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Cano hits grand slam  to fuel Mariners rout

Apr 27, 2016

Cano hits grand slam to fuel Mariners rout

Robinson Cano forgot how many outs there were and failed to turn a double play to end the seventh inning. It was the type of play that could have left the door open for the Astros to get back into Tuesday night’s game. Instead, ...

Carp veteran Arai joins 2,000-hit club

Apr 26, 2016

Carp veteran Arai joins 2,000-hit club

Takahiro Arai reached 2,000 career hits as the 39-year-old helped the Hiroshima Carp defeat the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 11-3 in the Central League on Tuesday. With the Carp leading 3-0 after consecutive second-inning solo homers, Arai doubled in a run in the top of ...

Apr 26, 2016

Eagles' Gomes returns to U.S. for family issues

First-year import Jonny Gomes has returned to the United States to attend to his family’s needs, the Pacific League’s Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles announced Tuesday. Gomes was deactivated on Friday and no timetable has been announced for his return. The 35-year-old was batting .169 ...

Apr 26, 2016

Tokyo 2020 chiefs discuss Jingu Stadium use with officials

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organizing Committee on Tuesday met for the first time with relevant authorities of Jingu Stadium to discuss the six-month closure of Japan’s second-oldest pro baseball stadium. Olympic organizers met with Meiji Jingu Gaien, which manages the roofless ballpark in Tokyo’s ...

Nationals win wild 16-inning affair against Twins

Apr 25, 2016

Nationals win wild 16-inning affair against Twins

Chris Heisey homered in the 16th inning to give the Washington Nationals a 6-5 win Sunday over the Minnesota Twins in a marathon game that spanned almost six hours. At 5 hours, 56 minutes, it was the longest regular-season game in Nationals’ history and ...

Hawks top union's annual payroll ranking for first time

Apr 25, 2016

Hawks top union's annual payroll ranking for first time

An annual survey has ranked the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks’ payroll as the highest in Japan for the first time, the Japan Professional Baseball Players Association said Monday. According to the union, which has conducted the survey since 1988, the average salary of union members ...

Maeda off to sensational start for Dodgers

Apr 25, 2016

Maeda off to sensational start for Dodgers

Kenta Maeda is pitching out of this world. No surprise to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who jokingly said the right-hander could effectively throw “on the moon” given his pinpoint control. That was after Maeda conquered the closest thing major league baseball has to a ...

Apr 24, 2016

Banned pitcher Kasahara opens up about gambling

Former Yomiuri Giants pitcher Shoki Kasahara, banned indefinitely by Nippon Professional Baseball for betting on baseball, told Kyodo News that gambling in general was customary within his team before he bet on his own sport. “We players were betting money on cards and mahjong ...

Maeda shuts down Rockies

Apr 24, 2016

Maeda shuts down Rockies

Kenta Maeda tamed a notorious hitter’s park about as well as any pitcher can. So much for being intimidated in his first start at Coors Field. Maeda held Colorado hitless into the sixth inning, A.J. Ellis connected on a two-run homer and the Los ...