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The Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani was named to the NL All-Star team for the first time after being named to the AL squad three times.
Jul 8, 2024
Shohei Ohtani and Shota Imanaga make All-Star team as MLB reveals rosters
Ohtani is an All-Star for the fourth time, while Imanaga was chosen in his first MLB season.
Imanaga pumps his fist after closing out the seventh inning against the Cardinals on Saturday at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Jun 16, 2024
Shota Imanaga is becoming a star for the Cubs. How did MLB not see this coming?
Shota Imanaga, who is an early candidate for the Cy Young Award, has quickly established himself as a dynamic presence who pitches with passion and style.
Shota Imanaga lowered his ERA to 0.84 with seven scoreless innings against the Pirates in Chicago on Saturday.
May 19, 2024
Shota Imanaga continues hot start as Cubs win in dramatic fashion
Christopher Morel hit a walk-off single to score Cody Bellinger from second base in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Chicago Cubs beat the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Cubs starting pitcher Shota Imanaga pitches against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York on Wednesday.
May 7, 2024
Shota Imanaga looks to continue stellar stretch as Cubs face Padres
Imanaga has sparkled for Chicago since the 30-year-old joined the Cubs after eight seasons in Japan's top league
Cubs starter Shota Imanaga pitches against the Mets during the second inning at Citi Field in New York on Wednesday.
May 2, 2024
Cubs' Shota Imanaga shuts down Mets to continue strong start to MLB career
Imanaga (5-0) gave up three hits and one walk while striking out seven over seven scoreless innings.
Red Sox shortstop rounds the bases after launching a two-run home run against the Cubs on Saturday.
Apr 28, 2024
Masataka Yoshida and Ceddanne Rafaela help Red Sox to rout of Cubs
The former Orix Buffaloes star had four hits and three runs scored as the host Boston Red Sox crushed the Chicago Cubs 17-0 on Saturday.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Shota Imanaga throws a pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park in Bosto on Friday.
Apr 27, 2024
Shota Imanaga improves to 4-0 as Cubs top Red Sox
Imanaga struck out seven — the second-highest total of his young MLB career — and allowed just one run on five hits in 6 1/3 innings.
Dodgers pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto delivers against the Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Saturday.
Apr 7, 2024
Yoshinobu Yamamoto and the Dodgers end Cubs' five-game winning streak
In his first MLB win, Yamamoto racked up eight strikeouts and scattered three hits over five innings
The Dodgers, with Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, could be in line to play in next year's MLB season-opening series in Japan, reports have suggested.
Apr 4, 2024
Japan to host MLB season opener next year, baseball commissioner says
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs could be the teams to play the series, reports suggested.
Seiya Suzuki in action during a game on Sunday against the Rangers. The Japanese outfielder hit his first home run of the season on Tuesday night in the Cubs' blowout win over the Rockies.
Apr 3, 2024
Cubs and Seiya Suzuki blow out Rockies
Seiya Suzuki began the Cubs' offensive onslaught in the bottom of the first inning, while Garrett Cooper went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs en route to a 12-2 win for Chicago over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Shota Imanaga pitches against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Monday.
Apr 2, 2024
Cubs' Shota Imanaga dominates Rockies in his MLB debut
Imanaga, who signed a four-year deal with Chicago in January, didn't allow a hit for the first 5⅔ innings.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Shota Imanaga speaks during his introductory news conferenece in Chicago on Friday.
Jan 13, 2024
Japan's 'Throwing Philosopher' Imanaga excited to join the Cubs
Nicknamed "The Throwing Philosopher" for his studious approach to baseball, Imanaga helped Japan capture last year's World Baseball Classic.
Imanaga, 30, posted a 7-4 record and led NPB with 174 strikeouts last season.
Jan 12, 2024
Cubs make Imanaga signing official with four-year, $53 million deal
Imanaga's contract includes a team option to extend the deal to become a five-year, $80 million pact, according to MLB Network.
Shota Imanaga pitches during Japan's win over the U.S. in the final of the World Baseball Classic in March.
Jan 10, 2024
Japanese lefty Shota Imanaga signing with Cubs
Imanaga, 30, was among the most sought-after international free agents after Japanese pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Shota Imanaga in action for Japan in a World Baseball Classic Pool B game against South Korea in Tokyo on March 10
Jan 8, 2024
Cubs among four teams chasing lefty Shota Imanaga
30-year-old Imanaga has been posted by the Central League's DeNA BayStars.
The Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays and the two Los Angeles teams — the Dodgers and Angels — remain active in the sweepstakes to land Shohei Ohtani.
Dec 2, 2023
Four teams remain in Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes, report says
The Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays and the two Los Angeles teams — the Dodgers and Angels — remain active in the sweepstakes.
Masataka Yoshida hits a ninth-inning double for the Red Sox against the Orioles in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday.
Oct 1, 2023
Masataka Yoshida sets Red Sox record; Seiya Suzuki's Cubs miss playoffs
Batting fourth as designated hitter, Yoshida went 3-for-5 with an RBI in the penultimate game of the season.
Seiya Suzuki hits a three-run double against the Giants in Chicago on Wednesday.
Sep 7, 2023
Seiya Suzuki drives in three runs as Cubs earn fourth straight win
Suzuki drove in three runs for the third straight game for the Cubs.
Chicago Cubs right fielder Seiya Suzuki hits a one run double against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning at Wrigley Field, Chicago, on Monday.
BASEBALL / MLB / Baseball
Sep 6, 2023
Seiya Suzuki looks to stay hot as Cubs take on Giants
Cubs right fielder Seiya Suzuki is off to a sizzling start in September.
Seiya Suzuki of the Chicago Cubs celebrates after a home run in the second inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field on Monday in Chicago.
BASEBALL / MLB / Baseball
Sep 5, 2023
Suzuki and Yoshida each hit their 15th home run of MLB season
Suzuki drove in the game's first two runs and finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs in the Cubs' 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants.


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