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Mets reliever Mejia hit with second doping suspension

Jul 29, 2015

Mets reliever Mejia hit with second doping suspension

Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia was banned for an additional 162 games Tuesday by Major League Baseball following a second positive test for performance-enhancing substances. The right-hander was suspended April 11 after testing positive for Stanozolol ...

Dragons' Tanishige plays in NPB record 3,018th game

Jul 28, 2015

Dragons' Tanishige plays in NPB record 3,018th game

Chunichi Dragons player-manager Motonobu Tanishige appeared in his 3,018th career game on Tuesday, setting a Nippon Professional Baseball record. The 44-year-old catcher started Chunichi’s Central League game against the Hanshin Tigers at Nagoya Dome. He entered the day tied with Hall of Fame catcher ...

Kuroda cools down red-hot Swallows

Jul 28, 2015

Kuroda cools down red-hot Swallows

Hiroki Kuroda held high-flying Tokyo Yakult to a run on seven hits over seven innings as the Hiroshima Carp snapped the Swallows’ seven game winning run with an 11-2 win on Tuesday. A former Dodger and Yankee, Kuroda (7-4), pitching for the first time ...

Jul 28, 2015

Wada has solid outing in Triple A-rehab start

Chicago Cubs’ left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada, who is working his way back from shoulder injury, allowed two runs in a six-inning rehab start on Monday. Wada, who has been on the disabled list since June due to left-shoulder inflammation, allowed a pair of unearned runs ...

Bryant blasts Cubs to win

Jul 28, 2015

Bryant blasts Cubs to win

After coming close to hitting a home run the previous few games, Kris Bryant believed he was due to get one to go out. He got one in a big situation. Bryant’s two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning ...

Greinke shutout streak ends at 45 2/3 innings

Jul 27, 2015

Greinke shutout streak ends at 45 2/3 innings

Thanks to another exquisite performance from Jacob deGrom and a big hit by newcomer Juan Uribe, the New York Mets did more than just stop Zack Greinke’s streak. Greinke’s shutout string ended at 45⅔ innings when the Mets scored the first of two scratch ...

Four inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Jul 27, 2015

Four inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker — Hall of Famer. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday and basked in the spotlight ...

Royals get Cueto in trade with Reds

Jul 27, 2015

Royals get Cueto in trade with Reds

The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for a legitimate ace for the front of their beleaguered rotation. Kansas City has the best record in the American League after it lost ...

Buffaloes check Hawks' momentum

Jul 26, 2015

Buffaloes check Hawks' momentum

The Orix Buffaloes scored four runs in the 11th inning to beat the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 5-1 on Sunday, handing the Pacific League’s runaway leaders their first defeat in six games. Issei Nakamura broke a 1-1 tie with a hit-and-run RBI double off Masahiko ...

A-Rod hits three homers in victory

Jul 26, 2015

A-Rod hits three homers in victory

Alex Rodriguez gave himself an early 40th birthday present. Three of them, actually. Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career and keyed a ninth-inning rally against All-Star closer Glen Perkins, sending the New York Yankees over ...

Phillies ace Hamels throws first no-hitter

Jul 26, 2015

Phillies ace Hamels throws first no-hitter

The scouts packed the seats behind home plate, and Cole Hamels put on quite a show. The lanky left-hander was dominant on a picturesque afternoon at Wrigley Field. Quite the timing, too. Hamels struck out 13 in baseball’s third no-hitter of the season, leading ...

Hawks blank Buffaloes, extend winning streak to five

Jul 25, 2015

Hawks blank Buffaloes, extend winning streak to five

Kenta Imamiya broke up a scoreless game and Shota Takeda won a tough pitchers’ duel as the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks won their fifth straight, downing the Orix Buffaloes 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. In the second inng, Imamiya plated Nobuhiro Matsuda with a ...