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Tanaka delivers second straight woeful performance

/ May 21, 2017

Tanaka delivers second straight woeful performance

Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka was roughed up for the second straight start Saturday, allowing six earned runs and three home runs in just three innings in New York’s 9-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Coming off the worst outing of his major league ...

Rangers extend win streak to 10

/ May 20, 2017

Rangers extend win streak to 10

The Texas Rangers are the hottest team in baseball. That hasn’t done much for them in the standings because they’re in the same division as Houston, the best team in the majors so far this season. Mike Napoli and Joey Gallo hit homers, giving ...

Hara leads Swallows to win over Tigers

/ May 19, 2017

Hara leads Swallows to win over Tigers

Juri Hara allowed a run in six innings, pitching the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to their third straight victory, a 4-2 win over the Central League-leading Hanshin Tigers on Friday. Before 28,264 at historic Jingu Stadium, the second-year right-hander faced only one scoring threat through ...

Baez hits grand slam, Bryant homers as Cubs beat Reds 9-5

/ May 19, 2017

Baez hits grand slam, Bryant homers as Cubs beat Reds 9-5

The Cubs are starting to show the pop that helped propel them to their first championship in 108 years. For that, manager Joe Maddon credited their starting pitching. Javier Baez hit a grand slam, Kris Bryant homered and the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds ...

May 19, 2017

MLB wants to change posting system

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday he would like revisions made to the posting system agreement for Japanese players that the league has with Nippon Professional Baseball by this offseason. Under the current posting system which has been in place since 2013, ...

/ May 18, 2017

Marines sign Cuban outfielder Santos

The Chiba Lotte Marines have agreed on a deal worth $200,000 with Cuban outfielder Roel Santos, the Pacific League club said Thursday. The 29-year-old Santos, who throws and bats left-handed, is known for his speed and defensive skills, and served as the leadoff hitter ...

/ May 18, 2017

Hawks' Wada weighing options to treat elbow ailment

Five-time All-Star lefty Tsuyoshi Wada is considering having surgery to repair his left elbow inflammation, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks manager Kimiyasu Kudo said Thursday. “Surgery is one of the options,” Kudo said. “If he keeps pitching when his condition doesn’t look good he will be ...

Marlins' Tazawa placed on disabled list with rib injury

/ May 18, 2017

Marlins' Tazawa placed on disabled list with rib injury

Miami Marlins right-hander Junichi Tazawa has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with rib cartilage inflammation, team officials announced Wednesday. The 30-year-old setup man was tagged with his first loss of the season after giving up a go-ahead grand slam in Monday’s game ...

Herrmann hammers homer in 11th to sink reeling Mets

/ May 18, 2017

Herrmann hammers homer in 11th to sink reeling Mets

Chris Herrmann and the Diamondbacks made it another long day for the sinking New York Mets. Herrmann homered off Rafael Montero leading off the 11th inning, giving the Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory on Wednesday and sending the Mets to their season-high seventh straight loss. ...