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UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 4:40 p.m.

Cubs acquire Derek Holland from Giants for lefty bullpen option

Derek Holland was acquired by the Cubs from the San Francisco Giants for a player to be named, giving the Cubs a new left-handed option out of the bullpen. The …


MLB roundup: Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox pound Yankees 19-3

Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer in Boston’s seven-run first inning, and the Red Sox pounded the AL East-leading New York Yankees 19-3 on Thursday night in the opener of …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Tim Beckham, Kyle Seager lead Mariners over Tigers 10-2

Tim Beckham hit his second grand slam of the season and Kyle Seager connected for a solo drive, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 10-2 victory over the lowly Detroit …


Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 10-2 victory to the Detroit Tigers

Tim Beckham hit a grand slam as the Seattle Mariners won consecutive games for the first time in a month by defeating the visiting Detroit Tigers 7-2 Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

Rangers OF Joey Gallo has wrist surgery

Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo will miss at least a month after the All-Star slugger had surgery to remove part of a bone in his right wrist. Gallo left Tuesday’s …


Yankees put OF Bret Gardner on IL

The New York Yankees have put outfielder Bret Gardner on the 10-day injured list. Gardner has left knee inflammation. The move was retroactive to July 22. Gardner has batted .243 …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 5:53 p.m.

5-time All-Star Troy Tulowitzki retires after leg injuries

Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki says he is retiring from Major League Baseball following injuries that limited him to 13 plate appearances since July 2017. Tulowitzki was NL Rookie of the Year …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 2:37 p.m.

Rays’ Blake Snell to undergo arthroscopic surgery on left elbow

Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell will be sidelined until at least September due to arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his left elbow. The Tampa Bay …


Twins dump Blake Parker amid more changes to struggling pen

The Minnesota Twins have made more changes to their ravaged bullpen, designating right-hander Blake Parker for assignment. The Twins also sent right-hander Kohl Stewart to Triple-A Rochester and promoted left-hander …


MLB surpasses home run total from 2014 season

Major league hitters have already hit more home runs this season than during the entire 2014 season. George Springer’s two-run shot in the third inning of the Houston Astros’ 4-2 …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Mike Leake outpitches Mike Minor as Mariners topple Rangers 5-3

Mike Leake outpitched Mike Minor in what could be the final start for each before the upcoming trade deadline, Daniel Vogelbach hit a pair of solo home runs, and the …


Bucs’ Keone Kela returns, doesn’t refute report of altercation

Pirates reliever Keone Kela has returned from a two-game suspension for an unspecified violation of his contract and was cagey when asked about what led to the ban. Yahoo Sports …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

Cubs demote Addison Russell, scratch Jon Lester, bring Willson Contreras off IL

The Chicago Cubs have optioned shortstop Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa about two months after he completed a suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Russell was sent …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Yankees’ Gary Sanchez on injured list with strained groin

New York Yankees All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez has gone on the injured list for the second time this season, a day after straining his left groin. Sanchez was hurt when …


Texas scores quickly, often off Tommy Milone, beats Mariners 7-2

Tommy Milone’s first pitch of Tuesday night’s game was announced at 7:10 p.m. By 7:11 p.m., the scoreboard of T-Mobile Park had placed a “1” in the score column for …


MLB roundup: Boston beats Tampa Bay 5-4, moves into 2nd place in AL East

Christian Vazquez hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning, Marcus Walden bailed Boston out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth and the Red Sox beat the Tampa …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Mariners’ Dee Gordon on injured list with quadriceps strain

Seattle second baseman Dee Gordon has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left quadriceps. Gordon was placed on the IL after leaving after the second inning …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

Dodger Stadium to get $100 million renovation for 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers plan to welcome the All-Star Game back to Dodger Stadium with a $100 million renovation of their historic ballpark. The Dodgers unveiled the logo for next …


Nats’ Max Scherzer slated to return Thursday against Rockies

Nationals ace Max Scherzer is slated to start Thursday against the Colorado after recovering from inflammation under his right shoulder. The 34-year-old right-hander threw a bullpen session before Washington’s game …


Marco Gonzales, Austin Nola lead Mariners past Rangers

Maybe all Mariners starter Marco Gonzales needed was a lead. The left-hander struggled early, then completely turned things around after Austin Nola’s three-run homer put Seattle ahead and the Mariners …


Larry Stone: Edgar came through in the clutch one last time

Edgar Martinez batted cleanup one last time on Sunday, and delivered another in a long line of clutch performances.


MLB roundup: Phils win in Pittsburgh on Hoskins’ HR; fan walks to plate

A fan casually walked to home plate and approached Philadelphia hitter Brad Miller for a handshake before being apprehended, and the Phillies later beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Sunday on …


Mark Reynolds wrap: Rockies drop infielder from roster

Mark Reynolds was cut by the Colorado Rockies two home runs shy of 300 after hitting .170 with four homers and 20 RBIs in limited at-bats. The 35-year-old infielder returned …


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 9-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels

Dillon Peters, recalled from Triple-A prior to the game, pitched five shutout innings as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the host Seattle Mariners 9-3 Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Edgar Martinez joins Hall of Fame in class headlined by Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera and fellow closer Lee Smith, starters Mike Mussina and the late Roy Halladay, and designated hitters Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines were feted on a sun-splashed day at …


MLB roundup: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hits 1st grand slam, Blue Jays rally past Tigers 7-5

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his first career grand slam, a 441-foot drive toward the bushes at Comerica Park that helped the Toronto Blue Jays rally for a 7-5 victory over …


UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

David Fletcher, Mike Trout lead Angels past Mariners 6-2

David Fletcher singled home the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning, Mike Trout followed with a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels took advantage of a big mistake on …


‘Family’ reunion; Close ties still bind 1979 Pirates

It’s still a family affair for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates. Forty years removed from the franchise’s last World Series title, the group that used the Sister Sledge song ‘We Are …


Big league ballparks broil as heat wave grips much of majors

A heat wave that has gripped much of the country has affected many major league ballparks, where players and fans are trying to keep cool. Temperatures are soaring to near …


MLB roundup: Mike Leake takes perfect game to 9th, Mariners beat Angels 10-0

Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners lost his bid to pitch a perfect game on a leadoff single in the ninth inning by rookie Luis Rengifo, then finished off the …