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Darvish ends Texas' slide

Jul 19, 2014

Darvish ends Texas' slide

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish came to the rescue to help snap his team’s eight-game losing streak, matching his season high with 12 strikeouts en route to a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Darvish (9-5) allowed one run and ...

Eldred, Carp like their chances in CL

Jul 19, 2014

Eldred, Carp like their chances in CL

by Jason Coskrey

One can only imagine what went through Hiroshima Carp manager Kenjiro Nomura’s mind in the Central League dugout when Brad Eldred went down after fouling a ball off his foot in the seventh inning of the 2014 All-Star Series opener on Saturday at Seibu ...

Jul 17, 2014

Offerman lawsuit trial set to start

A jury has been seated to hear a lawsuit accusing former major leaguer Jose Offerman of a baseball bat attack during a 2007 minor league game in Connecticut. Offerman’s lawyer, Frank Riccio II, said Wednesday that testimony in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport is ...

Messenger lights up Dragons in Tigers win

Jul 16, 2014

Messenger lights up Dragons in Tigers win

Randy Messenger threw eight scoreless innings and Oh Seung-hwan saved his 22nd game as the Hanshin Tigers defeated Chunichi Dragons 2-0 to wrap up the first half of the season heading into the All-Star break on Wednesday night. Messenger (8-7) scattered three hits, all ...

NPB officials welcome return of series against MLB

Jul 16, 2014

NPB officials welcome return of series against MLB

Eight years after turning their backs on visiting major league all-star tours, Japan’s players are welcoming the big leaguers back with open arms for games in November. For the first time since 2006, a team of major league all stars will visit Japan in ...

Jeter takes bow in final All-Star Game

Jul 16, 2014

Jeter takes bow in final All-Star Game

Derek Jeter was a huge hit from the very start in his final All-Star game. Batting leadoff for the American League, the 40-year-old shortstop for the New York Yankees soaked in an ovation that lasted more than a minute at Target Field, then seized ...

A's slugger Cespedes retains crown in Home Run Derby

Jul 15, 2014

A's slugger Cespedes retains crown in Home Run Derby

Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed Home Run Derby, drawn out further by a new format. The Oakland Athletics outfielder simply trusted his own strength. Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star skills contest in 15 years, powering ...

Jul 15, 2014

Lawyers sue A-Rod for unpaid fees

Alex Rodriguez faces a new challenge: He is being sued by his own lawyer. Attorney David Cornwell’s law firm filed papers Monday in Manhattan federal court saying the New York Yankees star owes more than $380,000 related to their work fighting his steroid suspension. ...

Swallows rout Giants at Tokyo Dome

Jul 14, 2014

Swallows rout Giants at Tokyo Dome

Masanori Ishikawa got more than enough run support against fellow lefty Tetsuya Utsumi, Tetsuto Yamada homered and drove in three runs, and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows ran roughshod over the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants in a 12-1 rout on Monday night. With the victory, ...