Maeda shuts down Rockies

Apr 24, 2016

Maeda shuts down Rockies

Kenta Maeda tamed a notorious hitter’s park about as well as any pitcher can. So much for being intimidated in his first start at Coors Field. Maeda held Colorado hitless into the sixth inning, A.J. Ellis connected on a two-run homer and the Los ...

Dodgers bullpen blows Maeda's lead in defeat to D-Backs

Apr 13, 2016

Dodgers bullpen blows Maeda's lead in defeat to D-Backs

Kenta Maeda threw six scoreless innings but the bullpen could not preserve the rookie’s lead as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 4-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Maeda, the first Japanese pitcher to start a Dodgers home opener since Hideo Nomo in 2004, ...

Maeda enjoys eventful debut

Apr 7, 2016

Maeda enjoys eventful debut

So much joy and so much agony in one game. Pitcher Kenta Maeda homered in the second at-bat of his major league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and beat the Padres 7-0, making San Diego the first team in major ...

Dodgers' Maeda sharp in final start of spring

Apr 2, 2016

Dodgers' Maeda sharp in final start of spring

Kenta Maeda was sharp in his final preseason tuneup on Friday, throwing four innings for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Pitching for the first time at Dodger Stadium, his new home park, Maeda allowed two runs ...

Maeda holds it together in preseason defeat

Mar 28, 2016

Maeda holds it together in preseason defeat

Right-hander Kenta Maeda struggled with his control on Sunday, but was able to battle over 5⅓ innings in his fifth preseason start since joining the Los Angeles Dodgers in the offseason. The former Hiroshima Carp ace allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits ...

Maeda makes third start

Mar 16, 2016

Maeda makes third start

New Los Angeles Dodger Kenta Maeda made his third preseason start, allowing two unearned runs in 3⅔ innings on Tuesday. The former Hiroshima Carp ace allowed four hits and two walks, while striking out three in a 3⅔-inning stint as the Dodgers lost 8-6 ...

Maeda impresses in second spring start

Mar 11, 2016

Maeda impresses in second spring start

Kenta Maeda pitched three scoreless innings in his second start, A.J. Ellis had two hits and drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Thursday. Maeda signed a $25 million, eight-year deal with the Dodgers following eight ...

Maeda solid in debut

Mar 6, 2016

Maeda solid in debut

Kenta Maeda threw two scoreless innings in his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers, striking out two and giving up one hit in a 7-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. Maeda, who signed a $25 million, eight-year deal in January after eight ...