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Giants slugger Lopez belts winning HR in 10th

Apr 1, 2014

Giants slugger Lopez belts winning HR in 10th

Jose Lopez continued his spring power surge with a 10th-inning solo homer as the Yomiuri Giants spoiled the Yokohama BayStars’ home opener on Tuesday with a 2-1, 10-inning victory at Yokohama Stadium. The homer was Lopez’s third of the new season and gave him ...

Orioles edge Red Sox in season-opening pitching duel

Apr 1, 2014

Orioles edge Red Sox in season-opening pitching duel

Grady Sizemore will never forget his first opening day with the Boston Red Sox. His teammates, however, can’t wait to put the memory of the game behind them. The defending World Series champion Red Sox failed to capitalize on several scoring opportunities, and a ...

Posey's late blast lifts Giants past D-Backs in slugfest

Apr 1, 2014

Posey's late blast lifts Giants past D-Backs in slugfest

The San Francisco Giants were kicking the ball around so badly Monday night that manager Bruce Bochy wanted to start spring training over again. Then the Giants’ bats came alive, Arizona’s bullpen wilted, and San Francisco rallied from four runs down to beat the ...

Padres beat Dodgers in U.S. curtain raiser

Mar 31, 2014

Padres beat Dodgers in U.S. curtain raiser

For one day at least, the moderate-payroll San Diego Padres are in first place in the NL West, ahead of the big-spending Los Angeles Dodgers. Seth Smith hit a towering drive for a tying homer leading off the eighth and Chris Denorfia singled home ...

Mar 31, 2014

Cubs' Fujikawa to start season on disabled list

The Chicago Cubs placed right-hander Kyuji Fujikawa on the disabled list as they set their Opening Day 25-man roster on Sunday. Fujikawa, who underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last June, was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21. ...

Uchikawa sparks Hawks to series sweep of Marines

Mar 30, 2014

Uchikawa sparks Hawks to series sweep of Marines

The reinvigorated Softbank Hawks are off to a flying start to the regular season after completing a three-game sweep since Opening Day of the Chiba Lotte Marines on Sunday. Seiichi Uchikawa hit his second home run in three days following a three-run blast in ...

Matsuzaka 'shocked' by minor league demotion

Mar 30, 2014

Matsuzaka 'shocked' by minor league demotion

The New York Mets on Saturday reassigned Daisuke Matsuzaka to Triple-A Las Vegas, a move that shocked the veteran right-hander. The 33-year-old Matsuzaka will start the season in the minors despite his 3.04 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 23⅔ spring innings. He had eight ...

Mar 30, 2014

Red Sox release pitcher Watanabe

The Boston Red Sox on Saturday announced they have released submarine right-hander Shunsuke Watanabe. Watanabe, who was signed to a minor league contract in December, pitched in three spring exhibition games but gave up two runs and two hits in three innings and had ...

Mar 29, 2014

Cabrera inks record deal

This is one number put up by Miguel Cabrera that is not subject to debate. The Triple Crown winner agreed Friday to the richest contract in American sports, a $292 million, 10-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. “I want to finish my career here. ...

Angels give Trout $144.5 million deal

Mar 29, 2014

Angels give Trout $144.5 million deal

Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels agreed Friday night to a $144.5 million, six-year contract, keeping baseball’s brightest young star under club control through 2020. The Angels said the 22-year-old outfielder and his family will be at a news conference Saturday in Anaheim ...

Shiomi guides Eagles to another victory over Lions

Mar 29, 2014

Shiomi guides Eagles to another victory over Lions

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles won for the second day in a row, 5-2 over the Seibu Lions following a victory on Opening Day, getting eight strong innings from lefty Takahiro Shiomi on Saturday afternoon. Shiomi, who was sidelined last season due to a ...