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Sep 6, 2014

Struggling Uehara requests time off

Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara said Friday that he has asked the team’s manager to remove him temporarily from the closer’s role. “I just haven’t been a factor,” Uehara said. “I need time to sort things out mentally so I asked him to ...

Washington stuns team, Darvish with resignation

Sep 6, 2014

Washington stuns team, Darvish with resignation

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish hailed Ron Washington as a manager and as a person after the skipper’s abrupt resignation Friday. “It’s difficult to comment because the manager hasn’t given a clear reason why he is resigning,” Darvish said in a statement. “But since ...

Iwakuma ties King Felix with 14th win

Sep 6, 2014

Iwakuma ties King Felix with 14th win

Hisashi Iwakuma tied his major league career high by winning his 14th game as the Seattle Mariners edged the Texas Rangers 7-5 on Friday. Iwakuma labored through 5⅓ innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and a walk, but still won his fifth ...

Cardinals send sinking Brewers to ninth straight defeat

Sep 5, 2014

Cardinals send sinking Brewers to ninth straight defeat

Inning after inning, the St. Louis bullpen got into tough jams in a one-run game. Marco Gonzales and five fellow relievers staved off every advance, getting a huge boost from a game-saving catch in center field by Peter Bourjos. The bullpen combined for six ...

LaRoche lifts Nats in 14th

Sep 4, 2014

LaRoche lifts Nats in 14th

The Los Angeles Dodgers fought back time and time again on Wednesday. In the end, they couldn’t overcome Adam LaRoche and the Nationals. LaRoche came off the bench in the ninth inning and drove in five runs, including a tying homer and a go-ahead ...

Giants down Maeda, Carp

Sep 3, 2014

Giants down Maeda, Carp

Hisayoshi Chono hit a two-run home run to highlight a four-run uprising during a sudden lapse for Kenta Maeda in the fifth inning and the Yomiuri Giants beat the Hiroshima Carp 4-2 on Wednesday night. Central League-leading Yomiuri came from behind to beat second-place ...

Fan-favorite Inaba jumping into sunset

| Sep 3, 2014

Fan-favorite Inaba jumping into sunset

by Jason Coskrey

Atsunori Inaba may have been Japan’s most popular player among foreign fans during the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The quadrennial competition doesn’t just bring 16 nations together, it allows the baseball cultures of various nations to come together. Prominent among these is Japan’s ouendan. ...

Tanaka preparing for next step in recovery

Sep 3, 2014

Tanaka preparing for next step in recovery

Masahiro Tanaka plans to throw a bullpen this week, the next step for the injured New York Yankees ace as he tries to overcome a recent setback. New York manager Joe Girardi said Tanaka threw well Tuesday, and team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad diagnosed ...

Kershaw picks up 17th win of season

Sep 3, 2014

Kershaw picks up 17th win of season

Even the red-hot Washington Nationals offense proved no match for Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw pitched eight strong innings for his major league-leading 17th win and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Tuesday night. Kershaw (17-3) gave up three hits and one run, ...