Major League Baseball

Los Angeles Dodgers Hanley Ramirez hits an RBI single off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos in the first inning during a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

Hamilton helps Reds top Dodgers 4-3 in 10 innings

CINCINNATI (AP) — Billy Hamilton is still looking for his first major league plate appearance. Cincinnati’s prized prospect has yet to play in the field, and he’s already paying huge dividends for the streaking Reds. […]

09/07/2013

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Weaver leads Angels to sweep of Seattle in 7-1 win

SEATTLE (AP) – Jered Weaver believed he had enough left to finish off his first complete game in more than a year. Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia didn’t see the point in pushing Weaver beyond […]

08/25/2013

Atlanta Braves' Jason Heyward, center, is helped by New York Mets catcher John Buck, left, and umpire Greg Gibson after being hit by a 90 mph fastball thrown by New York Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese during the sixth inning at Citi Field, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in New York. Heyward was taken to the hospital for x-rays. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Intentional or not, hit by pitch can do a lot of damage

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi was livid, veins bulging in his neck, as he peppered home plate umpire Brian O’Nora with profanity after Boston’s Ryan Dempster hit Alex Rodriguez in the […]

08/23/2013

In this Feb. 24, 2012 photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun speaks during a news conference at spring training baseball in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Ryan Braun finally admits drug use in 2011

A month after acknowledging only that he made “mistakes,” Ryan Braun admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011. The suspended Milwaukee slugger said he took a cream and a lozenge containing […]

08/23/2013

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez addresses a media swarm before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Alex Rodriguez puts end to non-baseball talk

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez said Wednesday he’s cutting off all non-baseball talk after a wild weekend of accusations and retaliations on and off the field. Playing while he appeals a 211-game suspension for […]

08/21/2013

In this May 11, 2013 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Aretha Franklin says she’s 85 percent healed

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin won’t say what caused her latest health problems, but says she’s had a “miraculous” recovery and is looking forward to performing soon. “My treatments are going very well. My […]

08/20/2013

Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston, Aug. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Dempster suspended 5 games for hitting A-Rod

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Dempster of the Boston Red Sox was suspended for five games and fined by Major League Baseball for intentionally hitting Yankees star Alex Rodriguez with a pitch last weekend. The […]

08/20/2013

New York Yankees manger Joe Girardi, right, argues with home plate umpire Brian O'Nora after Alex Rodriguez was hit by a pitch in the second inning in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Girardi says Dempster should be suspended

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it will be “open season” on Alex Rodriguez if Major League Baseball fails to suspend Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster for hitting the New York star with […]

08/20/2013

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez (13) celebrates with teammate Robinson Cano, center right, after scoring on a single by Eduardo Nunez in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A-Rod declines MLB challenge to release evidence

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Alex Rodriguez declined Major League Baseball’s challenge to make public the evidence that led to the 211-game suspension of the New York Yankees star. MLB executive vice president […]

08/19/2013

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels, Aug. 13, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Report: A-Rod camp leaked docs implicating Braun

NEW YORK (AP) — Members of Alex Rodriguez’s inner circle obtained and leaked documents that implicated Ryan Braun and other players in using performance-enhancing drugs, “60 Minutes” reported Friday. Citing unidentified sources, the CBS news […]

08/16/2013

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