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Rangers ace Darvish shines in rehab outing

May 2, 2016

Rangers ace Darvish shines in rehab outing

Yu Darvish was back in action for the first time in over a year, allowing only a walk over two shutout innings in his first rehab start on Sunday afternoon. Darvish, who had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in March of 2015, ...

Mets down Giants for eighth straight victory

May 1, 2016

Mets down Giants for eighth straight victory

Michael Conforto and the bats are booming. Jacob deGrom and the pitchers are peaking. And the defense is making the key plays. A year after the New York Mets stamped themselves as serious contenders with a big winning streak in April, they’re rolling again. ...

Zimmermann wins fifth straight start; Tigers sink Twins

May 1, 2016

Zimmermann wins fifth straight start; Tigers sink Twins

Jordan Zimmermann hasn’t required much run support this year. Justin Upton gave him all he needed in the first inning Saturday. Zimmermann won his fifth straight start to begin his first season with Detroit, and Upton hit a three-run homer for the Tigers in ...

Maru blasts two homers as Carp maul Dragons

Apr 30, 2016

Maru blasts two homers as Carp maul Dragons

Yoshihiro Maru hit a pair of three-run homers and Hiroki Kuroda threw seven innings as the Hiroshima Carp whipped the Chunichi Dragons 12-2 in the Central League on Saturday afternoon. Before Kuroda (4-1) did not walk a batter, nor did he allow two runners ...

BoSox rally past Yankees

Apr 30, 2016

BoSox rally past Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka threw 6⅔ strong innings on Friday, but Koji Uehara had the last laugh, earning the win in the Boston Red Sox’s 4-2 victory over Tanaka’s New York Yankees. Uehara (1-1) was razor sharp in one, 10-pitch inning, and earned the win in ...

Ichiro swipes 500th base in majors

Apr 30, 2016

Ichiro swipes 500th base in majors

Ichiro Suzuki reached another milestone on Friday, when he registered the 500th stolen base of his major league career during the Miami Marlins’ 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The 42-year-old Ichiro became the 39th player to achieve the feat after swiping second base ...

Bogusevic adjusting to NPB game

Apr 30, 2016

Bogusevic adjusting to NPB game

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When Orix Buffaloes outfielder Brian Bogusevic was in college at Tulane University, years before setting foot in Japan, he was a two-way star as a pitcher and outfielder. He was a decent pitcher, too, earning first-team All-Conference USA and second team National Collegiate Baseball ...

Suspended Gordon says he unknowingly took PEDs

Apr 30, 2016

Suspended Gordon says he unknowingly took PEDs

Reigning NL batting champion Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins says he unknowingly took the performance-enhancing drugs that led to his 80-game suspension, but will accept the penalty. The announcement of the suspension by Major League Baseball came shortly after the Marlins’ victory at ...

Former Giants pitcher Kasahara arrested in gambling probe

Apr 29, 2016

Former Giants pitcher Kasahara arrested in gambling probe

Former Yomiuri Giants pitcher Shoki Kasahara, who has admitted betting on baseball, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of illegal gambling along with restaurant operator Satoshi Saito. Kasahara is one of four Giants pitchers who have been released and suspended after admitting to betting ...

Apr 29, 2016

BayStars' Tsutsugo sidelined with muscle strain

Yokohama BayStars cleanup hitter Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was deactivated on Friday due to a muscle strain, the Central League club said. Tsutsugo, who left Thursday’s game against the Chunichi Dragons early, is expected back in a minimum of 10 days. According to manager Alex Ramirez, ...