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Cabrera hits 400th homer

May 17, 2015

Cabrera hits 400th homer

Miguel Cabrera’s bat gave the Detroit Tigers a smashing start. His underrated defense helped save them late. Cabrera hit his 400th career home run and turned a nifty double play with a catch near the first base stands followed by an on-target throw in ...

Botched call serves as wakeup call for NPB umps

May 17, 2015

Botched call serves as wakeup call for NPB umps

The bizarre ending of a recent game between the Central League’s Hiroshima Carp and Yomiuri Giants was a wakeup call for umpires, according to participants and veteran umpires. The Carp beat the Giants 3-2 on May 4 at Mazda Stadium because of an umpire’s ...

Belt, Posey carry Giants in rout

May 16, 2015

Belt, Posey carry Giants in rout

San Francisco’s offense broke out while a Great American Ball Park smokestack burned. Quite a night all-around for the Giants. Brandon Belt hit a three-run homer, and Buster Posey added a two-run shot off Jason Marquis on Friday night, leading Giants to a 10-2 ...

Baldiris' homer sends BayStars past Carp

May 15, 2015

Baldiris' homer sends BayStars past Carp

Aarom Baldiris hit a two-run home run that put the Central League-leading Yokohama BayStars in front for good in a wild 6-5 win over the Hiroshima Carp. The BayStars overturned a three-run deficit against veteran Hiroki Kuroda with a run in the fourth and ...

Rockies end losing streak

May 15, 2015

Rockies end losing streak

The Colorado Rockies ended their 11-game losing streak in dramatic fashion, thanks to a guy they’ve always relied on to come through in clutch situations. Carlos Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and Colorado sloshed its way to ...

May 15, 2015

Wada sharp in final rehab start

Chicago Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi Wada, who has been on the disabled list due to tightness in his left thigh, allowed one run in seven innings on Thursday in his final rehab start. Wada allowed four hits, while striking out six batters, to earn the ...

Hermida strokes two-run triple to lift Fighters

May 14, 2015

Hermida strokes two-run triple to lift Fighters

Jeremy Hermida unlocked a scoreless pitchers’ duel with a two-run triple to help teammate Shohei Otani to his sixth win of the season as Hokkaido Nippon Ham defeated the Seibu Lions 2-1 on Thursday. With two on and two out in the eighth, Hermida ...

Seguignol grows into role as scout for Giants

May 14, 2015

Seguignol grows into role as scout for Giants

It seems like the only time Yomiuri Giants scout Fernando Seguignol looks back is when it’s to count his blessings. Seguignol played eight seasons in Japan and the baseball culture left an indelible mark on the Panamanian switch hitter. Now in his fourth year ...