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Matsuyama ignites offense as Carp edge Giants

Aug 8, 2015

Matsuyama ignites offense as Carp edge Giants

Ryuhei Matsuyama opened the scoring and hit a decisive solo home run as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants 2-1 on Saturday. Matsuyama opened the scoring with an RBI double in the third off rookie Hayato Takagi (7-7), before he connected ...

Iwakuma tames Texas

Aug 8, 2015

Iwakuma tames Texas

Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma picked up his third win of the season after holding the Texas Rangers to three runs on six hits over seven innings in the Mariners’ 4-3 win on Friday. Iwakuma (3-2) surrendered a two-out, two-run double to Bobby Wilson in ...

Aug 7, 2015

Tigers' Uemoto sustains hip bone injury

Hanshin Tigers second baseman Hiroki Uemoto has a cracked left hip bone, the Central League club announced Friday. The 29-year-old infielder, in his second season as a regular, suffered a crack in the left iliac bone on Tuesday while making a diving catch. Uemoto ...

Aug 7, 2015

Mets' Blevins breaks arm again, finished for season

New York Mets pitcher Jerry Blevins re-broke his arm after slipping off a curb and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. The Mets made the announcement on Thursday, saying he’ll have surgery in Boston next week on the radius bone that ...

Davis crushes pair of three-run homers in rout of Padres

Aug 7, 2015

Davis crushes pair of three-run homers in rout of Padres

The extra work Khris Davis spent refining his swing is starting to pay off. Davis hit two three-run homers, Matt Garza limited San Diego to two hits in seven innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Padres 10-1 on Thursday. Davis homered for the ...

Dening delivers winning blast for Swallows

Aug 6, 2015

Dening delivers winning blast for Swallows

Mitch Dening’s two-run home run put the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in front for good on Thursday in a 5-3 win over the Yomiuri Giants that prevented the hosts from being swept. Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth, Dening came up with one ...

Aug 6, 2015

Boston mayor calls for smokeless tobacco ban in city

From storied Fenway Park to youth baseball diamonds across the city, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is calling for a ban on dip, snuff and chewing tobacco. With former Red Sox pitcher and mouth cancer survivor Curt Schilling at his side, the mayor on Wednesday ...

Blue Jays bash three homers to bury Twins

Aug 6, 2015

Blue Jays bash three homers to bury Twins

The Toronto Blue Jays have been piling up home runs and victories. They added to both columns Wednesday night. Jose Bautista hit a grand slam, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson also homered and the Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-7 for their fourth ...