Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi looks to turn up heat in 2020

Baseball / MLB Oct 2, 2019

Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi looks to turn up heat in 2020

With his first major league season barely in the books, lefty Yusei Kikuchi is already mapping out plans for his 2020 season with the Seattle Mariners. "I'm going back to the fastball," Kikuchi said recently. Kikuchi went 6-11 this year with a 5.46 ERA after signing ...

Yankees wrap up AL East title

Baseball / MLB Sep 20, 2019

Yankees wrap up AL East title

The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu. A day after wasting a chance to ...

Ichiro thanks Mariners fans in English during pregame ceremony

Baseball / MLB Sep 15, 2019

Ichiro thanks Mariners fans in English during pregame ceremony

Ichiro Suzuki, who amassed 4,367 hits over his historic career in Japan and the majors, was honored with the Seattle Mariners Franchise Achievement Award on Saturday and took the opportunity to thank the home crowd with a speech in English. The 45-year-old, who announced his ...

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 ...