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Premier 12 opener sees Japan host Korea

May 20, 2015

Premier 12 opener sees Japan host Korea

World No. 1 Japan will open this year’s inaugural Premier 12 on Nov. 8 at Sapporo Dome against chief Asian rival South Korea. The groups for the Premier 12, which will pit the top 12 nations in the rankings of the World Baseball Softball ...

Nats knock off Yanks in 10th

May 20, 2015

Nats knock off Yanks in 10th

Ryan Zimmerman’s career-long knack for game-ending homers trumped Andrew Miller’s season-long ability to avoid allowing opponents to score. Zimmerman’s two-run shot off the right-field foul pole with two outs in the 10th inning off Yankees closer Miller, who hadn’t allowed a run in 2015, ...

May 20, 2015

Tanaka to make Scranton rehab start

New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to throw about 45 pitches in a minor league rehab start at Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre on Thursday. The Japanese right-hander hasn’t pitched since April 23 because of a strained right forearm and tendinitis in that wrist. “It’s ...

May 19, 2015

Tanaka works out in bullpen

The New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka threw 29 pitches Monday in his third bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list, and is scheduled to make his first rehab start on Thursday. The Yankees made the announcement Monday, when Tanaka worked out at ...

Mets conquer Cards in 14th

May 19, 2015

Mets conquer Cards in 14th

When Matt Harvey slapped his hand into his glove as he strode off the mound after finishing his eighth scoreless inning, the Mets and Cardinals had barely played for two hours. Six innings later, he was just happy to see John Mayberry Jr. come ...

May 19, 2015

17-year MLB veteran Chen retires

Well-traveled pitcher Bruce Chen announced his retirement Monday night after 17 seasons in the major leagues. Chen, who pitched for 11 teams, revealed his decision on Twitter and it was confirmed by the Cleveland Indians, who designated him for assignment Saturday. The 37-year-old broke ...

Miller's no-hit bid sinks Redmond

May 18, 2015

Miller's no-hit bid sinks Redmond

Shelby Miller made the Miami Marlins look so bad they fired their manager. Miller’s no-hit bid ended with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday when Justin Bour singled sharply up the middle, and the Atlanta Braves right-hander settled for a two-hitter to beat ...

May 18, 2015

Fujikawa designated for assignment

Reliever Kyuji Fujikawa has been designated for assignment after only two appearances for the Texas Rangers, who also Sunday placed left-handed starter Ross Detwiler on the 15-day disabled list. Fujikawa allowed three runs in 1⅔ innings over two appearances after he was activated from ...

May 17, 2015

Tanaka set to make rehab start

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is on track to make his first rehab start within a few days, Yankees manager Joe Girardi revealed on Saturday. Tanaka went on the disabled list on April 28 with what the club called a mild forearm strain. ...

Hawks climb into first place with win over Lions

May 17, 2015

Hawks climb into first place with win over Lions

Jason Standridge threw seven scoreless innings on Sunday as the reigning champion Fukuoka Softbank Hawks took over first place for the first time this season with a 4-1 win over the Seibu Lions. Standridge (5-2) allowed five singles and three walks, while striking out ...