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May 22, 2015

Washington becomes A's coach

Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington has been hired as a major league coach for the Oakland Athletics, returning to the club where he was a coach for 11 years. The A’s announced the hiring Thursday and said Washington would be with the team ...

May 22, 2015

Ryu undergoes shoulder surgery

Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin has undergone season-ending surgery for a tear in his left shoulder. The team said Thursday that the procedure done in Los Angeles went as well as could be expected, and Ryu should return by spring training next year.

Swallows down BayStars in 11th

May 21, 2015

Swallows down BayStars in 11th

Kazuhiro Hatakeyama singled in the winning run with two outs in the 11th inning to send the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a 4-3 sayonara victory over the Central League-leading Yokohama BayStars on Thursday. Tetsuto Yamada singled with two outs against right-hander Yota Kosugi, the ...

Wada makes mark in first outing of season with Cubs

May 21, 2015

Wada makes mark in first outing of season with Cubs

Left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada left a lasting impression with the San Diego Padres even though he didn’t last long enough to get the decision. Wada struck out nine in 4⅔ innings in his season debut and scored the tying run, and Kris Bryant drove in ...

May 21, 2015

Dodgers' Ryu likely done for season

Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin will undergo surgery on his troublesome throwing shoulder Thursday and is not expected to return this season. The team made the announcement Wednesday before a game against the San Francisco Giants. The arthroscopic surgery will be performed ...

Miura takes control as BayStars beat Swallows

May 20, 2015

Miura takes control as BayStars beat Swallows

Player-coach Daisuke Miura allowed four hits over eight innings and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo homered twice to lift the Central League-leading Yokohama BayStars to a 2-0 win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Wednesday. The 41-year-old Miura improved to 2-0 in two starts this season, both ...

Premier 12 opener sees Japan host Korea

May 20, 2015

Premier 12 opener sees Japan host Korea

World No. 1 Japan will open this year’s inaugural Premier 12 on Nov. 8 at Sapporo Dome against chief Asian rival South Korea. The groups for the Premier 12, which will pit the top 12 nations in the rankings of the World Baseball Softball ...

Nats knock off Yanks in 10th

May 20, 2015

Nats knock off Yanks in 10th

Ryan Zimmerman’s career-long knack for game-ending homers trumped Andrew Miller’s season-long ability to avoid allowing opponents to score. Zimmerman’s two-run shot off the right-field foul pole with two outs in the 10th inning off Yankees closer Miller, who hadn’t allowed a run in 2015, ...

May 20, 2015

Tanaka to make Scranton rehab start

New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to throw about 45 pitches in a minor league rehab start at Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre on Thursday. The Japanese right-hander hasn’t pitched since April 23 because of a strained right forearm and tendinitis in that wrist. “It’s ...

May 19, 2015

Tanaka works out in bullpen

The New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka threw 29 pitches Monday in his third bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list, and is scheduled to make his first rehab start on Thursday. The Yankees made the announcement Monday, when Tanaka worked out at ...

Mets conquer Cards in 14th

May 19, 2015

Mets conquer Cards in 14th

When Matt Harvey slapped his hand into his glove as he strode off the mound after finishing his eighth scoreless inning, the Mets and Cardinals had barely played for two hours. Six innings later, he was just happy to see John Mayberry Jr. come ...