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Astros' Fiers throws no-hitter

Aug 22, 2015

Astros' Fiers throws no-hitter

Growing up, Mike Fiers remembers watching Nolan Ryan throw no-hitter after no-hitter. After pitching his first one Friday night, Fiers finally got to meet the man who spun so many gems. Fiers pitched the second no-hitter in the major leagues in nine days, leading ...

D-Backs trying to set up roots in Japan

Aug 22, 2015

D-Backs trying to set up roots in Japan

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Takashi Saito, a former major leaguer and currently a reliever for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, announced his intention to retire from baseball at the end of the year on Monday in Sendai. It was a happy coincidence Saito’s news conference was the same ...

Lions escape with victory over Marines

Aug 21, 2015

Lions escape with victory over Marines

Ken Togame (8-7) scattered seven hits and two walks over six innings as the Seibu Lions defeated the Chiba Lotte Marines 7-6 and leapfrogged them into third place in the Pacific League standings on Friday. Before 20,506 at Seibu Prince Dome, the game appeared ...

Archer throws gem to beat Astros

Aug 21, 2015

Archer throws gem to beat Astros

Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer gained a pair of young fans at this year’s All-Star game and gave them a shout-out after pitching a one-hitter in a 1-0 win over their father’s team on Thursday night. “I was motivated by Haley and Kaitlin, A.J. Hinch’s ...

Giants complete sweep of CL-leading Tigers

Aug 20, 2015

Giants complete sweep of CL-leading Tigers

Hayato Sakamoto hit a walk-off RBI single as the Yomiuri Giants swept the three-game home stand against the first-place Hanshin Tigers with a 2-1 victory Thursday. With one out and the bases loaded in the ninth inning at Tokyo Dome, Sakamoto’s base hit off ...

Tokaidai Sagami wins Koshien title

| Aug 20, 2015

Tokaidai Sagami wins Koshien title

Shinnosuke Ogasawara hit a tiebreaking home run in the top of the ninth inning as Tokaidai Sagami of Kanagawa Prefecture beat Miyagi’s Sendai Ikuei 10-6 in the National High School Championship final on Thursday. Leading off the ninth with the game tied 6-6 before ...

Molina delivers key effort for Cardinals

Aug 20, 2015

Molina delivers key effort for Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny guessed right batting Yadier Molina cleanup for the first time all season. Molina capped an impressive game with his 100th career homer in the bottom of the eighth that snapped a tie in a 4-3 victory over the ...

Giants use 12-run inning to rout first-place Tigers

Aug 19, 2015

Giants use 12-run inning to rout first-place Tigers

Rookie right-hander Mizuki Tsuchida kept Yomiuri from sinking in the fourth inning and the Giants came back with a vengeance, overcoming a three-run deficit to clobber the Hanshin Tigers 12-3 on Wednesday. Before 44,837 at Tokyo Dome, Tsuchida (1-0) took the mound in relief ...

MLB stars' participation in Premier 12 doubtful

Aug 19, 2015

MLB stars' participation in Premier 12 doubtful

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This autumn’s inaugural Premier 12 international tournament will likely be without any active major leaguers, a Major League Baseball executive suggested Wednesday. Japanese fans hoping to see Ichiro Suzuki, Masahiro Tanaka or Norichika Aoki return to Japan’s national team this November for the first ...

Ichiro gets four hits in victory

Aug 19, 2015

Ichiro gets four hits in victory

After a rare off night, Ichiro Suzuki got back to hitting. Ichiro had his first four-hit game in over two years, and Cole Gillespie drove in a season-high three runs to lead the Miami Marlins to a 9-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on ...

Aug 19, 2015

Swallows lose Yamanaka to muscle strain

A day after failing to win a start for the first time this season, Tokyo Yakult Swallows pitcher Hirofumi Yamanaka was deactivated with a muscle strain on Wednesday. The 29-year-old submarine right-hander strained his right pectoral muscle in Tuesday’s start against the BayStars in ...