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BayStars' Kajitani makes immediate impact in return

May 4, 2016

BayStars' Kajitani makes immediate impact in return

Takayuki Kajitani marked his return to the Yokohama BayStars’ lineup by driving in one run and scoring another in a 3-2 victory over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in the Central League on Wednesday afternoon. Before a crowd of 28,940 at Yokohama Stadium, Kajitani, who ...

Iwakuma steps up for M's

May 4, 2016

Iwakuma steps up for M's

Hisashi Iwakuma felt the game was on the line when he faced a bases-loaded situation in the second inning. After getting through it unscathed, the offense came alive to give him some breathing room. Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Leonys Martin hit home runs, ...

Ichiro helps Marlins beat Diamondbacks

May 4, 2016

Ichiro helps Marlins beat Diamondbacks

Ichiro Suzuki’s two-run pinch-hit single put the Miami Marlins ahead in the sixth inning, and they rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 on Tuesday night. Miami trailed 4-1 before scoring four runs in the sixth, when three Arizona pitchers combined to give up three ...

May 4, 2016

Zika fears may move MLB series in Puerto Rico

There’s a very good chance the Miami Marlins’ two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Puerto Rico will not be held there because of concerns about the Zika virus, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press ...

Crawford leads way as Giants outslug Reds

May 3, 2016

Crawford leads way as Giants outslug Reds

Johnny Cueto enjoyed the hugs and the applause. He didn’t care much for one horrid inning that put him in line for a loss — until the Reds’ bullpen got involved, of course. The Reds roughed up Cueto in his return to Great American ...

Sandoval to have surgery on shoulder, may be out for season

May 3, 2016

Sandoval to have surgery on shoulder, may be out for season

Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval, a $95 million free agent who lost his starting job before going on the disabled list, will have exploratory surgery on his left shoulder to determine the source of the injury. The team announced Monday the procedure ...

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 ...