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Apr 21, 2015

Matsuzaka says condition improving

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka, who has been sidelined since the start of the season with fatigue in his right shoulder, played a light game of catch to assess his progress at the team’s clubhouse facility on Tuesday. Matsuzaka, 34, threw about 140 ...

Padres shell De La Rosa

Apr 21, 2015

Padres shell De La Rosa

Jorge De La Rosa’s season debut went awry in a hurry. De La Rosa, returning from a groin injury that sidelined him for the first two weeks of the season, lasted two innings and gave up a career-high tying nine runs in the Colorado ...

Royals rally to defeat Athletics in heated affair

Apr 20, 2015

Royals rally to defeat Athletics in heated affair

After Oakland and Kansas City cleared the benches for the third straight game and five more Royals got ejected, Lorenzo Cain tried to put a positive spin on the day. “We didn’t get into a fight, so that’s always good,” he said. Hit by ...

Apr 19, 2015

Fox hires Rose as studio analyst

Pete Rose is getting back in baseball while he awaits a ruling on his reinstatement request — as a television analyst. The career hits leader, who agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport 26 years ago, has been hired by Fox as a ...

Tanaka excels against Rays

Apr 19, 2015

Tanaka excels against Rays

Faced with questions about his elbow and his velocity this season, Masahiro Tanaka put together his best performance against the Tampa Bay Rays. Tanaka allowed two hits over seven innings, Chris Young hit a grand slam and the New York Yankees routed the Rays ...

Apr 18, 2015

Abe deactivated with strained thigh

Yomiuri Giants catcher Shinnosuke Abe was deactivated with a strain in his left thigh, the Central League club announced Saturday. Abe, 36, was diagnosed with pulled muscles in the biceps behind his left thigh. The Giants’ former captain was registered as a position player ...

Marines' Rhee keeps Hawks in check

Apr 18, 2015

Marines' Rhee keeps Hawks in check

Rhee Dae-eun scattered eight hits over seven scoreless innings, Takashi Ogino and Luis Cruz drove in five runs between them, and the Chiba Lotte Marines beat the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks in a 9-0 whitewash on Saturday afternoon. Toshiaki Imae opened the scoring with a ...

Bryant fizzles out in anticipated debut

Apr 18, 2015

Bryant fizzles out in anticipated debut

Kris Bryant absorbed the sights and smells and sounds of Wrigley Field. He cherished playing in front of 30,000 charged-up fans. He appreciated all the family members and friends who turned out for his big league debut. Only two things were missing — a ...

Ogawa does it all as Swallows beat BayStars

Apr 17, 2015

Ogawa does it all as Swallows beat BayStars

Yasuhiro “Ryan” Ogawa took a one-hit shutout into the ninth inning to earn the win as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows beat the Yokohama BayStars 3-1 on Friday night. On a rainy night at Jingu Stadium, Ogawa (2-0) didn’t allow a base runner until after ...