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 ...

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 ...

Mariners triumph in 12th as A's defense falters

Baseball / MLB Mar 21, 2019

Mariners triumph in 12th as A's defense falters

by Jason Coskrey

Maybe the Seattle Mariners and Oakland A's thought that if they kept playing, Ichiro Suzuki couldn't leave baseball. The game had to end at some point, however, and it was the Mariners who provided the final blow. Seattle scored the tiebreaking run in the 12th when ...

Spotlight on Ichiro for openers

Baseball / MLB Mar 16, 2019

Spotlight on Ichiro for openers

by Jason Coskrey

Ichiro Suzuki still isn't used to dealing with the jet lag that comes with flying from the United States to Japan. Even so, being back in his home country has given the Seattle Mariners' 45-year-old outfielder a jolt of energy compared to earlier in spring ...

Kikuchi to debut in Japan

Baseball / MLB Mar 10, 2019

Kikuchi to debut in Japan

New Seattle Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi will make his Major League Baseball debut as a starter in the second game of the 2019 season-opening series in Japan against the Oakland Athletics on March 21. "I feel like I'm making two debuts," said Kikuchi, who will ...