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M’s ace Felix Hernandez loses Cy Young to Cleveland’s Corey Kluber

SEATTLE – Sigh instead of Cy. Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez saw anticipation turn to keen disappointment Wednesday when he fell short in his bid to win the American League …


Lawyer: Alex Rodriguez admitted steroids use to DEA

MIAMI – A lawyer for the University of Miami’s former pitching coach said Wednesday that Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal investigators he used steroids supplied by the owner of a …


Giants beat Royals to even Series at 2

SAN FRANCISCO – Down three runs and in danger of getting pushed to the World Series brink, Pablo Sandoval and the San Francisco Giants raised up some Panda-monium. Sandoval’s single …


Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

Joe Maddon’s highly successful run as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays is over. After discussions on a new deal bogged down with the Rays, Maddon is now free to …


Felix Hernandez, Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager among finalists for A.L. Gold Gloves

Three Seattle Mariners are looking to mine some off-season gold for their in-season gems. Pitcher Felix Hernandez, second baseman Robinson Cano and third baseman Kyle Seager were identified Thursday as …


Royals get first look at San Francisco’s unique stadium

SAN FRANCISCO – Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball …


MLB notes: Braves select John Hart as president of baseball operations

The Atlanta Braves made John Hart their president of baseball operations, the team announced Thursday. With Hart accepting the newly created title, the Braves no longer are looking for a …


Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas guide Royals into ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The expectations that accompanied Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer were largely unfair, and anybody in the Kansas City Royals’ front office would probably be willing to …


After 16 years in, Tim Hudson advances in playoffs

SAN FRANCISCO – Even in his late 30s and a year removed from a devastating ankle injury that cut short his 2013 season in Atlanta, Tim Hudson pictured himself pitching …


A capsule look at Royals-Angels playoff series

Season series: Tied 3-3, each won 2-1 at home. Kansas City Royals (90-73): After ending a 29-year postseason drought, the Royals continued their winning ways in the playoffs. They won …


Jeter launches site to connect athletes to fans Jeter’s website connects fans, athletes

NEW YORK – Derek Jeter was one of the world’s most covered athletes in media during his 20-season career with the New York Yankees. Now, he’s joining media with a …


Madison Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance

PITTSBURGH – The San Francisco Giants know what it takes to win this time of year. The Pittsburgh Pirates are still learning. Madison Bumgarner and Brandon Crawford provided a powerful …


Twins set out to change directions

The search has begun for a new manager of the Minnesota Twins for the first time in 13 years. After four straight seasons of at least 92 losses, the mandate …


Cleveland keeps flickering hopes alive

Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer, Michael Brantley got three more hits and the Indians stayed in the A.L. wild-card chase for at least one more day with a 6-4 …


John Blanchette: M’s hopes became figment of imagination

How gracious of the Seattle Seahawks to take the upcoming weekend off, clearing the stage for their neighbors in the doublewide next door to bask in their big moment. Playoff …


Another shutout keeps Mariners from making up ground

TORONTO – Even the mathematical possibilities are beginning to fade. With Oakland and Kansas City losing, the Mariners could have whittled their deficit for a remaining playoff spot down to …


A.L. Wild Card roundup: Royals rout Chris Sale, close within one-half game of Detroit

Perhaps the Royals are rousing from their offensive slumber at just the right time. Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and …


Mariners fall apart as Angels clinch A.L. West

ANAHEIM, Calif. – That sure got away quickly Wednesday night from the Seattle Mariners, didn’t it? A defensive misplay, a homer and that quickly, a briskly tense and scoreless game …


Yankees power past Red Sox

Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley hit solo home runs off Koji Uehara in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees stunned the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Thursday night in …


Fox sets MLB booth

Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci will join Joe Buck in the booth for Fox’s Major League Baseball coverage this season. Tim McCarver retired after the World Series as the network’s …


Montero hit buffet, so M’s drop expectations

PEORIA, Ariz. – Jesus Montero has become the forgotten prospect. Once considered part of the foundation of future success, he’s now a reclamation project. To many around baseball, he’s inching …


Attackers of Giants fan Brian Stow sentenced

LOS ANGELES – An angry judge lashed out Thursday as he sentenced two men who pleaded guilty in the savage beating of a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger …


A-Rod suspension decision likely in next few days

Alex Rodriguez is likely to find out in the next few days whether his drug suspension will be overturned. People familiar with the case told the Associated Press on Friday …


Tanaka’s team says he can seek career in U.S.

TOKYO – Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is set to move to the majors next season after his Japanese team Rakuten Eagles announced Wednesday it was prepared to let him leave, reversing …


Tanaka wants to leave Japan for U.S.

Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka wants to move to Major League Baseball next season but his Japanese team doesn’t want to let him go. MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball’s new posting system …


MLB notebook: Justin Morneau signs 2-year deal with Rockies

Justin Morneau made this perfectly clear: He’s stepping in for Todd Helton, not replacing the longtime Colorado Rockies first baseman. Because filling Helton’s cleats, he said, simply can’t be done.


Stone: Mariners going big and bold with Cano

SEATTLE – Robinson Cano is going to be a Mariner, and that’s a statement of such magnitude and improbability it must be allowed to sink in. Achieving a comfort level …


Stone: Mariners going big and bold with Cano

Robinson Cano is going to be a Mariner, and that’s a statement of such magnitude and improbability it must be allowed to sink in.


Seattle hires Wilson as minor league coach

The Seattle Mariners have hired former catcher Dan Wilson as the roving minor league catching coordinator for the organization. The Mariners announced the hiring on Tuesday. Wilson will work with …


Clark 1st ex-big leaguer to run MLB players’ union

Tony Clark said he’s “blown away” that he is the first former major leaguer to become head of the baseball players’ union. The executive board of the Major League Baseball …