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Marines crush league-leading Hawks

Jun 27, 2016

Marines crush league-leading Hawks

Hideaki Wakui went the distance and Yamaico Navarro drove in four runs as the second-place Chiba Lotte Marines defeated the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 9-6 on Monday evening. Wakui (7-3) didn’t allow the Hawks much until the seventh inning, when he was sitting ...

Yanagita, Yamada top All-Star balloting

Jun 27, 2016

Yanagita, Yamada top All-Star balloting

Yuki Yanagita led all players in the fan balloting for this year’s Central and Pacific league All-Star Games, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Monday. Yanagita, the center fielder for the two-time defending Japan Series champion Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, pulled in 521,685 votes to lead all ...

Jun 27, 2016

Swallows suspend closer Ondrusek for outburst

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows suspended closer Logan Ondrusek on Monday for abusive behavior toward the coaching staff after Sunday’s game, manager Mitsuru Manaka said. Working with a three-run lead in the ninth inning at Jingu Stadium, the Chunichi Dragons loaded the bases with one ...

Streaking Indians take down Verlander, Tigers

Jun 27, 2016

Streaking Indians take down Verlander, Tigers

Terry Francona did something Sunday at Comerica Park that he rarely gets to do. He relaxed while sitting in the visiting manager’s office. The Cleveland Indians had just beaten the Tigers 9-3, winning their ninth straight game and improving to 9-0 against Detroit this ...

Tamura helps Marines thump Lions

Jun 26, 2016

Tamura helps Marines thump Lions

Catcher Tatsuhiro Tamura had four hits and three RBIs to help power the Chiba Lotte Marines to a 10-4 thumping of the Seibu Lions in the Pacific League on Sunday afternoon. Tamura doubled, homered and added a late RBI single, and Jason Standridge (5-5) ...

Ichiro sparks Marlins to win

Jun 26, 2016

Ichiro sparks Marlins to win

Ichiro Suzuki slapped a ground ball toward the left side of the infield, then hustled down the line to first just in case the throw didn’t get there in time. It didn’t, and the Miami Marlins were in business. That play by Ichiro kick-started ...

Reds induct Rose into team Hall of Fame

Jun 26, 2016

Reds induct Rose into team Hall of Fame

Pete Rose joked about his hair and his age. He reminisced about all those wins with the Big Red Machine. There was one thing that the hits king was determined not to do when he was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds’ Hall of Fame. ...

Clutch bats carry BayStars past Giants

Jun 25, 2016

Clutch bats carry BayStars past Giants

Elian Herrera tied it with an eighth-inning double and Masayuki Kuwahara played the hero for the second straight day to lift the Yokohama BayStars to a 7-6 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Saturday. Before 28,446 at Yokohama Stadium, the Giants twice took the ...

Relief corps preserves victory for Tanaka

Jun 25, 2016

Relief corps preserves victory for Tanaka

Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for three innings of perfect relief for the second straight game, Rob Refsnyder hit a tiebreaking single and the New York Yankees took advantage of three errors to rally past the Minnesota Twins 5-3 Friday night. ...

Mariners demote Aoki as part of rash of roster moves

Jun 25, 2016

Mariners demote Aoki as part of rash of roster moves

The Seattle Mariners optioned starting outfielder Norichika Aoki and relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday to clear space for pitching reinforcements. The Mariners made seven roster moves before starting a homestand against St. Louis. The Mariners also placed right-hander Adrian Sampson ...