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The Orioles capped a tough, three-city West Coast trip with an 8-4 victory over the Angels on Sunday afternoon, a game that required a total team effort that has become their trademark under manager Buck Showalter.Upvote Share Tweet
Yu Darvish matched a career high with 14 strikeouts and Adrian Beltre laced a walk-off single in the ninth as the Rangers came from three runs down to beat the Red Sox, 4-3, on Sunday in Arlington.Upvote Share Tweet
Rays withstand home runs to topple RockiesAlex Cobb pitched effectively into the seventh inning, withstanding three solo homers by Colorado and helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Rockies 8-3 Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees SS Nunez leaves with rib cage injuryNew York Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez left Sunday's game against the Oakland Athletics with tightness in his left ribcage and will receive an MRI at New York Presbyterian Hospital.Upvote Share Tweet
Umpire Vanover leaves game with head injuryHome plate umpire Larry Vanover left the game in the top of the third inning with a possible concussion after taking a foul tip off his mask in the first inning of a game between the Angels and Orioles at Angel Stadium.Upvote Share Tweet
Donaldson's homer leads A's past YankeesA's hitters came up empty nine times with runners in scoring position on Sunday afternoon, but they redeemed themselves by way of a trio of homers to edge the Yankees, 5-4, and claim the series victory.Upvote Share Tweet
Hank Conger stumbles his way into unintentionally hilarious bunt single (Video)Your browser does not support iframes.You'll often hear coaches encourage their players to "take what the defense gives them." That advice was heard loud and clear by Los Angeles Angels catcher Hank Conger, and he put it to terrific use in the…Upvote Share Tweet
Pujols sits out finale to rest sore footAlbert Pujols, who has been playing first base despite significant pain in his foot, was not in the Angels' starting lineup on Sunday against the Orioles. With an off-day Monday, the Angels wanted to get him some extra rest.Upvote Share TweetRed Sox slugger David Ortiz provided no subtlety or mystery when it came to whether he would prolong his career-long hitting streak another day. In the top of the first inning against Rangers ace Yu Darvish on Sunday afternoon, Ortiz walloped a towering…Upvote Share Tweet
DeRosa, Cabrera help Blue Jays snap skidThe Blue Jays' offense broke out in a big way and Brandon Morrow was solid on the mound, as Toronto defeated the Mariners, 10-2, on Sunday at Rogers Centre.Upvote Share TweetARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Boston Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey is set to have an exam and MRI after not pitching for a week because of biceps soreness.Upvote Share TweetBrett Lawrie was on the Blue Jays' bench on Sunday for the first time since returning to the lineup on Apr. 16. Lawrie's played in 18 straight games, and has a .260 OBP, with three home runs, seven RBIs, and five runs scored.Upvote Share Tweet
Starling Marte puts glove on throwing hand in desperate attempt to corral redirected baseballYour browser does not support iframes.Switch-hitters are common is baseball. We've even seen a switch-pitcher reach the professional ranks after the New York Yankees drafted Pat Venditte in 2008. Now we have Starling Marte, the Pittsburgh Pirates' switc…Upvote Share Tweet
Granderson's role may vary upon returnWith the Yankees suffering no shortage of production from Vernon Wells in left field, it is not a foregone conclusion in manager Joe Girardi's mind that Brett Gardner will be going back to left from center when Curtis Granderson comes off the DL.Upvote Share Tweet
Smith gets nod in left against lefty PettitteThe strikeouts are piling up for a suddenly struggling Seth Smith, but A's manager Bob Melvin lent his outfielder a vote of confidence on Sunday by placing him in the lineup as the only lefty against Yankees southpaw Andy Pettitte.Upvote Share Tweet
Matsui presented People's Honor in JapanFormer New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui received the People's Honor Award from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at an elaborate ceremony at Tokyo Dome on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetTampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar left Saturday night's game against the Rockies after being hit on the left hand by a pitch from Colorado starter Jon Garland.Upvote Share Tweet
The Juice: Dustin Ackley launches first career grand slam as Mariners overpower Blue JaysYour browser does not support iframes. The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. The signs did not get any more encouragin…Upvote Share Tweet
Orioles Power Past AngelsMay 5J.J. Hardy and Manny Machado each homered in the Orioles' 8-4 win against the Angels.
Darvish Fans 14 As Rangers Sweep Red SoxMay 5Yu Darvish struck out 14 batters and Adrian Beltre hit a RBI single in the ninth as the Rangers walked off to sweep the Red Sox.
Athletics Power Past YankeesMay 5Josh Donaldson's third home run of the season gave the Athletics a 5-4 win over the Yankees.
Blue Jays Cruise Past MarinersMay 5Brandon Morrow struck out eight in eight innings to help the Blue Jays beat the Mariners 10-2.
Clayton's mailbag: Don't overlook AFC NorthMay 5Don't overlook the strong offseasons put together in the AFC North by the Ravens, Steelers and Bengals, writes John Clayton.
Rogers sees 'good chance' he could play in MLS this yearMay 5Former U.S. national team winger Robbie Rogers, who stepped away from the sport in February after announcing he is gay, said Sunday that "there's a really good chance" he'll play in Major League Soccer this season.
Rogers sees good chance he could play in MLS this seasonMay 5Former U.S. national team winger Robbie Rogers, who stepped away from the sport in February after announcing he is gay, said Sunday that "there's a really good chance" he'll play in Major League Soccer this season.