April 18, 2015

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Indians slugger Brandon Moss off to slow start

CLEVELAND — Brandon Moss, an All-Star for the first time in his career last year with the Oakland A’s, was projected to provide much-needed pop this season to a largely powerless Indians offense. Thus far, he has yet to bring his big bat to Cleveland. Moss enters tonight’s series opener at Minnesota without a home Read More…

Home and House wreckers: Tigers flex their muscles, pound TJ House on way to sweeping Indians at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND — The Indians had the opportunity to make an early statement with the Detroit Tigers in town for the first series at renovated Progressive Field, while reaffirming the lofty projections placed upon them. The Indians made a statement all right. It read: “We still can’t beat the Tigers.” Capping a highly forgettable weekend, Cleveland Read More…

Source: Major League Baseball may suspend A-Rod under labor deal rather than drug rules to keep him from appealing

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball may try to suspend Alex Rodriguez under its collective bargaining agreement instead of its drug rules, which would eliminate any chance of delaying a penalty until after the case goes to an arbitrator, The Associated Press has learned. Rodriguez has never been disciplined for a drug offense, and a Read More…

Brewers slugger Ryan Braun suspended for rest of season for ‘violations’ of baseball’s drug program

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NEW YORK — The first star to fall in baseball’s latest drug investigation is one of its biggest: Ryan Braun. The 2011 National League MVP was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday, the start of sanctions involving players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing Read More…

Well-armed win: Yankees’ Mariano Rivera named MVP as AL spins shutout to end three-game All-Star losing streak

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NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera was all set up to save his final All-Star game — or so it seemed. Jim Leyland just wasn’t about to take that chance. Summoned in the eighth inning to make certain he would pitch, Rivera soaked up a 90-second standing ovation and got three straight outs while helping the Read More…

Ramirez suspended 50 games for drug violation

NEW YORK (AP) – Manny Ramirez was suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday, becoming the latest high-profile player ensnared in the sport`s drug scandals. The Los Angeles Dodgers star said he did not take steroids and was given medication by a doctor that contained a banned substance. The commissioner`s office didn`t Read More…