(Reuters) – American League Rookie of the Year finalist Matt Shoemaker will start for the Major League Baseball All Stars against Japan on Wednesday and the LA Angels pitcher expects a playoff-like atmosphere throughout their five-games series. A contingent of 29 players from MLB arrived in Japan on Sunday along with Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell for the series, which starts at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka on Wednesday. …

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OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Kenta Maeda allowed two hits over five innings, combining on a three-hitter that led Japan over the Major League Baseball All-Stars 2-0 Wednesday in the opener of a five-game postseason tour.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Houston designated hitter Chris Carter, Kansas City reliever Kelvin Herrera and New York Mets closer Jennry Mejia are among 26 players with less than three years of major league service who have qualified for salary arbitration.

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(Reuters) – List of American League Most Valuable Player award winners after Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels was named as the 2014 recipient on Thursday. …

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(Adds National League winner) Nov 13 (Reuters) – Angels outfielder Mike Trout was a unanimous winner of the American League Most Valuable Player Award, and Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw claimed National League honors in an LA sweep on Thursday. The 23-year-old Trout broke through after back-to-back years as runner-up to Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera in voting by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Kershaw, named Cy Young winner as the league’s top pitcher on Wednesday, became the first NL pitcher to win the MVP award since Bob Gibson of the St. …

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(Reuters) – Angels outfielder Mike Trout was a unanimous winner of the American League Most Valuable Player Award, and Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw claimed National League honors in an LA sweep on Thursday. The 23-year-old Trout broke through after back-to-back years as runner-up to Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera in voting by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Kershaw, named Cy Young winner as the league’s top pitcher on Wednesday, became the first NL pitcher to win the MVP award since Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1968. …

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was named the National League’s Most Valuable Player on Thursday, the first hurler since Bob Gibson in 1968 to claim the Major League Baseball award. It was the second major trophy in as many days for the 26-year-old American left-hander, who was a unanimous selection Wednesday as the NL Cy Young Award given to the top pitcher. In MVP voting, Kershaw was named first on 18 of 30 ballots from a media panel for 355 points. Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton finished second on 298 with 2013 winner Andrew McCutchen of Pittsburgh third on 271.

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NEW YORK (AP) — For once, Clayton Kershaw was glad to see a long shutout streak end.

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