Former MLB, NPB star Munenori Kawasaki charms fans in Taiwan

Baseball Jul 14, 2019

Former MLB, NPB star Munenori Kawasaki charms fans in Taiwan

Popular former major leaguer Munenori Kawasaki charmed Taiwanese fans Saturday with his mix of humor and mischief before beginning his coaching stint next month with Taiwan's Wei Chuan Dragons. Kawasaki has competed in Nippon Professional Baseball and Major League Baseball but left the game in ...

Yusei Kikuchi bounces back as Mariners rout Orioles

Baseball / MLB Jun 24, 2019

Yusei Kikuchi bounces back as Mariners rout Orioles

J.P. Crawford had a career day, Yusei Kikuchi had his best outing in a month and the Seattle Mariners used an eight-run third inning to thump the Baltimore Orioles 13-3 on Sunday. Kikuchi (4-5) had lost four straight decisions coming into the game, raising concerns ...

Baseball / MLB May 26, 2019

Athletics rough up Kikuchi, hold off Mariners

Yusei Kikuchi surrendered 10 hits and four earned runs against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, suffering his second loss of the season as his Seattle Mariners fell 6-5 on the road. The Mariners pushed across tying runs both times Kikuchi (3-2) gave up a run, ...

Yusei Kikuchi fans 10 Indians, gets no-decision

Baseball / MLB May 4, 2019

Yusei Kikuchi fans 10 Indians, gets no-decision

Left-hander Yusei Kikuchi struck out 10 over seven solid innings but missed out on his second win of the season on Friday night as the Cleveland Indinas earned a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Seattle Mariners. Making his eighth start, Kikuchi limited the Indians to ...

Ichiro given 'instructor' role with Mariners

Baseball / MLB May 1, 2019

Ichiro given 'instructor' role with Mariners

Ichiro Suzuki has rejoined the Seattle Mariners as a special assistant to the chairman and will work as an instructor with both the major league club and some of the organization's players in the minors. Jerry Dipoto, the Mariners' executive vice president and general manager ...

Cubs hurler Yu Darvish nabs first victory of season

Baseball / MLB Apr 16, 2019

Cubs hurler Yu Darvish nabs first victory of season

Yu Darvish thawed out and then nearly overheated in balmy South Florida, but he found enough in reserve to throw his hardest to the final batter he faced. Darvish struck out eight in a season-high 5⅔ innings for his first win of the year, and ...

Mariners' Yusei Kikuchi still winless after four MLB starts

Baseball / MLB Apr 11, 2019

Mariners' Yusei Kikuchi still winless after four MLB starts

Seattle Mariners rookie Yusei Kikuchi remained winless after four starts on Wednesday, a bad day for all three Japanese starting pitchers in the major leagues. Kikuchi took a no-decision in the Mariners' 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals, while Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish ...