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  • Bass returns to Japan to mark Hanshin anniversary

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Former Japanese league baseball star Randy Bass returned to his old team on Friday to mark the 30-year anniversary of one of its biggest moments on the diamond. On April 17, 1985, Bass and two of his teammates on the Hanshin Tigers hit three straight home runs in the seventh...

  • Giants rallies fall short in 7-6 loss to Dbacks in 12

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This time San Francisco forced extra innings, rallying twice to tie the score. However, the Giants still lost again and the few positive signs weren't much of a comfort. The Arizona Diamondbacks gave up a three-run lead but recovered to beat the Giants 7-6 in 12 innings...

  • Hill's double lifts Diamondbacks past Giants

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Aaron Hill hit a two-run double with two outs in the 12th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Thursday night. Ender Inciarte singled to lead off the inning against Sergio Romo (0-1) and stole second base. After Paul...

  • LEADING OFF: Samardzija, Kluber go for 1st wins

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ KRIS-MAS IN CHICAGO Prized prospect Kris Bryant looks to be joining the Chicago Cubs. Multiple outlets reported that Bryant will be called up before today's home game against the San Diego Padres, clearing the way for his...

  • Stanton's shot, Ichiro's dive not enough for Miami vs Mets

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton trotted home, Ichiro Suzuki took a more unusual path to the plate. Impressive feats, both of them. Still not enough to help the Miami Marlins avoid a 7-5 loss to the New York Mets on Thursday night. Stanton hit his first homer since a fastball to the face...

  • Yankees OF Gardner has MRI, confirms bone bruise

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner had an MRI on Thursday that confirmed he has a bone bruise in his right wrist. Gardner was hit by a pitch Monday and left the game mid-way through New York's win over Baltimore. He missed the next two games with soreness in the wrist, but...

  • Reports: Top prospect Kris Bryant headed to the Cubs

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Prized prospect Kris Bryant looks to be on his way to the Chicago Cubs. Multiple outlets reported Thursday night that Bryant will be called up before Friday's home game against the San Diego Padres, clearing the way for his much-anticipated major league debut. The Cubs would not...

  • Reyes leaves with sore ribs, Blue Jays lose 4-2 to Rays

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) — Jose Reyes needs to give his sore ribs a rest, which means the Blue Jays need to find a new leadoff hitter for the next few games. Chris Archer struck out 11 in seven shutout innings, pinch-hitter Tim Beckham hit a two-run homer in the sixth and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Blue...

  • Duda's 3 hits lead Mets over Marlins for 5th straight win

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — To a man, Lucas Duda and Michael Cuddyer and the rest of the New York Mets quickly point out they've played just 10 games in April. Still, for a team with tremendous expectations after a long run of losing, they're off to a fast start. "It's real early," manager Terry Collins...

  • Beckham homers as Rays beat Blue Jays 4-2

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) — In the finale of their first series of the season, the Rays and Blue Jays set the stage for retaliation when they meet in Florida in eight days. Chris Archer struck out 11 in seven shutout innings, pinch-hitter Tim Beckham hit a two-run homer in the sixth and the Rays beat the...

  • Media notes: ABC/ESPN's main broadcast crew to call two first-round games in 24 hours

    BY MEL BRACHT | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    On Saturday, the crew will cover New Orleans at Golden State game at 2:30 p.m. The team will then fly to Cleveland as the Cavaliers open their first-round series against Boston at 2 p.m. Sunday.

  • Former Broken Arrow pitcher Archie Bradley riding high during 'surreal' time with Diamondbacks

    Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    After beating the Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw 6-0 in his major league debut Saturday Archie Bradley went out to dinner with family members and friends. About 55 of them. Bradley, a Broken Arrow High School product, gladly picked up the tab after giving up just one hit, and...

  • Collected Wisdom: Ron Cey, former Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Growing up in Tacoma, Wash., Ron Cey never let go of his dream to become a Major League Baseball player. Cey turned into one of the most beloved players in Los Angeles Dodgers history, winning two World Series and the 1981 World Series co-MVP Award.

  • OKC Dodgers: Previewing Opening Day

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    DODGERS DEBUT -- The 2015 Oklahoma City Dodgers season kicks off on Thursday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Jenni Carlson and Jacob Unruh preview the opener, talk Dodger excitement and give you some names to watch this season.

  • Media notes: The Franchise to air Texas Rangers broadcasts

    By Mel Bracht | Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    The Franchise 107.7 has announced it plans to carry Texas Rangers broadcasts for the first time. Games also will air on The Franchise 2, KEBC-AM 1560. The St. Louis Cardinals once again will have several radio affiliates in Oklahoma City, including KREF-AM 1400 in Norman. KREF plans to air...

  • Josh Hamilton will not be suspended for substance-abuse relapse

    Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    An arbitrator determined that Josh Hamilton’s conduct did not violate Major League Baseball’s drug-treatment plan, and the Los Angeles Angels outfielder will not be suspended. Major League Baseball released a statement regarding Hamilton, saying that the former American League Most Valuable...

  • Facebook MLB fan map shows Rangers, Cardinals rule Oklahoma

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    With Opening Day approaching for baseball, Facebook has released its latest data detailing Major League Baseball fandom across the country. The map shows all MLB fans on Facebook according to county, and Oklahoma (understandably) has a strong Texas Rangers fan following. The closer to...

  • Former St. Louis Cardinals player punched at St. Louis County gas station after racial slur

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Former Cardinals outfielder Curt Ford said Thursday he may move away from the St. Louis area in disgust after being punched in an allegedly unprovoked, race-related attack at a gas station. St. Louis County police from the Fenton Precinct arrested James Street, 37, of the 500 block of Saline...


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