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Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Kenta Maeda pitches in the in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Target Field, Minneapolis, on Oct.10. Maeda signed for the Detroit Tigers earlier this week.
Dec 1, 2023
Maeda keen to deliver goods at new club Detroit
"It's pleasing they wanted me to help the team. ... I want to give all I have for the Tigers in any situation," the 35-year-old said.
Kenta Maeda pitches for the Twins in the playoffs against the Astros in October. Maeda has signed a two-year deal with the division rival Tigers.
Nov 29, 2023
Detroit Tigers sign right-hander Maeda to two-year deal
The 35-year-old from Osaka Prefecture will make $14 million in 2024 and $10 million in 2025.
Kenta Maeda pitches for the Twins during the 2023 ALDS in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Oct. 10.
Nov 27, 2023
Free-agent pitcher Kenta Maeda set to join Tigers
Maeda is 65-49 with a 3.92 ERA over 190 career MLB games.
Twins reliever Kenta Maeda pitches against the Astros during the sixth inning of their ALDS Game 3 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Tuesday.
Oct 11, 2023
Kenta Maeda allows a run as Astros clobber Twins to lead ALDS
The Twins cannot afford another loss if they are to reach their first ALCS in 21 seasons.
Twins reliever Kenta Maeda allowed two runs and four hits, walked two and struck out two over two innings in the team's ALDS Game 1 defeat in Houston on Saturday.
Oct 8, 2023
Twins' Kenta Maeda gives up two runs as Astros win ALDS Game 1
Maeda survived a two-on jam in the fourth inning, but failed to stem the tide by giving up RBI singles to Jose Abreu and Chas McCormick in the fifth.
Twins starter Kenta Maeda pitches against the Tigers in Detroit on Aug. 10.
Aug 11, 2023
Twins' Kenta Maeda takes loss despite solid start against Tigers
Kenta Maeda tossed six innings of three-hit, one-run ball but was charged with the loss after the Minnesota Twins offense came up short in a 3-0 decision against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
Since 1948, Yuji Koseki's "The Crown Will Shine on You” has served as the anthem for the summer Koshien tournament.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 6, 2023
Japan’s enduring ‘sound of summer’
Composer Yuji Koseki probably did not imagine that his career would become intertwined with Japan’s most popular sporting event.
Japan Times
Jun 29, 2023
Kenta Maeda shows progress with solid outing in Twins' loss against Braves
Kenta Maeda continued to show good progress in his return from a right triceps strain, but a lack of scoring saw him charged with a loss as the Minnesota Twins fell 3-0 against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
Japan Times
Apr 21, 2023
Kodai Senga earns third win as Mets beat Giants
New York Mets pitcher Kodai Senga earned his third win after getting through five innings in a 9-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.
Japan Times
Apr 11, 2023
Twins' Kenta Maeda and Padres' Yu Darvish struggle on mound
Maeda threw 55 of his 83 pitches for strikes in his longest appearance since his September 2021 elbow surgery.
Japan Times
Sep 2, 2021
Twins ace Kenta Maeda out for season after Tommy John surgery
Maeda underwent Tommy John surgery on his pitching arm Wednesday, ending his season prematurely and shelving him well into the 2022 campaign.
Japan Times
Aug 15, 2021
Kenta Maeda earns sixth win; Shohei Ohtani belts MLB-leading 39th homer
The Twins pitcher allowed just three hits and one walk against the AL-East-leading Rays, while Ohtani's blast came in a loss to the Astros.
Japan Times
Jul 10, 2021
Shohei Ohtani blasts MLB-leading 33rd homer in loss to Seattle
Two-way star Ohtani's towering solo shot flew an estimated 463 feet (141 meters) to right field and landed in the ballpark's upper deck in the 7-3 loss.
Japan Times
Apr 28, 2021
Kenta Maeda takes loss as Twins lose fourth straight
Right-hander Kenta Maeda gave up three homers in taking his second loss of the season as the slumping Minnesota Twins were beaten 7-4 by the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Apr 22, 2021
Shohei Ohtani hits 100th pro home run during Angels' loss to Rangers
Ohtani batted second as the designated hitter and hit a solo shot off Texas starter Mike Foltynewicz in the third inning.
Japan Times
Apr 15, 2021
Rangers rookie Kohei Arihara gets first MLB win
'I'm glad I contributed to the team's victory,' said Arihara, the recipient of the Rangers' postgame cowboy hat, which is given to the team's player of the game.
Japan Times
Apr 8, 2021
Twins' Kenta Maeda helps hold down Tigers for first win of 2021
Maeda earned a win before any other Japanese pitcher in MLB this season
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2021
No decision for Kenta Maeda or Yu Darvish on opening day in MLB
It is only the second time two Japanese pitchers were starting opening day games in MLB.
Japan Times
Mar 15, 2021
Kenta Maeda named as Twins' opening day starter
Maeda is coming off a season in which he finished second in American League Cy Young voting.
Japan Times
Dec 10, 2020
Cubs' Yu Darvish named to All-MLB first team
Darvish was dominant in the 60-game season, his eight wins tied for first in baseball with the Cleveland Indians' Shane Bieber and his 2.01 ERA ranked fourth.


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