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Aug 20, 2014

Scoring change alters Jeter mark

Turns out, the hit that tied Derek Jeter with Honus Wagner came a day later than everyone thought. Major League Baseball made an official scoring change Tuesday that took away an infield single from Jeter on Aug. 8 and instead charged Cleveland first baseman ...

Lions earn tie against League-leading Hawks

Aug 19, 2014

Lions earn tie against League-leading Hawks

Ernesto Mejia’s 23rd homer of the year and some outstanding work by the pitching staff earned the Seibu Lions a 2-2 tie against the Pacific League-leading SoftBank Hawks on Tuesday. In their last turn at bat in the 12th inning against Kazuki Miyata (0-0), ...

Timely hits carry Angels

Aug 19, 2014

Timely hits carry Angels

Kevin Jepsen hadn’t earned a save in nearly two years. He certainly deserved this one, after a clutch strikeout of Boston bopper David Ortiz. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit consecutive RBI doubles, and the Los Angeles Angels extended their AL West lead with ...

Nationals reel off 7th straight

Aug 19, 2014

Nationals reel off 7th straight

Adam LaRoche hit a game-winning solo home run with two outs in the 11th inning to help the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Monday night for their seventh straight win. It was the third walk-off win in as many days for NL-East ...

Aug 19, 2014

Actor Hamm gets own bobble head

Jon Hamm joked that the bobble head the St. Louis Cardinals honored him with was “probably repurposed” from a Matt Carpenter model. “It’s great, it’s fantastic. It’s amazing how many people I’ve had ask me to get them one,” Hamm said before throwing the ...

Hawks edge Lions

Aug 18, 2014

Hawks edge Lions

Kenta Imamiya’s bases-loaded sac fly capped a three-run eighth inning as the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks came back to win 6-5 against the Seibu Lions on Monday. With one out and runners on first and second in the bottom of the eighth, Yuya Hasegawa tied ...

Kuroda fuels Yankees win

Aug 18, 2014

Kuroda fuels Yankees win

Hiroki Kuroda got a couple extra days between starts and it looked as if it paid off. Kuroda pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Brett Gardner drove in two runs and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Sunday. Kuroda ...

Aug 18, 2014

Japan wins, advances at LLWS

Shozo Kamata had a pinch-hit, go-ahead two-run single in the fifth inning to help Tokyo beat Guadalupe, Mexico, 9-5 in the Little League World Series on Sunday. With the game tied at 5, Kamata hit a slow ground ball up the middle that escaped ...

Tanaka has pain-free workout

Aug 17, 2014

Tanaka has pain-free workout

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, rehabbing a torn elbow ligament, threw 25 fastballs off a bullpen mound on Saturday and said he felt no pain. “I think we’re heading in the right direction, so I feel good about that,” Tanaka said after the ...

Takeda wins pitching duel as Hawks hold off Buffaloes

Aug 17, 2014

Takeda wins pitching duel as Hawks hold off Buffaloes

Shota Takeda won a scintillating pitcher’s duel on Sunday to help the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks beat the Orix Buffaloes 1-0 and avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of their nearest rivals for the Pacific League pennant. The 21-year-old Takeda (2-0) allowed five hits, ...