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Mike Trout gets cortisone injection in sore wrist

Angels superstar Mike Trout has received a cortisone injection in his sore right wrist. Los Angeles is still hopeful Trout can return to the lineup soon, but he is out …


Athletics acquire reliever Mike Fiers from Tigers

Mike Fiers may end up with another chance to pitch in the postseason. The Oakland Athletics acquired the right-hander from the Detroit Tigers on Monday for two players to be …


Couch Slouch: More people lining up for Lolita than Marlins in Miami

Couch Slouch: There appears to be a growing crisis in Major League Baseball: Everybody strikes out and nobody goes to games. Of course, I exaggerate. I do this to ensure …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

MLB capsules: Dozier, Machado lead Dodgers to 3-2 win over Astros

Brian Dozier delivered a two-run double in the first inning and Manny Machado had three hits with two runs scored as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Houston Astros 3-2 …


No no-hitter this time as Blue Jays send James Paxton, Mariners to defeat

The unrealistic possibility of James Paxton throwing another no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays this season was realized just one batter into Saturday night when Devon Travis yanked a curveball …


MLB capsules: Nathan Eovaldi shuts down Yankees as Red Sox keep rolling

Nathan Eovaldi pitched eight dominant innings and closer Craig Kimbrel held on during a shaky ninth to help the Boston Red Sox beat the second-place Yankees for the third game …


MLB notebook: Pennant races aren’t all that’s heating up

Nationals star Bryce Harper might be hobbled for a bit after getting hit by a curveball in the right knee Saturday night. Harper struggled initially to put weight on the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Mariners muster little resistance in 7-2 loss to Toronto

In a game that felt really big – even in early August – the Mariners went down meekly against Toronto rookie Ryan Borucki at Safeco Field, losing 7-2 and giving …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

MLB capsules: Shohei Ohtani has first 2-homer game in majors as Angels beat Indians

Shohei Ohtani hit two home runs in a game for the first time in the major leagues, and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Friday night.


Pitching in: Position players take mound in record frequency

To summon a recent reliever, Cubs manager Joe Maddon didn’t even need to signal his bullpen. He just pointed toward his first baseman. Now pitching: Anthony Rizzo.


After 12 seasons Andre Ethier makes retirement official

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier officially announced his retirement from baseball Friday during an on-field ceremony.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 11 p.m.

MLB Capsules: Steve Pearce hits 3 home runs, Red Sox boost A.L. East lead over Yankees

Steve Pearce homered three times, the second a three-run drive in an eight-run fourth inning as the Boston Red Sox rallied from an early deficit to beat the New York …


Free-agent rentals seldom stay long-term in MLB

When baseball stars on expiring contracts get traded in July, there’s usually no need to find long-term housing. Most find new teams for the following season.


Arizona Diamondbacks’ Jake Lamb to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb will have left shoulder surgery and miss the remainder of the season.


Angels’ Mike Trout misses loss due to bruised right wrist

Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout missed Thursday’s 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays because of a bruised right wrist.


World Series could end in October for first time since 2014

The World Series, often called baseball’s October Classic, could end in October for the first time since 2014.



UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

Marwin Gonzalez, Astros beat Mariners 8-3, drop Seattle into wild-card tie

Marwin Gonzalez hit two of Houston’s four home runs, and the Astros knocked the Seattle Mariners from the lead for the second wild card in the American League with an …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

Evan Gattis, Josh Reddick homer as Houston snaps five-game losing streak by defeating Mariners

Evan Gattis hit a two-run home run to put Houston ahead, Josh Reddick capped it with a two-run shot in the ninth inning, and the Astros snapped a five-game losing …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

MLB capsules: Nationals set team scoring record, rout Mets 25-4

In the highest-scoring game in franchise history, Daniel Murphy hit two early home runs and the Washington Nationals kept pouring it on against emergency reliever Jose Reyes and the New …


Trade tornado: Brian Dozier, Chris Archer among 15 swaps on deadline day

Brian Dozier, Chris Archer and Jonathan Schoop were among the many players traded before the deadline for making deals without waivers. Wilson Ramos and Brandon Kintzler also were on the …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 6:56 p.m.

Mariners make outfield upgrade, getting Cameron Maybin from Marlins

Miami Marlins outfielder Cameron Maybin has been traded to the Seattle Mariners for minor league infielder Bryson Brigman and international slot money. Maybin is batting .251 with three homers and …


Phillies get All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos from Rays

The NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies have acquired All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named or cash.


Indians get outfield help, acquire Leonys Martin from Tigers

Overrun by injuries to outfielders this season, Cleveland acquired center fielder Leonys Martin from the Detroit Tigers before Tuesday’s deadline in exchange for 21-year-old infield prospect Willi Castro.


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

MLB roundup: Red Sox slip past Phillies in 13 innings

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UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Boston Red Sox trade for Ian Kinsler to fill in for injured Dustin Pedroia

The Boston Red Sox have acquired Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels to fill in for injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia.


Roberto Osuna, Ken Giles, more relievers move as trade deadline nears

A day before the deadline to make trades without waivers, there were a flurry of deals Monday.


Tim Dahlberg: What is the punishment for offensive tweets?

Sean Newcomb had enough problems explaining the pitch he threw to Chris Taylor when he was within a strike of throwing a no-hitter against the Dodgers. Then he had to …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 1:14 a.m.

Dave Nichols: Saving baseball from itself

Last week during the All-Star festivities, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the league is ready to expand again. Dave Nichols contemplates the possibilities.


UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Mariners take out all their frustrations on Angels to avoid sweep

The Seattle Mariners remained true to their aggressive offensive style Sunday and put together the breakout game they have been looking for in an 8-5 victory over the Los Angeles …