Friday, August 14, 2015
Seattle Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma's feat of becoming the second Japanese-born pitcher after Hideo Nomo to throw a no-hitter in the U.S. major leagues was splashed on the home pages of sports newspapers and other media websites in his home country, greeting people as they were waking up Thursday.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
St. Louis pitcher Carlos Martinez was strong throughout his eight innings, steering the Cardinals to a 4-3 win against Pittsburgh on Friday, widening the gap at the top of the National League Central and contributing to a unique day in which all 15 home teams won.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Daniel Murphy drove in two runs with a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning as the New York Mets came back for a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday.
Unable to deploy its top pitchers because of a misunderstanding of the rules, Taiwan's team of 11 and 12 year olds was eliminated from the 2015 Pony International Bronco World Series by Puerto Rico on Monday.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista slammed long home run as the Toronto Blue Jays earned their eighth straight victory by beating the New York Yankees 2-0 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep that tightened the AL East race.
Monday, August 10, 2015
David Price pitched three-hit ball for seven innings and Justin Smoak lined Toronto's first grand slam in the Bronx as the Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 6-0 Saturday for their seventh straight win.
A Taiwanese team of 11 and 12 year olds pounded out 11 hits, including two home runs, to defeat an American team 12-2 in five innings Saturday and stave off elimination in the 2015 Pony International Bronco World Series.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Pittsburgh pinch-hitter Pedro Alvarez lined a bases-loaded single over a five-man infield in the 10th inning to lift the Pirates past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 on Friday.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Chicago rookie Kyle Schwarber homered in his second consecutive game to help the Cubs edge San Francisco 5-4 on Thursday, moving half a game ahead of the Giants in the race for the second wild card in the National League.
Baseball called on Japanese home run king Sadaharu Oh and karate used a live demonstration as eight sports made their case Friday to be included on the program for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.