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Royals prevail in final frame

Jul 6, 2015

Royals prevail in final frame

Royals manager Ned Yost treats just about every game the same, especially in July, because the reality is that they all count the same at the end of the season. So when he singles one out, it must have been important. Eric Hosmer drove ...

Four Royals chosen to start All-Star Game

Jul 6, 2015

Four Royals chosen to start All-Star Game

Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City’s Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game. Todd Frazier of the host Cincinnati Reds leapfrogged St. Louis’ Matt Carpenter and will be in the NL starting ...

Hawks pounce on Kaneko

Jul 5, 2015

Hawks pounce on Kaneko

Last season’s Pacific League MVP Chihiro Kaneko gave away eight runs in the fifth inning, when he was knocked out in the Orix Buffaloes’ 10-7 loss to the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks on Sunday. At Hotto Motto Field, Kaneko (2-4) allowed just one hit in ...

Harper, Nationals rough up Bumgarner in win over reigning champs

Jul 5, 2015

Harper, Nationals rough up Bumgarner in win over reigning champs

Seems like every bat Bryce Harper uses this season provides fireworks for the Washington Nationals. The patriotic version he used on July 4 against Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants was no exception. Harper homered, Tyler Moore drove in four runs and the ...

Tanaka shaky in no-decision

Jul 4, 2015

Tanaka shaky in no-decision

After two poor outings, Masahiro Tanaka was better, but not as sharp as he’d like on Friday, when he allowed three runs in six innings for the New York Yankees, who twice came from behind to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 in 12 ...

Jul 4, 2015

Buffaloes deactivate Itoi, Nishino, Tsukuhara

Seven-time All-Star Yoshio Itoi and exciting rookie second baseman Masahiro Nishino were deactivated with injuries by the Pacific League’s Orix Buffaloes on Saturday, along with reliever Shohei Tsukahara. Itoi, one of the PL’s top stars over the past six seasons, had his right elbow ...

Iwakuma slated to start against Tigers on Monday

Jul 4, 2015

Iwakuma slated to start against Tigers on Monday

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Friday that right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma will return to start Monday’s game against the Detroit Tigers at Safeco Field. Iwakuma went on the disabled list in late April with a strained lat muscle, but he has been working his ...

Jul 3, 2015

Cardinals fire scouting director

The St. Louis Cardinals fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the hacking scandal that resulted in a federal investigation into whether the team illegally got inside the player personnel database of the Houston Astros. The Cardinals declined on Thursday to ...