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Dodgers beat Japan in WBC tune-up

Mar 20, 2017

Dodgers beat Japan in WBC tune-up

O’Koyea Dickson hit a two-run, walk-off double with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers came from behind to beat Japan 3-2 in an exhibition game on Sunday. After a Ginjiro Sumitani groundout in the fifth and ...

Jansen excited to join Dutch team at WBC

Mar 20, 2017

Jansen excited to join Dutch team at WBC

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Kenley Jansen was back in the stadium he’s called home for his entire MLB career and preparing to go practice with players he’s known for most of his life. The locker room took some getting used to though. Jansen has spent seven seasons pitching ...

U.S. advances to face Japan in WBC semis

Mar 19, 2017

U.S. advances to face Japan in WBC semis

The United States is going to the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic for the second time thanks to another impressive home run by Giancarlo Stanton at Petco Park and a spectacular catch at the fence by hometown favorite Adam Jones. Stanton hit a ...

Ex-Dragons ace Kawakami retires

/ Mar 19, 2017

Ex-Dragons ace Kawakami retires

Former Chunichi Dragons ace Kenshin Kawakami announced his retirement in a television appearance Sunday. “I’ve decided to take my uniform off for good,” the 41-year-old Kawakami said during ‘Sunday Dragons,’ a local live broadcast. “I’m at peace. It’s a huge load off the shoulders, ...

/ Mar 18, 2017

Dave Roberts' father passes away

The father of Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts died on Friday at age 68. The team says Waymon Roberts passed away, but gave no further details. Born in Houston, the elder Roberts served in the Marine Corps and retired as a master gunnery ...

Mar 18, 2017

Puerto Rico books spot in semifinals

Puerto Rico edged the United States 6-5 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic as the top finisher in second-round Pool F. Puerto Rico, runner-up in the last WBC in 2013, will play the Netherlands in the first semifinal ...

Tanaka, relievers no-hit Tigers at spring training

/ Mar 18, 2017

Tanaka, relievers no-hit Tigers at spring training

No runs once again off Masahiro Tanaka. No hits off him or the New York Yankees’ bullpen, either. Tanaka and two relievers combined on a spring training no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers in a 3-0 win Friday. New York manager Joe Girardi didn’t keep ...

Seasoned, confident Dutch team focused on winning

Mar 17, 2017

Seasoned, confident Dutch team focused on winning

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These Dutch are hot and dangerous right now. The Netherlands advanced to the World Baseball Classic final round for the second straight edition, and is perhaps better this time because of experienced amassed along the way. Slugger Wladimir Balentien, though, said he doesn’t feel ...

Defending champion Dominican Republic blanks Venuzeula

Mar 17, 2017

Defending champion Dominican Republic blanks Venuzeula

Nelson Cruz hit his third home run of the tournament and Gregory Polanco also went deep, leading the defending World Baseball Classic champion Dominican Republic to a 3-0 victory Thursday night that pushed Venezuela to the brink of elimination. The Dominican Republic (1-1) had ...