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Dragons' Yamai silences Swallows

Aug 16, 2014

Dragons' Yamai silences Swallows

Daisuke Yamai held Japan’s best-hitting team to two hits over the distance as the Chunichi Dragons beat the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6-0 on Saturday afternoon. Yamai, who once combined with reliever Hitoki Iwase for a perfect game in the Japan Series and threw a ...

Gomez earning his stripes with Tigers

Aug 16, 2014

Gomez earning his stripes with Tigers

by Jason Coskrey

Mauro Gomez probably couldn’t believe his luck when he saw the pitch Chris Seddon threw him. Gomez had been stuck in a brief slump. Naturally, the media contingent that follows the team had been busy overreacting to it for a few days, bombarding the ...

Overbay lifts Brewers with pinch-hit heroics

Aug 16, 2014

Overbay lifts Brewers with pinch-hit heroics

Lyle Overbay has found his niche with the Milwaukee Brewers, batting .444 as a pinch hitter. He drove in three runs with a two-out double in the eighth inning of the Brewers’ 6-3 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night in ...

Aug 16, 2014

Tanaka scheduled to throw off mound

New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to throw 25 pitches Saturday in his first bullpen session since going on the disabled list with a partial tear in his right elbow. Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced the session on Friday. Tanaka is 12-4 ...

Female pitcher tosses two-hitter

Aug 16, 2014

Female pitcher tosses two-hitter

Mo’Ne Davis, one of two girls at the Little League World Series, threw a two-hitter to help Philadelphia beat Nashville 4-0 on Friday in the opener for both teams. The first girl to appear for a U.S. team in South Williamsport since 2004, Davis ...

Manfred elected new MLB commissioner

Aug 15, 2014

Manfred elected new MLB commissioner

Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner on Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink. ...

Aug 15, 2014

Darvish's elbow has mild inflammation

A detailed examination of Yu Darvish’s right elbow revealed only mild inflammation, the Texas Rangers said Thursday, a day after they put their ace right-hander on the 15-day disabled list. According to the American League club, tests, including an MRI, revealed no ligament or ...

Royals cruise past Athletics

Aug 15, 2014

Royals cruise past Athletics

The Kansas City Royals didn’t let Jarrod Dyson’s defensive miscue slow them down on Thursday. Dyson drove in the tying run in a five-run seventh, while Norichika Aoki and Billy Butler each drove in two runs and the surging Royals rallied to defeat the ...

Darvish put on 15-day DL

Aug 14, 2014

Darvish put on 15-day DL

Yu Darvish will miss at least a couple of starts for the Rangers because of right elbow inflammation. Texas placed its ace on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday night, a day before his scheduled start against Tampa Bay. He will have an MRI on ...