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/ Jul 7, 2017

Iwase wins first monthly honor in 12 years

The Central League Pitcher of the Month Award continued to be a surprise following Friday's announcement of the Chunichi Dragons' Hitoki Iwase as the winner for June. Selectors generally hand the honor to a starting pitcher with three or more wins, fewer than two losses ...

/ Jul 7, 2017

Hernandez assigned to All-Star Game

Angel Hernandez, who sued Major League Baseball this week alleging race discrimination, was named on Thursday as one of the umpires for next week's All-Star Game in Miami. Hernandez will serve as a first-base umpire on an officiating crew headed by Joe West, who was ...

Ichiro sets MLB hits mark for foreign-born player

/ Jul 7, 2017

Ichiro sets MLB hits mark for foreign-born player

Ichiro Suzuki notched another milestone in his long career on Thursday when he became the most prolific foreign-born hitter in the history of Major League Baseball. The 43-year-old right fielder reached the mark with two hits for the Miami Marlins against the Cardinals in St. ...

Maru clouts two homers as Carp edge Giants

/ Jul 6, 2017

Maru clouts two homers as Carp edge Giants

Yoshihiro Maru's two home runs tipped a see-saw game the Hiroshima Carp's way in a 6-5 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Thursday night. Before 31,255 at Hiroshima's Mazda Stadum, the Carp scored for the first time in three games to overturn an early two-run ...

/ Jul 6, 2017

BayStars acquire reliever Escobar for backup catcher

The DeNA BayStars bolstered their bullpen on Thursday, when they announced the acquisition of first-year foreign pitcher Edwin Escobar in a trade with the Nippon Ham Fighters. The 25-year-old Venezuelan moves to DeNA, where he'll play for his countryman, manager Alex Ramirez. In exchange, the ...

Stanton homers twice to lead Marlins by Cards

/ Jul 6, 2017

Stanton homers twice to lead Marlins by Cards

It's official: Giancarlo Stanton's slump was short-lived. Stanton homered twice, recording his 22nd career multi-homer game, and Marcell Ozuna and Justin Bour also hit home runs as the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 on Wednesday night. Stanton went 3-for-4 and also walked while ...

/ Jul 6, 2017

Indians' Francona remains in hospital

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona missed a second straight game on Wednesday as he remained hospitalized for tests aimed at diagnosing the cause of dizzy spells. It was unclear if the 58-year-old would be able to serve as American League manager in the All-Star Game ...

/ Jul 6, 2017

NBA champion Conley dies at 86

Gene Conley, one of the only players in history to win championships in two major professional sports, has died. He was 86. The Boston Red Sox, for whom Conley played for from 1961-63, say he died on Tuesday. Conley helped pitch the Milwaukee Braves to a ...

Sugano shines as Giants shut out Carp again

/ Jul 5, 2017

Sugano shines as Giants shut out Carp again

The Yomiuri Giants blanked the first-place Hiroshima Carp for the second straight night, this time with ace Tomoyuki Sugano throwing six scoreless innings in a 5-0 win Wednesday. Pitching on four days' rest for the first time since September 2015, Sugano (8-4) picked up his ...

AL East-leading Red Sox rough up Darvish

/ Jul 5, 2017

AL East-leading Red Sox rough up Darvish

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish had one of his worst outings in the majors Tuesday, matching a career worst by allowing seven runs in the team's 11-4 defeat to the Boston Red Sox. After retiring the first three batters, Darvish (6-7) allowed the American League ...

Iwakuma comeback delayed by sore shoulder

/ Jul 5, 2017

Iwakuma comeback delayed by sore shoulder

A sore shoulder will delay the return of right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, who went on the disabled list on May 10 with shoulder inflammation, the Seattle Mariners said Tuesday. Iwakuma had two rehab sessions in his recover process, but according to the Mariners website the 36-year-old ...