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Darvish completes final rehab start in style

May 23, 2016

Darvish completes final rehab start in style

Yu Darvish convinced his teammates that he is ready to return to the Texas Rangers rotation when he wrapped up his minor-league rehab assignment in style on Sunday. Darvish, who underwent surgery on his right elbow in March 2015, proved that he is close ...

Fighters cruise as Otani blanks Eagles

May 22, 2016

Fighters cruise as Otani blanks Eagles

Shohei Otani threw six shutout innings to claim his second win of the season as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters defeated the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 8-0 on Sunday in the Pacific League. The 21-year-old, who threw two 162 kph pitches in his last ...

Tanaka finds groove as Yankees beat A's

May 22, 2016

Tanaka finds groove as Yankees beat A's

With his surgically repaired right elbow no longer throbbing in pain, Masahiro Tanaka is back to pitching the way the Yankees envisioned when they outbid several teams to lure him from Japan two years ago. Tanaka allowed one run over seven innings to get ...

Ichiro gets four hits as Marlins beat Nats

May 22, 2016

Ichiro gets four hits as Marlins beat Nats

Ichiro Suzuki had four hits for the first time since last August as the Miami Marlins defeated the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Saturday to snap their three-game losing skid. Ichiro, an emergency addition to the lineup after Christian Yelich was scratched due to back ...

Mariners rally past Reds in seventh

May 21, 2016

Mariners rally past Reds in seventh

Pinch-hit singles from Norichika Aoki and Lee Dae-ho helped the Seattle Mariners overturn a two-run, seventh-inning deficit in an 8-3 victory on Friday over the Cincinnati Reds as Hisashi Iwakuma won his second game of the season. With one on and no out in ...

Lincecum signs with Angels

May 21, 2016

Lincecum signs with Angels

Ravaged by injuries, the Los Angeles Angels are taking a chance on Tim Lincecum, the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner who is coming off major hip surgery and looking to regain his career. He signed a $2.5 million, one-year deal on Friday, eight ...

Wild pitch sends Giants past Dragons in 11th inning

May 20, 2016

Wild pitch sends Giants past Dragons in 11th inning

An 11th-inning wild pitch by Chunichi closer Koji Fukutani broke up a scoreless pitchers’ duel as the Central-League leading Yomiuri Giants defeated the Dragons 2-0 on Friday. Fukutani (1-1) surrendered back-to-back singles to Hayato Sakamoto and Luis Cruz on his first six pitches. After ...

Sale keeps winning, stymies Astros

May 20, 2016

Sale keeps winning, stymies Astros

White Sox ace Chris Sale is on a historic roll, but that’s not the scary news for opponents. Sale and manager Robin Ventura believe they haven’t seen the best of the lefty sidewinder just yet. Sale went the distance on a masterful four-hitter Thursday ...

Lions grab win against Marines ace Wakui

May 19, 2016

Lions grab win against Marines ace Wakui

Kona Takahashi worked six innings to earn his first win of the season as the Seibu Lions beat the Chiba Lotte Marines 2-1 in the Pacific League on Thursday and dealt former Lion Hideaki Wakui his first defeat of the season. Takahashi (1-1) allowed ...

May 19, 2016

Eagles catcher Shima sidelined with broken hand

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles deactivated catcher Motohiro Shima on Thursday due to a broken bone in his left hand. Shima was hit with a foul tip on Wednesday in the first inning of the Eagles’ 10-2 loss to the Orix Buffaloes and was ...