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/ Apr 19, 2017

Carp pitcher Johnson remains sidelined by illness

Hiroshima Carp workhorse Kris Johnson, winner of last year’s Sawamura Award, remains unable to practice due to illness, the team’s chief trainer said Wednesday. Johnson, who is in his third Nippon Professional Baseball season, won last year’s Sawamura Award as NPB’s most impressive starting ...

A's condemn Darvish to second loss

/ Apr 19, 2017

A's condemn Darvish to second loss

Yu Darvish suffered his second loss of the season, allowing four earned runs in 5⅓ innings Tuesday as the Texas Rangers went down 4-2 against the Oakland Athletics. Darvish (1-2) cruised through five innings, striking out four and allowing just a single in the ...

/ Apr 19, 2017

Giants manager Bochy undergoes minor heart procedure

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy underwent a minor heart procedure in San Diego on Tuesday, forcing him to miss the team’s two-game series against the Royals. Bochy, who has a history of heart issues, had been complaining of discomfort in recent days. He ...

Pirates' Marte hit with 80-game doping ban

/ Apr 19, 2017

Pirates' Marte hit with 80-game doping ban

Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. The league said Tuesday that Marte tested positive for the steroid Nandrolone. He will be eligible to return in mid-July. Marte was ...

Yankees extend win streak to eight

/ Apr 18, 2017

Yankees extend win streak to eight

The way Jordan Montgomery keeps his cool on the mound, it’s hard to believe he’s a rookie. The way the New York Yankees keep winning games lately, it’s easy to forget who they’re missing. Montgomery took a shutout into the seventh inning for his ...

Uehara's scoreless innings streak ends in loss

/ Apr 17, 2017

Uehara's scoreless innings streak ends in loss

Koji Uehara was charged with three runs — two earned — Sunday after making 21 straight appearances, dating back to last year, without allowing any runs, as the Chicago Cubs were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1. Uehara (0-1) relieved Jon Lester, who pitched ...

Aoki helps Astros edge Athletics

/ Apr 16, 2017

Aoki helps Astros edge Athletics

Norichika Aoki scored a run, drove in two and stole a base for the Houston Astros, who overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 10-6 on Saturday. Aoki singled and scored a run in Houston’s two-run seventh inning, and delivered a tie-breaking ...