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May 13, 2016

Jingu Stadium users, operator close to deal over 2020 eviction

Historic Jingu Stadium will be vacated for nearly three months for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics after the ballpark’s operator and its other regular users agreed in principle to a modified proposal from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic organizing committee on Friday. If the ...

Yanks' Headley slugs first homer of season

May 13, 2016

Yanks' Headley slugs first homer of season

Chase Headley can only hope one successful swing leads to a lot more. Stuck in a deep slump, Headley homered for his first extra-base hit this season, helping the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Thursday night. “It’s been a long ...

Darvish throws nice and easy in third rehab start

May 13, 2016

Darvish throws nice and easy in third rehab start

Yu Darvish threw fastballs in the mid-90s while also working on more offspeed pitches in his third rehabilitation start since Tommy John surgery 14 months ago. Darvish said he was hitting 94 or 95 mph (153 kph) while throwing nice and easy in four ...

Swallows sink Carp on sacrifice fly in 10th inning

May 12, 2016

Swallows sink Carp on sacrifice fly in 10th inning

Tomotaka Sakaguchi’s sacrifice fly plated the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Hiroshima Carp on Thursday night. Swallows No. 8 hitter Yuhei Nakamura opened the 10th with a ...

May 12, 2016

Buffaloes finalize deal with ex-Dragon Clark

The Orix Buffaloes have reached an agreement with former Chunichi Dragon Matt Clark, a source familiar with the negotiations told Kyodo News on Thursday. The 29-year-old Clark, a left-handed-hitting first baseman, batted .238 with 25 home runs for the Central League’s Dragons in 2013, ...

Scherzer ties MLB mark with 20-strikeout game

May 12, 2016

Scherzer ties MLB mark with 20-strikeout game

Max Scherzer has thrown two no-hitters, come within one strike of a perfect game and met just about every expectation that accompanied the $210 million contract he signed with Washington. Still, after his latest masterpiece Wednesday night, he said: “There’s something about 20.” Scherzer ...

May 12, 2016

National star Harper appeals one-game suspension

Bryce Harper was suspended one game and fined Wednesday by Major League Baseball for his behavior following an ejection this week. Harper decided to appeal the penalty and remains eligible to play until the process is finished, the commissioner’s office said. Last year’s NL ...

Swallows score five in eighth inning to hook Carp

May 11, 2016

Swallows score five in eighth inning to hook Carp

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows scored five runs in the eighth inning as they secured a 5-2 come-from-behind win over the Hiroshima Carp on Wednesday in the Central League. Two singles and a fielder’s choice loaded the bases to force Hiroshima’s Yusuke Nomura (4-2) off ...

May 11, 2016

Lions employee arrested for importing cannabis

The Seibu Lions said Wednesday that a 30-year-old male employee was arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police on April 4 for importing cannabis. The employee, who was not named by the Pacific League club, was caught after customs at Narita airport detected the cannabis ...

Yankees beat Royals despite Cain's three home runs

May 11, 2016

Yankees beat Royals despite Cain's three home runs

Masahiro Tanaka allowed three home runs, equaling his worst tally in a single game, and gave up six runs over seven innings but did not get a decision as the New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals 10-7 on Tuesday. Cheslor Cuthbert first ...