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Rookie Yoshida leads Buffs past Fighters

Jul 23, 2014

Rookie Yoshida leads Buffs past Fighters

On a day when the Pacific League-leading Buffaloes needed a boost, rookie right-hander Kazumasa Yoshida provided it as Orix completed a three-game sweep of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters with a 1-0 victory on Wednesday. Having deactivated ace right-hander Chihiro Kaneko due to fatigue ...

Crawford, Giants roll past Phillies in 14th

Jul 23, 2014

Crawford, Giants roll past Phillies in 14th

If something didn’t happen soon, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was trotting a position player out to the pitching rubber. As it worked out, something happened. Brandon Crawford hit a bases-clearing double to break a 14th-inning stalemate and Tim Lincecum earned his first career save ...

Headley caps Yankees debut with walk-off hit

Jul 23, 2014

Headley caps Yankees debut with walk-off hit

Chase Headley hustled to New York, eager to help his new team right away. That’s exactly what he did — about 4½ hours after pulling on his pinstripes. Headley came through with a storybook swing at the stroke of midnight in his Yankees debut, ...

Yamada beginning to flex muscles for Swallows

Jul 23, 2014

Yamada beginning to flex muscles for Swallows

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows’ Tetsuto Yamada has been full of surprises since earning the Central League club’s regular second base job a year ago, and his home run in the second game of the All-Star Series last Saturday shows we never quite know what ...

Jul 23, 2014

A's agree to 10-year Oakland lease

The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday. After reviewing several modifications made by the Oakland City Council last week, team owner Lew Wolff said he agreed to the terms of the ...

Fukudome belts winning blast in 12th

Jul 22, 2014

Fukudome belts winning blast in 12th

Kosuke Fukudome came through when his team needed him the most, delivering a 12th-inning, walk-off home run to lift the Hanshin Tigers to a 3-2 victory over the archrival Yomiuri Giants on Tuesday night. Hanshin won its fourth consecutive game and beat the Central ...

Ortiz blasts two HRs, moves past Yastrzemski on career list

Jul 22, 2014

Ortiz blasts two HRs, moves past Yastrzemski on career list

One day after promising he was “about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August,” David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career, moving Ortiz past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on ...

Giants spoil Lee's return

Jul 22, 2014

Giants spoil Lee's return

Cliff Lee isn’t going anywhere if he pitches like this. Adam Duvall hit a two-run homer in Lee’s return from the disabled list and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 on Monday night. Making his first start since May 18 because ...

Jul 21, 2014

Buffaloes resume season with win over Fighters

Tomotaka Sakaguchi had a game-tying RBI single in the fifth inning and Wily Mo Pena delivered a two-run single with two outs the same frame as the Orix Buffaloes came from behind to beat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5-3 to resume the regular ...

Blue Jays heap more misery on Rangers

Jul 21, 2014

Blue Jays heap more misery on Rangers

Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera was already hitting well before the All-Star break. He has been even better since his return. Cabrera hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and finished with three RBIs in Toronto’s 9-6 win over the Texas Rangers 9-6 ...

Jul 20, 2014

BayStars take Gurriel off active roster

New Cuban import Yulieski Gurriel was deactivated on Sunday due to muscle inflammation in his left side, the Yokohama BayStars announced on Sunday. The 30-year-old slugging infielder, who is suffering from inflammation in his left oblique muscles, was scratched from a July 16 game ...