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BayStars snap 12-game slide

Jun 23, 2015

BayStars snap 12-game slide

by Jason Coskrey

The Yokohama BayStars fans who made the trip to Tokyo were loud, enthusiastic, and kept cheering all the way until the end of their team’s game against the Yomiuri Giants. For the first time in a while, their revelry didn’t end with the final ...

Jun 23, 2015

Red Sox to retire Pedro's No. 45

The Boston Red Sox will retire Pedro Martinez’s No. 45 to honor the Hall of Famer’s career with the team. Martinez, who was voted into the Hall in January, will be inducted into the Cooperstown, New York, shrine July 26. His number will be ...

MLB analyst Hamilton murdered

Jun 23, 2015

MLB analyst Hamilton murdered

Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities said Monday. Hamilton was found Sunday after he was fatally shot in ...

Wada exits game with shoulder cramps

Jun 23, 2015

Wada exits game with shoulder cramps

Chicago Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada was removed from his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night with cramping in the back of his left arm. Wada gave up a leadoff homer to Kike Hernandez and a single by A.J. Ellis before he ...

Jun 23, 2015

Kokubo eyeing Kuroda for Premier 12

Japan skipper Hiroki Kokubo said Monday he is flirting with the idea of calling up the Hiroshima Carp’s veteran right-hander Hiroki Kuroda for the inaugural Premier 12 this fall. “Fatigue is something we’ll have to consider but yes, there is the possibility,” Kokubo said ...

Orix signs Chavez, names Ramirez as advisor

Jun 22, 2015

Orix signs Chavez, names Ramirez as advisor

The Orix Buffaloes on Monday announced the signing of Venezuelan outfielder Johermyn Chavez and named his compatriot and former Yomiuri Giants and Tokyo Yakult Swallows star Alex Ramirez as roving advisor. The 26-year-old Chavez was hitting .301 with four home runs and 24 RBIs ...

Tanaka roughed up as Tigers maul Yanks

Jun 22, 2015

Tanaka roughed up as Tigers maul Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka was having trouble locating his pitches. The Detroit Tigers sent every mistake soaring. Tanaka allowed three homers for the first time in his major league career, including two of J.D. Martinez’s trio of long balls, in the Tigers’ 12-4 victory over the ...

Van den Hurk earns win with late Hawks rally

Jun 21, 2015

Van den Hurk earns win with late Hawks rally

Dutch right-hander Rick van den Hurk allowed two runs over seven innings, while striking out 13 and was rewarded by a late comeback from his team as the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks beat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4-2 on Sunday. “I focus on executing ...

Scherzer throws no-hitter after losing perfect game in ninth

Jun 21, 2015

Scherzer throws no-hitter after losing perfect game in ninth

Just one strike from a perfect game, Max Scherzer saw it slip away with a misplaced slider. Or, some thought, a misplaced elbow. Scherzer lost his bid in agonizing fashion, plunking a batter with two outs in the ninth inning before finishing off a ...

A-Rod belts home run for 3,000th hit

Jun 20, 2015

A-Rod belts home run for 3,000th hit

MLB Yankees 7 Tigers 2 After everything he’s encountered, Alex Rodriguez broke into a big smile — all the way around the bases. Rodriguez homered for his 3,000th career hit and the New York Yankees beat Detroit 7-2 Friday night, the highlight so far ...