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Maeda off to sensational start for Dodgers

Apr 25, 2016

Maeda off to sensational start for Dodgers

Kenta Maeda is pitching out of this world. No surprise to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who jokingly said the right-hander could effectively throw “on the moon” given his pinpoint control. That was after Maeda conquered the closest thing major league baseball has to a ...

Apr 24, 2016

Banned pitcher Kasahara opens up about gambling

Former Yomiuri Giants pitcher Shoki Kasahara, banned indefinitely by Nippon Professional Baseball for betting on baseball, told Kyodo News that gambling in general was customary within his team before he bet on his own sport. “We players were betting money on cards and mahjong ...

Maeda shuts down Rockies

Apr 24, 2016

Maeda shuts down Rockies

Kenta Maeda tamed a notorious hitter’s park about as well as any pitcher can. So much for being intimidated in his first start at Coors Field. Maeda held Colorado hitless into the sixth inning, A.J. Ellis connected on a two-run homer and the Los ...

Carp hurler Kuroda maintains mastery of Tigers

Apr 23, 2016

Carp hurler Kuroda maintains mastery of Tigers

Hiroki Kuroda threw seven scoreless innings and the Hiroshima Carp bullpen barely held on in a 3-2 Central League win on Saturday over the Hanshin Tigers. Before 31,748 at Mazda Stadium, Kuroda (3-1) allowed four hits but no walks over seven innings, while striking ...

Iwakuma shines in short-notice outing

Apr 23, 2016

Iwakuma shines in short-notice outing

Hisashi Iwakuma got the assignment a day earlier than he expected because Felix Hernandez was scratched with a case of the flu. The right-hander responded with a clutch performance, pitching eight strong innings Friday night, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels ...

Apr 23, 2016

Darvish postpones first rehab start

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish has decided to throw one more live batting practice session, pushing back his first minor league rehabilitation start to May 1 in his comeback from Tommy John surgery. But Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail said Friday the three-time All-Star ...

Otosaka spoils Giants' shutout ambitions

Apr 22, 2016

Otosaka spoils Giants' shutout ambitions

Giants closer Hirokazu Sawamura gave up ninth-inning game-tying solo home run as Yomiuri played to a 1-1, 12-inning tie against the Yokohama BayStars in the Central League on Friday. Yokohama pinch hitter Tomo Otosaka led off the ninth with a homer to prevent Yomiuri ...

Ichiro stars for Marlins in victory over Nationals

Apr 22, 2016

Ichiro stars for Marlins in victory over Nationals

Ichiro Suzuki quietly cleaned his cleats in a noisy postgame clubhouse Thursday before packing the shoes for his next game, which will be No. 2,368. No. 2,367 went pretty well. Ichiro had two hits, scored twice and made two sliding catches in right field ...