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Mariners win big as tempers flare

Apr 6, 2016

Mariners win big as tempers flare

Scott Servais got a beer shower in the Seattle clubhouse and had a champagne bottle sitting on his desk after his first win as a big league skipper. The victory came with a little bonus — the manager’s first chance to show his players ...

Murphy victorious in Nats debut

Apr 5, 2016

Murphy victorious in Nats debut

Extra innings on the road left Dusty Baker exhausted but happy in his debut as Nationals manager. “It’s kind of like the game telling me, welcome back,” Baker said. Daniel Murphy, also making his Washington debut, was a huge hit with a home run ...

Apr 5, 2016

Olympic organizers want Jingu shuttered for six months

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee has requested that historic Jingu Stadium be closed for half a year starting in May 2020, an amateur baseball source said Tuesday. The ballpark is a short distance from the Tokyo’s yet-to-be-constructed National Stadium. Jingu, built in 1926, ...

Kershaw leads Dodgers to Opening Day victory

Apr 5, 2016

Kershaw leads Dodgers to Opening Day victory

Dave Roberts took a moment to soak up the atmosphere before his first game as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Then it was time to play ball. The Dodgers did that quite well Monday, getting a brilliant seven innings from Clayton Kershaw in ...

Royals beat Mets in opening rematch of World Series

Apr 4, 2016

Royals beat Mets in opening rematch of World Series

Edinson Volquez would rather sit on the bench than stand on the mound on Opening Day, especially when it happens to be the first game following a World Series triumph. “I like to enjoy the show,” Volquez explained with a grin. “Enjoy the time.” ...

Apr 3, 2016

Darvish to start season on 15-day DL

Texas Rangers’ right-hander Yu Darvish will start the season on the 15-day disabled list, the team’s general manager Jon Daniels revealed Saturday. Darvish was placed on the 60-day disabled list and not on the 40-man roster last year after he underwent elbow surgery in ...

Apr 2, 2016

Matsui angry about betting scandal

Former New York Yankee Hideki Matsui admitted Saturday that the recent banning of four Yomiuri Giants pitchers for their involvement in baseball gambling touched a nerve, but he offered no advice to Japanese baseball on how to prevent a reoccurrence of the problem. “It’s ...

Dodgers' Maeda sharp in final start of spring

Apr 2, 2016

Dodgers' Maeda sharp in final start of spring

Kenta Maeda was sharp in his final preseason tuneup on Friday, throwing four innings for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Pitching for the first time at Dodger Stadium, his new home park, Maeda allowed two runs ...

Yankees tap Matsui to throw first pitch

Apr 2, 2016

Yankees tap Matsui to throw first pitch

The New York Yankees said Friday former outfielder Hideki Matsui, the 2009 World Series MVP, will throw out the first pitch on opening day. New York hosts the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium on Monday, when Masahiro Tanaka will start for the Yankees in ...