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Dragons' Tanishige plays in NPB record 3,018th game

Chunichi Dragons player-manager Motonobu Tanishige appeared in his 3,018th career game on Tuesday, setting a Nippon Professional Baseball record. The 44-year-old catcher started Chunichi’s Central League game against the Hanshin Tigers at Nagoya Dome. He entered the day tied with Hall of Fame catcher Katsuya Nomura, who spent several seasons ...

Bryant blasts Cubs to win

Jul 28, 2015

Bryant blasts Cubs to win

After coming close to hitting a home run the previous few games, Kris Bryant believed he was due to get one to go out. He got one in a big situation. Bryant’s two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning ...

Greinke shutout streak ends at 45 2/3 innings

Jul 27, 2015

Greinke shutout streak ends at 45 2/3 innings

Thanks to another exquisite performance from Jacob deGrom and a big hit by newcomer Juan Uribe, the New York Mets did more than just stop Zack Greinke’s streak. Greinke’s shutout string ended at 45⅔ innings when the Mets scored the first of two scratch ...

Four inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Jul 27, 2015

Four inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker — Hall of Famer. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday and basked in the spotlight ...

Royals get Cueto in trade with Reds

Jul 27, 2015

Royals get Cueto in trade with Reds

The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for a legitimate ace for the front of their beleaguered rotation. Kansas City has the best record in the American League after it lost ...

Buffaloes check Hawks' momentum

Jul 26, 2015

Buffaloes check Hawks' momentum

The Orix Buffaloes scored four runs in the 11th inning to beat the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 5-1 on Sunday, handing the Pacific League’s runaway leaders their first defeat in six games. Issei Nakamura broke a 1-1 tie with a hit-and-run RBI double off Masahiko ...

A-Rod hits three homers in victory

Jul 26, 2015

A-Rod hits three homers in victory

Alex Rodriguez gave himself an early 40th birthday present. Three of them, actually. Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career and keyed a ninth-inning rally against All-Star closer Glen Perkins, sending the New York Yankees over ...

Phillies ace Hamels throws first no-hitter

Jul 26, 2015

Phillies ace Hamels throws first no-hitter

The scouts packed the seats behind home plate, and Cole Hamels put on quite a show. The lanky left-hander was dominant on a picturesque afternoon at Wrigley Field. Quite the timing, too. Hamels struck out 13 in baseball’s third no-hitter of the season, leading ...

Hawks blank Buffaloes, extend winning streak to five

Jul 25, 2015

Hawks blank Buffaloes, extend winning streak to five

Kenta Imamiya broke up a scoreless game and Shota Takeda won a tough pitchers’ duel as the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks won their fifth straight, downing the Orix Buffaloes 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. In the second inng, Imamiya plated Nobuhiro Matsuda with a ...

Jul 25, 2015

Aoki remains on DL, awaits return to Giants

San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki remained on the disabled list in minor league rehab on Friday, awaiting his return to the majors. Although Aoki had been poised to come off the disabled list on Friday, he was continuing his minor league rehab with ...

Pirates turn tables on Scherzer

Jul 25, 2015

Pirates turn tables on Scherzer

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer put his team in an early hole when Pedro Alvarez crushed a two-run home run out of the stadium in the second inning. His hitters responded with four runs in the fourth that should have put Scherzer back in ...

Swallows' Tateyama collects victory against Dragons

Jul 25, 2015

Swallows' Tateyama collects victory against Dragons

TokyoYakult Swallows starter Shohei Tateyama claimed his second win of the season after holding the Chunichi Dragons to three runs in a 7-5 win on Friday. Following his first win in three seasons two weeks ago, Tateyama (2-0) allowed four hits and struck out ...

Tanaka sharp again as Yankees sweep Orioles

Jul 24, 2015

Tanaka sharp again as Yankees sweep Orioles

Masahiro Tanaka put in another strong performance on Thursday to pick up his seventh win as the New York Yankees routed the Baltimore Orioles 9-3, completing a three-game sweep. Tanaka (7-3) showed pinpoint accuracy for most of his 7⅔ innings, striking out seven and ...