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Javier Baez and Cubs overcome Yu Darvish's rough outing

Baseball / MLB May 5, 2019

Javier Baez and Cubs overcome Yu Darvish's rough outing

Taylor Davis got the comeback started with a grand slam in the fourth inning. Javier Baez finished it with a go-ahead homer in the eighth. Just like that, the surging Cubs are in position to grab the NL Central lead. Baez led off the eighth inning ...

Yu Darvish fans eight to help Cubs top Diamondbacks

Baseball / MLB Apr 28, 2019

Yu Darvish fans eight to help Cubs top Diamondbacks

Yu Darvish settled down after a shaky start. He got some help from David Bote. Darvish pitched six effective innings and Bote homered twice, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 9-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Anthony Rizzo also connected for the Cubs, who ...

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 ...

Yu Darvish struggles again as Braves sweep Cubs

Baseball / MLB Apr 5, 2019

Yu Darvish struggles again as Braves sweep Cubs

Yu Darvish pitched four-plus innings and suffered his first loss of the season on Thursday in the Chicago Cubs' 9-4 defeat to the Atlanta Braves. Darvish, playing in his second game of the season, allowed three runs, all earned, on five hits and four walks, ...

Yu Darvish allows 3 runs in 1st outing since May

Baseball / MLB Mar 31, 2019

Yu Darvish allows 3 runs in 1st outing since May

Yu Darvish had long since flopped in his return to Texas when former teammate Joey Gallo beat the Chicago Cubs with one swing. Gallo hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Rangers rallied for an 8-6 victory Saturday night, giving new manager ...

Shohei Ohtani made big splash in debut season in majors

Baseball / MLB Dec 27, 2018

Shohei Ohtani made big splash in debut season in majors

Shohei Ohtani's historic big league debut wasn't the only story coming out of the majors this year, but it often seemed like it. The ups and downs of the hard-hitting, hard-throwing American League Rookie of the Year captured imaginations on both sides of the Pacific, ...

Baseball / MLB Aug 11, 2018

Cubs placed Yu Darvish on 60-day disabled list

The Chicago Cubs have placed veteran right-hander Yu Darvish on the 60-day disabled list retroactive to May 23, the team announced on Friday. Darvish, who has been sidelined for more than two months due to right triceps tendinitis, has been transferred to make room on ...

Yu Darvish effective in simulated game

Baseball / MLB Aug 9, 2018

Yu Darvish effective in simulated game

Chicago Cubs hurler Yu Darvish pitched two innings in a simulated game Wednesday as he continued to rehabilitate injuries to his throwing arm that have kept him sidelined for more than two months. After warming up in the bullpen, the right-hander took the mound and ...