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Darvish suffers first loss of season despite solid start

/ Apr 9, 2017

Darvish suffers first loss of season despite solid start

Right-hander Yu Darvish pitched six strong innings but was tagged with the loss as the Texas Rangers were defeated by the Oakland Athletics 6-1 on Saturday. Darvish, who did not figure in the decision in his Opening Day start on Monday, allowed just one ...

Otani out four weeks with hamstring strain

/ Apr 8, 2017

Otani out four weeks with hamstring strain

Shohei Otani, the 2016 Pacific League MVP, will be sidelined for about four weeks after suffering a muscle strain in his left thigh on Saturday. The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters designated hitter and ace pitcher was trying to beat out an infield single in ...

/ Apr 8, 2017

Otani interview to air on '60 Minutes'

A feature on Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters pitcher Shohei Otani will be aired in the United States on Sunday evening, CBS News said Friday on its website. Otani, whose abilities to pitch and hit prompted reporters group that votes on postseason awards in Japan ...

Nationals outslug rival Phillies

/ Apr 8, 2017

Nationals outslug rival Phillies

Another shaky performance by the bullpen didn’t cost the Washington Nationals a game this time. Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy and Jayson Werth hit homers to back Max Scherzer and the Nationals held on for a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. Scherzer ...

/ Apr 7, 2017

Slugger Howard accepts minor league deal with Braves

Free agent slugger Ryan Howard has reached a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves, hoping for another chance to play in the majors. The 37-year-old Howard wasn’t signed by the Philadelphia Phillies after last season. The Braves made the deal Thursday. Howard will ...

Harvey looks like ace of old as Mets top Braves

/ Apr 7, 2017

Harvey looks like ace of old as Mets top Braves

Matt Harvey walked from the mound to the dugout and raised his glove with his pitching hand, acknowledging fans chanting his name. At least for a night, The Dark Knight returned. “I obviously have one less rib, but I feel strong and ready to ...

Reds lefty Finnegan silences Phillies for seven innings

/ Apr 6, 2017

Reds lefty Finnegan silences Phillies for seven innings

Waiting for the rain left Brandon Finnegan feeling out of sorts. After one inning to work out his nerves, he was nearly untouchable. Finnegan allowed only one single in seven innings and Joey Votto homered for his first hit of the season Wednesday night, ...