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Encarnacion, fellow sluggers ignite Blue Jays

Aug 31, 2015

Encarnacion, fellow sluggers ignite Blue Jays

As the surging Blue Jays keep piling up wins, they’re starting to believe in their own championship credentials. Edwin Encarnacion homered for the fourth time in two days, Josh Donaldson also connected and Toronto routed the struggling Detroit Tigers 9-2 on Sunday to complete ...

Iwakuma digs deep to earn sixth win

Aug 30, 2015

Iwakuma digs deep to earn sixth win

Hisashi Iwakuma was not at his best but gutted it out through 5⅔ innings to pick up his sixth win of the season as the Seattle Mariners held on for a 7-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. Iwakuma (6-3) twice escaped ...

Hawks stage late rally to overcome Fighters

Aug 29, 2015

Hawks stage late rally to overcome Fighters

Closer Dennis Sarfate was pressed into service early and it paid off as the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks overcame a late challenge to defeat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5-4 on Saturday afternoon. Sarfate (4-0) entered with one out in the eighth inning and the ...

Offense carries Tanaka, Yanks

Aug 29, 2015

Offense carries Tanaka, Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka overcame a nightmarish start to go seven innings and pick up his 10th win of the season as the New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves 15-4 on Friday evening. Before 35,546 at Turner Field, Tanaka (10-6) allowed three runs on five ...

Aug 29, 2015

Scully to return for 67th season

The voice of summer in Los Angeles plans to return next year. Vin Scully will be back for a record 67th season in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers, who revealed the news Friday night. The 87-year-old Hall of Fame announcer’s consecutive years of ...

Aug 29, 2015

Eagles skipper Okubo set to resign

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles manager Hiromoto “Dave” Okubo intends to resign at season’s end to take responsibility for the club’s poor performance, a source said Saturday. In Okubo’s first full season as manager after serving as interim skipper for a spell in 2014, the ...

Gallardo notches 100th career win

Aug 28, 2015

Gallardo notches 100th career win

Yovani Gallardo earned his 100th career victory, Delino DeShields kept running all the way home and the Texas Rangers ended Toronto’s five-game winning streak. After losing the first two games of the series, and their hold on the American League’s second wild card, the ...