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Teams swing several deals

Aug 2, 2016

Teams swing several deals

Jonathan Lucroy got a deal he liked, Carlos Beltran joined him in Texas and Jay Bruce and Rich Hill also moved Monday during an 18-swap frenzy at the trade deadline. Matt Moore, Francisco Liriano and Joe Smith found new homes, too, as playoff contenders ...

Tokyo will host two rounds of 2017 WBC

Aug 2, 2016

Tokyo will host two rounds of 2017 WBC

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Samurai Japan’s quest to reclaim the World Baseball Classic title will begin in the nation’s capital. Tokyo was announced as a host for both rounds of the Asian region of the 2017 World Baseball Classic during a news conference at the NPB Commissioner’s office ...

Aug 1, 2016

Brewers catcher Lucroy blocks trade to Indians

For the second straight season, the Milwaukee Brewers hit a snag while trying to trade one of their key players before the deadline. Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has blocked his proposed trade to Cleveland after the teams had reached a preliminary agreement on a ...

Orioles move back into first place in AL East

Aug 1, 2016

Orioles move back into first place in AL East

Jonathan Schoop made sure the Orioles left Toronto the same way they arrived: as the first-place team in AL East Schoop singled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning and Baltimore ended a season-worst five-game losing streak, beating the Blue Jays 6-2 Sunday ...

Nakata helps Fighters whittle Hawks' lead

Jul 31, 2016

Nakata helps Fighters whittle Hawks' lead

Sho Nakata hit a tie-breaking double to help the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters move within three games of the Pacific-League lead as they beat the front-running Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 6-3 on Sunday. With the game tied 3-3 in the sixth with one out and ...

Mariners get best of Chapman, Cubs

Jul 31, 2016

Mariners get best of Chapman, Cubs

Aroldis Chapman’s famous fastball wasn’t good enough to retire Leonys Martin. Martin hit a go-ahead, two-run double off the Cubs’ new closer in the eighth inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over Chicago 4-1 Saturday. “We had the right guy up there. We had the ...

Giants clober CL rival Swallows

Jul 30, 2016

Giants clober CL rival Swallows

Kan Otake threw seven shutout innings as the Yomiuri Giants walloped the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 9-0 in the Central League on Saturday. Otake (3-1) held Yakult to four hits and three walks, while striking out five in a 132-pitch outing, making the most of ...

Jul 30, 2016

Swallows' Hatakeyama done for season

Kazuhiro Hatakeyama, who led the Central League in RBIs last season, will spend the rest of this season rehabilitating, the Tokyo Yakult Swallows announced Saturday. The 33-year-old first baseman, who reached career highs in home runs (26) and RBIs (105) to help propel the ...

Ichiro's bid for 3,000 stalled

Jul 30, 2016

Ichiro's bid for 3,000 stalled

The milestone hit will be celebrated another day. Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-4 to remain at 2,998 career hits in the major leagues. Ichiro lined into a double play in the first inning, then grounded out in both the fourth and fifth ...