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AP Source: Yankees near trade for Giants OF Andrew McCutchen

The playoff-contending New York Yankees are close to completing a trade for San Francisco Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that the …


Mariners SS Jean Segura scratched from lineup against A’s

Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura was a late scratch against the Oakland Athletics, one day after being forced out of the game in San Diego when he fouled a ball …


Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton hits 300th HR; 5th-fastest to mark

Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton has joined the 300-home run club, connecting for a two-run drive in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers. Stanton ended a 10-game homerless drought and …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

The Sho goes on! Shohei Ohtani set for pitching return Sunday night

Shohei Ohtani is a two-way player again. Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced the Japanese rookie sensation will start for Los Angeles on Sunday night for the first time since spraining …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

Red Sox not sure when David Price will pitch next after being hit

Red Sox manager Alex Cora says he isn’t sure when David Price will make his next start after the left-hander was hit by a line drive. Price was struck on …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

Champion Astros extend manager A.J. Hinch’s contract through 2022

The Houston Astros have rewarded manager A.J. Hinch with a new contract that extends his run in the dugout through the 2022 season. Hinch’s contract had been set to expire …



Angels’ slugger Albert Pujols likely done for season

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols is likely to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his left knee. Pujols is batting .245 with 19 homers and …


Indians reliever Andrew Miller makes third trip to DL this season

Andrew Miller’s start-and-stop season has been disrupted again. The Cleveland Indians placed the invaluable reliever on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder soreness, an injury the American League Central leaders …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Joey Lucchesi, long balls carry Padres to 8-3 win over Mariners

Hunter Renfroe homered and drove in four runs, Manuel Margot had a homer among his three hits and prized rookie Luis Urias added his first three hits for the San …


MLB roundup: Philadelphia Phillies lose on pinch-running pitcher’s miscue

Pinch-running pitcher Vince Velasquez was called out for leaving second base early while tagging up, resulting in a game-ending double play that gave the Washington Nationals a 5-4 win over …


Phillies get Jose Bautista from Mets, cut Mark Leiter Jr.

The Philadelphia Phillies acquired veteran slugger Jose Bautista from the New York Mets on Tuesday for a player to be named or cash.


St. Louis Cardinals remove interim manager tag from Mike Shildt’s title

The St. Louis Cardinals have removed the interim tag from Mike Shildt’s title, promoting him to manager after he led the team into postseason contention since taking over for the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Rookie Jacob Nix, Padres beat Felix Hernandez, Mariners, 2-1

Travis Jankowski homered on Felix Hernandez’s first pitch and rookie Jacob Nix came within two outs of a complete game in his fourth big league start for the San Diego …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

MLB roundup: Astros top Athletics in A.L. West showdown

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Surging Yankees about to get some stars back

The surging New York Yankees appear to have help on the way. All-Star slugger Aaron Judge participated in baserunning and fielding drills for about a half hour Monday at Yankee …


MLB capsules: Morales homers in 7th straight game as Jays fall to Phillies

Kendrys Morales became the seventh player in major league history to homer in at least seven consecutive games, going deep in the third inning of the Toronto Blue Jays’ 8-3 …


MLB capsules: Oakland, Houston win to keep Mariners in place

Jonathan Lucroy homered and drove in four runs, Mike Fiers pitched effectively into the sixth inning, and Oakland maintained its hold on the second wild-card spot by defeating Minnesota 6-2 …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Denard Span homers in 10th, Mariners rally to beat Diamondbacks 4-3

Denard Span hit a solo home run in the 10th inning and the Seattle Mariners scored two in the ninth to rally for a 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. …


San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey to have season-ending hip surgery

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey will undergo hip surgery Monday in Colorado, ending what has been a painful and frustrating year for the six-time All-Star.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Mitch Haniger, Erasmo Ramirez lead Mariners past Diamondbacks

Mitch Haniger hit his 21st homer and had three hits, Mike Zunino added a solo shot, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

MLB capsules: David Bote hits another winning HR, Cubs beat Reds 3-2 in 10th

Rookie David Bote struck again, connecting in the 10th inning for a game-ending home run that sent the Chicago Cubs over the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Friday for their third …


MLB capsules: Aaron Nola outpitches Max Scherzer in duel of aces

Aaron Nola outdueled Max Scherzer in a meeting of All-Star aces, Odubel Herrera hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 2-0 …


Red-hot Cardinals go from slumping to soaring into playoff contention

St. Louis has undergone quite a transformation since firing manager Mike Matheny on July 14. At that time, the Cardinals were 47-46 and trailed the Cubs by 7


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Chris Davis, Orioles stumble together in historically awful season

Cemented together by a seven-year contract, the Baltimore Orioles and Chris Davis are staggering toward the finish of a historically horrid season for both the franchise and former home run …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Tim Dahlberg: Baseball is a mess, but John Smoltz has ideas to fix it

A lot of baseball fans are wondering what happened to the sport. John Smoltz believes he knows. And he wants to do something about it.



Infection will keep Leonys Martin out for rest of season

Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin will sit out the rest of the season because of a bacterial infection.


Yankees place closer Aroldis Chapman on 10-day DL

The New York Yankees’ injury wave has reached the ninth inning. All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with tendinitis in his left knee. He …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Martin Maldonado, Tyler White homer as Astros beat Mariners 10-7

Martin Maldonado and Tyler White each homered and had three hits, helping the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 10-7. Maldonado had three RBIs and White had two. The Astros …