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May 19, 2015

Tanaka works out in bullpen

The New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka threw 29 pitches Monday in his third bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list, and is scheduled to make his first rehab start on Thursday. The Yankees made the announcement Monday, when Tanaka worked out at ...

Mets conquer Cards in 14th

May 19, 2015

Mets conquer Cards in 14th

When Matt Harvey slapped his hand into his glove as he strode off the mound after finishing his eighth scoreless inning, the Mets and Cardinals had barely played for two hours. Six innings later, he was just happy to see John Mayberry Jr. come ...

May 19, 2015

17-year MLB veteran Chen retires

Well-traveled pitcher Bruce Chen announced his retirement Monday night after 17 seasons in the major leagues. Chen, who pitched for 11 teams, revealed his decision on Twitter and it was confirmed by the Cleveland Indians, who designated him for assignment Saturday. The 37-year-old broke ...

Miller's no-hit bid sinks Redmond

May 18, 2015

Miller's no-hit bid sinks Redmond

Shelby Miller made the Miami Marlins look so bad they fired their manager. Miller’s no-hit bid ended with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday when Justin Bour singled sharply up the middle, and the Atlanta Braves right-hander settled for a two-hitter to beat ...

May 18, 2015

Fujikawa designated for assignment

Reliever Kyuji Fujikawa has been designated for assignment after only two appearances for the Texas Rangers, who also Sunday placed left-handed starter Ross Detwiler on the 15-day disabled list. Fujikawa allowed three runs in 1⅔ innings over two appearances after he was activated from ...

May 17, 2015

Tanaka set to make rehab start

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is on track to make his first rehab start within a few days, Yankees manager Joe Girardi revealed on Saturday. Tanaka went on the disabled list on April 28 with what the club called a mild forearm strain. ...

Hawks climb into first place with win over Lions

May 17, 2015

Hawks climb into first place with win over Lions

Jason Standridge threw seven scoreless innings on Sunday as the reigning champion Fukuoka Softbank Hawks took over first place for the first time this season with a 4-1 win over the Seibu Lions. Standridge (5-2) allowed five singles and three walks, while striking out ...

Cabrera hits 400th homer

May 17, 2015

Cabrera hits 400th homer

Miguel Cabrera’s bat gave the Detroit Tigers a smashing start. His underrated defense helped save them late. Cabrera hit his 400th career home run and turned a nifty double play with a catch near the first base stands followed by an on-target throw in ...

Botched call serves as wakeup call for NPB umps

May 17, 2015

Botched call serves as wakeup call for NPB umps

The bizarre ending of a recent game between the Central League’s Hiroshima Carp and Yomiuri Giants was a wakeup call for umpires, according to participants and veteran umpires. The Carp beat the Giants 3-2 on May 4 at Mazda Stadium because of an umpire’s ...