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D-Backs trying to set up roots in Japan

Aug 22, 2015

D-Backs trying to set up roots in Japan

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Takashi Saito, a former major leaguer and currently a reliever for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, announced his intention to retire from baseball at the end of the year on Monday in Sendai. It was a happy coincidence Saito’s news conference was the same ...

Archer throws gem to beat Astros

Aug 21, 2015

Archer throws gem to beat Astros

Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer gained a pair of young fans at this year’s All-Star game and gave them a shout-out after pitching a one-hitter in a 1-0 win over their father’s team on Thursday night. “I was motivated by Haley and Kaitlin, A.J. Hinch’s ...

Molina delivers key effort for Cardinals

Aug 20, 2015

Molina delivers key effort for Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny guessed right batting Yadier Molina cleanup for the first time all season. Molina capped an impressive game with his 100th career homer in the bottom of the eighth that snapped a tie in a 4-3 victory over the ...

MLB stars' participation in Premier 12 doubtful

Aug 19, 2015

MLB stars' participation in Premier 12 doubtful

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This autumn’s inaugural Premier 12 international tournament will likely be without any active major leaguers, a Major League Baseball executive suggested Wednesday. Japanese fans hoping to see Ichiro Suzuki, Masahiro Tanaka or Norichika Aoki return to Japan’s national team this November for the first ...

Ichiro gets four hits in victory

Aug 19, 2015

Ichiro gets four hits in victory

After a rare off night, Ichiro Suzuki got back to hitting. Ichiro had his first four-hit game in over two years, and Cole Gillespie drove in a season-high three runs to lead the Miami Marlins to a 9-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on ...

Aug 19, 2015

Red Sox hire Dombrowski as president

On their way to a third last-place finish in four seasons, the Boston Red Sox shook up their front office on Tuesday night by hiring Dave Dombrowski as the new president of baseball operations and saying goodbye to general manager Ben Cherington. Dombrowski takes ...

Iwakuma follows no-hitter with win

Aug 19, 2015

Iwakuma follows no-hitter with win

With a chance at history out of the way early, Hisashi Iwakuma settled in and continued his recent mastery of the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Iwakuma (5-2) followed his no-hitter by limiting the Rangers to two runs and five hits over seven innings ...

Diamondbacks representatives help promote MLB Cup in Japan

Aug 18, 2015

Diamondbacks representatives help promote MLB Cup in Japan

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Major League Baseball enlisted a little star power to help announce its latest youth initiative in Japan. Representatives from the Arizona Diamondbacks, including recent Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Randy Johnson, Tony La Russa and Luis Gonzalez, took time out of their goodwill tour ...

Aug 18, 2015

Uehara won't pitch again this season

Koji Uehara is officially out for the season after being told by the Boston Red Sox on Monday that he would not be pitching this year. The Red Sox said last week that Uehara would miss the rest of the season with a broken ...

Aug 18, 2015

Seattle's Iwakuma earns AL weekly accolade

The Seattle Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma won his first American League Player of the Week honors on Monday. Iwakuma, 34, threw a no-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, the fifth in Seattle history. He is the first Japanese recipient of the weekly award since ...

Aug 18, 2015

Darvish pitches for first time five months after surgery

Yu Darvish threw for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery five months ago, the Texas Rangers said Monday. Darvish made 25 throws at a distance of 15 meters. The Rangers said he will throw every other day for the next several weeks, ...

Orioles finish sweep of A's

Aug 18, 2015

Orioles finish sweep of A's

With catcher Matt Wieters out with an injury, Steve Clevenger is taking full advantage of his opportunity with the Baltimore Orioles. Clevenger hit a three-run homer, Chris Tillman won his seventh straight decision and Baltimore completed a four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with ...