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Yankees blank Cubbies twice

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 2:56 am

New York — Cold, shorter rest, a bigger ball. No matter the challenges, Masahiro Tanaka is making a smooth transition from Japan to the major leagues for one major reason: his split-fingered fastball.

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Red Sox win in 14 innings

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 2:56 am

Chicago — Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off Chicago infielder Leury Garcia in the top of the 14th inning and the Boston Red Sox outlasted the White Sox 6-4 in a game that lasted 5 hours and 17...

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Mets cap road trip with sweep

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 2:56 am

Phoenix — Nothing like a trip to Chase Field to turn things around for the New York Mets.
Dillon Gee allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings, and the Mets beat the Arizona...

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Springer makes his Houston debut

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 2:55 am

Houston — George Springer got his first game with the Houston Astros out of the way on Wednesday night.
Now he's hoping things will calm down and he can just play ball.

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Red Sox lose on throwing error

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 3:33 am

Chicago — The Boston Red Sox believed they were headed to extra innings on a frigid night at U.S. Cellular Field.
Tied at one against the White Sox in the bottom of the ninth...

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Baseball roundup

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 3:32 am

National League
Mets 9, Diamondbacks 0
A group of Mets players gathered around the television in the clubhouse to watch a replay of...

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Selig's happy with how baseball's new replay system is working

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New York - Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport's new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks.

While baseball began video review late in the 2008 season, it was limited to potential...

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Yanks don't want Drew

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New York - Despite a string of infield injuries, Yankees fans shouldn't expect New York to add free-agent Stephen Drew.

"I will consider anything, but right now I think I'm pretty content with where we're sitting," managing general...

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Major League Baseball roundup

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 5:07 am

National League
Mets 7, Diamondbacks 3
Zack Wheeler pitched effectively, New York's hitters lashed balls all over Chase Field and...

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Homers lift Angels by the Mets, Colon

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 2:38 am

Anaheim, Calif. — Bartolo Colon thought all was OK as he took the mound in the first inning.
Then the Angels stepped to the plate.
Colon gave...

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Major League Baseball roundup

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 2:38 am

American League
Blue Jays 11, Orioles 3
Mark Buehrle allowed one run over seven innings to win his third straight start, and...

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Beltran's homer sparks Yankees past Red Sox

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 2:09 am

New York — With a little help from the replay room, Carlos Beltran and the banged-up Yankees did just enough to hold off Boston.
Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded...

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Yankees take things four bases at a time

 April 13, 2014; Updated: 1:59 am

New York — Brian McCann was far from panic mode. He was hitting the ball well, and figured positive results would follow.
Still, he enjoyed seeing his drives wind up in the seats...

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Mets beat Angels in 13th on Recker's home run

 April 13, 2014; Updated: 3:35 am

Anaheim, Calif. — After blowing a three-run lead in the ninth inning on one ill-fated pitch to Raul Ibanez, Jose Valverde needed a lift, and so did his New York Mets teammates.

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Baseball roundup

 April 13, 2014; Updated: 3:34 am

Interleague
Rays 1, Reds 0
Alex Cobb went seven innings to extend Tampa Bay's run of solid starting pitching, and James Loney...

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Red Sox size up Sabathia

 April 12, 2014; Updated: 4:12 am

New York — Grady Sizemore’s big hit against an old friend ensured Jon Lester finally had something to show for an impressive effort.
Sizemore hit a three-run homer in the...

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Angels beat Mets 5-4 on hit batter in 11th inning

 April 12, 2014; Updated: 4:12 am

Anaheim, Calif. — Hank Conger got his first RBI of the season the hard way. It was the ultimate in taking one for the team.
Conger was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the...

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Major League Baseball roundup

 April 12, 2014; Updated: 4:12 am

National League
Braves 7, Nationals 6 (10)
Jordan Schafer scored from first base on Justin Upton's bloop single to right field with...

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Controversy already as Yanks, Sox meet for the first time

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 12:06 am

New York - Michael Pineda won while pitching some noticeable substance on his hand, and Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single off old roommate Clay Buchholz in his first game against the Red Sox as the New York Yankees beat...

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Baseball Roundup

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 12:12 am

Nationals 7, Marlins 1
Stephen Strasburg struck out 12 in 6 2-3 innings on a day Washington really needed to rest its relievers, and Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond homered, leading the...

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Young Jr. sparks Mets past Upton (two HRs) and the Braves

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Atlanta - Eric Young Jr. got three hits, stole three bases and scored four times as the New York Mets overcame Justin Upton's two home runs to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Thursday night.

The Mets broke a 4-all tie in the seventh.

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Orioles edge Yankees

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 11:57 pm

New York - Nick Markakis had an RBI single in the ninth inning against fill-in closer Shawn Kelley, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied for a 5-4 victory Wednesday night over the New York Yankees after wasting a three-run lead against...

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Mets' rally falls short

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Atlanta - Ervin Santana allowed only three hits over eight scoreless innings in his Atlanta debut, Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs and the Braves held off the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday night.

The Braves led 4-0, but...

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Sox win on Papi's big blast

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Boston - Instant replay, meet the Pesky Pole.

David Ortiz hit a three-run homer high over Fenway Park's right-field foul pole on Wednesday, helping the Boston Red Sox rally for a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers. The fair call was...

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Mets win as Braves honor Aaron's 715th

 April 9, 2014; Updated: 12:22 am

Atlanta - Bartolo Colon combined with two relievers on an eight-hitter, Ruben Tejada drove in two runs with two hits and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.

Jose Valverde loaded the bases in the ninth...

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