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Sakamoto drives in five runs as Giants pound Lions

May 26, 2015

Sakamoto drives in five runs as Giants pound Lions

Captain Hayato Sakamoto erupted for four hits and five RBIs as the Yomiuri Giants blew out the Seibu Lions 11-1 to start the interleague games Tuesday. Tomoyuki Sugano (6-4) was two outs away from throwing his second straight shutout, but an error by center ...

May 26, 2015

Nishioka sidelined with elbow injury

Infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka was diagnosed with a damaged medial collateral ligament in his right elbow and will be out indefinitely, the Hanshin Tigers said Tuesday. Nishioka will not need surgery, but manager Yutaka Wada said the injury is fairly serious. “He’s going to need ...

May 26, 2015

Swallows acquire Australian outfielder Dening

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows announced the acquisition of Australian outfielder Mitch Dening for the remainder of the season Tuesday. Dening played for Niigata Albirex of the independent BC league. He was hitting .270 with one home run and 14 RBIs in 74 at-bats this ...

Aoki's 4 hits spark Giants

May 26, 2015

Aoki's 4 hits spark Giants

Norichika Aoki had his first four-hit game of the season, including his second home run, and two RBIs to spark the San Francisco Giants’ 8-4 comeback win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. Aoki slapped Kyle Lohse’s sinker to center for a single in ...

May 26, 2015

Arizona's Lopez stepping down

Andy Lopez is retiring after a 14-year stint as University of Arizona’s baseball coach that included a pair of College World Series appearances and the 2012 national title. The 61-year-old Lopez had quadruple bypass surgery in 2013, but didn’t miss a game while winning ...

May 26, 2015

Mets' Wright visits back specialist

Hoping David Wright can find “magic fingers somewhere in California” to cure the Mets captain’s ailing back, New York general manager Sandy Alderson has sent the third baseman across the country to work with the staff of specialist Dr. Robert Watkins. Wright hasn’t played ...

Swallows punish Carp with ninth-inning salvo

May 24, 2015

Swallows punish Carp with ninth-inning salvo

Masayoshi Miwa made Hiroshima pay for intentionally putting the go-ahead run on base with a come-from-behind, two-run, ninth-inning triple that lifted the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a 9-8 win over the Carp on Sunday afternoon. The Swallows overcame a day in which the Carp’s ...

May 24, 2015

Hamilton ready to rejoin Rangers

Josh Hamilton is done with his personal spring training and ready to rejoin the Texas Rangers. The slugger is set to fly to Cleveland Sunday to meet the team for the start of a three-game series against the Indians. The opener Monday is four ...

Jennings gets first victory as Marlins snap skid

May 24, 2015

Jennings gets first victory as Marlins snap skid

New Miami Marlins manager Dan Jennings splashed around in the nightclub swimming pool adjacent to the team’s clubhouse, surrounded by a dozen of his players whooping it up shortly before midnight. The Marlins played six games and went 13 innings Saturday before managing a ...