Tanner Roark has been in Oakland long enough already to understand this winning vibe. Roark is doing his part to keep the Athletics on a roll as the September stretch run approaches, striking out seven without walking a batter over six-plus innings in a 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday night for a three-game series sweep.
Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S. economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government.
White Sox 4, Twins 0: Lucas Giolito pitched a three-hit shutout of the second-highest scoring team in the major leagues, racking up 12 strikeouts as the White Sox took the series from the first-place Twins in Minneapolis. Giolito (14-6) allowed only runner past first base, a double by Jonathan Schoop in the eighth. The 25-year-old fanned Jake Cave to finish that inning and reach double-digit strikeouts for the third straight time, the first White Sox starter to do so since Chris Sale did so in eight consecutive turns in 2015.
CC Sabathia spent a day off handing out his 50,000th backpack to first-graders and second-graders at home in Vallejo as kids returned to school.
The Tampa Bay Rays struggled during a six-game homestand against a pair of last-place teams but were able to break even due to three walk-off wins.
The M’s had their four-game winning streak snapped but completed their nine-game trip with a 6-3 record, winning all three series at Detroit, Toronto and Tampa Bay.
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Murphy hit a tiebreaking homer, his sixth in the last four games, in the sixth inning Tuesday night to lift the Mariners to a 7-4 win over the Rays
Pitcher Felix Hernandez will rejoin the Seattle Mariners’ starting rotation this weekend.
Tom Murphy hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the sixth inning as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 Tuesday night in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Tom Murphy homered twice and drove in four runs, Austin Nola also went deep and had three RBIs, and the Seattle Mariners beat the playoff-contending Tampa Bay Rays 9-3.
Jose Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday night in the MLB Little League Classic.
Yusei Kikuchi needed just 96 pitches to complete a two-hitter Sunday that led the Seattle Mariners over the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0 for Seattle’s third shutout of the season.
Yusei Kikuchi allowed five runs on nine hits in 3
Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees again hammered away at the umpires, this time in prolonged rants that brought several members of the team spilling onto the field, while beating the Cleveland Indians 6-5 Saturday.
Andrew Kittredge dealt at Ferris High School, overpowering Greater Spokane League hitters for four years before doing much of the same at Washington. After floating around various rungs of the minor leagues for much of the decade, the 29-year-old reliever appears to have a foothold in the majors.
Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte says he will miss four to six weeks after straining his right hamstring. It’s the second serious injury this year for Inciarte. He hopes to return before the end of the regular season and be ready for the postseason.
Kyle Seager hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, Austin Nola also went deep, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday.
The Boston Red Sox have placed left-hander Chris Sale on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation. President Dave Dombrowski said Sale had an MRI and the team’s doctors said the results revealed inflammation. Dombrowski also said Sale felt stiffness after his start Tuesday in Cleveland and didn’t tell the team until Friday.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has accepted a 20-game suspension by MLB for a domestic violence incident and is expected to return in September. The league gave him credit for serving five games while he was on unpaid leave in May, leaving 15 remaining.