Tim Lincecum made a winning return to Major League Baseball, restarting his career after nearly a year away with six sharp innings and several ovations as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1 Saturday.
Masahiro Tanaka just needed to hit the road to find his groove again. Of course, that four-run cushion before he stepped on the mound was helpful, too.
Victor Martinez matched a career-best with three home runs as Detroit pounded six as a team in a 10-4 win over Kansas City in Major League Baseball on Thursday.
The EDA Rhinos (義大犀牛), a Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL, 中華職棒) team, announced Thursday that it will be looking for a new owner, shocking the nation's sports industry and baseball fans.
With two hits Wednesday, Ichiro Suzuki raised his career total in the Japanese and North American major leagues to 4,257, passing Pete Rose's record Major League Baseball total.
Albert Almora Jr. acknowledged his former Arizona Fall League foe when he batted against him in the ninth inning, then he spoiled the pitcher's night.
Taiwanese left-hander Wei-Yin Chen (陳偉殷) picked up his fourth win of the year for the Miami Marlins and the 50th of his MLB career when his team routed the San Diego Padres 13-4 on Monday night.
Record or not, Ichiro Suzuki is closing in on a big name and a famous number.
Cole Hamels became the seventh active pitcher to reach 2,000 strikeouts as he helped the Texas Rangers beat division rival Seattle Mariners 6-4 on Sunday.
Texas and San Francisco both won in extra innings against their nearest division rivals on Saturday to stretch their leads at the top of the standings in the American League and National League's West divisions respectively.