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Yankees hurler Tanaka dazzles in 14-K outing

/ Jul 29, 2017

Yankees hurler Tanaka dazzles in 14-K outing

Masahiro Tanaka took a perfect game into the sixth inning and struck out a career-high 14, pitching the New York Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays for their fifth straight win on Friday. Brett Gardner hit a leadoff home run, Aaron Judge lined his AL-leading ...

Carp's Kuri holds Swallows in check

/ Jul 28, 2017

Carp's Kuri holds Swallows in check

Aren Kuri allowed a run in six innings to earn his first win as a starter in two months as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7-1 on Friday night. Kuri (6-5), making his first start since June 2, served up some fat ...

Waseda Jitsugyo's Kiyomiya belts record-tying 107th home run

Jul 28, 2017

Waseda Jitsugyo's Kiyomiya belts record-tying 107th home run

High school baseball sensation Kotaro Kiyomiya hit his 107th home run Friday, tying the all-time national record for senior high school players as his Waseda Jitsugyo defeated Hachioji 4-1 in a qualifier for next month's National High School Baseball Championship The 18-year-old senior led off ...

Mets begin sell-off, send Duda to Rays

/ Jul 28, 2017

Mets begin sell-off, send Duda to Rays

The out-of-contention New York Mets started their veteran dispersal by trading first baseman Lucas Duda to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league pitcher Drew Smith. Expected to contend for an NL East title, the Mets are 47-53 through Thursday, 14 games behind first-place Washington ...

Marlins hammer Darvish in rout

/ Jul 27, 2017

Marlins hammer Darvish in rout

Yu Darvish gave up a career-worst 10 runs and was chased from the game after just 3⅔ innings as the Miami Marlins pounded the Texas Rangers 22-10 in a 32-hit slugfest Wednesday. Four days before the trading deadline in what could be his last start ...

Maeda's solid outing helps Dodgers top Twins

/ Jul 26, 2017

Maeda's solid outing helps Dodgers top Twins

Kenta Maeda picked up his third win in as many starts Tuesday, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Minnesota Twins 6-2 for their fourth consecutive victory since their 11-game winning streak was snapped. Maeda (9-4) limited the damage to two runs — one earned ...

Eagles acquire infielder Cruz from Giants

/ Jul 26, 2017

Eagles acquire infielder Cruz from Giants

The Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Wednesday bolstered their middle infield by purchasing Luis Cruz from the Central League's Yomiuri Giants. The 33-year-old Mexican was in his second season with Yomiuri after spending two years with the PL's Chiba Lotte Marines. Cruz, who ...

/ Jul 26, 2017

Hawks to be without Uchikawa for six weeks

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks first baseman Seiichi Uchikawa will be sidelined for six weeks because of a fractured left thumb, the Pacific League team said Wednesday. Uchikawa was diagnosed with the injury at a hospital in Sendai, where the Hawks are playing the Tohoku Rakuten Golden ...