Cardinals shell Wada to earn split

Aug 31, 2014

Cardinals shell Wada to earn split

Chicago Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada is a part of a six-man rotation that is auditioning for the future. He doesn’t think his latest outing helped his cause. Matt Holliday homered twice, including a three-run blast off Wada, and drove in five and the St. ...

Wada earns victory against former team

Aug 25, 2014

Wada earns victory against former team

Surgery derailed Tsuyoshi Wada’s hopes of pitching for Baltimore, but on Sunday the lefty showed the Orioles what he can do over 6⅓ innings in a 2-1 win for the Chicago Cubs. The 33-year-old Wada (4-1) did not allow a hit through six innings. ...

Wada notches second victory

Aug 14, 2014

Wada notches second victory

Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back home runs as the Chicago Cubs roughed up Kyle Lohse and the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Wednesday. Starlin Castro, Rizzo and Baez, the nucleus of Theo Epstein’s rebuilding effort, drove in all four runs against the NL-leading ...

Dodgers down Cubs in 12th on Ramirez's 3-run HR

Aug 3, 2014

Dodgers down Cubs in 12th on Ramirez's 3-run HR

Hanley Ramirez hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Dee Gordon hit a two-out single against Blake Parker (1-1), stole his major league-leading 51st base and ...

Wada finally gets first win

Jul 29, 2014

Wada finally gets first win

After nine seasons in Japan and three years in the minor leagues, Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada finally picked up that elusive first major league victory. Wada (1-1) left little doubt to Monday night’s outcome, pitching seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the ...

Wada handed first MLB loss

Jul 24, 2014

Wada handed first MLB loss

When asked through a translator if he was nervous in his second big-league start, Tsuyoshi Wada said simply, “Yes.” It showed as Wada (0-1) allowed five runs on five hits and four walks in four-plus innings in an 8-3 loss to San Diego on ...

Wada debuts in MLB; Reds sweep twin bill

Jul 9, 2014

Wada debuts in MLB; Reds sweep twin bill

Chicago Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada got a chance to make his major league debut on Tuesday, throwing five innings against the Cincinnati Reds in the nightcap of a double header on Tuesday. Wada pitched for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks for nine years in Japan ...

Arrieta loses no-no in 8th

Jul 1, 2014

Arrieta loses no-no in 8th

Jake Arrieta certainly picked two of baseball’s most historic places to put on memorable performances. Arrieta held the Red Sox hitless until Stephen Drew singled with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Boston Red Sox 2-0 on Monday ...

Tanaka maintains unbeaten record

May 10, 2014

Tanaka maintains unbeaten record

The fan wanted a hug. Derek Jeter just wanted to get out of the way. Jeter calmly eluded a fan that tried to meet him in the sixth inning of the New York Yankees’ 5-3 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. Masahiro ...

Mar 31, 2014

Cubs' Fujikawa to start season on disabled list

The Chicago Cubs placed right-hander Kyuji Fujikawa on the disabled list as they set their Opening Day 25-man roster on Sunday. Fujikawa, who underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last June, was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21. ...

Apr 9, 2013

Fujikawa installed as Cubs' new closer

Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum on Sunday named rookie Kyuji Fujikawa the team’s closer. Fujikawa, who saved 220 games during his career with the Hanshin Tigers, had been Sveum’s setup man through Saturday’s game against the Atlanta Braves with Carlos Marmol the closer. Fujikawa ...