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Tanaka snaps eight-start winless drought

/ Jun 29, 2017

Tanaka snaps eight-start winless drought

The New York Yankees are not sure how long they will keep Miguel Andujar. Games like this will make it harder to send him back to the minors.Andujar had three hits and four RBIs in his big league debut, Aaron Judge added his major ...

Despaigne homer lifts Hawks past Fighters

/ Jun 28, 2017

Despaigne homer lifts Hawks past Fighters

Alfredo Despaigne hit a tie-breaking, eighth-inning home run, the fourth of the game for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in a 6-5 win over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters on Wednesday night.Before 34,708 at Yafuoku Dome, Despaigne got a high 155-kph fastball from closer Chris ...

Maeda dominates in spot start for Dodgers

/ Jun 28, 2017

Maeda dominates in spot start for Dodgers

Kenta Maeda has gone from the rotation to the bullpen to spot starting this month.Maeda, like many baseball players, was built on routine, but his job has become anything but predictable with the Los Angeles Dodgers. No matter. This role seems to suit him ...

Tebow begins next step of baseball journey

/ Jun 28, 2017

Tebow begins next step of baseball journey

Tim Tebow knows he can still improve on everything.Given his numbers, that’s obvious. If he’s the world’s most popular minor league .220 hitter, that’s just fine with the new left fielder for the St. Lucie Mets. Called up to the New York Mets’ advanced ...

Giants pound Rockies, end five-game slide

/ Jun 27, 2017

Giants pound Rockies, end five-game slide

For a night, the San Francisco Giants delivered the key hits with runners in scoring position. They got contributions from throughout the order, made things happen on the basepaths and did all the little things. Music blared in a victorious clubhouse.San Francisco finally got ...

Eagles salvage tie on Orix miscues

/ Jun 26, 2017

Eagles salvage tie on Orix miscues

Kazuo Matsui delivered off the bench for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, singling in the tying run in the ninth inning, and finishing the game at shortstop in a 4-4, 12-inning tie on Monday night.On a rare Monday night game, a good crowd of ...

Hawks' Yanagita tops fans' All-Star vote

/ Jun 26, 2017

Hawks' Yanagita tops fans' All-Star vote

Yuki Yanagita was named to his fourth Pacific League All-Star team on Monday, when the results of this year’s fan ballot were announced by Nippon Professional Baseball.It is the third time that fans have put the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks center fielder on an All-Star ...