Leadoff hitter Yuki Yanagita drove in four runs to lead Japan to an 8-4 win over the Major League Baseball All-Stars on Friday in the second game of the five-match tour.
Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka says he chose to play for the New York Yankees because they appreciated him the most.
Tristan H. Cockcroft breaks down the schedule and early-season lineups for an extra-long "Week 1" of the fantasy baseball season, and explains how ESPN's fantasy baseball game handles the beginning of the 2012 baseball season.
The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics arrived in Japan on Friday, five days before opening Major League Baseball's 2012 season at Tokyo Dome.
Ichiro Suzuki and possibly Hideki Matsui will begin the 2012 season playing before their countrymen.
Former major leaguer Matt Murton has broken Ichiro Suzuki's record for the most hits in a single season in Japanese Professional Baseball.
Japan's professional baseball teams have agreed to introduce a ban on players who return to Japan after opting out of the amateur draft in order to play for overseas pro teams.
Junichi Tazawa, a hard-throwing pitcher from Japan, plans to negotiate with major league teams rather than make himself eligible for the Japanese amateur draft.
The Boston Red Sox arrived in Tokyo early Friday after an 18-hour flight and the resolution of a last-minute dispute that threatened their season-opening trip to Japan.
Tickets for baseball's season-opening series between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics in Japan have sold out.
The Red Sox are putting advertisements on their uniforms for the first time.
The Cubs won the Kosuke Fukudome bidding with a $48 million deal, and the multiskilled right fielder should be a solid investment.
The Boston Red Sox will open their World Series title defense in Tokyo.
Major League Baseball is waiting to see if the Red Sox will play in Tokyo next season.
Baseball officials are moving ahead with plans to play regular-season games in Tokyo in 2008.
Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer Sunday and the MLB All-Stars defeated the stars of Japanese baseball 11-4 for a 3-0 lead in a five-game tour.