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Padres' Weaver retires after 12-year pitching career

/ Aug 17, 2017

Padres' Weaver retires after 12-year pitching career

Padres right-hander Jered Weaver announced his retirement before San Diego played the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. Weaver, a three-time All-Star, battled health issues since signing with the Padres in the offseason. The 12-year veteran, who spent the bulk of his career with the Los Angeles ...

Fighters beat Hawks to snap losing streak

/ Aug 14, 2017

Fighters beat Hawks to snap losing streak

With their big guns struggling, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters got big games from the backups on Monday, snapping a six-game losing streak with a 7-1 win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Before 35,961 at Kyocera Dome, Journeyman right-hander Toru Murata pitched out of a ...

Dodgers top Padres as Maeda earns 11th win

/ Aug 14, 2017

Dodgers top Padres as Maeda earns 11th win

Kenta Maeda allowed four runs but nevertheless won his fifth consecutive decision as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 6-4 on Sunday. Maeda (11-4) was charged with three earned runs and four hits, including two homers to Cory Spangenberg, and matched a ...

Giants star Abe reaches 2,000-hit milestone

/ Aug 13, 2017

Giants star Abe reaches 2,000-hit milestone

Shinnosuke Abe, a key member on seven pennant-winning Yomiuri Giants teams and the Central League's 2012 MVP, reached Japan's iconic 2,000-hit milestone on Sunday. Now a first baseman, the 38-year-old Abe was the Giants' catcher from his rookie year in 2001 until 2014. He is ...

Karashima pitches Eagles to win over Buffaloes

/ Aug 13, 2017

Karashima pitches Eagles to win over Buffaloes

Wataru Karashima pitched into the seventh inning as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles got past the Orix Buffaloes 4-2 in the Pacific League on Sunday afternoon. Karashima (8-5) allowed two runs on four hits. Locating his fastball and throwing his changeup for effect, the lefty ...