Ohtani reaches 20-homer mark in loss

Baseball / MLB Sep 16, 2018

Ohtani reaches 20-homer mark in loss

AP Shohei Ohtani became the second Japanese major leaguer to hit 20 home runs in a single season when he connected for a solo shot during the Los Angeles Angels' 6-5 defeat against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. Right after teammate Mike Trout connected on a ...

Indians outfielder Leonys Martin recovering from bacterial infection

Baseball / MLB Aug 14, 2018

Indians outfielder Leonys Martin recovering from bacterial infection

Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin is recovering from a bacterial infection that team president Chris Antonetti described as "life-threatening." Martin is in stable condition at the Cleveland Clinic. Antonetti provided an update on Martin's status when he addressed the team prior to Monday's series opener ...

Masahiro Tanaka ready to help keep Yankees' season alive

Baseball / MLB Oct 8, 2017

Masahiro Tanaka ready to help keep Yankees' season alive

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka said Saturday he is ready to lift the New York Yankees over the Cleveland Indians when he starts Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Sunday. "Of course I feel pressured. I want to change the flow and the mood ...

Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka named starter for Game 3

Baseball / MLB Oct 5, 2017

Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka named starter for Game 3

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will start Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians this weekend, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday. While the Yankees announced that Sonny Gray will start Game 1 and CC Sabathia will start Game 2, with the ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 18, 2016

Fighters sign veteran pitcher Murata

Former Yomiuri Giants and Cleveland Indians minor leaguer Toru Murata has signed with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, the team announced Friday. Murata is currently playing winter ball in Venezuela, where local media reported Sunday that the 31-year-old pitcher will attempt a comeback in Japan. "I ...

Matsuzaka marks Indians spring debut with two shutout innings

Baseball / MLB Feb 26, 2013

Matsuzaka marks Indians spring debut with two shutout innings

Daisuke Matsuzaka began his fight to make the opening day roster Sunday, pitching two scoreless innings in his first spring appearance for the Cleveland Indians. Under strong winds in the surprising cold against the Cincinnati Reds, Matsuzaka came on in the third, not allowing a ...