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American League shortstop Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees, waves as he is taken out of the game in the top of the fourth inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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 Cities was a long series of smiles for players and fans. But the break is over now, and the real fun begins Friday night. Heading into the second half of the season, there are all sorts of compelling stories from coast to coast. It could be one fun summer in California, where Oakland begins the weekend with the best record in the majors, and the Giants, Angels and Dodgers are … 0

With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good. Ruling with an assortment of big-bending curveballs, sharp sliders and 100 mph heat, a new generation of pitchers has thrown major league hitters into a huge slump. The spike … 0

All-Star farewell: Jeter takes bow, hits double

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Jeter was a huge hit from the very start in his final All-Star game. Batting leadoff for the American League, the 40-year-old shortstop for the New York Yankees soaked in an ovation that lasted more than a minute at Target Field, then seized the moment Tuesday night by hitting a … 0

Manny Ramirez joins Triple-A Iowa as player/coach

Monday, June 30, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa — Manny Ramirez has been called everything from a World Series MVP to a cheater. The disgraced slugger is hoping to add “mentor” to his resume. The 42-year-old Ramirez, a two-time champion with Boston and a two-time offender of Major League Baseball’s rules against performance-enhancing … 0

Big Papi hits 450th career homer as Red Sox beat Yankees 8-5

Monday, June 30, 2014

NEW YORK — David Ortiz hit his 450th homer, a colossal three-run drive, and Dustin Pedroia had three RBIs during his second consecutive three-hit game to lead the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 8-5 Sunday … 0

Mike Napoli homers off Masahiro Tanaka in 9th, Red Sox edge Yankees

Saturday, June 28, 2014

NEW YORK — Mike Napoli hoped Masahiro Tanaka would make a mistake. The New York Yankees ace sure did — he twice shook off his catcher, then threw the Boston slugger a pitch he could handle. Napoli stung … 0

Curt Schilling says his cancer is in remission

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Curt Schilling, the former Boston Red Sox pitcher turned ESPN television analyst, said Wednesday his cancer is in remission. Schilling announced the news on social media and thanked his Boston-based medical team. He revealed his diagnosis in February, saying he planned to “embrace this … 0

Ex-major leaguer Jose Offerman called no-show in attack suit

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A player suing ex-major leaguer Jose Offerman for a bat-wielding attack at a minor league baseball game in 2007 says Offerman has repeatedly failed to show up for depositions to provide testimony as the … 0

Red Sox blown out by Mariners, 12-3

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SEATTLE — Felix Hernandez threw seven strong innings to win for the first time since June 2, Logan Morrison hit two long homers, and the Seattle Mariners used a six-run fourth inning to rout the Boston Red Sox … 0

Coco Crisp again drives in winning run as Oakland defeats Red Sox in 10th inning

Saturday, June 21, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. — Coco Crisp singled in Alberto Callaspo with one out in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Saturday to extend their winning streak to five games. Callaspo drew … 0

Coco Crisp drives in winning run as Oakland edges Red Sox

Saturday, June 21, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. — Coco Crisp drove in Kyle Blanks with a two-out single in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Friday night. Josh Donaldson hit a three-run home run, his … 0

Manny Ramirez could join Triple-A Iowa soon

Friday, June 20, 2014

CHICAGO — Manny being Manny has been a positive so far for the Chicago Cubs. President of baseball operations Theo Epstein praised Manny Ramirez on Friday for his work with the Cubs’ minor leaguers in Arizona, and said the former major league star could join Triple-A Iowa next … 0

Mike Napoli, David Ortiz HR in 10th, Red Sox rally past Twins

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

BOSTON — David Ortiz went from gesturing up at an official scorer one at-bat earlier to pumping his fist toward his teammates after his game-tying homer. Three pitches later, he was hugging Mike Napoli at home plate after … 0