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Oh feels competition against MLB 'vital' for Japan

Aug 24, 2014

Oh feels competition against MLB 'vital' for Japan

For home run-hitting legend Sadaharu Oh, this November’s competition between Japan’s best players and major league all-stars is vital if Japanese baseball really aspires to become the best in the world. In an exclusive interview with Kyodo News last week, Oh, who managed Japan ...

Aug 24, 2014

Tanaka throws in simulated game

Masahiro Tanaka threw two simulated innings against a pair of his New York Yankees teammates on Saturday, marking another step in his return from an elbow injury that has sidelined him since July 9. Pitching to Zelous Wheeler and Brendan Ryan before the Yankees’ ...

Aug 24, 2014

Yankees retire Torre's number

Joe Torre lingered on the field at Yankee Stadium, hugging each one of the guests on hand Saturday to honor New York’s four-time World Series winning manager. If Torre’s time with the Yankees always felt like a family affair why should the day his ...

Norimoto displays dominant form against Buffaloes

Aug 24, 2014

Norimoto displays dominant form against Buffaloes

Takahiro Norimoto threw eight shutout innings on Saturday as the cellar-dwelling Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles beat the pennant-contending Orix Buffaloes 2-0. Before 24,593 at Kyocera Dome, Norimoto (11-8), the Pacific League’s 2013 Rookie of the Year, allowed three hits, walked three batters and hit ...

Aug 23, 2014

Buffaloes, Moriwaki OK new two-year contract

Hiroshi Moriwaki will stay on as manager of the title-chasing Orix Buffaloes after agreeing to a new two-year contract from next season, the Pacific League club said Saturday. The 54-year-old Moriwaki, who is his second year in charge, has had the Buffaloes around the ...

Aug 23, 2014

Selig unmoved by support for Rose

As his term winds down, MLB commissioner Bud Selig hasn’t changed his outlook on Pete Rose’s lifetime ban for gambling. Selig visited Cincinnati on Friday for the opening of an urban youth academy, and then drove down Pete Rose Way to visit Great American ...

Uehara blows three-run lead

Aug 23, 2014

Uehara blows three-run lead

Down to their final strike, the Seattle Mariners put a dramatic end to more than three years of futility at Fenway Park. Austin Jackson hit a bases-loaded double with two outs in the ninth inning and Dustin Ackley followed with a two-run, bloop single ...

Aug 22, 2014

Matsuzaka effective in third rehab start

New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two hits in five innings on Thursday in his third rehab appearance while on the disabled list due to inflammation in his pitching elbow. Pitching in a Single-A game for the Brooklyn Cyclones against the Staten Island ...

Aug 22, 2014

Tanaka to throw batting practice

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is slated to throw batting practice for the first time since injuring his elbow in July, Yankees manager Joe Girardi revealed on Thursday. Girardi said his first-year right-hander would pitch BP at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. “Each step he increases intensity,” ...

Kershaw snatches 15th win

Aug 22, 2014

Kershaw snatches 15th win

The first-place Dodgers have staged plenty of comebacks this season. Just not after seven innings. They snapped an 0-for-46 skid with two runs in the eighth and Clayton Kershaw outdueled Tyson Ross for a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night. ...