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Buffaloes complete sweep of Hawks

Aug 11, 2016

Buffaloes complete sweep of Hawks

The Orix Buffaloes completed a three-game sweep of the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Thursday, claiming a 4-3 comeback victory to earn their first four-game win streak of the season. Chihiro Kaneko (6-6), the 2014 PL MVP, allowed two runs on five hits ...

Aug 10, 2016

Reigning CL MVP Yamada deactivated due to rib injury

Tokyo Yakult Swallows second baseman Tetsuto Yamada, who leads the Central League in nearly every offensive category, has been deactivated due to a rib injury, his club said Wednesday. It is unknown when the 24-year-old will be fit. The Swallows are also without 2015 ...

Aug 10, 2016

Maeda helps Dodgers move into first-place tie with Giants

The Los Angeles Dodgers powered their way back to the top of the NL West on Tuesday night. Howie Kendrick, Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner homered, and the Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-3 to tie the San Francisco Giants atop the division after ...

Ichiro gives 3,000-hit souvenirs to Baseball Hall of Fame

Aug 9, 2016

Ichiro gives 3,000-hit souvenirs to Baseball Hall of Fame

The president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was the grateful recipient Monday as Ichiro Suzuki handed over his gear — a jersey, a pair of cleats, his arm guard and batting gloves, all items he wore while becoming the 30th ...

Crawford's 7-hit day first since '75

Aug 9, 2016

Crawford's 7-hit day first since '75

Brandon Crawford was a big hit Monday night. Seven of them, to be exact. Crawford became the first major leaguer in 41 years to get seven hits in a game, finally putting the San Francisco Giants ahead to stay with an RBI single in ...

Ichiro drills deep triple to join MLB's 3,000-hit club

Aug 8, 2016

Ichiro drills deep triple to join MLB's 3,000-hit club

Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins on Sunday became the 30th Major League Baseball player with 3,000 career hits. Ichiro, who in 2001 became the first Japanese position player in MLB history, joins Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico), Rod Carew (Panama) and Rafael ...