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JAPANESE BASEBALL

2015 Japanese Baseball Preview
By JASON COSKREY

Ichiro moved by Marlins' gesture

The Miami Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki had his second straight multi-hit game Sunday, with an infield single and RBI base hit, in a 6-2 over the Washington Nationals one night after ...

Apr 27, 2015

Wainwright could miss rest of 2015

Adam Wainwright tried his best to hide the stress of the situation. The St. Louis Cardinals ace is out at least 15 days because of an injury to his Achilles and left ankle. It could be longer, much longer — possibly even for the ...

Apr 26, 2015

Former Expos exec Fanning dies

Jim Fanning, the longtime Montreal Expos executive who managed the franchise to its only playoff appearance in Canada, has died. He was 87. The Toronto Blue Jays confirmed Fanning’s death Saturday. Fanning was the Expos’ general manager when the team entered the major leagues ...

Apr 26, 2015

Iwakuma out with muscle strain

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has a strained muscle just under his right arm and is expected to miss two to four weeks. Iwakuma was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday. He felt discomfort on Tuesday, a day after his start against ...

Giants rookie Takagi continues tear against Swallows

Apr 26, 2015

Giants rookie Takagi continues tear against Swallows

Rookie Hayato Takagi continued to impress on Sunday, when he allowed a run in seven innings for the Yomiuri Giants in a 4-1 win over the Central League-leading Tokyo Yakult Swallows. Takagi (4-0), the Giants’ third-round draft pick last autumn, has now allowed six ...

Ichiro breaks Oh's mark in victory

Apr 26, 2015

Ichiro breaks Oh's mark in victory

Ichiro Suzuki broke Japanese career-leader Sadaharu Oh’s all-time runs mark during the Miami Marlins’ 8-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Ichiro singled to right with two outs in the eighth inning off right-hander Rafael Martin and went on to score on Adeiny ...

Injured Iwakuma put on disabled list

Apr 25, 2015

Injured Iwakuma put on disabled list

Hisashi Iwakuma was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a right lat strain, leaving a hole in Seattle’s rotation. The move before the series opener against Minnesota, retroactive to April 21, was a surprise, but Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said ...

Mets see win streak halted at 11

Apr 25, 2015

Mets see win streak halted at 11

On a night that felt more like October than late April, Michael Pineda gave the Yankees an impressive performance in a matchup all of New York could get behind in the World Series. Pineda consistently threw deceptive strikes into the eighth inning, Mark Teixeira ...

Mets reel off 11th straight

Apr 24, 2015

Mets reel off 11th straight

With a perfect ride through their first homestand, the surprising New York Mets matched the best start in team history. Next stop, the Subway Series at Yankee Stadium — and a shot at their longest winning streak ever. Daniel Murphy drove in four runs ...