Naoko Asano
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Naoko Asano is a staff writer at Sportsnet.ca. Previously, she was an editor at Sportsnet magazine. She is based in Vancouver and has only mixed up the Sedin twins once.
Bases Covered: Despite success, Yankees struggling to sell tickets
Naoko Asano
Bases Covered is a roundup of the most interesting stories in baseball.
Whitecaps return home hoping to build more momentum
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Whitecaps frustrated by Dynamo in road loss
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Houston took a 2–1 victory to move into the top spot in the Western Conference thanks to the skills of Alberth Elis and a questionable call that benefited the home side. Vancouver, now 4-5-1, stayed put at sixth in the West.
Dynamo the next test on Whitecaps' path to redemption
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On Friday, in their next test on the path to redemption, the Vancouver Whitecaps will face the Houston Dynamo, a team in the midst of their own turnaround.
Six Blue Jays move up on Baseball America's top 100 prospects list
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Bases Covered: Archer mired in controversy after latest incident
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Chris Archer threw another gem on Wednesday night, but it did not come without controversy as he beaned Salvador Perez in the seventh inning.
Whitecaps showing better defensive form led by Ousted
Naoko Asano
Watching Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted work can sometimes feel like watching one of those stuntmen who scale skyscrapers without a harness. There’s a lot of tension, but also a lot of oohing and aahing and wondering, “How did he do that?”
Bases Covered: A-Rod stole teammate's walk-up song with Mariners
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Encarnacion: Blue Jays fans the best I've ever played for
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In part one of an exclusive sit-down interview with Sportsnet's Hazel Mae, Edwin Encarnacion made clear that he'd hoped to finish his career in Toronto.