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Two-time Sawamura Award winner Takahashi dies at 69

Jul 15, 2015

Two-time Sawamura Award winner Takahashi dies at 69

Kazumi Takahashi, a left-hander who won two Sawamura Awards for the Yomiuri Giants during their run of nine straight Japan Series championship seasons, has died of multiple organ failure, informed sources said Wednesday. He was 69. Takahashi, who had a career record of 167-132 ...

Trout leads AL to victory in MLB All-Star Game

Jul 15, 2015

Trout leads AL to victory in MLB All-Star Game

Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball’s new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats walked off the field. Trout became the first player in 38 years to homer leading off an All-Star Game, then became ...

BayStars storm past Giants with seven-run fifth

Jul 14, 2015

BayStars storm past Giants with seven-run fifth

The Yokohama BayStars turned the game around on its head with seven runs in the fifth inning as they beat the Yomiuri Giants 10-3 on Tuesday. Yokohama erased a three-run deficit in the fourth and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo knocked out Toshiya Sugiuchi (6-5) in the ...

Kuroda aims for All-Star return

Jul 14, 2015

Kuroda aims for All-Star return

Hiroshima Carp right-hander Hiroki Kuroda looks set to return during the upcoming All-Star series after throwing his first bullpen session Tuesday since being deactivated due to right shoulder and ankle inflammation. “I want to get my body ready for the All-Star games, get a ...

Frazier wins Home Run Derby

Jul 14, 2015

Frazier wins Home Run Derby

“The Toddfather” has a new title. Todd Frazier — Little League World Series star, Frank Sinatra aficionado — is baseball’s new King of Swing. The Jersey boy who never seems to get rattled waited until his very last swing — three times, no less ...

Jul 13, 2015

Dragons acquire veteran pitchers Naylor, Perez

The Chunichi Dragons on Monday announced the signings of pitchers Drew Naylor and Rafael Perez for the remainder of the season. Naylor, a 29-year-old Australian, was 4-1 with two saves this year for the Kagawa Olive Guyners in the Shikoku Island League Plus. The ...

A-Rod moves up hits list; Yanks top BoSox

Jul 13, 2015

A-Rod moves up hits list; Yanks top BoSox

Alex Rodriguez had hit No. 3,020 to move into the top 25 on baseball’s all-time list. Rob Refsnyder had the first two of his career, the second a two-run homer that turned out to be the difference in the New York Yankees’ 8-6 victory ...

Jul 13, 2015

Dodgers' Kershaw named to NL All-Star team

Clayton Kershaw is going to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati despite a .500 record in the first half for the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. The current National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner wasn’t elected by his peers and he finished third ...