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Cabrera belts 11th-inning blast to lift Mets

Sep 23, 2016

Cabrera belts 11th-inning blast to lift Mets

Jose Reyes had played 1,613 major league games without ever tying a game in the ninth inning with a home run. The Mets third baseman picked a good time to try it out. Reyes connected off Philadelphia Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez, tying it 6-6 ...

Fighters beat Hawks to set magic number at six

Sep 22, 2016

Fighters beat Hawks to set magic number at six

Sho Nakata hit a two-run homer and Haruki Nishikawa drove in two runs to help Hokkaido Nippon Ham beat Fukuoka SoftBank 5-2 on Thursday to remain in first place in the Pacific League. The Fighters, who defeated the Hawks on Wednesday to overtake them ...

Maeda, Puig power Dodgers

Sep 22, 2016

Maeda, Puig power Dodgers

Yasiel Puig is making his mark against left-handed pitching while helping the Dodgers in a major way. The Cuban outfielder’s three-run homer highlighted a five-run first inning in a 9-3 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night, extending the Dodgers’ NL West ...

Sep 22, 2016

BayStars manager Ramirez to remain at helm

Yokohama BayStars first-year manager Alex Ramirez will continue on with the Central League ballclub next season, team owner Tomoko Namba said Thursday. Namba said she formally asked Ramirez to remain in the post for the next year of his two-year contract with the team ...

Fighters star Otani earns first win since July 3

Sep 21, 2016

Fighters star Otani earns first win since July 3

Shohei Otani tossed eight solid innings and Brandon Laird hit a two-run home run Wednesday to help the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters edge Fukuoka SoftBank 2-1 and overtake the Hawks again at the top of the Pacific League standings. Otani (9-4) gave up one ...

Sep 21, 2016

Orix pitcher Komatsu to retire after season

Orix Buffaloes right-hander Satoshi Komatsu, a former Pacific League Rookie of the Year, will retire at the end of this season, the team announced Wednesday. The 34-year-old pitcher, who joined Orix from a corporate team in 2007 under a short-lived draft system that allowed ...

Sep 21, 2016

Manfred defends Padres GM Preller's suspension

Commissioner Rob Manfred is confident Major League Baseball teams fully disclose medical records, but said his office has demonstrated that it will use discipline as a way to discourage rules violations. Manfred’s comments during an appearance in Texas on Tuesday came less than a ...

Blue Jays pounce on Mariners hurler Iwakuma

Sep 21, 2016

Blue Jays pounce on Mariners hurler Iwakuma

J.A. Happ became the major leagues’ second 20-game winner and Russell Martin and Michael Saunders each hit a two-run homer, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays over the Seattle Mariners 10-2 on Tuesday night to move into first in the AL wild-card race. Toronto took ...