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  • Yasiel Puig, rookie sensation? Definitely. Rookie of the year? Nope

    Yasiel Puig, rookie sensation? Definitely. Rookie of the year? Nope
    Yasiel Puig excited a city, electrified Dodger Stadium, spurred record merchandise sales and helped the Dodgers to within two victories of their first World Series in 25 years. He ignited a national debate about how to play baseball the right way. He even...
  • Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona is AL manager of year

    Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona is AL manager of year
    Terry Francona, who led the Cleveland Indians to their first playoff berth in six years, was honored Tuesday as American League manager of the year. Francona had never received a first-place vote in previous years, even when he led the Boston Red Sox to...
  • Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer wins AL Cy Young Award

    Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer wins AL Cy Young Award
    Max Scherzer, the only 20-game winner in the major leagues this season, was announced Wednesday as the winner of the American League Cy Young Award. Scherzer went 21-3 with a 2.90 earned-run average for the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers. He...
  • Jhonny Peralta's signing by Cardinals touches a nerve

    Jhonny Peralta's signing by Cardinals touches a nerve
    The first major free-agent signing of the off-season, the St. Louis Cardinals' acquisition of shortstop Jhonny Peralta, has exposed still-open wounds in Major League Baseball on the topic of performance-enhancing drugs. Peralta was among 12 players...
  • Robinson Cano spurns Yankees for Mariners

    Robinson Cano spurns Yankees for Mariners
    Robinson Cano, the grand prize of this year's free-agent class, has decided to sign with the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners and Cano have agreed on a 10-year contract worth $240 million, according to ESPN. That would match the terms of Albert Pujols'...
  • Joe Torre talks about Don Mattingly's job status, Game 2 decision

    Joe Torre talks about Don Mattingly's job status, Game 2 decision
    Asked about the uncertain job status of Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, Joe Torre reflected on his days as a lame-duck manager with the New York Yankees. “Players have to answer a lot of questions and that’s the tough part for a manager,&...
  • American League wins MLB All-Star Game, 3-0

    American League wins MLB All-Star Game, 3-0
    NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect eighth inning in his final All-Star appearance, Jose Bautista, J.J. Hardy and Jason Kipnis drove in runs to back a night of pulsating pitching, and the American League beat the National League 3-0...
  • Joe Nathan gets All-Star save, Mariano Rivera gets the baseball

    Joe Nathan gets All-Star save, Mariano Rivera gets the baseball
    NEW YORK — In the final All-Star game of Mariano Rivera's distinguished career, who got the save for the American League? "That could be a trivia question," Joe Nathan said. "I'm sure everyone will get it wrong." Nathan had better not miss the...
  • Mariano Rivera is the star of All-Stars

    Mariano Rivera is the star of All-Stars
    NEW YORK — He stood alone, atop the mound, atop a city, atop his profession. The fans gave him a standing ovation. So did the players, on both teams, from the top step of each dugout. Mariano Rivera touched his cap to his heart, waved it at the...
  • Mariano Rivera's final All-Star game ratings flat from last year

    Mariano Rivera's final All-Star game ratings flat from last year
    New York Yankee closer Mariano Rivera's last All-Star game appearance may have been bad news for the National League, but it did little to boost ratings for the midsummer classic. The 84th All-Star contest -- won by the American League -- drew an...
  • Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox close to $100-million extension

    Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox close to $100-million extension
    All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is close to a contract that could keep him with the Boston Red Sox for his entire career. A person with knowledge of the talks said Tuesday that Pedroia is in the process of agreeing to a deal adding $100 million...