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Swallows punish Carp with ninth-inning salvo

May 24, 2015

Swallows punish Carp with ninth-inning salvo

Masayoshi Miwa made Hiroshima pay for intentionally putting the go-ahead run on base with a come-from-behind, two-run, ninth-inning triple that lifted the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a 9-8 win over the Carp on Sunday afternoon. The Swallows overcame a day in which the Carp’s ...

May 24, 2015

Hamilton ready to rejoin Rangers

Josh Hamilton is done with his personal spring training and ready to rejoin the Texas Rangers. The slugger is set to fly to Cleveland Sunday to meet the team for the start of a three-game series against the Indians. The opener Monday is four ...

Jennings gets first victory as Marlins snap skid

May 24, 2015

Jennings gets first victory as Marlins snap skid

New Miami Marlins manager Dan Jennings splashed around in the nightclub swimming pool adjacent to the team’s clubhouse, surrounded by a dozen of his players whooping it up shortly before midnight. The Marlins played six games and went 13 innings Saturday before managing a ...

Harper, Scherzer help carry Nationals

May 23, 2015

Harper, Scherzer help carry Nationals

Scoring two runs with Max Scherzer on the mound is all the offense the Washington Nationals need for wins these days. Having the pitcher race around the bases for the go-ahead score isn’t usually part of the plan. Bryce Harper hit another home run ...

May 23, 2015

Rangers' Fujikawa placed on waivers

Japanese reliever Kyuji Fujikawa was placed on waivers Friday by the Texas Rangers to give him his unconditional release. The Rangers had designated Fujikawa for assignment Sunday after the right-hander made only two appearances for them, allowing three runs in 1⅔ innings. General manager ...

Giants complete shutout sweep

May 22, 2015

Giants complete shutout sweep

Madison Bumgarner acknowledged that hitting a home run off Clayton Kershaw was a little out of the ordinary. Outpitching the reigning NL MVP and Cy Young winner, though, has become almost commonplace. Bumgarner homered, pitched 6⅓ solid innings and helped San Francisco shut out ...

May 22, 2015

Buffaloes ace Kaneko set for season debut

Right-hander Chihiro Kaneko, who ran last year’s postseason awards table, is set to return to the mound on Saturday afternoon, in what will be his first game since having shoulder surgery in November. The Orix Buffaloes on Friday announced the 31-year-old Kaneko as their ...