Light Pole Replacement at Ichiro “Iron” Maehara Baseball Stadium

Light Pole Replacement at Ichiro “Iron” Maehara Baseball Stadium

Construction on a light pole replacement project at Ichiro “Iron” Maehara Baseball Stadium will begin Sept. 3 and include the removal and replacement of two existing sports lighting fixtures, poles and electrical equipment. Work is expected to continue through December 2019. Park visitors are asked to stay outside of construction areas for their safety. Wasa […]

Tom Caron: ‘Weirdest day in baseball’ coming to Fenway

Tom Caron: ‘Weirdest day in baseball’ coming to Fenway

The Fenway Park grounds crew spreads a tarp over the infield as heavy rains falls with the score tied 4-4 between the Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox on Aug. 7. The game was suspended but will resume on Thursday. AP Photo/Charles Krupa On Thursday, the Red Sox will do something at Fenway Park […]

Yusei Kikuchi throws 1st major league shutout

Yusei Kikuchi throws 1st major league shutout

Yusei Kikuchi threw a two-hit shutout with just 96 pitches on Sunday to record his first complete game and shutout in the major leagues as the Seattle Mariners blanked the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0. The 28-year-old Japanese rookie, the Mariners’ prize acquisition from the Seibu Lions in the offseason, struck out eight while giving up […]

Knights baseball: Corvallis finds no offensive answer as Victoria forces deciding game for title | Corvallis-knights

Knights baseball: Corvallis finds no offensive answer as Victoria forces deciding game for title | Corvallis-knights

The expected rally from the West Coast League’s No. 2 offense in runs scored never came Saturday night. Victoria jumped ahead of Corvallis with three runs in the third inning and the Knights, chasing their fourth straight West Coast League baseball title, couldn’t find an answer. HarbourCats pitchers held Corvallis scoreless for the final eight […]

Carp slugger Xavier Batista tests positive for banned substance

Carp slugger Xavier Batista tests positive for banned substance

Hiroshima Carp first baseman Xavier Batista, who leads the Central League club with 26 home runs, has tested positive for a banned substance, the team said Saturday. The Carp deactivated the 27-year-old after hearing of the failed test from Nippon Professional Baseball. (Xavier Batista)[Supplied photo] Batista entered Japanese baseball through the Carp’s baseball academy in […]

In Venezuela, young baseball players still have big dreams | Professional

In Venezuela, young baseball players still have big dreams | Professional

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More than 100 boys train daily on a baseball field next to the biggest slum in Caracas, using old bats, balls and gloves in hopes of achieving the ultimate goal: a professional baseball career in the United States and an escape from Venezuela’s hardship. Chances are small, and getting remoter. Major […]

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