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Darvish moves closer to Rangers comeback

May 18, 2016

Darvish moves closer to Rangers comeback

Yu Darvish struck out six while throwing 47 of 68 pitches for strikes in his fourth minor league injury rehabilitation start, and he could be back in the Texas Rangers rotation by the end of the month. Darvish pitched his scheduled five innings for ...

Fighters hand Hawks' van den Hurk first NPB loss

May 17, 2016

Fighters hand Hawks' van den Hurk first NPB loss

Rick van den Hurk was tagged with his first loss in Nippon Professional Baseball on Tuesday after the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters defeated the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 7-2 to end his record 14-straight winning decisions to start his NPB career. Dutch right-hander ...

May 17, 2016

Buffaloes sign ex-Dragon Clark

The Orix Buffaloes have signed former Chunichi Dragon Matt Clark, the Pacific League club announced Tuesday. The 196-cm, left-handed first baseman batted .238 with 25 home runs and 70 RBIs for Chunichi in the Central League in 2013, his only season in Japan. The ...

Pujols, Trout ignite Angels as Maeda struggles again

May 17, 2016

Pujols, Trout ignite Angels as Maeda struggles again

Led by Albert Pujols and Mike Trout, the Los Angeles Angels’ offense is starting to come around. Now if only they could preserve their injury-plagued rotation. Pujols and Trout combined to drive in six runs and the Angels beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 ...

Blue Jays upset with timing of Rangers' retaliation

May 17, 2016

Blue Jays upset with timing of Rangers' retaliation

Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is in the lineup for Monday’s game against the Rays, one day after being punched in the jaw by Rangers infielder Rougned Odor during a brawl in Texas. As they await word of discipline and suspensions from Sunday’s melee, ...

Feud erupts in Rangers win

May 16, 2016

Feud erupts in Rangers win

Rougned Odor’s powerful punch to Jose Bautista’s jaw will be remembered for a long time. Perhaps it’s a good thing the Rangers and Blue Jays have played for the final time this regular season. As for the playoffs, well, that would be interesting. A ...

Lions handle Otani's heat

May 15, 2016

Lions handle Otani's heat

Flame-thrower Shohei Otani logged two 162-km-per-hour pitches but took his fourth loss of the season as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters were beaten 6-3 by the Seibu Lions on Sunday. Otani (1-4) gave up five runs, four earned, in six-plus innings as he struck ...

Phillies beat Reds after home-plate collision

May 15, 2016

Phillies beat Reds after home-plate collision

Cameron Rupp hadn’t taken a shot this hard since his days playing high school football in Texas. Tyler Goeddel threw out Eugenio Suarez with Rupp holding onto the ball following a violent collision to end the game and the Philadelphia Phillies held on to ...

Uehara gets second win of season

May 15, 2016

Uehara gets second win of season

Koji Uehara of the Boston Red Sox worked a scoreless 11th inning and earned his second win in a 6-5 walk-off victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday as David Ortiz tied the game in the ninth and drove in the winning run. With ...

Jones leads Giants past Swallows

May 14, 2016

Jones leads Giants past Swallows

Garrett Jones scored two runs and had two RBIs on Saturday as the Yomiuri Giants came from a run down to beat the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7-1 in the Central League. Trailing by a run in the second inning at Tokyo Dome, Jones got ...