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Tazawa, Uehara look strong as Red Sox edge Rays

Apr 22, 2015

Tazawa, Uehara look strong as Red Sox edge Rays

Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara each threw a scoreless inning on Tuesday to seal a 1-0 win for the Boston Red Sox against the Tampa Bay Rays. Before 14,307 at Tropicana Field, Tazawa was razor sharp, getting two outs with two pitches then finishing ...

Apr 22, 2015

Angels reveal plan for Hamilton

Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia has confirmed troubled right fielder Josh Hamilton is close to beginning an extended spring program in Arizona. Hamilton, who has been recovering from surgery on Feb. 4 to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder, was visited ...

Apr 21, 2015

Giants sign slugger Francisco

The Yomiuri Giants have acquired Dominican slugger Juan Francisco, who played last season for the Toronto Blue Jays, the Central League club announced Tuesday. The 188-cm, 111-kg Francisco has agreed to a one-year contract that will pay him ¥140 million. “We don’t have this ...

Apr 21, 2015

Matsuzaka says condition improving

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka, who has been sidelined since the start of the season with fatigue in his right shoulder, played a light game of catch to assess his progress at the team’s clubhouse facility on Tuesday. Matsuzaka, 34, threw about 140 ...

Padres shell De La Rosa

Apr 21, 2015

Padres shell De La Rosa

Jorge De La Rosa’s season debut went awry in a hurry. De La Rosa, returning from a groin injury that sidelined him for the first two weeks of the season, lasted two innings and gave up a career-high tying nine runs in the Colorado ...

Royals rally to defeat Athletics in heated affair

Apr 20, 2015

Royals rally to defeat Athletics in heated affair

After Oakland and Kansas City cleared the benches for the third straight game and five more Royals got ejected, Lorenzo Cain tried to put a positive spin on the day. “We didn’t get into a fight, so that’s always good,” he said. Hit by ...

Apr 19, 2015

Fox hires Rose as studio analyst

Pete Rose is getting back in baseball while he awaits a ruling on his reinstatement request — as a television analyst. The career hits leader, who agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport 26 years ago, has been hired by Fox as a ...

Tanaka excels against Rays

Apr 19, 2015

Tanaka excels against Rays

Faced with questions about his elbow and his velocity this season, Masahiro Tanaka put together his best performance against the Tampa Bay Rays. Tanaka allowed two hits over seven innings, Chris Young hit a grand slam and the New York Yankees routed the Rays ...

Apr 18, 2015

Abe deactivated with strained thigh

Yomiuri Giants catcher Shinnosuke Abe was deactivated with a strain in his left thigh, the Central League club announced Saturday. Abe, 36, was diagnosed with pulled muscles in the biceps behind his left thigh. The Giants’ former captain was registered as a position player ...