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Sabathia ends winless spell

May 12, 2015

Sabathia ends winless spell

Alex Rodriguez was part of a New York Yankees power display that helped CC Sabathia finally get a win. Sabathia won for the first time in more than a year, Rodriguez hit one of New York’s five homers and the Yankees beat the Tampa ...

May 11, 2015

Tigers deactivate slumping Messenger

Hanshin Tigers slumping right-hander Randy Messenger was removed from the active roster on Monday, Hanshin manager Yutaka Wada confirmed. Messenger, 33, who led the Central League with 13 wins (10 defeats), and also had the most strikeouts (226), last season, has hit a rough ...

Royals edge Tigers in 10th after long rain delay

May 11, 2015

Royals edge Tigers in 10th after long rain delay

The Detroit hitters kept squaring around to bunt, and Greg Holland kept throwing pitches nowhere near his intended target. Then the Tigers finally put a ball in play, and Holland got exactly what he needed. Hernan Perez — batting only because Miguel Cabrera had ...

Five-run first sparks Marines in rout of Lions

May 10, 2015

Five-run first sparks Marines in rout of Lions

Yuta Omine escaped a first-inning jam to go eight innings and earn the win as the Chiba Lotte Marines routed the Seibu Lions 11-1 on Sunday afternoon. Omine (2-1) allowed a run on four hits, four walks and a hit batsman, while striking out ...

May 10, 2015

Willis named Boston's new pitching coach

The Boston Red Sox have hired Carl Willis as their new pitching coach, reuniting him with manager John Farrell. The Red Sox made the announcement Saturday after their 14th loss in 20 games, 7-1 loss to Toronto. They began the day with an AL-worst ...

Harper hits sixth home run in three games in Nats' win

May 10, 2015

Harper hits sixth home run in three games in Nats' win

Bryce Harper stood at the plate with one more unexpected chance to keep his home-run streak going. Atlanta had rallied from five runs down, so here was Washington’s cleanup hitter, looking to put an end to a game that had somehow reached the bottom ...

Furuya, Tamura help Marines cage Lions

May 9, 2015

Furuya, Tamura help Marines cage Lions

by Dave Hueston

Takuya Furuya just got the job done with five innings of two-run ball and catcher Tatsuhiro Tamura hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly before providing an encore with a two-run single as the Chiba Lotte Marines defeated the Seibu Lions 10-2 on Saturday afternoon. Backed ...

Focused Lions defying predictions of doom

May 9, 2015

Focused Lions defying predictions of doom

Without ace pitcher Takayuki Kishi, few gave the Seibu Lions much of a chance this year, their first full campaign under skipper Norio Tanabe. Yet, Seibu has so far defied predictions of failure and enter Sunday’s game at QVC Marine Field atop the Pacific ...

Giants rookie Takagi winning by keeping things simple

May 9, 2015

Giants rookie Takagi winning by keeping things simple

Rookie right-hander Hayato Takagi, who is 5-0 and won the Central League season’s first pitcher of the month award Friday, is making the transition from corporate league standout to pro starter look easier than it’s supposed to be. The 25-year-old Takagi, the Giants’ third-round ...