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Jul 14, 2016

BayStars finalize deal with reliever Broadway

The Yokohama BayStars have signed right-handed reliever Mike Broadway for the remainder of the season, the Central League team announced Thursday. Broadway made four appearances for the San Francisco Giants this season, posting an 11.81 ERA with four strikeouts. The 29-year-old started his career ...

Jul 14, 2016

MLB All-Star Game gets record-low TV rating

The MLB All-Star Game has drawn a record-low television rating for the second straight year. The American League’s 4-2 victory over the NL in San Diego on Tuesday night got a 5.4 rating on Fox. The previous low was 6.6 last year for the ...

Manfred says dates for Tokyo Olympics 'not ideal' for MLB

Jul 13, 2016

Manfred says dates for Tokyo Olympics 'not ideal' for MLB

As Major League Baseball prepares for talks about the 2020 Olympics, commissioner Rob Manfred said “from a calendar prospective, the dates of the Tokyo Games are not ideal.” The International Olympic Committee executive board voted last month to support a six-nation tournament that year ...

Royals stars lead way for American League in All-Star Game

Jul 13, 2016

Royals stars lead way for American League in All-Star Game

Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez made sure the Kansas City Royals will start at home, sweet, home if they get a chance to defend their World Series title. The Royals duo homered off former Kansas City teammate Johnny Cueto during a six-pitch span in ...

Jul 12, 2016

Kawasaki sent back to Triple-A Iowa

Utility infielder Munenori Kawasaki has been sent down to Triple-A Iowa, the Chicago Cubs announced Tuesday. Kawasaki had been promoted two games before the All-Star break for the second time this season. He has played three games in the majors this season and has ...

Jul 12, 2016

MLB scraps London plans for 2017

London is not calling for Major League Baseball next year. The players’ association said MLB has given up plans to play regular-season games in the British capital in 2017. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in January that his staff was working hard at playing ...

Stanton puts on show to win Home Run Derby

Jul 12, 2016

Stanton puts on show to win Home Run Derby

Giancarlo Stanton wore out Petco Park with a record display of power in the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night, peppering every landmark from the left field corner to center field. Stanton hit 20 homers in the final round to best defending champion ...

Jul 12, 2016

Red Sox closer Kimbrel undergoes knee surgery

Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel had successful surgery on his left knee Monday to repair a medial meniscus tear. Kimbrel is expected to be out three to six weeks. The surgery was performed by Dr. Peter Asnis at Massachusetts General Hospital, according to ...

Fighters run winning streak to 15

Jul 11, 2016

Fighters run winning streak to 15

Mitsuo Yoshikawa dodged bullets to work 5⅓ scoreless innings for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, who defeated the Orix Buffaloes 4-1 in the Pacific League to stretch the franchise’s longest win streak to 15 games. Before 20,892 at Kyocera Dome, Yoshikawa surrendered six hits ...