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Iwakuma steady in rehab start

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma allowed one run on five hits over 5⅔ innings in a rehab assignment with Triple-A ...

Jun 30, 2015

MacPhail joins Phillies as executive

Andy MacPhail is the new man in charge of the Philadelphia Phillies. The veteran baseball executive joined the Phillies on Monday with plans to take over as team president after this season. He’ll eventually replace Pat Gillick, who helped choose his successor. MacPhail will ...

Trout puts on big show against Yankees

Jun 30, 2015

Trout puts on big show against Yankees

Chris Young simply threw up his hands when Mike Trout sprinted back and made his second remarkable catch of the night, robbing him of another sure run-scoring hit. From his glove to his bat to his feet, the New York Yankees were powerless to ...

Hawks beat Lions to strengthen PL lead

Jun 29, 2015

Hawks beat Lions to strengthen PL lead

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks stretched their lead over the Pacific League with a 3-1 win against the Seibu Lions on Monday at Tokyo Dome. Right-hander Shota Takeda (7-2) allowed one run on four hits in six innings to win his fifth straight start and ...

Murata makes MLB debut; Indians lose

Jun 29, 2015

Murata makes MLB debut; Indians lose

Toru Murata made his debut in the major leagues for the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, pitching 3⅓ innings and allowing five runs, three earned, in an 8-0 loss against the Baltimore Orioles. The right-hander retired the first five batters he faced but allowed a ...

Jun 29, 2015

Marlins slugger Stanton undergoes surgery on broken hand

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton underwent surgery Sunday on his broken left hand, and the timetable for his return remains four to six weeks. Stanton hurt his hand while swinging during Friday’s game against the Dodgers. When sidelined he led the majors with 27 ...

Ramirez happy to be back in NPB

Jun 28, 2015

Ramirez happy to be back in NPB

by Jason Coskrey

Alex Ramirez had an eventful first gameday on the job. The new roving advisor to the Orix Buffaloes spent most of batting practice on Saturday giving instruction to many of the Orix hitters, including Yoshio Itoi and Takahiro Okada. Later, he high-fived a few ...

Marlins slugger Stanton sidelined with broken hand

Jun 28, 2015

Marlins slugger Stanton sidelined with broken hand

For the second year in a row, Giancarlo Stanton’s chances of winning the major league home run title have been hurt by an injury. The Miami Marlins slugger has a broken left hand, which is expected to sideline him four to six weeks. He ...

Tanaka has another rough start as Yanks beat Astros

Jun 28, 2015

Tanaka has another rough start as Yanks beat Astros

Masahiro Tanaka gave up three home runs for the second straight game in blowing a six-run lead over five innings for the New York Yankees, who pulled out a 9-6 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Coming off his worst career start, Tanaka, ...