In this July 27, 2013 photo, Yokohama DeNa BayStars Nyjer Morgan watches his RBI infield single for the go-ahead run in front of Hanshin Tigers catcher Akira Fujii in the six inning of a baseball game at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, western Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Given his past as a two-sport athlete (ice hockey and baseball), former Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Nyjer Morgan figured he would have no trouble adjusting to Japan’s unique brand of baseball. A slow start and demotion to the minor leagues may have shaken that confidence, but Morgan is now starting to make a major impact with the Yokohama DeNa BayStars of Japan’s Central League. The 33-year-old native of San Francisco is batting .303 with 31 RBIs and a career-high seven home runs in 67 games as the No. 3 hitter for the BayStars.
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Russell Martin (55) gets a face full of cream from a towel in celebration from A.J. Burnett after Martin drove in Gaby Sanchez with the game-winning hit in the 14th inning of the baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Chris Adamski PITTSBURGH (AP) — As Gaby Sanchez “trucked” around third some 6 1/2 hours after the game began, one thought went through his head. “‘This is enough,’” the 216-pound first baseman said after the game. “‘I’m tired. It’s been a long day.’”
Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano pours water over his head in the dugout after being tagged out at home plate trying to score from third…