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Tanaka out for month at least

Apr 29, 2015

Tanaka out for month at least

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is going to be out at least a month because of tendinitis in his right wrist and a mild right forearm strain. General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday night during New York’s 4-2 win over Tampa Bay that tests showed ...

Journeyman Caraballo comes good

Apr 29, 2015

Journeyman Caraballo comes good

Francisco Caraballo may know as much about Japan’s baseball back roads as anyone, and armed with that experience, the big Venezuelan is making the most of a second chance with the Orix Buffaloes. As of Tuesday’s games, Caraballo was batting .291 with three home ...

Messenger, Egoshi provide heroics for Tigers

Apr 28, 2015

Messenger, Egoshi provide heroics for Tigers

Randy Messenger labored but gave his team seven innings of one-run ball as the Hanshin Tigers held off the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3-1 on Tuesday night. Rookie outfielder Taiga Egoshi hit a three-run drive in the second inning off lefty Yoshihisa Naruse (1-3) for ...

Lefty Hamels ends victory drought, beats Cardinals

Apr 28, 2015

Lefty Hamels ends victory drought, beats Cardinals

Finally, Cole Hamels got a few runs to work with. The Philadelphia Phillies put some key hits in the right places and the lefty won for the first time in seven starts dating to last September in a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis ...

Cards lose Wainwright for season to leg injury

Apr 28, 2015

Cards lose Wainwright for season to leg injury

The tests results were no surprise. Before Adam Wainwright left the field in Milwaukee, the St. Louis Cardinals anticipated they would be losing their staff ace for the season. The 33-year-old pitcher will have surgery this week, likely Thursday, because of a completely torn ...

Apr 27, 2015

Fighters to hold spring training in Arizona

The Pacific League’s Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters will hold part of their spring training camp next year in Peoria, Arizona, the mega-sports complex used by the San Diego Padres, the club announced Monday. In a tie-up with the Padres, the Fighters will use the ...

A-Rod edges closer to Mays in win over Mets

Apr 27, 2015

A-Rod edges closer to Mays in win over Mets

Alex Rodriguez is one big swing from matching Willie Mays. Whether the New York Yankees would celebrate that achievement — or pay for it, for that matter — remains to be seen. Rodriguez hit his 659th home run to move within one of Mays ...

Apr 27, 2015

Ichiro moved by Marlins' gesture

The Miami Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki had his second straight multi-hit game Sunday, with an infield single and RBI base hit, in a 6-2 over the Washington Nationals one night after breaking Sadaharu Oh’s Japanese career runs record. Before the game, the 41-year-old’s teammates presented ...

Giants rookie Takagi continues tear against Swallows

Apr 26, 2015

Giants rookie Takagi continues tear against Swallows

Rookie Hayato Takagi continued to impress on Sunday, when he allowed a run in seven innings for the Yomiuri Giants in a 4-1 win over the Central League-leading Tokyo Yakult Swallows. Takagi (4-0), the Giants’ third-round draft pick last autumn, has now allowed six ...

Ichiro breaks Oh's mark in victory

Apr 26, 2015

Ichiro breaks Oh's mark in victory

Ichiro Suzuki broke Japanese career-leader Sadaharu Oh’s all-time runs mark during the Miami Marlins’ 8-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Ichiro singled to right with two outs in the eighth inning off right-hander Rafael Martin and went on to score on Adeiny ...