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Buffaloes hurler Kaneko tosses two-hit shutout

/ Apr 14, 2017

Buffaloes hurler Kaneko tosses two-hit shutout

Orix ace Chihiro Kaneko threw a two-hit shutout on Friday as the surprising Buffaloes opened their weekend series with a 9-0 victory over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Kaneko (2-0) struck out five without issuing a walk. The right-hander didn’t allow a hit until the ...

/ Apr 14, 2017

Hawks pitcher Takeda deactivated

Right-hander Shota Takeda was deactivated by the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Friday due to concerns over his shoulder. The move comes three days after veteran lefty Tsuyoshi Wada was deactivated with stiffness in his elbow. The 24-year-old Takeda has not worked past the sixth ...

/ Apr 14, 2017

Hall of Famer Brock stricken with bone cancer

The St. Louis Cardinals say Hall of Fame outfielder Lou Brock was recently diagnosed with bone cancer. The 77-year-old Brock was supposed to appear at a Busch Stadium event on April 25, but that has been canceled while he is undergoing treatment for multiple ...

Darvish strikes out 10 as Rangers hammer Angels

/ Apr 14, 2017

Darvish strikes out 10 as Rangers hammer Angels

The Texas Rangers knew it wouldn’t be long before Yu Darvish had a dominant start and got rewarded for it. The Los Angeles Angels are still waiting for their starting rotation to do something noteworthy. Darvish pitched seven scoreless innings and Carlos Gomez hit ...

Romine slam powers Tigers past Twins

/ Apr 13, 2017

Romine slam powers Tigers past Twins

The moment he made contact, Andrew Romine could tell he had a chance at his first career grand slam. “I could feel it. I hit it on the barrel,” the Detroit utilityman said. “It was a matter of whether it was going to stay ...

Lions rough up Norimoto in win over Eagles

/ Apr 12, 2017

Lions rough up Norimoto in win over Eagles

The Seibu Lions pounded out 15 hits, putting the brakes on the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Eagles in a 10-5 win on Wednesday afternoon. Lions captain Hideto Asamura went 5-for-6 with a pair of RBIs as Seibu overturned an early 3-0 deficit with two ...

Cespedes hits three homers as Mets rout Phillies

/ Apr 12, 2017

Cespedes hits three homers as Mets rout Phillies

Yoenis Cespedes slowly circled the bases after each of his three homers, enjoying the results on a sweet night that began with an impressive power stroke in batting practice. Cespedes became the first Mets player to hit three homers in a game twice and ...

Posey appears OK after getting beaned in head

/ Apr 11, 2017

Posey appears OK after getting beaned in head

The Giants are relieved star catcher Buster Posey appears to be OK after getting hit in the helmet with a pitch. Posey was doing well after being struck by a 151-kph fastball in the first inning Monday, a scary moment in San Francisco’s 4-1 ...