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  • Mariano Rivera: Breaking bats, and hitters' hearts, for 19 years

    Mariano Rivera: Breaking bats, and hitters' hearts, for 19 years
    Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford uses just any old bat when he faces Mariano Rivera. The more rickety and age-worn, the better. He knows there's a good chance his bat — and his at-bat — will be doomed by what many consider the most...
  • MLB is set to suspend Alex Rodriguez through 2014

    MLB is set to suspend Alex Rodriguez through 2014
    Major League Baseball is likely to announce Monday a suspension of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez through the end of the 2014 season for using banned performance-enhancing drugs. The discipline, however, might not keep baseball's active home...
  • Tigers' Max Scherzer, Athletics' Bartolo Colon to start Game 1 of playoff series

    Tigers' Max Scherzer, Athletics' Bartolo Colon to start Game 1 of playoff series
    From All-Star starter to postseason headliner, Max Scherzer is Jim Leyland's pick again. Detroit's 21-game winner will start an American League best-of-five division series opener Friday night against the Athletics at Oakland, with Justin Verlander...
  • WADA head praises MLB for Alex Rodriguez suspension

    WADA head praises MLB for Alex Rodriguez suspension
    The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday praised Major League Baseball for its suspension of three-time American League most valuable player Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees through the 2014 season. WADA Director General David Howman...
  • Making a case for Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez for MVP

    Making a case for Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez for MVP
    No position player has been selected league most valuable player after appearing in fewer than 116 games in a nonstrike season. But by the time voters begin casting their ballots at the end of this season, the Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez may be worthy of...
  • Baseball organizations see the numbers, turn blind eye to drug cheats

    Baseball organizations see the numbers, turn blind eye to drug cheats
    The saddest part of another syringe-spitting afternoon in baseball Monday occurred when, for one of the first times this summer, Alex Rodriguez spoke the truth. He had just been hit with a drug suspension bigger than Barry Bonds' neck, a record 211...
  • The 13 MLB players suspended for violating banned-substances rules

    The 13 MLB players suspended for violating banned-substances rules
    The players suspended Monday for what Major League Baseball said were violations of rules banning the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Alex Rodriguez was suspended for the remainder of this season and all of 2014, pending an expected appeal. The...
  • Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, 12 other players suspended over drugs

    Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, 12 other players suspended over drugs
    Major League Baseball suspended Alex Rodriguez, the game's highest-paid player and active career home run leader, for using performance-enhancing drugs, reflecting Commissioner Bud Selig's determination to root out cheaters and impose stiff penalties as a...
  • Nelson Cruz, 11 others suspended by MLB

    Nelson Cruz, 11 others suspended by MLB
    At least 12 players were suspended by Major League Baseball on Monday for their roles in the Biogenesis drug case, but no decision was announced on the future of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who is reportedly facing a potential...
  • Alex Rodriguez suspended until 2015 season

    Alex Rodriguez suspended until 2015 season
    New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was suspended Monday for the rest of the 2013 season and all of next season for his role in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing-drug case, the harshest drug penalty in Major League Baseball history....
  • Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki closes in on 4,000 hits

    Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki closes in on 4,000 hits
    NEW YORK — New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is closing in on what Angels Manager Mike Scioscia calls an “incredible” achievement, a combined 4,000 hits in the U.S. and Japan. Suzuki, who is not in Tuesday night’s...