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Hawks starter Higashihama shines in triumph over Eagles

With all of Nao Higashihama's pitches working, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles simply didn't have a chance in Thursday afternoon's 5-1 defeat to the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Matched up against top veteran Takayuki Kishi, Higashihama put on a pitching clinic with flawless command of his breaking pitches and mixing those in ...

Maeda's solid outing helps Dodgers top Twins

/ Jul 26, 2017

Maeda's solid outing helps Dodgers top Twins

Kenta Maeda picked up his third win in as many starts Tuesday, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Minnesota Twins 6-2 for their fourth consecutive victory since their 11-game winning streak was snapped. Maeda (9-4) limited the damage to two runs — one earned ...

Eagles acquire infielder Cruz from Giants

/ Jul 26, 2017

Eagles acquire infielder Cruz from Giants

The Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Wednesday bolstered their middle infield by purchasing Luis Cruz from the Central League's Yomiuri Giants. The 33-year-old Mexican was in his second season with Yomiuri after spending two years with the PL's Chiba Lotte Marines. Cruz, who ...

/ Jul 26, 2017

Hawks to be without Uchikawa for six weeks

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks first baseman Seiichi Uchikawa will be sidelined for six weeks because of a fractured left thumb, the Pacific League team said Wednesday. Uchikawa was diagnosed with the injury at a hospital in Sendai, where the Hawks are playing the Tohoku Rakuten Golden ...

Stanton stays hot, powers Marlins past Rangers

/ Jul 25, 2017

Stanton stays hot, powers Marlins past Rangers

By the end of his career, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton would like to homer in all 30 major league parks. He added another to his list in a big way Monday night, hitting a pair of home runs against the Texas Rangers in a ...

Aoki's three-run homer not enough for Astros

/ Jul 24, 2017

Aoki's three-run homer not enough for Astros

Norichika Aoki hit a three-run homer for the Houston Astros on Sunday, but his team lost 9-7 against the Baltimore Orioles. The Japanese left fielder, playing for the first time in four games, homered off starter Dylan Bundy with runners on first and second in ...

Mariners rough up Tanaka, top Yankees in 10

/ Jul 23, 2017

Mariners rough up Tanaka, top Yankees in 10

Masahiro Tanaka allowed four earned runs and a pair of homers in a no-decision in the New York Yankees' 6-5 loss in 10 innings against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. Tanaka allowed all four runs in the third inning, as the Mariners took a 4-1 ...