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National League's Troy Tulowitzki, of the Colorado Rockies, hits a double ahead of the tag by American League shortstop Alexei Ramirez, of the Chicago White Sox, left, during the fifth inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League’s 5-3 victory. Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin […]

07/17/2014

FILE - In this July 26, 1976, file photo, Boston Red Sox manager Don Zimmer, his left cheek ballooned out with chewing tobacco, scans the home crowd at Fenway Park, prior to Boston's game with the Cleveland Indians, Zimmer's first home game as the baseball team's new skipper. (AP Photo/File)

Players may consider tobacco ban discussion in ’16

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Major League Baseball players say they may consider whether to discuss a possible ban on chewing tobacco when they negotiate their next labor contract in two years. For now, they hope individuals […]

07/15/2014

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, top, fails to catch the throw as Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig slides into second base for a double during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Indians turn triple play in 10-3 win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One pitch, two replays, three outs. “I’ve seen triple plays, but none quite like that,” Dodgers left fielder Matt Kemp said Tuesday night. “I guess there’s a first time for everything.” […]

07/02/2014

Don Newcombe looks on during batting practice prior to their baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Monday, April 29, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Newcombe to throw ceremonial first pitch at tonight’s Dodger game

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Don Newcombe will throw a ceremonial first pitch before the Los Angeles Dodgers interleague game against the Cleveland Indians tonight at Dodger Stadium. The first pitch toss to Dodger reliever Kenley […]

07/01/2014

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, left, jokingly points to the dugout as Cleveland Indians' Michael Bourn looks on during the third inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Haren 1-hits Indians through 7 in Dodgers’ 1-0 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All that separated Dan Haren from a possible chance at a no-hitter was a third-inning single that was awarded to Cleveland’s Michael Bourn after a replay review. Rookie Clint Robinson made […]

07/01/2014

Yasiel Puig and his puppy friends Credit: Dodgers.com

Dodger players cuddle up and play with puppies (Video)

The Los Angeles Dodgers wanted to make a call-to-action movie that would also leave fans feeling warm and fuzzy. Dodgers spokesman Josh Turner says the answer was simple: Puppies. Potential All-Stars Adrian Gonzalez, Dee Gordon […]

06/27/2014

San Diego Padres' Alex Torres during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Padres’ Torres 1st pitcher to wear protective cap (Video)

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Padres reliever Alex Torres is the first pitcher to wear a protective cap in a major league game. Torres used the oversized gear when he worked the eighth inning of a […]

06/23/2014

FILE - In this July 4, 1939, file photo, New York Yankees' Lou Gehrig wipes away a tear while speaking during a tribute at Yankee Stadium in New York. The league will conduct special on-field ceremonies to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" speech and honor his legacy on July 4, 2014. Gehrig passed away on June 2, 1941 at the age of 37.  (AP Photo/Murray Becker, File)

MLB to honor Gehrig on anniversary of famed speech

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is preparing to honor Lou Gehrig on the 75th anniversary of his famed “luckiest man” speech. MLB will donate $300,000 to organizations that fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. […]

06/19/2014

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2011 file photo, former manager Don Zimmer watches the Tampa Bay Rays batting practice before Game 1 of baseball's American League division series playoffs against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Don Zimmer, a popular fixture in professional baseball for 66 years as a manager, player, coach and executive, has died. He was 83. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Longtime baseball fixture Don Zimmer dies at 83

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Don Zimmer wasn’t a fixture in baseball forever. It just seemed that way. He played alongside Jackie Robinson on the only Brooklyn Dodgers team to win the World Series. He […]

06/04/2014

In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore delivers in the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Baseball wonders why pitchers’ elbows keep tearing

All of baseball is focused on a most precious 2 1/8 inches — the average length of the ulnar collateral ligament. This year, more than a dozen major league pitchers already have undergone Tommy John […]

05/16/2014

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda walks off the mound after being ejected when a foreign substance was discovered on his neck, in the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pine tar, Vaseline, spit all part of baseball

It’s fair to suspect that Michael Pineda isn’t the only pitcher trying a few tricks on the mound from time to time. The Yankees pitcher was suspended for 10 games for having a glob of […]

04/24/2014

In this April 23, 2014 photo taken from video and provided by ESPN, home plate umpire Gerry Davis touches the neck of New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda in the second inning of the Yankees' baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. Pineda was ejected after umpires found a foreign substance on his neck. (AP Photo/ESPN)

Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won’t appeal

BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar. He said he won’t appeal the penalty that will cost him two starts. “I […]

04/24/2014

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