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Japan's Female Pitching Whiz May Join US Men's Pro Team

'Knuckleball princess' offered Chico Outlaws contract

(Newser) - "Knuckleball Princess" Eri Yoshida was the first woman to play pro baseball in Japan and she's now being offered the chance to become the first Japanese woman to play pro ball in an American men's league. The 18-year-old super athlete has been offered a contract to play for the... More »

Pitcher Is First Woman to Play in Japan Pro League

17-year-old faces 2 batters, strikes out 1

(Newser) - Eri Yoshida became the first woman to play professional baseball against men in Japan today, where the pitcher had a strikeout in her debut, the AP reports. The 17-year-old, whose signing was widely viewed as a publicity stunt, faced just two batters, walking the first and allowing a stolen base.... More »

Twins Start Swinging Lumber, Belt 3 Homers

(Newser) - Craig Monroe went 2-for-4 with two of light-hitting Minnesota's three home runs and four RBI, and the Twins hung on for a 9-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox tonight. Joe Nathan gave up two runs in the ninth but still managed to record his 12th save in as many... More »

Manny, Big Papi Go Back-to-Back as Sox Roll 5-0

Wakefield stymies punchless Tigers over eight innings

(Newser) - Tim Wakefield only allowed two hits in eight shutout innings to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 5-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez also hit back-to-back homers on successive pitches in Boston's fifth straight win and seventh in the last eight... More »

Drew Leads Red Sox Over Tigers

Tigers Lose Eight of Nine

(Newser) - J.D. Drew went 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 12-6 victory over Detroit tonight to send the Tigers to their eighth loss in nine games. Sean Casey drove in three runs on a pair of hits for the Sox, while... More »

Thomas Helps Blue Jays Beat Red Sox 6-3

Doubles home the go-ahead run as Jays win their home opener

(Newser) - Frank Thomas doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Shaun Marcum struck out eight and the Toronto Blue Jays won their home opener, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Friday night. Marcum (1-0) allowed three runs and three hits and walked just one over seven innings. More »

Sox Shelve Wakefield for Series

41-year-old ends 17-win season due to nagging shoulder injury

(Newser) - With the Red Sox on the brink of the World Series, knuckleballer Tim Wakefield has decided to shut it down due to worsening inflammation behind his right shoulder. Wakefield was shelled in his only playoff start, Game 4 against Cleveland, allowing five runs, and doctors warned that he might suffer... More »

Thomas Slams Triple Runs to Hit No. 512

Toronto slugger slides into 18th spot on career HR list; Boston falls 6-1

(Newser) - Toronto's Frank Thomas enjoyed the second triple-home-run game of his career yesterday, tying Ernie Banks and Eddie Matthews for the 18th spot on the all-time list. Two were against wily Boston knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, who also gave up three to Thomas 11 years ago. Thomas now has 40 dingers against... More »

Sox Slugfest Surmounts Sorry Start

Down 7, Sox pull off 16-10 comeback over Devil Rays

(Newser) - The Red Sox trailed 8-1 last night after Tim Wakefield and his immediate relief were pounded by the Devil Rays, but Boston's bats kicked into gear to score four runs in the fourth, three in the fifth, and six in the sixth, and finally a season high of 16 to... More »

Wakefield, Sox Blank Rays

The knuckleballer posts his 15th win of the season; Boston looks to secure the AL East

(Newser) - Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield surrendered only four hits in a seven-inning outing last night, leading Boston past the Devil Rays 6-0. Wakefield, whose 15 wins tie him for the most in  Major League Baseball this year, got some big offense from his teammates. Though slugger David Ortiz sat out, Mike Lowell... More »

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