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UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

‘Opener’ experiment fails again as Athletics rout Mariners 11-2

The most recent loss came Saturday night when right-hander Gerson Bautista, who was “starting” for his second straight appearance, gave up three runs and never got out of the first …

UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

MLB roundup: Chris Sale strikes out 10, leading Red Sox past Orioles 7-2

Chris Sale struck out 10 over six sharp innings, J.D. Martinez homered in a third straight game and the surging Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 on Saturday …

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 11-2 against the Oakland Athletics

For the fifth time this season, the Mariners used a reliever before their primary pitcher Saturday night at Oakland. And for the third time, the opener allowed three runs in …

UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 10:32 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Oh, Babe, imagine Daniel Vogelbach in the home run derby

Ever imagine what it would be like to have Babe Ruth participate in the home run derby?

UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Mariners trade Edwin Encarnacion to New York Yankees in latest move of rebuild

A sore lower back kept Edwin Encarnacion out of the lineup the past few days. And now, the Mariners’ best hitter will never make another appearance in it again.

Twins hang Joe Mauer’s No. 7 with other franchise greats

Eighteen years after the Minnesota Twins took Joe Mauer with the first overall draft pick, the hometown star with the textbook left-handed swing was still having a hard time realizing …

Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks goes on IL with shoulder inflammation

The Cubs have placed starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation. The move comes a day after one of the right-hander’s worst outings of …

Mets shuffle leaky bullpen, sign 1st-round draft pick

Desperate for help in a failing bullpen, the New York Mets have acquired reliever Brooks Pounders from the Cleveland Indians for cash. Pounders, who had been pitching at Triple-A Columbus, …

UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 6:14 p.m.

Babe Ruth road jersey sells at auction for $5.6 million

A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.6 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday’s sale, says the price breaks a record for the most …

Angels designate relief pitcher Cody Allen for assignment

The Los Angeles Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment. The move comes a day after the veteran relief pitcher gave up four runs in a 9-4 loss to Tampa Bay …

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 11:02 p.m.

Offense backs up sharp outing from Marco Gonzales as Mariners rout Athletics

Marco Gonzales delivered his best outing in recent weeks to limit the use of the bullpen while the Mariners’ offense provided more than enough run support in a 9-2 victory …

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 9-2 victory against the Oakland Athletics

Marco Gonzales pitched seven strong innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the host Oakland Athletics 9-2 Friday night.

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

MLB roundup: Jake Bauers hits for the cycle, leads Indians past Tigers 13-4

Cleveland’s Jake Bauers hit for the cycle, and the Indians routed the Detroit Tigers 13-4 on Friday night after scoring eight runs in the fourth inning in Cleveland.

Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez tires, exits early in rehab start

Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez pulled himself out of his first minor league rehab start because of fatigue.

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 6:07 p.m.

A’s Stephen Piscotty undergoes surgery to remove melanoma from ear

Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty will be out until at least next week after undergoing surgery to remove a melanoma from his right ear. The 28-year-old Piscotty had the operation …

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 3:17 p.m.

Red Sox reliever Heath Hembree placed on IL with elbow strain

Boston Red Sox reliever Heath Hembree has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right elbow. Hembree is 1-0 with a 2.51 ERA and one save in …

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Yankees’ Aaron Judge joins Giancarlo Stanton on rehab assignment at Triple-A

New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is set to join Giancarlo Stanton on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees announced Judge would begin his rehab assignment. Judge has …

UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

MLB roundup: Angels’ Shohei Ohtani first Japanese player to hit for cycle

Shohei Ohtani became the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Thursday night after a delay caused by …

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani first Japanese player to hit for cycle

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani has become the first Japanese player to hit for the cycle in the majors. Ohtani completed his cycle with a single in the seventh …

Tigers, Royals meet and relive college memories at CWS home

Major League Baseball brought a regular-season game to Nebraska for the first time when the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals played at TD Ameritrade Park. The game gave some …

Phillies get utilityman Brad Miller from Yankees

The Phillies have acquired utilityman Brad Miller from the New York Yankees for cash. Miller will join Philadelphia in Atlanta for a three-game series that starts Friday night. He hit …

UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 7:32 p.m.

Nelson Cruz homers, has 3 RBIs as Twins rout Mariners 10-5

Nelson Cruz homered and had three RBIs and utility infielder Ehire Adrianza’s hustle keyed a six-run sixth and the Minnesota Twins topped the Seattle Mariners 10-5.

Yankees place Kendrys Morales on IL with calf strain

The New York Yankees have placed Kendrys Morales on the 10-day injured list with a left calf strain. Morales is the 20th player to go on the IL this year …

UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

DA: Suspect in David Ortiz shooting likely wanted in Pennsylvania

U.S. prosecutors say one suspect in the shooting of former Red Sox superstar David Ortiz is believed to be wanted in Pennsylvania for attempted homicide, while the father of another …

Finding their potential: Buddy Ball allows youths with special needs to play

Yogi Berra, perhaps the greatest of all baseball philosophers, summed it up best.

MLB roundup: Cole Hamels throws 7 scoreless, 4 batters hit as Cubs top Rockies

Cole Hamels struck out nine in seven scoreless innings, singled twice and drove in two runs to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Colorado Rockies 10-1 in a testy game …

Mariners take advantage of Minnesota’s 10th-inning errors to claim victory

Dee Gordon scored on one of Minnesota’s three errors in the 10th inning, helping the Seattle Mariners beat the Twins 9-6 on Wednesday night.

Mirror image: Pirates’ top pick Quinn Priester delivers on promise

Pittsburgh Pirates first-round pick Quinn Priester is ready for the challenge ahead. The 18-year-old pitcher signed a contract with the Pirates for a $3.4 million after being taken with the …

Indians’ Mike Clevinger back from injury, set to start Monday

The right-hander, whose season seemed in jeopardy when he strained a muscle in his upper back on April 7, will start Monday when Cleveland opens a four-game series at Texas.