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Giants spoil Hamels' Texas debut

Aug 2, 2015

Giants spoil Hamels' Texas debut

Cole Hamels understood not getting to finish the eighth inning of his debut with the Texas Rangers. Hamels, who threw a no-hitter in his final start for Philadelphia, walked off the mound with a three-run lead over the San Francisco Giants after giving up ...

Aug 2, 2015

Wada struggles in rehab start

The Chicago Cubs’ Tsuyoshi Wada surrendered five runs in six innings in his sixth rehab start on Saturday as he works his way back from shoulder injury. On the disabled list due to left-shoulder inflammation since June, Wada allowed nine hits, struck out four ...

Eagles end six-game slide

Aug 1, 2015

Eagles end six-game slide

Yasunori Kikuchi pitched seven innings of two-run ball, Wily Mo Pena tied the game and drove in a go-ahead run and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles beat the Orix Buffaloes 5-3 on Saturday. Kikuchi (4-3) allowed seven hits, struck out three and walked two ...

Aug 1, 2015

Carp outfielder Schierholtz deactivated due to heatstroke

Hiroshima Carp announced Saturday that outfielder Nate Schierholtz has been deactivated after he pulled out of a game earlier in the week with heatstroke. Schierholtz was replaced during the Carp’s 5-4 win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Thursday and missed Friday’s game against ...

Kennedy has day to remember

Aug 1, 2015

Kennedy has day to remember

Ian Kennedy expected to miss Friday’s start against the Miami Marlins to be with his wife Allison, who was in labor with their fourth child. Bad weather delayed Kennedy’s flight to Southern California, and he wound up pitching seven innings as the San Diego ...

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Aug 1, 2015

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday’s trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas. Sixteen trades were made Friday ahead of the ...

Jul 31, 2015

Eagles acquire infielder Murillo

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Friday announced the acquisition of Mexican infielder Agustin Murillo. The 33-year-old Murillo, who has been playing with Monterrey in the Mexican League since 2010, joins the Eagles through the end of this season on a ¥10 million deal. ...

Astros sweep rival Angels

Jul 31, 2015

Astros sweep rival Angels

Few expected the Houston Astros to be contenders entering this season. Perhaps fewer still can doubt that they have become exactly that. Jason Castro hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Astros a 3-0 victory and a ...

Kikuchi, Guzman lead Carp comeback

Jul 30, 2015

Kikuchi, Guzman lead Carp comeback

Ryosuke Kikuchi and Jesus Guzman sparked a comeback as the Hiroshima Carp overturned a four-run deficit in a 5-4 victory over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Thursday night. Trailing 4-3 in the eighth before a loud crowd of 30,136 at Tokyo’s Jingu Stadium, Guzman ...

Rangers punish wild Tanaka

Jul 30, 2015

Rangers punish wild Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka kept missing his spots for the New York Yankees. Once the Japanese right-hander allowed the first three Texas batters in the second inning to reach base and score, the Yankees never caught up. Colby Lewis worked six innings for his 11th victory ...