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  • Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — He was the third base coach who gave Kirby Puckett a high-five to punctuate his winning homer in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series. He was the trusting candidate who took Minnesota's managing job when many thought the Twins were about to be contracted in 2002. He was...

  • George Shuba, former Brooklyn Dodger, dead at 89

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — George "Shotgun" Shuba, a member of the 1955 World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers who was best known for offering a congratulatory handshake to minor league teammate Jackie Robinson, died Monday. He was 89. The Los Angeles Dodgers said Shuba died at his home...

  • Shoemaker, Hamilton hope for Angels playoff return

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rookie right-hander Matt Shoemaker and outfielder Josh Hamilton are both making progress toward a return from injuries for the Los Angeles Angels' playoff run. Shoemaker played light catch at Angel Stadium on Monday, while Hamilton went through a full session of...

  • A capsule look at the A's-Royals playoff game

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A look at the American League wild-card playoff between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics: ___ Schedule: Tuesday, at Kansas City, 8:07 p.m. EDT (TBS). ___ Season Series: Royals won 5-2. ___ Projected Lineups: Athletics: CF Coco Crisp (.246, 9 HRs, 47 RBIs, 19 SBs), DH...

  • A capsule look at the Giants-Pirates playoff game

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A look at the National League wild-card playoff between the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates: ___ Schedule: Wednesday, at Pittsburgh, 8:07 p.m. EDT (ESPN). ___ Season Series: Pirates won 4-2. ___ Projected Lineups: Giants: CF Gregor Blanco (.260, 5 HRs, 38 RBIs), 2B...

  • Diamondbacks in rebuilding mode after tough season

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks boosted their payroll to unprecedented levels, hoping the influx would break them out of a two-year funk. Instead, they went into a freefall to the bottom of the standings. Arizona's retooling started during the 2014 season with the hiring of...

  • Black back with Padres despite playoff drought

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Arguably the worst year in San Diego Padres history ended with an eighth straight season out of the playoffs and manager Bud Black still employed. Now it's new general manager A.J. Preller's turn to start putting his stamp on a team that has good pitching, is in...

  • AJ Hinch hired to manage Astros

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — A.J. Hinch was hired as the manager of the Astros on Monday, and general manager Jeff Luhnow is confident he'll be the man to return Houston to success. "I think A.J. is going to be the manager that's going to be here when we win the World Series," Luhnow said. Hinch...

  • For Braves, a shaky future after dismal finish

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Less than 24 hours after the end to a disappointing season, many of the lockers at Turner Field were already cleaned out Monday. The Atlanta Braves were able to get an early start on the offseason. The final week was essentially meaningless — the first time the Braves...

  • Seattle activates Montero from suspended list

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have activated Jesus Montero off the suspended list and designated outfielder Corey Hart for assignment. The Mariners made the roster moves Monday. Montero had to be reinstated from the suspended list with Seattle's season now complete, but placed...

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