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Lions rally past PL-leading Hawks

Aug 16, 2015

Lions rally past PL-leading Hawks

Ryota Wakiya sparked the Seibu Lions’ comeback in a 6-4 come-from-behind victory over the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks on Sunday afternoon. A light-hitting career. 259 batter, Wakiya went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs as the Lions overturned a four-run deficit before ...

Ichiro passes Cobb's mark in Marlins defeat

Aug 16, 2015

Ichiro passes Cobb's mark in Marlins defeat

It was inevitable that Ichiro Suzuki would unofficially pass Ty Cobb. The standing ovation on the road was more than he’d anticipated. “They’re high-class fans and I knew that coming in,” Ichiro said through an interpreter after getting his 4,192nd and 4,193rd hits in ...

Tanaka goes distance as Yankees beat Blue Jays

Aug 16, 2015

Tanaka goes distance as Yankees beat Blue Jays

Masahiro Tanaka threw his first complete game of the season on Saturday, pitching the New York Yankees to a 4-1 win over their chief American League East rivals, the Toronto Blue Jays. Needing a big game with the Yankees’ bullpen spent, Tanaka (9-5) allowed ...

Hawks overcome two deficits to conquer Lions

Aug 15, 2015

Hawks overcome two deficits to conquer Lions

The Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks came from behind twice to beat the Seibu Lions 6-5 on Saturday afternoon. Down by a run in the seventh before 35,556 at Yafuoku Dome, the Hawks took the lead for good against lefty reliever Tomomi Takahashi (1-3). ...

Farrell says he has cancer

Aug 15, 2015

Farrell says he has cancer

Fighting back tears, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that he had a “highly curable” form of cancer and has taken a medical leave for the rest of the season to deal with lymphoma. The 53-year-old Farrell said bench coach Torey Lovullo ...

Ichiro ties Cobb with 4,191st hit

Aug 15, 2015

Ichiro ties Cobb with 4,191st hit

With a single Friday night in the Miami Marlins’ 3-1 loss to St. Louis, Ichiro Suzuki kept moving up the all-time charts. His fifth-inning liner to left field allowed him to match Ty Cobb’s total of 4,191 hits. Ichiro collected his first 1,278 hits ...

Blue Jays roll to 11th straight

Aug 14, 2015

Blue Jays roll to 11th straight

When the Toronto Blue Jays welcome the New York Yankees to town on Friday night, they’ll send ace David Price to the mound in search of a franchise-record 12th straight win. Are they confident? You bet. The surging Blue Jays have that in abundance ...

Aug 13, 2015

Dipoto named Red Sox consultant

Former Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto has been hired by the Boston Red Sox in a short-term consulting role. Dipoto will assist general manager Ben Cherington and the baseball operations department in evaluating talent and assisting with offseason plans, the Red Sox ...

Iwakuma no-hits Baltimore, joins Nomo in record books

Aug 13, 2015

Iwakuma no-hits Baltimore, joins Nomo in record books

Hisashi Iwakuma became the second Japanese-born pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 3-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. The right-hander struck out seven and walked three in the fourth no-hitter this season and ...