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Jul 13, 2015

Dragons acquire veteran pitchers Naylor, Perez

The Chunichi Dragons on Monday announced the signings of pitchers Drew Naylor and Rafael Perez for the remainder of the season. Naylor, a 29-year-old Australian, was 4-1 with two saves this year for the Kagawa Olive Guyners in the Shikoku Island League Plus. The ...

A-Rod moves up hits list; Yanks top BoSox

Jul 13, 2015

A-Rod moves up hits list; Yanks top BoSox

Alex Rodriguez had hit No. 3,020 to move into the top 25 on baseball’s all-time list. Rob Refsnyder had the first two of his career, the second a two-run homer that turned out to be the difference in the New York Yankees’ 8-6 victory ...

Jul 13, 2015

Dodgers' Kershaw named to NL All-Star team

Clayton Kershaw is going to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati despite a .500 record in the first half for the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. The current National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner wasn’t elected by his peers and he finished third ...

Polanco lifts Pirates with walk-off hit in 10th inning

Jul 13, 2015

Polanco lifts Pirates with walk-off hit in 10th inning

The St. Louis Cardinals head into the All-Star break with the NL Central lead and the best record in the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates, however, have all the momentum. Gregory Polanco capped another late rally, driving in Kang Jung-ho with two outs in the ...

Mendoza tames Lions

Jul 12, 2015

Mendoza tames Lions

Luis Mendoza held the Seibu Lions to three hits over seven scoreless innings as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters won their fourth straight game with a 10-0 victory Sunday. Mendoza (5-4) fanned seven and allowed two walks to win his third straight start for ...

Jul 12, 2015

Wada allows two runs in rehab start

Chicago Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi Wada, who is on the disabled list with inflammation in his left shoulder, gave up two runs in the second game of a minor league double header for Triple-A Iowa against Omaha on Saturday. Wada had his major league rehab ...

Murton advises Lions' Akiyama to forget record

Jul 11, 2015

Murton advises Lions' Akiyama to forget record

The Hanshin Tigers’ Matt Murton, holder of Japan’s single-season hit record, had some words of advice on Friday for the Seibu Lions’ Shogo Akiyama, who is in hot pursuit of his record. “Obviously he (Akiyama) has had a tremendous season so far,” Murton told ...

Twins stage frantic rally in ninth

Jul 11, 2015

Twins stage frantic rally in ninth

Brian Dozier lost the All-Star vote, then won the game. Dozier hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to cap a seven-run rally and give the Minnesota Twins an 8-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. After missing out ...

Fighters' Otani notches 10th victory of season

Jul 10, 2015

Fighters' Otani notches 10th victory of season

Shohei Otani became the first pitcher to 10 wins this season after pitching eight shutout innings as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters defeated the Seibu Lions 1-0 on Friday. Lions ace Takayuki Kishi (1-2) pitched six perfect innings in a duel against pitcher-cum-slugger Otani ...