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Guinness World Records recognizes Ichiro as baseball's global hit king

Jun 24, 2016

Guinness World Records recognizes Ichiro as baseball's global hit king

Ichiro Suzuki was recognized by Guinness World Records as professional baseball’s base hit king Friday after taking his count in Japan and Major League Baseball to 4,257. The 42-year-old Miami Marlins outfielder last week etched his own piece of baseball history, surpassing Pete Rose’s ...

Panik, Williamson spark surging Giants past Pirates

Jun 24, 2016

Panik, Williamson spark surging Giants past Pirates

A makeshift lineup was more than enough for the San Francisco Giants. Joe Panik hit a bases-loaded triple, Mac Williamson launched a 136-meter home run and the Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Thursday for their 12th win in 14 games. The NL West ...

Jun 23, 2016

Darvish ready for bullpen session

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish is set to start pitching in the bullpen in the coming days after throwing and playing catch on Wednesday. Darvish, placed on the 15-day disabled list since June 13 due to tightness in his neck and shoulder, threw around ...

Tigers knock around Iwakuma in victory

Jun 23, 2016

Tigers knock around Iwakuma in victory

The Seattle Mariners have fallen all the way back to .500. Hisashi Iwakuma allowed three home runs — two to Steven Moya — and the Mariners lost 5-1 to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. It was Seattle’s fifth straight loss and its 18th ...

Dodgers capitalize on costly error

Jun 23, 2016

Dodgers capitalize on costly error

Yasiel Puig was wearing his “Make Baseball Fun Again” cap after Wednesday night’s game. Did he ever. Puig raced home for the winning run on his own single after center fielder Michael Taylor let the ball skip by him for a three-base error, and ...

Ramirez keeping things simple for BayStars

Jun 23, 2016

Ramirez keeping things simple for BayStars

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After 13 years studying Japanese baseball as a hitter and outfielder, Alex Ramirez is taking a similar approach to his new job as the rookie manager of the Yokohama BayStars. The Venezuelan, the first foreign-born player with 2,000 hits in Nippon Professional Baseball, is ...

Sale becomes first 12-game winner

Jun 22, 2016

Sale becomes first 12-game winner

Tim Anderson gave Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale the earliest lead possible, and Sale used it to become the majors’ first 12-game winner. Sale tied his season high with nine strikeouts, Anderson led off the game with his first career homer and the ...

Kidokoro picks up interleague MVP award

Jun 22, 2016

Kidokoro picks up interleague MVP award

The season of career minor leaguer Ryuma Kidokoro took another surprising turn on Wednesday, when the 30-year-old was named Nippon Professional Baseball’s interleague MVP. The Hawks’ journeyman, who since 2005 has spent the bulk of his time on the first team as a pinch ...

Ichiro bags two more hits in quest for 3,000

Jun 22, 2016

Ichiro bags two more hits in quest for 3,000

Ichiro Suzuki moved two hits closer to 3,000 in his big league career on Tuesday, when he went 2-for-4 with a walk in the leadoff spot for the Miami Marlins in a 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves. The 42-year-old moved to within 18 ...

Jun 21, 2016

Hawks sign Van Den Hurk to three-year extension

Right-hander Rick Van Den Hurk has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, the Pacific League champs announced Tuesday. The deal for the 31-year-old Dutch international is believed to be worth ¥1.2 billion with additional incentives. Van Den Hurk set ...

Kershaw shines, Jansen sets mark as Dodgers top Nats

Jun 21, 2016

Kershaw shines, Jansen sets mark as Dodgers top Nats

After Kenley Jansen became the Los Angeles Dodgers’ franchise leader with the 162nd save of his career, he made sure to compliment the pitcher whose dominance constantly puts him in position to slam the door. Jansen thinks he wouldn’t be the pitcher he is ...