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Kishi, Lions postpone Fighters' pennant hopes

Lions ace Takayuki Kishi prevented the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters from walking over Seibu to the Pacific League pennant in a 3-0 win on Tuesday evening. Before 27,158 at Seibu Prince Dome in Saitama Prefecture, Kishi (9-7) allowed four hits over seven innings, striking out seven, five looking, while walking ...

Fernandez crash probed for clues

Sep 27, 2016

Fernandez crash probed for clues

Investigators are trying to determine whether Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was at the wheel of his sportfishing boat when it slammed into a jetty in the early-morning darkness, killing him and two others on board. The three men died when the 9.75-meter SeaVee ...

Fighters beat Buffaloes to close in on PL title

Sep 26, 2016

Fighters beat Buffaloes to close in on PL title

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters moved within one win of capturing the Pacific League pennant after a 4-3 win over the Orix Buffaloes in the Pacific League on Monday night. The win was coupled with a defeat for the second-placed Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, who ...

Dodgers clinch division on walk-off homer

Sep 26, 2016

Dodgers clinch division on walk-off homer

Sprayed champagne and beer flooded the blue carpet in the Dodgers clubhouse. The stench of alcohol hung in the damp air. Wives, kids and a puppy were in on the party with music blaring. The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated clinching their fourth straight NL ...

Darvish, Andrus lead Rangers to victory

Sep 25, 2016

Darvish, Andrus lead Rangers to victory

Elvis Andrus had been dealing with flu symptoms and kept his celebration rather subdued after the Texas Rangers clinched the AL West, so he asked manager Jeff Banister afterward to please put him in the lineup again Saturday. He promised to be ready to ...

Sep 24, 2016

Mariners catcher Clevenger suspended over tweets

Reserve catcher Steve Clevenger was suspended for the rest of the season without pay Friday by the Seattle Mariners in the wake of his tweets regarding a recent police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Black Lives Matter movement. “As soon as we ...

Rangers clinch AL West title

Sep 24, 2016

Rangers clinch AL West title

Adrian Beltre and the Texas Rangers were subdued as they began the celebration, exchanging hugs near the pitcher’s mound at Oakland Coliseum. Things got more raucous in the clubhouse, with cigar smoke and champagne everywhere. The Rangers are getting pretty good at this division ...