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Ichiro sparks Marlins to win

Ichiro Suzuki slapped a ground ball toward the left side of the infield, then hustled down the line to first just in case the throw didn’t get there in time. It didn’t, and the Miami Marlins were in business. That play by Ichiro kick-started what became a four-run fifth as ...

Clutch bats carry BayStars past Giants

Jun 25, 2016

Clutch bats carry BayStars past Giants

Elian Herrera tied it with an eighth-inning double and Masayuki Kuwahara played the hero for the second straight day to lift the Yokohama BayStars to a 7-6 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Saturday. Before 28,446 at Yokohama Stadium, the Giants twice took the ...

Relief corps preserves victory for Tanaka

Jun 25, 2016

Relief corps preserves victory for Tanaka

Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for three innings of perfect relief for the second straight game, Rob Refsnyder hit a tiebreaking single and the New York Yankees took advantage of three errors to rally past the Minnesota Twins 5-3 Friday night. ...

Mariners demote Aoki as part of rash of roster moves

Jun 25, 2016

Mariners demote Aoki as part of rash of roster moves

The Seattle Mariners optioned starting outfielder Norichika Aoki and relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday to clear space for pitching reinforcements. The Mariners made seven roster moves before starting a homestand against St. Louis. The Mariners also placed right-hander Adrian Sampson ...

Guinness World Records recognizes Ichiro as baseball's global hit king

Jun 24, 2016

Guinness World Records recognizes Ichiro as baseball's global hit king

Ichiro Suzuki was recognized by Guinness World Records as professional baseball’s base hit king Friday after taking his count in Japan and Major League Baseball to 4,257. The 42-year-old Miami Marlins outfielder last week etched his own piece of baseball history, surpassing Pete Rose’s ...

Panik, Williamson spark surging Giants past Pirates

Jun 24, 2016

Panik, Williamson spark surging Giants past Pirates

A makeshift lineup was more than enough for the San Francisco Giants. Joe Panik hit a bases-loaded triple, Mac Williamson launched a 136-meter home run and the Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Thursday for their 12th win in 14 games. The NL West ...

Jun 23, 2016

Darvish ready for bullpen session

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish is set to start pitching in the bullpen in the coming days after throwing and playing catch on Wednesday. Darvish, placed on the 15-day disabled list since June 13 due to tightness in his neck and shoulder, threw around ...

Tigers knock around Iwakuma in victory

Jun 23, 2016

Tigers knock around Iwakuma in victory

The Seattle Mariners have fallen all the way back to .500. Hisashi Iwakuma allowed three home runs — two to Steven Moya — and the Mariners lost 5-1 to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. It was Seattle’s fifth straight loss and its 18th ...

Dodgers capitalize on costly error

Jun 23, 2016

Dodgers capitalize on costly error

Yasiel Puig was wearing his “Make Baseball Fun Again” cap after Wednesday night’s game. Did he ever. Puig raced home for the winning run on his own single after center fielder Michael Taylor let the ball skip by him for a three-base error, and ...

Ramirez keeping things simple for BayStars

Jun 23, 2016

Ramirez keeping things simple for BayStars

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After 13 years studying Japanese baseball as a hitter and outfielder, Alex Ramirez is taking a similar approach to his new job as the rookie manager of the Yokohama BayStars. The Venezuelan, the first foreign-born player with 2,000 hits in Nippon Professional Baseball, is ...

Sale becomes first 12-game winner

Jun 22, 2016

Sale becomes first 12-game winner

Tim Anderson gave Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale the earliest lead possible, and Sale used it to become the majors’ first 12-game winner. Sale tied his season high with nine strikeouts, Anderson led off the game with his first career homer and the ...