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Giants use 12-run inning to rout first-place Tigers

Aug 19, 2015

Giants use 12-run inning to rout first-place Tigers

Rookie right-hander Mizuki Tsuchida kept Yomiuri from sinking in the fourth inning and the Giants came back with a vengeance, overcoming a three-run deficit to clobber the Hanshin Tigers 12-3 on Wednesday. Before 44,837 at Tokyo Dome, Tsuchida (1-0) took the mound in relief ...

MLB stars' participation in Premier 12 doubtful

Aug 19, 2015

MLB stars' participation in Premier 12 doubtful

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This autumn’s inaugural Premier 12 international tournament will likely be without any active major leaguers, a Major League Baseball executive suggested Wednesday. Japanese fans hoping to see Ichiro Suzuki, Masahiro Tanaka or Norichika Aoki return to Japan’s national team this November for the first ...

Ichiro gets four hits in victory

Aug 19, 2015

Ichiro gets four hits in victory

After a rare off night, Ichiro Suzuki got back to hitting. Ichiro had his first four-hit game in over two years, and Cole Gillespie drove in a season-high three runs to lead the Miami Marlins to a 9-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on ...

Aug 19, 2015

Swallows lose Yamanaka to muscle strain

A day after failing to win a start for the first time this season, Tokyo Yakult Swallows pitcher Hirofumi Yamanaka was deactivated with a muscle strain on Wednesday. The 29-year-old submarine right-hander strained his right pectoral muscle in Tuesday’s start against the BayStars in ...

Aug 19, 2015

Red Sox hire Dombrowski as president

On their way to a third last-place finish in four seasons, the Boston Red Sox shook up their front office on Tuesday night by hiring Dave Dombrowski as the new president of baseball operations and saying goodbye to general manager Ben Cherington. Dombrowski takes ...

Iwakuma follows no-hitter with win

Aug 19, 2015

Iwakuma follows no-hitter with win

With a chance at history out of the way early, Hisashi Iwakuma settled in and continued his recent mastery of the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Iwakuma (5-2) followed his no-hitter by limiting the Rangers to two runs and five hits over seven innings ...

Diamondbacks representatives help promote MLB Cup in Japan

Aug 18, 2015

Diamondbacks representatives help promote MLB Cup in Japan

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Major League Baseball enlisted a little star power to help announce its latest youth initiative in Japan. Representatives from the Arizona Diamondbacks, including recent Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Randy Johnson, Tony La Russa and Luis Gonzalez, took time out of their goodwill tour ...

Aug 18, 2015

Injured pitchers Matsuzaka, Otonari done for season

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks pitchers Daisuke Matsuzaka and Kenji Otonari will be lost for the rest of the season, the club said Tuesday. Matsuzaka had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder and will begin rehabilitation after being discharged. He is expected to need six months ...

Aug 18, 2015

Uehara won't pitch again this season

Koji Uehara is officially out for the season after being told by the Boston Red Sox on Monday that he would not be pitching this year. The Red Sox said last week that Uehara would miss the rest of the season with a broken ...

Aug 18, 2015

Seattle's Iwakuma earns AL weekly accolade

The Seattle Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma won his first American League Player of the Week honors on Monday. Iwakuma, 34, threw a no-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, the fifth in Seattle history. He is the first Japanese recipient of the weekly award since ...

Aug 18, 2015

Darvish pitches for first time five months after surgery

Yu Darvish threw for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery five months ago, the Texas Rangers said Monday. Darvish made 25 throws at a distance of 15 meters. The Rangers said he will throw every other day for the next several weeks, ...