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UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 1:24 p.m.

Chris Archer suspended for 5 games, Yasiel Puig for 2, David Bell for 1

Pittsburgh pitcher Chris Archer has been suspended for five games, Cincinnati outfielder Yasiel Puig for two and Reds manager David Bell for one for their roles in a bench-clearing fracas …

MLB roundup: Cubs rout Pirates in home opener

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UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 13-5 victory against the Kansas City Royals

Edwin Encarnacion hit two home runs in the sixth inning, becoming the fifth player to do so twice in a career, as the Mariners defeated the host Kansas City Royals …

Trump administration ends MLB/Cuba baseball deal

The Trump administration is moving to end a deal allowing Cuban baseball players to sign contracts directly with Major League Baseball organizations. The change will once again require Cuban players …

UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 11:51 p.m.

MLB roundup: Red Sox head back home for opener with win after 3-8 trip

PHOENIX – Mitch Moreland homered off Merrill Kelly on the first pitch of the seventh inning, and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox ended an awful opening trip with …

UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 12-5 victory against the Chicago White Sox

Daniel Vogelbach went 3 for 4 with a double, two home runs and six RBIs as the Mariners defeated the host Chicago White Sox 12-5 Sunday afternoon.

MLB roundup: Carson Kelly’s hit lifts Diamondbacks in 9th, Red Sox fall to 2-8

Carson Kelly drilled a single into the left field corner, scoring Nick Ahmed with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks over the struggling Boston Red …

NBA roundup: D’Angelo Russell leads Nets past Bucks 133-128

D’Angelo Russell had 25 points and 10 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks 133-128 on Saturday to improve their positioning in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 5:43 p.m.

Jay Bruce, Tim Beckham go deep; homer-happy Mariners rip White Sox 9-2

Jay Bruce, Tim Beckham and the rest of the Seattle Mariners have opened 2019 on a power trip.

German Marquez, Rockies agree to $43M, five-year contract

Hard-throwing righty German Marquez and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $43 million, five-year contract. Marquez had a franchise-best 230 strikeouts last season while finishing 14-11 with a 3.77 …

UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 9-2 victory against the Chicago White Sox

Tim Beckham went 4 for 5 with a double, home run and three RBIs and Jay Bruce hit two solo homers as the Seattle Mariners defeated the host Chicago White …

Slumping Chris Davis a costly problem, but O’s staying patient

The new regime of the Baltimore Orioles inherited a costly problem in slumping slugger Chris Davis, who’s working with a $161 million contract yet can’t buy a hit. After batting …

UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

MLB roundup: Dodgers hit 3 more home runs, beat Rockies 10-6

Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger and Russell Martin homered as the Los Angeles Dodgers kept up their longball barrage, beating Colorado 10-6 Friday in the Rockies’ home opener.

UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

Yoan Moncada, White Sox win home opener, beat messy Mariners

Yoan Moncada hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh inning and the Chicago White Sox won a wild home opener Friday, beating the Seattle Mariners 10-8.

Rangers place Edinson Volquez on injured list due to elbow sprain

The Texas Rangers have placed pitcher Edinson Volquez on the 10-day injured list due to a right elbow sprain. The Rangers made the move before playing the Los Angeles Angels …

Pitcher Dan Straily agrees to $575,000 deal with Orioles

Seeking to boost a thin starting rotation, the Baltimore Orioles agreed to a $575,000, one-year contact with 30-year old right-hander Dan Straily. Baltimore’s rotation includes Alex Cobb, Andrew Cashner, Dylan …

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the White Sox’s 10-8 win over the Mariners

Yusei Kikuchi overcame a sluggish start to put himself in line for his first major league victory, but the Mariners bullpen couldn’t hold the lead in a 10-8 loss to …

Diamondbacks INF Jake Lamb to miss 6 weeks with quad injury

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Jake Lamb is expected to be sidelined for about six weeks after straining his left quadriceps while running out a double this week. Lamb pulled up short …

UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

MLB roundup: Trevor Bauer says Indians made ‘right decision’ ending his no-hit bid

Trevor Bauer was pulled by manager Terry Francona after seven hitless innings and 117 pitches, and Toronto’s Freddy Galvis broke up Cleveland’s bid for a combined no-hitter with a leadoff …

Yankees place shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on their expansive injured list

The New York Yankees have placed shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on the 10-day injured list with a left calf strain. New York has 11 players on IR, most in the majors.

Clayton Kershaw gives up 2 runs in 4 1/3 innings in OKC rehab outing

The three-time Cy Young Award winner threw 61 pitches against the San Antonio Missions, a Milwaukee Brewers affiliate.

Major League Baseball adds $15,000 bonuses for All-Star voting leaders

The $2,500 to $15,000 checks will add up to tip money for most big-money stars. According to details obtained by The Associated Press, the highest vote-getters in both leagues will …

UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Analysis: How are the Mariners pulling off this franchise-best 7-1 start?

Maybe the Mariners should have tried this whole “step back” plan a long time ago.

MLB roundup: Phils lose for 1st time, Robertson walks in game-ending run

David Robertson forced home the game-ending run with a ninth-inning walk to Jake Noll, a rookie without a hit in his two previous major league at-bats, and the Nationals beat …

Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona continue partnership with 2-year extension

The Cleveland Indians have signed manager Terry Francona to a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2022 season.

Former Atlanta Braves manager, Hall of Famer Bobby Cox in hospital

Braves manager Brian Snitker says he is “very concerned” after Hall of Famer Bobby Cox was admitted into an Atlanta-area hospital.

UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Mariners’ game Thursday vs. White Sox postponed to Friday due to expected inclement weather

The hottest team in baseball – the Seattle Mariners – will be getting two days off instead of one. Will it cool off an offense that has scored six runs …

MLB roundup: Bryce Harper homers in DC return, Phils beat Nats 8-2

Bryce Harper crushed a long home run for his third hit while performing to jeers in his return to Washington, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Nationals 8-2 Tuesday night …

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Marco Gonzales picks up third win as Mariners hold off Angels

Marco Gonzales was brilliant, pitching 8 1/3 innings, allowing one run on four hits with a walk and three strikeouts to improve to 3-0.

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 2-1 victory against the Los Angeles Angels

Marco Gonzales allowed four hits in 8 1 /3 innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the visiting Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Tuesday night.