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Tanaka tops majors in wins

Jun 18, 2014

Tanaka tops majors in wins

Once Masahiro Tanaka overcame that early jolt from Jose Reyes, the rookie did just fine. Tanaka gave up a home run to Reyes on the first pitch of the game, then earned his major league-high 11th victory as the New York Yankees beat Toronto ...

Jun 17, 2014

NPB aims to use Asia Series to showcase baseball to IOC

Nippon Professional Baseball secretary general Atsushi Ihara said Tuesday that this year’s Asia Series is a chance to show off baseball’s potential for the International Olympic Committee. Ihara revealed that the tournament pitting Asia’s national champions, will take place in Taiwan in November, just ...

Jun 17, 2014

Eagles manager Hoshino starts physical rehab

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles announced Tuesday that manager Senichi Hoshino has begun his rehabilitation following back surgery. Hoshino has been on a leave of absence since May 26. The team did not disclose when the surgery took place. The 67-year-old suffers from a ...

Hall of Famer, batting icon Gwynn dies at 54

Jun 17, 2014

Hall of Famer, batting icon Gwynn dies at 54

Tony Gwynn, the Hall of Famer with a sweet left-handed swing who spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres and was one of the game’s greatest hitters, died of cancer Monday. He was 54. Gwynn, a craftsman at the plate and winner of ...

Jun 17, 2014

Rangers pounce on A's

Daniel Murphy homered twice, Colby Lewis overcame an uneven start to win for the first time in more than three weeks and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 14-8 on Monday night. Michael Choice and Robinson Chirinos also homered, and Adrian Beltre drove ...

Illness forces Dice-K to leave after one inning

Jun 16, 2014

Illness forces Dice-K to leave after one inning

New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka started against the San Diego Padres on Sunday but left in the first inning after falling ill with an upset stomach. Matsuzaka, who was suffering from bouts of nausea before the game, walked two batters but got Chase ...

Sakamoto, Giants rally past Eagles in ninth

Jun 15, 2014

Sakamoto, Giants rally past Eagles in ninth

Hayato Sakamoto singled in two runs in the ninth inning as the Yomiuri Giants came from behind to beat the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3-2 in interleague play on Sunday afternoon. Rakuten right-hander Takahiro Norimoto (7-4), who had been a key part of the ...