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Iwakuma still seeking first victory of season

/ May 4, 2017

Iwakuma still seeking first victory of season

Hisashi Iwakuma’s first win of the year continued to evade him as the right-hander took another no-decision in the Seattle Mariners’ 8-7 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. In his sixth start this season, Iwakuma allowed three runs — all earned —in ...

Nakamura makes winning debut with Carp

/ May 3, 2017

Nakamura makes winning debut with Carp

Right-hander Yuta Nakamura earned a win in his first career game for the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp, holding the Chunichi Dragons to three runs over five innings in his team’s 7-4 come-from-behind win on Wednesday. Nakamura, Hiroshima’s fifth-round draft pick in 2013, allowed five ...

Tanaka gets plenty of support in win over Jays

/ May 3, 2017

Tanaka gets plenty of support in win over Jays

Masahiro Tanaka allowed four runs over 6⅓ innings but earned his fourth win of the year as the New York Yankees belted five home runs in an 11-5 defeat of the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. Tanaka (4-1) allowed a double to Kevin Pillar ...

Orioles' Jones says racial taunts reflect wider problems

/ May 3, 2017

Orioles' Jones says racial taunts reflect wider problems

Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said Tuesday that racial taunts that prompted immediate condemnation around baseball and Boston have no place in today’s game but speak to larger racial issues in the United States. “I thought we’d moved past this a long time ago,” said ...

/ May 2, 2017

Mets ace Syndergaard placed on 10-day DL

The New York Mets placed ace right-hander Noah Syndergaard on the 10-day disabled list on Monday after a MRI revealed a partial tear of his right lat muscle. The Mets said there is no timetable for Syndergaard’s return. Syndergaard left his start Sunday against ...

Early homers propel Giants past Dodgers

/ May 2, 2017

Early homers propel Giants past Dodgers

Coming off an extra-inning loss at home, the San Francisco Giants had to travel to Los Angeles and then face three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw on Monday night. They certainly rose to the challenge. Johnny Cueto outpitched Kershaw, and the Giants jumped ...

Ichiro honored by Marlins

/ May 1, 2017

Ichiro honored by Marlins

The Miami Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki tipped his cap to both benches as well as to the 26,245 fans at Marlins Park as he was honored on Sunday for becoming the 30th major leaguer to join the 3,000-hit club. The Marlins paid tribute to Ichiro, ...

Nats' Rendon drives in 10, hits three homers

/ May 1, 2017

Nats' Rendon drives in 10, hits three homers

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon said he’d never had a day like this one. Not many players have. Rendon had 10 RBIs, three home runs and six hits as Washington took advantage of Noah Syndergaard’s injury and mauled the New York Mets 23-5 on ...

Wolfe helps Lions take bite out of Marines

/ Apr 30, 2017

Wolfe helps Lions take bite out of Marines

Brian Wolfe worked seven efficient innings for the Seibu Lions, who beat the Chiba Lotte Marines 2-1 in the Pacific League on Sunday afternoon. Wolfe (4-0) threw just 69 pitches before leaving the mound having allowed just two singles. The 36-year-old former Toronto Blue ...