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Fighters start strong, hold off Hawks

Aug 21, 2016

Fighters start strong, hold off Hawks

Shohei Otani went 3-for-5 and rookie Takayuki Kato worked six innings on Sunday as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4-2 to salvage the final game of their three-game series. Kato (5-1) survived a first-inning scare when Akira Nakamura was ...

Hernandez, Aoki help carry M's past Brewers

Aug 21, 2016

Hernandez, Aoki help carry M's past Brewers

Seattle ace Felix Hernandez couldn’t pick a better time to be regaining his form. Hernandez pitched eight strong innings and Mike Zunino homered and drove in three runs to lift the Mariners to an 8-2 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday night, handing the Brewers ...

Tanaka sharp as Yankees hammer sinking Angels

Aug 20, 2016

Tanaka sharp as Yankees hammer sinking Angels

The Yankees hit four solo home runs and Masahiro Tanaka allowed five hits in 7⅔ innings as New York continued its mastery over the sinking Los Angeles Angels with a 7-0 victory Friday night. The home runs all came against Angels right-hander Jered Weaver ...

Bryant homers twice as Cubs win

Aug 19, 2016

Bryant homers twice as Cubs win

Kris Bryant came to the plate in the eighth inning a triple shy of the cycle. The Cubs slugger was trying for a little more. “My last at-bat I was thinking home run,” Bryant said. “There aren’t too many games you can hit three ...

Darvish ends long skid against A's

Aug 18, 2016

Darvish ends long skid against A's

Yu Darvish had a demonstrative show of emotion, pumping his fist and letting out a shout after ending the seventh inning with another strikeout and two runners on base. A day after his 30th birthday, the Texas Rangers right-hander finally ended his long personal ...

Maeda, Utley lift Dodgers in Philly

Aug 17, 2016

Maeda, Utley lift Dodgers in Philly

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda pitched six strong innings en route to his 12th win as the Dodgers went on to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 15-5 on Tuesday. Chase Utley got curtain calls after each of his two home runs — including a ...