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Kendrys Morales homered from both sides of the plate during a nine-run sixth inning, capping the burst with a grand slam that sent the Los Angeles Angels romping past the Texas Rangers 15-8 Monday night.
The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics arrived in Japan on Friday, five days before opening Major League Baseball's 2012 season at Tokyo Dome.
The Seattle Mariners have signed free-agent Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma to a one-year contract.
Backdropped by the deadly earthquake and tsunami and worsening radiation leak, the Japan Pro Baseball season opened Tuesday to relief, empathy and cheers as the Rakuten Eagles beat the defending champion Chiba Lotte Marines 6-4.
Adrian Gonzalez got right into the swing of baseball's most heated rivalry.
The Oakland Athletics failed to reach agreement on a contract with pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma during the allotted 30-day negotiating period that ended Monday, sending him back to his Japanese club.
A person with knowledge of the situation says negotiations between the Oakland Athletics and Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma aren't getting anywhere.
David DeJesus has been on the Oakland Athletics' radar for a while now. They like his near-perfect defense, baserunning and consistent bat.
Iwakuma recently said if the negotiations remain stalled, then "the Athletics really didn't want me."