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Aizawa delivers decisive hit for Carp

Jul 21, 2015

Aizawa delivers decisive hit for Carp

Tsubasa Aizawa broke a 5-5 tie in the eighth with a two-run triple to help the Hiroshima Carp rally past the Chunichi Dragons 8-5 on Tuesday. Chunichi reliever Shinji Tajima (3-5) walked one batter and hit another before a 54-minute rain delay. Tajima returned ...

Jul 21, 2015

Pirates place Mercer on 15-day disabled list

Pittsburgh shortstop Jordy Mercer is expected to miss six weeks because of a knee injury, leaving the Pirates without their starters on the left side of the infield possibly until September. The Pirates put Mercer on the 15-day disabled list Monday, a day after ...

Pujols goes yard three times in doubleheader sweep

Jul 21, 2015

Pujols goes yard three times in doubleheader sweep

Although Albert Pujols doesn’t much care for celebrations outside of October, he smiled and stood still when Mike Trout and Erick Aybar ran up and doused him with two postgame buckets of ice and liquid. After a landmark night even by this prolific power ...

Buffaloes' Kaneko outduels Lions' Kishi

Jul 20, 2015

Buffaloes' Kaneko outduels Lions' Kishi

Chihiro Kaneko had his best effort of the season on Monday afternoon as the Orix Buffaloes returned from the All-Star break with a 2-0 win over the Seibu Lions. Before 26,073 at Kyocera Dome, Kaneko (4-4) got a lot of mileage out of his ...

Greinke rolls to 43⅔ scoreless innings

Jul 20, 2015

Greinke rolls to 43⅔ scoreless innings

Zack Greinke is really piling up the zeros. Greinke extended his scoreless streak to 43⅔ innings, striking a season-high 11 through the eighth and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Washington Nationals 5-0 Sunday. Greinke’s string is the longest in the majors since ...

Jul 19, 2015

Giants' Aoki nearing return after injury

Norichika Aoki is close to making his return from a fractured fibula he suffered a month ago, the San Francisco Giants’ leadoff man said Saturday. Aoki will travel to San Diego for a three-game series against the Padres starting Monday, but hopes to make ...

Kershaw fans 14 as Dodgers salvage split

Jul 19, 2015

Kershaw fans 14 as Dodgers salvage split

Clayton Kershaw injected some normalcy into what had been a strange 24 hours at Nationals Park. Kershaw continued his mastery of the Nationals, striking out a season-high 14 in eight shutout innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated Washington 4-2 to earn a split ...

Jul 18, 2015

BayStars want to retain manager Nakahata

The Yokohama BayStars front office has asked manager Kiyoshi Nakahata to stay on for next season, the popular skipper revealed Saturday. “I was told that regardless of wins and losses I was wanted back next season,” said Nakahata, whose current contract runs through the ...

Tanaka picks up sixth victory of season

Jul 18, 2015

Tanaka picks up sixth victory of season

Masahiro Tanaka picked up where he left off before the All-Star break on Friday, winning his fourth consecutive start in the New York Yankees’ 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Tanaka overcame two home runs from Kyle Seager — a solo shot in the ...