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Uchikawa slugs two HRs to propel Hawks past Marines

Apr 19, 2014

Uchikawa slugs two HRs to propel Hawks past Marines

Pacific League batting leader Seiichi Uchikawa homered twice and Kenichi Nakata pitched one-run ball over eight solid innings as the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks defeated the Chiba Lotte Marines 6-1 on Saturday afternoon. Uchikawa had a two-run blast to left off Yuki Karakawa (0-3) in ...

Stanton crushes walk-off grand slam against M's

Apr 19, 2014

Stanton crushes walk-off grand slam against M's

A replay reversal loaded the bases with nobody out and the score tied in the ninth inning, which meant the Seattle Mariners had to pitch to Giancarlo Stanton for a change. He made them pay. Stanton hit a grand slam to redeem himself for ...

Wainwright brilliant in win

Apr 18, 2014

Wainwright brilliant in win

Adam Wainwright was as close to unhittable as he’s ever been. “I had pretty much everything working. My sinker was sinking, my four-seamer was four-seaming, my curveball was curving,” Wainwright said. “My cutter was back. That was a big pitch for me tonight, something ...

Kinsler, Tigers down Indians

Apr 18, 2014

Kinsler, Tigers down Indians

Ian Kinsler’s first few weeks with Detroit have been just what the Tigers were hoping for. Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Kinsler has settled into Detroit’s leadoff ...

Tanaka sizzles on frigid day as Yanks sweep Cubs in DH

Apr 17, 2014

Tanaka sizzles on frigid day as Yanks sweep Cubs in DH

Forget the cold. The Chicago Cubs faced a much tougher challenge in Masahiro Tanaka. The Cubs managed two bunt singles, one aided by replay, and struck out 10 times against the rookie in losing 3-0 to New York in the opener of a split ...

Bradley lifts BoSox in 14th

Apr 17, 2014

Bradley lifts BoSox in 14th

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off Chicago infielder Leury Garcia in the top of the 14th inning and the Boston Red Sox outlasted the White Sox 6-4 in a game that lasted 5 hours and 17 minutes Wednesday. With the score tied ...

Fighters rookie Uwasawa holds off Buffaloes

Apr 16, 2014

Fighters rookie Uwasawa holds off Buffaloes

Rookie right-hander Naoyuki Uwasawa allowed three runs in seven innings to improve to 3-0 in three starts as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Orix Buffaloes 8-3 on Wednesday. Uwasawa, the Fighters’ sixth draft pick in 2011, has won all three games he’s ...

Blue Jays fly past Twins late

Apr 16, 2014

Blue Jays fly past Twins late

Munenori Kawasaki made an impact in his first game back with the Toronto Blue Jays, who came from two runs down to clobber the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Tuesday. Kawasaki, a Toronto fan favorite for his hustle and goofy humor who started the season ...