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Jul 24, 2015

Giants delay Aoki's return from Triple-A

Norichika Aoki’s return to the San Francisco Giants will be delayed, the National League club said Thursday. The outfielder, who’s on the disabled list with a foot injury, was set to be activated and added to the roster for the team’s series opener against ...

Angels keep win streak alive

Jul 23, 2015

Angels keep win streak alive

Huston Street had to wait two weeks between his 299th and 300th saves, partly because of a minor groin injury and partly because of the All-Star break. But mostly because his Los Angeles Angels have been so good that they barely needed their closer ...

Tigers beat rival Giants

Jul 22, 2015

Tigers beat rival Giants

Hanshin Tigers starter Atsushi Nomi threw one-run ball over six innings and was gifted three first-inning runs in a 4-2 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Wednesday. The Tigers loaded the bases with two outs in the first against Giants lefty Aaron Poreda (6-5), ...

Ageless wonder Yamamoto solid in outing on farm

Jul 22, 2015

Ageless wonder Yamamoto solid in outing on farm

The oldest winning pitcher in Nippon Professional Baseball history, Masahiro Yamamoto worked a season-high 5⅔ innings in the minors on Wednesday as he builds toward making his first-team season debut. Yamamoto, who will turn 50 next month, allowed just four hits in the Chunichi ...

Rangers' Choo hits for cycle

Jul 22, 2015

Rangers' Choo hits for cycle

Choo Shin-soo was simply concentrating on having one more good at-bat. When his line drive went over center fielder Charlie Blackmon’s head, Choo found himself chugging for third base and into the Texas Rangers’ record book. Choo’s leadoff triple in the ninth inning completed ...

Jul 22, 2015

Aoki poised to return to Giants after rehab game

San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki may be activated as early as Friday after playing a game in the minors, his first in over a month, on Tuesday. Aoki, who was placed on the disabled list with a fractured right fibula by San Francisco ...

U.S. ends Bonds prosecution without conviction

Jul 22, 2015

U.S. ends Bonds prosecution without conviction

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday formally dropped what was left of its criminal case against Major League Baseball career home run leader Barry Bonds over allegations he received performance-enhancing drugs, ending a nearly decade-long prosecution of one of the most famous American ...

Aizawa delivers decisive hit for Carp

Jul 21, 2015

Aizawa delivers decisive hit for Carp

Tsubasa Aizawa broke a 5-5 tie in the eighth with a two-run triple to help the Hiroshima Carp rally past the Chunichi Dragons 8-5 on Tuesday. Chunichi reliever Shinji Tajima (3-5) walked one batter and hit another before a 54-minute rain delay. Tajima returned ...

Jul 21, 2015

Pirates place Mercer on 15-day disabled list

Pittsburgh shortstop Jordy Mercer is expected to miss six weeks because of a knee injury, leaving the Pirates without their starters on the left side of the infield possibly until September. The Pirates put Mercer on the 15-day disabled list Monday, a day after ...

Pujols goes yard three times in doubleheader sweep

Jul 21, 2015

Pujols goes yard three times in doubleheader sweep

Although Albert Pujols doesn’t much care for celebrations outside of October, he smiled and stood still when Mike Trout and Erick Aybar ran up and doused him with two postgame buckets of ice and liquid. After a landmark night even by this prolific power ...

Buffaloes' Kaneko outduels Lions' Kishi

Jul 20, 2015

Buffaloes' Kaneko outduels Lions' Kishi

Chihiro Kaneko had his best effort of the season on Monday afternoon as the Orix Buffaloes returned from the All-Star break with a 2-0 win over the Seibu Lions. Before 26,073 at Kyocera Dome, Kaneko (4-4) got a lot of mileage out of his ...

Greinke rolls to 43⅔ scoreless innings

Jul 20, 2015

Greinke rolls to 43⅔ scoreless innings

Zack Greinke is really piling up the zeros. Greinke extended his scoreless streak to 43⅔ innings, striking a season-high 11 through the eighth and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Washington Nationals 5-0 Sunday. Greinke’s string is the longest in the majors since ...