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Ogawa lifts Swallows to win over Giants

Aug 26, 2015

Ogawa lifts Swallows to win over Giants

Right-hander Yasuhiro Ogawa withstood five scoring opportunities and drew an 11-pitch bases-loaded walk to spark a four-run fourth inning for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in a 4-0 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Wednesday night. Ogawa (9-6) allowed seven hits, a walk and a ...

Marlins beat Pirates

Aug 26, 2015

Marlins beat Pirates

Ichiro Suzuki reached 10,000 plate appearances in the majors on Tuesday, when he went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice, a walk and a stolen base for the Miami Marlins in a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ichiro, who now has 10,003 plate appearances, is ...

Darvish feeling no pain after return to throwing

Aug 26, 2015

Darvish feeling no pain after return to throwing

Yu Darvish is throwing again after Tommy John ligament replacement surgery on his elbow during spring training. So far so good for the Texas Rangers ace who is a week into his throwing program. “I have no pain whatsoever,” Darvish said through an interpreter ...

Swallows' Ishikawa keeps rival Giants in check

Aug 25, 2015

Swallows' Ishikawa keeps rival Giants in check

Masanori Ishikawa held Yomiuri to two runs over 7-2/3 innings as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows won 5-2 on Tuesday, moving into second and within a game of the Giants in the Central League. The Swallows staked Ishikawa (8-9) to a five-run lead by the ...

Mets mash eight homers in Wright's dramatic return

Aug 25, 2015

Mets mash eight homers in Wright's dramatic return

David Wright’s return sparked a home run derby. Wright hit a long homer on his first major league swing in 133 days, Wilmer Flores went deep twice and the New York Mets set a franchise record with eight long balls in a 16-7 victory ...

Piscotty, Wacha guide Cardinals past Padres

Aug 24, 2015

Piscotty, Wacha guide Cardinals past Padres

Looking to avoid getting swept for the first time this season one night after getting shut out, Stephen Piscotty and the St. Louis Cardinals struck early and often. Piscotty homered twice and drove in five runs and Michael Wacha pitched six solid innings to ...

Tazawa implodes in ninth as Red Sox fall against Royals

Aug 24, 2015

Tazawa implodes in ninth as Red Sox fall against Royals

Boston’s Junichi Tazawa found out the hard way that life as a closer can have its lousy days. Tazawa gave up four runs and six hits in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for an 8-6 victory over the Red Sox ...

Messenger dominates as Tigers sweep BayStars

Aug 23, 2015

Messenger dominates as Tigers sweep BayStars

Randy Messenger held the Yokohama BayStars to a run over eight innings as the Hanshin Tigers maintained a foothold at the top of the Central League with a 3-1 win on Sunday. Messenger (8-10) allowed three hits and struck out 11 without a walk ...

Aug 23, 2015

Fighters reliever Takeda to have knee surgery

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters right-hander Hisashi Takeda will undergo surgery to repair meniscus damage in his right knee on Aug. 31 in Sapporo and will aim to return to action some time next season, the Pacific League club said Sunday. The 36-year-old Takeda, who ...

Toritani ignites Tigers in rout of BayStars

Aug 22, 2015

Toritani ignites Tigers in rout of BayStars

Takashi Toritani went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs as the Central League-leading Hanshin Tigers beat the YokohamaBayStars 7-2 on Saturday. Toritani broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth, driving in two runs with a two-out, bases-loaded double to deep right off Kazuki Mishima’s ...

Tanaka takes sixth loss of season

Aug 22, 2015

Tanaka takes sixth loss of season

New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka picked up his sixth loss of the season in a 7-3 defeat to the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on Friday. Tanaka was charged with three runs — including a solo homer by Carlos Santana — and seven ...

Aug 22, 2015

Japan beats Taiwan in Little League World Series

Kengo Tomita hit two home runs and Tokyo beat Taipei, Taiwan, 7-5 on Friday night in the Little League World Series opener for both teams. Shingo Tomita led off the game with a home run to right-center for Japan, and Kengo Tomita made it ...