lueke (K.Suzuki)....

  • Texas checking Kouzmanoff back before Beltre move

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff is returning home to be evaluated by a back specialist Friday before the Rangers have to make a roster move to active Adrian Beltre from the disabled list. Kouzmanoff, who is hitting .362 in 13 games and is the reigning AL player of...

  • White Sox-Tigers Runs

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    White Sox second. A.Dunn homered to center on a 1-1 count. Viciedo popped out to shortstop Worth. Al.Ramirez struck out. De Aza singled to left. Beckham struck out. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. White Sox 1, Tigers 0. Tigers second. V.Martinez flied out to right fielder Viciedo....

  • Tigers 7, White Sox 4

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    E_Holaday (1). DP_Detroit 1. LOB_Chicago 8, Detroit 7. 2B_A.Dunn (3), Viciedo (8), R.Davis (2). 3B_Viciedo (1), A.Jackson (2). HR_A.Dunn (5), R.Davis (2). SB_De Aza (3). CS_Worth (1). SF_Al.Ramirez. WP_Quintana, Cleto. Umpires_Home, Dan Iassogna; First, CB Bucknor; Second, Tripp Gibson; Third,...

  • Cardinals-Mets Runs

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Cardinals fifth. Craig struck out. Descalso struck out. Wong singled to right. T.Cruz doubled to center, Wong scored. Lynn safe at first on Colon's error, T.Cruz to third. M.Carpenter struck out. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 left on. Cardinals 1, Mets 0. Mets fifth. C.Young homered to left on a...

  • Mets 4, Cardinals 1

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    E_Lynn (1), Colon (2). DP_St. Louis 1. LOB_St. Louis 6, New York 5. 2B_T.Cruz (1), Dan.Murphy (4), B.Abreu (1). 3B_E.Young (2). HR_C.Young (1). S_Tejada. HBP_by Lynn (D.Wright). Umpires_Home, Alan Porter; First, Rob Drake; Second, Jeff Kellogg; Third, Marty Foster. T_3:03. A_22,669 (41,922).

  • Royals dominated by Kluber in 5-1 loss to Indians

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — One by one, the Royals went to the plate and came back empty. Corey Kluber had them flailing and failing. They missed the right-hander's pitches, popped them up or hit weak groundouts against Cleveland's starter. He controlled them — completely. Kluber struck out a...

  • Cardinals' offense remains stagnant

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK • It happened suddenly for Cardinals’ wunderkind Michael Wacha. For three innings, the New York Mets had no idea where his next pitch was going. Then, in the fourth, Wacha had no idea where his next pitch was going either. He was off balance, out of synch, unable to execute, and he...

  • Kluber, Indians roll past Royals 5-1

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber stayed stone-faced, maintaining the same stoic look in the clubhouse that he had for nine innings on the mound. Only when prodded by an Indians teammate did Kluber crack. "Did you smile after the game?" pitcher Justin Masterson yelled to Kluber. "I did," he...

  • Reds-Pirates Runs

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Pirates first. Marte struck out. Walker walked on a full count. A.McCutchen infield single to third, Walker to second. G.Sanchez struck out. P.Alvarez singled to right, Walker scored, A.McCutchen to second. A.McCutchen to third. Tabata lined out to right fielder Bruce. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors,...

  • Reds 2, Pirates 1

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DP_Pittsburgh 1. LOB_Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 8. 2B_Frazier (4), Ludwick (2). SB_Bruce (4). CS_B.Hamilton (3). HBP_by Cumpton (Ludwick, Votto, Frazier). Umpires_Home, Mark Ripperger; First, Gary Cederstrom; Second, Kerwin Danley; Third, Lance Barksdale. T_2:46. A_18,896 (38,362).

  • Mariners send Franklin, Ramirez to minors

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have selected outfielder Cole Gillespie from Triple-A Tacoma and he will be in uniform for Friday's game against Texas. The Mariners also announced Thursday that they are optioning Nick Franklin back to Tacoma and optioning right-handed starter Erasmo...

  • Royals-Indians Runs

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Indians fifth. C.Santana doubled to center. Brantley singled to center, C.Santana scored. Raburn walked on a full count, Brantley to second. Y.Gomes singled to left, Brantley to third, Raburn to second. Dav.Murphy singled to left, Brantley scored, Raburn scored, Y.Gomes to second. Aviles...


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