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Marines beat Hawks to end five-game skid

The Chiba Lotte Marines belted out five runs off three Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks relievers in the eighth inning and snapped their five-game losing streak on Sunday with a 7-5 win over the Pacific League leaders. SoftBank’s Robert Suarez (1-5) took the loss after facing just four batters in the eighth ...

Aug 28, 2016

Mariners send Aoki down, call Lee up

Outfielder Norichika Aoki was sent down to Triple-A Tacoma by the Seattle Mariners, the team announced Saturday. This is the second demotion this season for the 34-year-old Aoki, who will trade places on the Mariners’ active roster with former Orix Buffaloes and Fukuoka SoftBank ...

Yanagita pounces on Marines again

Aug 27, 2016

Yanagita pounces on Marines again

Yuki Yanagita erupted for five RBIs as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks hammered the Chiba Lotte Marines for the second straight day on Saturday, winning 14-3 to stay at the top of the Pacific-League standings. Yanagita, who had four RBIs on Friday in the Hawks’ ...

Mariners to send Aoki back to minors: source

Aug 27, 2016

Mariners to send Aoki back to minors: source

Seattle Mariners outfielder Norichika Aoki is set for a demotion to the minors for the second time this season, a team source revealed Friday after the Mariners’ 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. In his fifth season in the majors, Aoki in late ...

Verlander sharp again for Tigers

Aug 27, 2016

Verlander sharp again for Tigers

Most big-league managers would have still held on to a sliver of hope as Friday night’s game between the Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers came down to its last few moments. Yes, Nick Buss had just hit what looked like a game-ending double ...

Aug 26, 2016

Dodger Stadium to host WBC final

Dodger Stadium will host the championship game of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, with Marlins Park and Petco Park also holding games leading up to final on March 22. The sites and pool were announced Thursday by tournament organizers. Brazil, Britain, Israel and Pakistan ...

Moore comes up one out short in bid for no-hitter

Aug 26, 2016

Moore comes up one out short in bid for no-hitter

After losing his no-hit bid with one out to go, Matt Moore just smiled. The San Francisco lefty gave up a soft, clean single to Corey Seager with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 Thursday ...

Darvish hammers first home run

Aug 25, 2016

Darvish hammers first home run

Tim Adleman threw one right down the middle to Yu Darvish and then had to watch the Rangers pitcher round the bases on a notable home run. Darvish connected for only the second homer by a Rangers pitcher, and Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking ...

Uehara has first bullpen session since injury

Aug 24, 2016

Uehara has first bullpen session since injury

Boston Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara threw 33 pitches on Tuesday as he underwent his first bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list for a right pectoral muscle strain. “I’m still pitching timidly but that’s inevitable after getting injured,” said Uehara, who ...