MLB

Washington Nationals’ Jose Lobaton (59) celebrates with teammate Anthony Rendon, left, after he scored a run on a single from Washington Nationals’ Denard Span during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Washington. The Nationals won 14-6. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Nats look to pad their lead

  (AP) — The red-hot Washington Nationals can extend their lead over Atlanta in the National League East tonight with a win over the Phillies in Philadelphia. The second-place Braves have the night off. The […]

08/25/2014

Los Angeles Angels' Howie Kendrick (47) is congratulated after scoring against the Oakland Athletics in the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Kendrick scored on a single by Erick Aybar. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Crisp scores on wild pitch as A’s beat Angels 2-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run on Joe Smith’s wild pitch with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Angels 2-1 on Saturday night to move into a first-place […]

08/23/2014

Dodgers

Gonzo’s homer, 5 RBIs lead Dodgers over Mets 7-4

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez tied a season best with five RBIs, including a go-ahead, three-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 7-4 Saturday night. The Dodgers beat the […]

08/23/2014

Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner hits a two-run home run in front of San Diego Padres catcher Rene Rivera, left, and home plate umpire Adrian Johnson during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Dodgers beat Padres 2-1 behind Kershaw’s 10 Ks

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first-place Dodgers have staged plenty of comebacks this season. Just not after seven innings. They snapped an 0-for-46 skid with two runs in the eighth and Clayton Kershaw outdueled […]

08/22/2014

Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria, center right, and San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy talk with the umpires and officials on the field after a heavy rain soaked Wrigley Field during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Giants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume

  CHICAGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the […]

08/21/2014

FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2011, file photo, Bob Bowman, chief executive of Major League Baseball Advanced Media, speaks at the annual APME meeting in Denver. An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early the 2015 season, according to Bowman. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

  NEW YORK (AP) — An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball’s online business. In an interview this […]

08/20/2014

Major League Baseball Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred participates in the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge outside the organization's headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Manfred participated with more than 160 other MLB employees to raise more than $16,000 for the ALS Association. (AP Photo/Vanessa A. Alvarez)

Manfred, Torre take ice bucket challenge for ALS

  NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball officials are not afraid of getting their feet wet for a good cause. Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred, Hall of Famer Joe Torre and more than 160 baseball employees […]

08/20/2014

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Pujols, Kendrick homer in Angels’ win over Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It took the Los Angeles Angels 4½ months to catch the Oakland Athletics and move into first place in the American League West. Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick homered to give the Angels […]

08/16/2014

Milwaukee Brewers' Rickie Weeks, left, is forced out at second as Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Miguel Rojas attempts to throw out Elian Herrera at first during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. Herrera was initially called safe at first on the play, but was called out after Weeks obstructed Rojas. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Brewers beat Dodgers with 2 HRs off Kershaw

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yovani Gallardo pitched eight innings, Ryan Braun and Carlos Gomez homered, and the Milwaukee Brewers ended Clayton Kershaw’s streak of 11 straight victories with a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles […]

08/16/2014

Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, August 14, 2014. He will succeed Bud Selig in January. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay, File)

Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday and will succeed Bud Selig in January. A labor lawyer who has worked for Major League Baseball since 1998, Manfred beat out Boston Red […]

08/14/2014

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