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Tanaka picks up 11th victory

Masahiro Tanaka contained the Boston Red Sox for 6⅓ innings on Wednesday to record his 11th win of the season as the New York Yankees blasted five homers in a 13-8 victory. Despite a couple of early mistakes, Tanaka (11-6) limited the damage to four earned runs on six hits. ...

Taguchi hopes to realize dream of managing in U.S.

Sep 2, 2015

Taguchi hopes to realize dream of managing in U.S.

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Former big leaguer So Taguchi has been touted as a candidate to manage the Pacfic League’s Orix Buffaloes next year and does dreams of managing one day — but in the United States rather than Japan. “My final dream is to manage over there, ...

Greinke leads Dodgers past Giants

Sep 2, 2015

Greinke leads Dodgers past Giants

Nothing the San Francisco Giants did fazed Zack Greinke. It was a hole on the mound where he pushes off with his right ankle that bothered him. It grew bigger as the game went on, causing Greinke to tweak his ankle and draw a ...

Sep 2, 2015

Buffaloes ace Kaneko sidelined with shoulder trouble

Orix Buffaloes ace Chihiro Kaneko will be deactivated after discomfort in his right shoulder caused him to leave Tuesday’s game against the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in the fourth inning. “Up until that point, I’d felt something but I’d been able to throw,” said ...

Kishi tames Hawks as Lions run riot

Sep 1, 2015

Kishi tames Hawks as Lions run riot

Takayuki Kishi held the Pacific-League topping Fukuoka Softbank Hawks to two runs in seven innings and the Seibu Lions had four home runs and 18 hits in their 13-3 win on Tuesday. Kishi (4-5) allowed five hits and walked two, striking out five in ...

Oh's career about more than records

Sep 1, 2015

Oh's career about more than records

With his prolific home run output rewriting the record books, Sadaharu Oh inspired a nation enjoying rapid economic expansion and subsequent stable growth in the 1960s and 1970s. The national commotion in Japan over his home runs peaked on Sept. 3, 1977, when Oh ...

Aug 31, 2015

Lions' Mejia torments Eagles in rout

Ernesto Mejia had four hits, including two home runs, with eight RBIs as the Seibu Lions pounded the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 15-3 on Monday to move up to third in the Pacific League. Mejia hit a grand slam off Rakuten starter Takashi Kawai ...

Aug 31, 2015

Fighters reliever Takeda undergoes knee surgery

Hisashi Takeda underwent successful season-ending right-knee surgery and will return to action in five months, the Nippon Ham Fighters said Monday. For the first time in his 13-year career, the 36-year-old right-hander ends a season without throwing a single pitch. He will be discharged ...

Arrieta strikes out 12 in no-hitter for Cubs

Aug 31, 2015

Arrieta strikes out 12 in no-hitter for Cubs

Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season, and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Arrieta (17-6) struck out a season-high 12 and became the first 17-game ...

Encarnacion, fellow sluggers ignite Blue Jays

Aug 31, 2015

Encarnacion, fellow sluggers ignite Blue Jays

As the surging Blue Jays keep piling up wins, they’re starting to believe in their own championship credentials. Edwin Encarnacion homered for the fourth time in two days, Josh Donaldson also connected and Toronto routed the struggling Detroit Tigers 9-2 on Sunday to complete ...