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Mariners beat Jays in sweltering heat

Jul 24, 2016

Mariners beat Jays in sweltering heat

Hisashi Iwakuma worked six innings on Saturday to earn his 11th win of the season for the Seattle Mariners in a 14-5 thumping of the Toronto Blue Jays. Before 47,517 at Rogers Centre, Iwakuma (11-6) allowed two runs on four hits and three walks, ...

White Sox ace Chris Sale sent home after destroying uniforms

Jul 24, 2016

White Sox ace Chris Sale sent home after destroying uniforms

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night and sent home after he destroyed collared throwback uniforms that the team was scheduled to wear. Matt Albers, who started in Sale’s place, confirmed the incident, ...

Ichiro's vow to play until age 50 no laughing matter

Jul 24, 2016

Ichiro's vow to play until age 50 no laughing matter

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Closing in on 3,000 hits, Ichiro Suzuki isn’t inclined to stop there. He’s 42, and for some time has said — in Japanese and English — he wants to play until at least 50. He’s joking, right? “Probably not,” says New York Mets manager ...

Hiroshima hurler Kuroda earns 200th career victory

Jul 23, 2016

Hiroshima hurler Kuroda earns 200th career victory

Former big leaguer Hiroki Kuroda picked up his 200th career win in top-flight pro ball after keeping the Hanshin Tigers off the scoreboard through seven innings in the Hiroshima Carp’s 7-0 win on Saturday. Kuroda (7-5), who lost his two starts this month before ...

Darvish fans 11 in loss to K.C.

Jul 23, 2016

Darvish fans 11 in loss to K.C.

Rangers manager Jeff Banister was reasonably happy with what Yu Darvish showed him in his third start since coming off the disabled list from a shoulder ailment. If only Danny Duffy didn’t show off a little bit more. Darvish allowed three runs, two earned, ...

Jul 23, 2016

Red Sox reliever Tazawa leaves DL

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa returned to the roster after being activated from the 15-day disabled list, the club said Friday. Tazawa, who complained of discomfort in his right shoulder after a game against the Los Angeles Angels on July 3, has ...

Jul 22, 2016

Two South Korean baseball players indicted in gambling probe

South Korean prosecutors have indicted two baseball players for allegedly manipulating games for gambling purposes in what could be another blow to the reputation of the country’s professional sports leagues. Prosecutors in Changwon city on Thursday said they believe pitcher Lee Tae-yang, a starter ...

Ichiro just four hits from 3,000

Jul 22, 2016

Ichiro just four hits from 3,000

Ichiro Suzuki moved within four hits of reaching 3,000 for his career and the Miami Marlins pounded out 16 hits in a 9-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. Batting leadoff, Ichiro had an infield single in the third inning and a base ...