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Jul 2, 2015

Giants pinch runner Suzuki named to CL All-Star squad

In a series that is ostensibly about the best and most popular players in Nippon Professional Baseball, Central League manager Tatsunori Hara pulled an unusual move on Thursday, naming pinch runner Takahiro Suzuki to his squad. While fans have occasionally voted popular players to ...

Rays spoil Carrasco's no-hit bid

Jul 2, 2015

Rays spoil Carrasco's no-hit bid

Carlos Carrasco was one strike away from throwing Cleveland’s first no-hitter in 34 years and already considering ways to celebrate. A bit prematurely it turned out. The right-hander gave up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis’ glove in ...

Jul 2, 2015

Mariners skipper McClendon says Iwakuma moving in right direction

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Wednesday he was pleased with the progress being made by Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma after his latest rehab start. On the disabled list since April with a strained lat muscle, Iwakuma allowed one run on five hits over ...

Sale Ks 12 to tie mark in ChiSox win

Jul 1, 2015

Sale Ks 12 to tie mark in ChiSox win

Chris Sale forced another avalanche of swings and misses. Helping at the bat, was an unexpected bonus. The Chicago White Sox lefty matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts. Making his 100th career start, Sale also ...

Jul 1, 2015

Iwakuma steady in rehab start

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma allowed one run on five hits over 5⅔ innings in a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday. Sidelined since April and on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, Iwakuma struck out six and walked one in ...

Jun 30, 2015

MacPhail joins Phillies as executive

Andy MacPhail is the new man in charge of the Philadelphia Phillies. The veteran baseball executive joined the Phillies on Monday with plans to take over as team president after this season. He’ll eventually replace Pat Gillick, who helped choose his successor. MacPhail will ...

Trout puts on big show against Yankees

Jun 30, 2015

Trout puts on big show against Yankees

Chris Young simply threw up his hands when Mike Trout sprinted back and made his second remarkable catch of the night, robbing him of another sure run-scoring hit. From his glove to his bat to his feet, the New York Yankees were powerless to ...

Hawks beat Lions to strengthen PL lead

Jun 29, 2015

Hawks beat Lions to strengthen PL lead

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks stretched their lead over the Pacific League with a 3-1 win against the Seibu Lions on Monday at Tokyo Dome. Right-hander Shota Takeda (7-2) allowed one run on four hits in six innings to win his fifth straight start and ...