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Tanaka unlikely to pitch in All-Star Game

Jun 28, 2014

Tanaka unlikely to pitch in All-Star Game

Despite taking the phenomenal success he enjoyed in Japan to the majors this year, first-year Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is unlikely to pitch for the American League in this year’s MLB All-Star Game, New York manager Joe Girardi hinted on Friday. Tanaka has a ...

Mejia leads charge as Lions rally past Hawks

Jun 28, 2014

Mejia leads charge as Lions rally past Hawks

Ernesto Mejia belted a pair of home runs and drove in three runs as the Seibu Lions beat the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 8-6 on Saturday afternoon for their second straight win since the restart of league play. Before a crowd of 31,447 at Seibu ...

Nuno bounces back to lead Yanks to win over Red Sox

Jun 28, 2014

Nuno bounces back to lead Yanks to win over Red Sox

After losing his way in two horrid starts, Vidal Nuno was right on target against the Boston Red Sox. Nuno rebounded nicely from losses to Baltimore and Oakland to pitch two-hit ball into the sixth inning Friday night, Kelly Johnson and Brett Gardner hit ...

Hurler Maeda guides Carp to sixth straight victory

Jun 27, 2014

Hurler Maeda guides Carp to sixth straight victory

The Hiroshima Carp resumed the regular season with a bang on Friday, cruising to their sixth straight victory in a 6-0 whitewash of the Yokohama BayStars. Kenta Maeda (7-4), who allowed three hits, struck out nine and walked two, led the way over seven ...

Porcello throws three-hitter for surging Tigers

Jun 27, 2014

Porcello throws three-hitter for surging Tigers

Rick Porcello went to his normal spot on the Detroit Tigers bench after the eighth inning. He had every intention to finish what he started. With a few pitches to spare, Porcello got his first career shutout, a three-hitter in a 6-0 decision over ...

Lincecum no-hits Pads for 2nd time

Jun 26, 2014

Lincecum no-hits Pads for 2nd time

Tim Lincecum’s days of dominance may be in the past. That doesn’t mean he can’t dial up flashes of the Freak he once was — especially against the San Diego Padres. Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the Padres in less than a year, ...

Swallows rout Marines

Jun 25, 2014

Swallows rout Marines

Left-hander Masanori Ishikawa pitched seven innings of one-run ball, Yuhei Takai homered and drove in five runs, and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows thumped the Chiba Lotte Marines 14-3 as the two clubs wrapped up their final interleague game on Wednesday. Each of the Swallows’ ...

Zimmerman blast lifts Nats in 16th

Jun 25, 2014

Zimmerman blast lifts Nats in 16th

The Washington Nationals were about out of pitchers, and first baseman Adam LaRoche was told he would take the mound next in an emergency situation. Ryan Zimmerman made sure LaRoche didn’t have to pitch by hitting a two-run home run in the 16th inning ...

Despaigne wins debut

Jun 24, 2014

Despaigne wins debut

Cuban defector Odrisamer Despaigne became the fourth Padres pitcher to throw seven scoreless innings in his first big league start, leading San Diego to a 6-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday. Tommy Medica hit a two-run double off Matt Cain (1-6) ...

O's prevail against Tanaka, Yanks

Jun 23, 2014

O's prevail against Tanaka, Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka tasted defeat for the second time as a big leaguer on Sunday, when he allowed three runs in seven innings in the New York Yankees’ 8-0 beating at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles. Tanaka, whose record fell to 11-2, surrendered six ...