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Apr 18, 2016

Baseball players' union seeks free-agency preview

Japan’s players union requested on Monday that players be allowed to gauge market interest in their services before they file for free agency. According to Tadahito Mori, the secretary general of the Japan Professional Baseball Players Association, teams that refuse to negotiate with their ...

Maeda continues to impress with Dodgers

Apr 18, 2016

Maeda continues to impress with Dodgers

New Dodger Kenta Maeda has now allowed as many runs as he has driven in, but his teammates had his back at the plate in Los Angeles’ 3-1 win over the National League West rival San Francisco Giants on Sunday. The Japanese pitcher (2-0) ...

Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma

Apr 18, 2016

Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma

Masahiro Tanaka had his best game of the season to beat Hisashi Iwakuma in a Japanese pitchers’ duel and post his first win as the New York Yankees ended their losing streak after four games with a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on ...

Apr 17, 2016

Scherzer, Harper power Nationals past Phillies

Max Scherzer’s bat was even more impressive than his arm. Scherzer threw seven sharp innings and hit a two-run double, Bryce Harper launched another homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-1 Saturday night. The Nationals are off to a 9-1 start, ...

Price turns on style to lead Red Sox past Blue Jays

Apr 17, 2016

Price turns on style to lead Red Sox past Blue Jays

David Price knew the results from his first two starts weren’t up to the standard of what’s expected from a high-priced ace. He didn’t disappointment himself or the Fenway Park crowd on his second chance. Price rebounded from a rough start in Boston’s home ...

Cruz, relief corps guide Giants past Carp

Apr 16, 2016

Cruz, relief corps guide Giants past Carp

Luis Cruz drove in two runs, one on a tie-breaking solo homer as the Yomiuri Giants avenged a shutout loss to Hiroki Kuroda by beating the Hiroshima Carp 6-5 in the Central League on Saturday. With the game tied 5-5 in the bottom of ...

Twins snap losing streak

Apr 16, 2016

Twins snap losing streak

Park Byung-ho finally had a chance to celebrate with the Minnesota Twins. The wait was so long even the stoic slugger let down his guard. The Twins became the last team in the major leagues to win this season, after Park drove in the ...

MLB teams honor Robinson

Apr 16, 2016

MLB teams honor Robinson

As cities across the country honored Jackie Robinson’s pioneering baseball career, one also apologized for its racist treatment of Major League Baseball’s first black player nearly 70 years ago. When Robinson’s Brooklyn Dodgers played the Philadelphia Phillies in 1947, he was told to “go ...

Cubs send Kawasaki back to minors

Apr 16, 2016

Cubs send Kawasaki back to minors

The Chicago Cubs said Friday that they have optioned infielder Munenori Kawasaki back to Triple-A Iowa. The move corresponds with the return of elite infielder Javier Baez, who has been on the disabled list with a left thumb injury. Kawasaki left the team to ...

Apr 16, 2016

U.S. taps Leyland as WBC manager

Former Detroit Tigers skipper Jim Leyland was appointed manager of the U.S. national team for the 2017 World Baseball Classic on Friday. Leyland, 71, was named Manager of the Year three times during his 22-year career in the majors with the Pittsburgh Pirates, then-Florida ...