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  • Game roundup: Harper hits walk-off HR in 13th to lift Nats

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 6; Adds Mariners-White Sox; more to come Game roundup: Harper hits walk-off HR in 13th to lift Nats WASHINGTON -- Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer with no outs in the bottom of the 13th inning against reliever...
  • Lester shuts out Twins in second start for A's

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange Lester shuts out Twins in second start for A's OAKLAND, Calif. -- Left-hander Jon Lester said he had one main goal when he was traded by the Boston Red Sox along with outfielder Jonny Gomes to...
  • A's Lester shuts out Twins, 3-0

    OAKLAND, Calif. It was slump-buster night for Oakland A's hitters at the Coliseum on Thursday, not that Jon Lester needed all that many bats to come alive. Lester threw five perfect innings and wound up tossing a three-hit shutout as Oakland whipped...
  • Cubs turn attention to acquiring top pitchers

    DENVER — While rookie Kyle Hendricks further solidified his chances of staying in the Cubs' rotation past 2014 on Thursday, team executives already have embarked vigorously on a 24-month mission to acquire premium starting pitching. Although one...
  • Five players likely to be traded in August

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: MLB INSIDER COLUMN Five players likely to be traded in August The non-waiver trading deadline brought a flurry of moves July 31 that included ace left-handers Jon Lester and David...
  • A's offense struggles again, lose to Rays, 7-3

    OAKLAND, Calif. Sonny Gray was on a streak of six consecutive starts giving up zero or one earned run, so when he gets kicked around like he did in the A's 7-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon, it's easy enough to dismiss that as an...
  • Twins can't hold ninth-inning lead, lose to Padres

    Once again, a lack of execution dooms the Twins. Glen Perkins thought could get a nice, easy first-pitch strike over to Yonder Alonso in the ninth inning Wednesday. Anthony Swarzak thought Seth Smith wouldn't look for an inside fastball in the 10th....
  • Hammel finally gets first victory for A's

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- It took him five starts to do it, but right-hander Jason Hammel finally got his first victory Tuesday night for the Oakland A's. Hammel threw 5 2/3 scoreless...
  • Cubs downplay hype, Javier Baez hits game-winner

    DENVER — Before Javier Baez's game-winning home run in his first game in the majors Tuesday night at Coors Field, the Cubs tried their best to persuade the media not to overhype the event. Manager Rick Renteria said the reporters were "more...
  • Jeff Gordon: Red Sox fail to sustain Cardinals-like success

    The Boston Red Sox fared very well with their bailout trades. General manager Ben Cherington got Joe Kelly and Allen Craig from the Cardinals for John Lackey. He got slugger Yoenis Cespedes and a fairly high draft pick from the A's for Jon Lester, a...
  • On The Fly: Spurs Make Hammon First Female Full-Time Assistant

    Longtime WNBA player Becky Hammon, who is retiring after this season with the San Antonio Stars, will be an assistant coach with the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. She'll be the first female full-time assistant on an NBA coaching staff. Kudos to Spurs...