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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 ...

Mariners lefty Yusei Kikuchi earns first MLB win

Baseball / MLB Apr 21, 2019

Mariners lefty Yusei Kikuchi earns first MLB win

Pitcher Yusei Kikuchi picked up his first MLB win as the Seattle Mariners edged the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night in Anaheim. Kikuchi (1-1), who attended Hanamaki Higashi High School in Iwate Prefecture, the same school injured Angels star Shohei Ohtani attended, finally won ...

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 ...

Dodgers hurler Kenta Maeda notches second victory of season

Baseball / MLB Apr 6, 2019

Dodgers hurler Kenta Maeda notches second victory of season

Kenta Maeda claimed his second win of the season Friday as the Los Angeles Dodgers continued their strong start by beating the Colorado Rockies 10-6. The right-hander, making his second start, allowed a run on four hits and four walks, while striking out four over ...

Chronology of Ichiro's baseball career

Baseball Mar 22, 2019

Chronology of Ichiro's baseball career

by Jason Coskrey

Ichiro Suzuki's baseball career was the stuff of legends. He excelled in NPB as chronicled below, then burst onto the scene in the major leagues and earned the respect of his peers and fans on the other side of the Pacific. And without a doubt, ...