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Strasburg raises record to 10-0

Jun 11, 2016

Strasburg raises record to 10-0

Stephen Strasburg hasn’t had to be dominant to win games this season. Strasburg struck out 10 and won his 13th straight decision despite a rocky beginning, and the Washington Nationals overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 on Friday night. The ...

Jun 11, 2016

Darvish expected to start Monday game

Yu Darvish threw a 21-pitch light bullpen session Friday and the Texas Rangers said they expect the right-hander to start on Monday as scheduled against the Oakland Athletics. In his third start since coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery, Darvish on Wednesday gave ...

Jun 10, 2016

BayStars' Lopez sidelined with broken toe

Yokohama BayStars first baseman Jose Lopez, whose 14 homers this season tie him for the team lead, has suffered a fracture on the big toe and was set to be deactivated on Friday. Lopez, who is batting .275 with a team-leading 44 runs batted ...

Jun 10, 2016

Buffaloes' Kaneko out with shoulder ailment

Orix Buffaloes ace Chihiro Kaneko has been deactivated due to shoulder pain on Friday, the Pacific League club revealed. According to the team’s public relations section, Kaneko had been pitching with slight pain in the joint. However, his condition worsened during Thursday’s interleague game ...

Ichiro moves closer to Rose’s 4,256-hit mark

Jun 10, 2016

Ichiro moves closer to Rose’s 4,256-hit mark

Ichiro Suzuki singled twice, scored two runs and drove in the winning run for the Miami Marlins in a 10-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. The two hits raised Ichiro’s career hit total in the majors to 2,973. He now has 4,251 ...

Jun 9, 2016

Historic site opens at Crosley Field's former home

The Crosley Field Historic Site opened Wednesday on property where the Cincinnati Reds played for decades, with a colorful mural and replicas meant to jog memories and imaginations. A replica light tower on the property, just west of Interstate 75, also reminds visitors that ...

Darvish leaves start after five innings with sore shoulder

Jun 9, 2016

Darvish leaves start after five innings with sore shoulder

Yu Darvish had just thrown a 101-kph breaking ball for a strikeout in the fifth inning when he started stretching out and shaking his right his arm. When he walked the next batter, the Texas Rangers’ pitching coach and trainer made a visit to ...

Five Rockies team up to blank Dodgers

Jun 9, 2016

Five Rockies team up to blank Dodgers

It took Chris Rusin some time to adjust from the bullpen to the starting rotation this season. On Wednesday night, the Colorado Rockies left-hander finally broke through for the win he had been desperately seeking. Chris Rusin combined with four relievers on a four-hitter ...

Fighters squeeze past Carp

Jun 8, 2016

Fighters squeeze past Carp

Rookie right-hander Hirotoshi Takanashi earned a win in his first start of the season as Hokkaido Nippon Ham squeezed in two runs in a 4-2 come-from-behind interleague victory over the Hiroshima Carp on Wednesday. Given the chance to start after 23 games in relief, ...