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Iwata, Tsuruoka propel Tigers to rout of Fighters

Jun 16, 2015

Iwata, Tsuruoka propel Tigers to rout of Fighters

Minoru Iwata went the distance and Tigers catcher Kazunari Tsuruoka drove in five runs in Hanshin’s 11-4 trouncing of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in this season’s interleague finale. The Tigers, who lost their previous two games by a combined score of 26-2 over ...

Tanaka faces Ichiro for first time; Yanks fall to Marlins

Jun 16, 2015

Tanaka faces Ichiro for first time; Yanks fall to Marlins

MLB Facing Ichiro Suzuki for the first time, New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka surrendered two hits to his countryman and suffered his second loss of the season on Monday in a 2-1 loss to the Marlins. After two straight starts in which everything ...

Padres fire manager Black

Jun 16, 2015

Padres fire manager Black

Bud Black understood full well the expectations for San Diego to win now with a remade, star-studded roster — and with a new front office, too. He had a short leash when it came to trying to get a new-look team to come together ...

Tanaka relishing dream matchup with Ichiro

Jun 15, 2015

Tanaka relishing dream matchup with Ichiro

Masahiro Tanaka is eagerly awaiting his chance to finally face his boyhood hero Ichiro Suzuki on Monday as the New York Yankees right-hander readies himself to face the Miami Marlins. “I’ve been looking forward to this, I followed him since I was little when ...

Scherzer throws one-hitter as Nationals down Brewers

Jun 15, 2015

Scherzer throws one-hitter as Nationals down Brewers

The way Max Scherzer was pitching, the Milwaukee Brewers were going to need a bit of luck to even manage getting anyone on base. They got it — barely. Scherzer struck out a Nationals-record 16 and threw a one-hitter, losing his perfect-game bid on ...

Marines roar back to sink Giants

Jun 14, 2015

Marines roar back to sink Giants

The Chiba Lotte Marines mounted a dramatic three-run, ninth-inning comeback over the Yomiuri Giants to win 3-2 in interleague action on Sunday. Marines No. 9 hitter Yuta Yoshida struck the game winner off closer Hirokazu Sawamura with the bases loaded and two outs, looping ...

Blue Jays beat Red Sox to pick up 10th straight win

Jun 14, 2015

Blue Jays beat Red Sox to pick up 10th straight win

Once again, Russell Martin got the go-ahead hit for the Toronto Blue Jays. Then again, most everyone seems to be getting big hits for them lately. Martin hit a leadoff home run in the 11th inning and the Blue Jays won their 10th straight ...

Buffaloes use 16-hit attack to pummel Tigers

Jun 13, 2015

Buffaloes use 16-hit attack to pummel Tigers

The Orix Buffaloes ran riot in interleague action on Saturday with 16 hits to hammer the Hanshin Tigers 15-1 in the second round of their Kansai Derby. Last season’s Pacific League MVP, Chihiro Kaneko (2-1), pitched seven innings for the Buffaloes, allowing the opening ...

Jun 13, 2015

Hawks' Settsu dropped from active roster

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks removed ace right-hander Tadashi Settsu from the 28-man active roster on Saturday, a day after he allowed five runs in six innings. In 12 games this season, Settsu has a 4-5 record with a 4.10 ERA, and has surrendered a ...

Jun 13, 2015

A's switch-picher Venditte goes on DL with strained shoulder

Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder. The team announced the roster move Friday, and it is retroactive to Thursday. Oakland recalled right-hander Arnold Leon from Triple-A Nashville to fill the roster spot as the ...