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Apr 26, 2015

Iwakuma out with muscle strain

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has a strained muscle just under his right arm and is expected to miss two to four weeks. Iwakuma was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday. He felt discomfort on Tuesday, a day after his start against ...

Giants rookie Takagi continues tear against Swallows

Apr 26, 2015

Giants rookie Takagi continues tear against Swallows

Rookie Hayato Takagi continued to impress on Sunday, when he allowed a run in seven innings for the Yomiuri Giants in a 4-1 win over the Central League-leading Tokyo Yakult Swallows. Takagi (4-0), the Giants’ third-round draft pick last autumn, has now allowed six ...

Ichiro breaks Oh's mark in victory

Apr 26, 2015

Ichiro breaks Oh's mark in victory

Ichiro Suzuki broke Japanese career-leader Sadaharu Oh’s all-time runs mark during the Miami Marlins’ 8-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Ichiro singled to right with two outs in the eighth inning off right-hander Rafael Martin and went on to score on Adeiny ...

Injured Iwakuma put on disabled list

Apr 25, 2015

Injured Iwakuma put on disabled list

Hisashi Iwakuma was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a right lat strain, leaving a hole in Seattle’s rotation. The move before the series opener against Minnesota, retroactive to April 21, was a surprise, but Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said ...

Mets see win streak halted at 11

Apr 25, 2015

Mets see win streak halted at 11

On a night that felt more like October than late April, Michael Pineda gave the Yankees an impressive performance in a matchup all of New York could get behind in the World Series. Pineda consistently threw deceptive strikes into the eighth inning, Mark Teixeira ...

Mets reel off 11th straight

Apr 24, 2015

Mets reel off 11th straight

With a perfect ride through their first homestand, the surprising New York Mets matched the best start in team history. Next stop, the Subway Series at Yankee Stadium — and a shot at their longest winning streak ever. Daniel Murphy drove in four runs ...

Apr 24, 2015

Manfred eyes MLB games in Cuba

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred believes MLB can engage in some fastball diplomacy. Following President Barack Obama’s announcement in December that he would restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, Manfred hopes his sport can assist in improving ties in the same manner the U.S. ...

Yoshimi extends scoreless innings streak to 20

Apr 23, 2015

Yoshimi extends scoreless innings streak to 20

Chunichi Dragons ace Kazuki Yoshimi remained untouchable this season, throwing seven scoreless innings in a 3-1 win over the Central League-leading Tokyo Yakult Swallows. Yoshimi (2-0), who has returned from Tommy John surgery, has yet to allow a run in 20 innings this season. ...