Latest News

And That Happened: Sunday
And That Happened: Sunday's Scores and Highlights

Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates hung out with Little Leaguers in Williamsport yesterday

Weekend Sports In Brief

Receiver Anquan Boldin is abruptly giving up on football to pursue his humanitarian and charitable work just under two weeks after signing with the Buffalo Bills. Boldin, the NFL's 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year, oversees the south Florida-based Q81 Foundation, which offers educational support

Bullpens looming large again for this year
Bullpens looming large again for this year's postseason

Around this time last year, the Cleveland Indians were providing a preview of the American League postseason. Manager Terry Francona was using newly acquired reliever Andrew Miller in all sorts of situations, and for more than one inning if necessary. It was an approach that eventually helped the Indians

Surging Brewers continue Western trek in San Francisco

The Milwaukee Brewers seek to move up in the division standings while the San Francisco Giants endure the first day after being formally eliminated in their division race when the clubs open a three-game series Monday night. Brewers right-hander Zach Davies (14-6, 4.26 ERA) and Giants right-hander Chris

Diamondbacks look to end slump vs. Mets

A pair of teams struggling to adapt to new roles will square off Monday night, when the New York Mets host the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of a four-game series at Citi Field. The Mets' Robert Gsellman (5-5, 5.98 ERA) is scheduled to oppose the Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker (6-7, 3.83

Stanton hits 45th HR, Conley fans 11, Marlins beat Mets 6-4
Stanton hits 45th HR, Conley fans 11, Marlins beat Mets 6-4

NEW YORK (AP) -- Giancarlo Stanton hit his major league-leading 45th home run and Adam Conley struck out a career-high 11, leading the Miami Marlins over the New York Mets 6-4 on Sunday.

Upstart Twins looking for another win vs. Diamondbacks

The Minnesota Twins have seemingly been written off a few times this season, particularly when the team's own front office decided to trade left-handed starter Jaime Garcia and All-Star closer Brandon Kintzler before the trade deadline. Another win against Arizona on Saturday and Minnesota is not

8/19/17: MLB.com FastCast
8/19/17: MLB.com FastCast

The Yankees use two homers and a clutch throw from Gary Sanchez to sink the Red Sox, plus Mike Trout joins special company with two homers

Phillies ready to close out road swing in San Francisco

The Philadelphia Phillies will go for a series split, but will have to do so against left-hander Madison Bumgarner, when they wrap up a four-game set Sunday against the San Francisco Giants. The Phillies got a three-run homer from Rhys Hoskins and a pinch-hit grand slam from Ty Kelly in a wild 12-9

Indians painting imposing picture as rotation starts to shine
Indians painting imposing picture as rotation starts to shine

The Cleveland Indians are finding form in MLB, beating the Kansas City Royals for their eighth win in nine games.

Aaron Judge sets MLB strikeout record
Aaron Judge sets MLB strikeout record

Boston (AFP) - New York Yankees player Aaron Judge set the record for the longest strikeout streak in a season in Saturday's 4-3 Yankees win over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Holland on familiar turf as White Sox visit Rangers

Chicago White Sox left-hander Derek Holland is back in familiar surroundings, sleeping in his own bed as the White Sox play the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. Holland spent the first eight seasons of his career pitching for the Rangers and Saturday marks the first time he'll pitch at Globe Life

Royals' Vargas looks to continue hold over Indians

Manager Terry Francona decided to liven up the Cleveland clubhouse before Friday night's game with the Kansas City Royals. With 23 games in 23 dates, a doubleheader on Thursday and Kansas City the last stop of an 11-game four-city trip, Francona arranged to have a DJ for the clubhouse and a Pop-A-Shot

Sabathia-Sale duel spices up Yankees-Red Sox clash

On July 16, at Fenway, Sabathia danced in and out of trouble but made it through six shutout innings despite a season-high five walks. Sale got his first look at the New York part of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry when he pitched for Boston last Sunday night in the Bronx.

Diamondbacks look to rebound versus Twins

Byron Buxton's speed and Miguel Sano's power are keeping the Minnesota Twins in the American League playoff race. The Arizona Diamondbacks saw the duo's potential on Friday and Zack Greinke will try to keep them down on Saturday as Arizona continues its own chase for a playoff spot. Buxton

Nationals' Strasburg set to return versus Padres

Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg is back home in San Diego. More importantly for Washington, the right-hander has returned to the mound as the Nationals go for their second win in the four-game series. Strasburg, a San Diego native and former San Diego State star, will be activated from the disabled

Gonzalez returns from DL, Dodgers top Tigers 8-5
Gonzalez returns from DL, Dodgers top Tigers 8-5

DETROIT (AP) -- Chris Taylor had four hits including a pair of doubles, and the Los Angeles Dodgers welcomed Adrian Gonzalez back from the disabled list with another victory, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-5 on Friday night.

Mark Melancon is considering surgery
Mark Melancon is considering surgery

Melancon could face season-ending surgery after pitching through an undisclosed injury this season.

Cardinals place Wainwright on 10-day DL with elbow impingement
Cardinals place Wainwright on 10-day DL with elbow impingement

An elbow injury has forced St Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, 35, on the disabled list.

Short-handed Nats aim to keep rolling vs. Padres

The Washington Nationals will settle in for their Friday game with the San Diego Padres after absorbing yet another injury. Washington reliever Ryan Madson landed on the disabled list before the Nationals beat the Padres 2-1 on Thursday. "Nobody really talks about it," manager Dusty Baker

Baseball-Highlights of Thursday's MLB games

Highlights from Major League Baseball games on Thursday: Diamondbacks 4, Astros 0 Patrick Corbin came within an out of his first complete game in nearly four years, scattering four hits in 8 2/3 innings, and the Arizona Diamondbacks earned a split of their four-game, home-and-home interleague series

Royals get first of 10 remaining chances to beat Indians

In the next 15 games, the Kansas City Royals should have a clear vision of whether they are truly postseason contenders. The nine other games are all against postseason wannabes: the Colorado Rockies, Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins. The Royals and Indians open a three-game series Friday at Kauffman

Frustrated Astros look to get back on track vs. A's

Astros manager A.J. Hinch spoke with obvious frustration in the aftermath of another Houston loss on Thursday, the 13th setback in 19 games for top team in the American League. Hinch focused his ire on the umpiring after the Astros took their sixth shutout loss on the season and fourth since July 26

Orioles host Angels in key AL wild-card series

If the Baltimore Orioles are hoping to make a big move in the American League wild card race, they could have a chance to do so starting Friday against the Los Angeles Angels. The Orioles are 35-23 at home and 24-39 on the road. Baltimore is coming off a 4-6 West Coast trip against the Angels, Oakland

Sanchez powers Yankees past Mets 7-5 for Subway Series sweep
Sanchez powers Yankees past Mets 7-5 for Subway Series sweep

Gary Sanchez homered and matched a career high with five RBIs, Luis Severino got right back on track and the New York Yankees made it a four-game sweep in the Subway Series with a 7-5 victory Thursday night over the Mets. Sanchez hit a three-run homer off struggling starter Steven Matz in the first

Kepler
Kepler's homer sparks Twins in DH split with Indians

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Max Kepler made up for a fielding mistake in the top of the inning with the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the seventh, sending the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over Cleveland in the second game on Thursday night to salvage a doubleheader split with the Indians.

Cubs
Cubs' Lester allows 9 runs before exiting in 2nd vs. Reds

Chicago Cubs starter Jon Lester left Thursday's game against Cincinnati in the second inning with left lat tightness after allowing nine runs by the Reds. Lester was replaced by Mike Montgomery after facing 11 batters in the inning and Cincinnati leading 8-0 with two outs. Joey Votto had a three-run

MLB
MLB's Manfred working on pace of play with Clark, union

Major League Baseball is having conversations with the players' association over possible changes designed to speed the pace of play, and Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday he hopes to reach an agreement instead of implementing any measures unilaterally. Manfred said the Bruce Sherman-led ownership

Tampa teams dedicate funds for Confederate monument removal
Tampa teams dedicate funds for Confederate monument removal

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The three major professional sports teams based in the Tampa Bay area say they have ''dedicated funds'' to help remove a Confederate monument from the city.

5 minutes after his first career stolen base, a 38-year-old Cubs pitcher was picked off while trying for another one
5 minutes after his first career stolen base, a 38-year-old Cubs pitcher was picked off while trying for another one

It's been over 15 years since he made his major league debut, but John Lackey is still finding...

Oh the drama: Puig lifts Dodgers to 5-4 win over White Sox
Oh the drama: Puig lifts Dodgers to 5-4 win over White Sox

The Dodgers won in - what else - dramatic fashion, scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for their major league-leading 10th walk-off victory of the season. Trailing 4-2, Yasiel Puig's two-run double drove in the tying and go-ahead runs to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday

Steinbrenner, Torre like Jeter in front office with Marlins
Steinbrenner, Torre like Jeter in front office with Marlins

CHICAGO (AP) - Derek Jeter won five World Series during a 20-year run with the New York Yankees. He piled up 3,465 hits and made the All-Star team 14 times while becoming one of baseball's biggest stars.

Red-hot Rangers host weary White Sox

Considering the Chicago White Sox just finished getting swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the best team in baseball, a four-game set against the Texas Rangers starting Thursday will represent a reprieve. The Rangers are one of the hottest teams in the American League, winners of six of their past seven

Blue Jays' Rowley soldiers on with career, faces Rays

Chris Rowley made history Saturday, becoming the first graduate of West Point to pitch in the major leagues. The Toronto Blue Jays right-hander won the game, holding the Pittsburgh Pirates to one run in 5 1/3 innings. Rowley (1-0, 1.69 ERA) makes his second start Thursday in the finale of a four-game

Cubs' Lester looks to stay hot versus Reds

Jon Lester hopes to resume a positive post-All-Star break run as the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds wrap up a four-game series at Wrigley Field on Thursday. Lester (8-7, 3.99 ERA) is 3-1 with a 3.26 ERA in six starts since the break with one blip -- allowing four runs (three earned) and seven hits

Mets rookie Gsellman apologizes to GM for
Mets rookie Gsellman apologizes to GM for 'care'-less remark

Mets rookie pitcher Robert Gsellman says he apologized to Sandy Alderson for publicly dismissing a recent assessment by the general manager. Gsellman was on the disabled list and struggling in his rehab assignment at Double-A Binghamton when Alderson said the right-hander needed to pitch better. After

Oh the drama: Puig lifts Dodgers to 5-4 win over White Sox
Oh the drama: Puig lifts Dodgers to 5-4 win over White Sox

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers won in - what else - dramatic fashion, scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for their major league-leading 10th walk-off victory of the season.

Baseball standings

Aug 17 (Gracenote) - Standings from the MLB on Wednesday AMERICAN LEAGUEEASTERN DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Boston 69 51 .575 - 2. NY Yankees 64 55 .538 4 1/2 3. Tampa Bay 60 62 .492 10 4. Baltimore 59 62 .488 10 1/2 5. Toronto 58 62 .483 11 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Cleveland 65 52 .556 - 2. Kansas

Story homers twice in Rockies
Story homers twice in Rockies' 17-2 win over Braves

Trevor Story had a feeling the Colorado Rockies were about to snap out of their offensive slump, and when they did, his bat led the way. Story had two homers and a career-high six RBIs, Jon Gray pitched six strong innings, and the Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 17-2 on Wednesday night. Mark Reynolds

MLB: Red Sox rally to beat Cardinals 5-4
MLB: Red Sox rally to beat Cardinals 5-4

BOSTON (AP) - Mookie Betts lined a two-run double off the left-field wall with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a three-run rally that lifted the Boston Red Sox over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Wednesday.

Spangenberg, Padres aim to keep rolling vs. Nats

SAN DIEGO -- The Washington Nationals kick off a four-game series with the San Diego Padres on Thursday. That means one of baseball's hottest players will be in America's Finest City.

Judge hits long homer, Gregorius lifts Yanks over Mets 5-3
Judge hits long homer, Gregorius lifts Yanks over Mets 5-3

Aaron Judge launched a titanic homer, Didi Gregorius snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run double and the New York Yankees beat the Mets 5-3 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory in the Subway Series. After taking the first two matchups in the Bronx this week, the Yankees kept up

LEADING OFF: Indians try to finish up 10-0 at Target Field
LEADING OFF: Indians try to finish up 10-0 at Target Field

A look at what's happening around Major League Baseball on Thursday:

Valbuena, Calhoun homer to lift Angels past Nationals 3-2
Valbuena, Calhoun homer to lift Angels past Nationals 3-2

Luis Valbuena and Kole Calhoun homered, Ricky Nolasco bounced back from a rocky first inning before exiting with an injury and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Wednesday to split their two-game series. The Angels won for the seventh time in eight games. Tanner Roark (

The Marlins are "willing to engage" on trade talks for Giancarlo Stanton
The Marlins are "willing to engage" on trade talks for Giancarlo Stanton

A deal still seems like a long shot, however.

A couple of links: The story behind uniform numbers and the best players at each height
A couple of links: The story behind uniform numbers and the best players at each height

Adam Ottavino wears zero in Colorado, but he could not in St. Louis. Why?

8/15/17: MLB.com FastCast
8/15/17: MLB.com FastCast

Giancarlo Stanton extends his home run streak to six games, plus the Red Sox turn a triple play

Indians' Santana aims to stay hot at Twins' park

Carlos Santana enjoys hitting at Target Field -- or at least that is what the stats indicate. The Cleveland Indians first baseman hit the 13th and 14th home runs of his career at the Twins' ballpark on Tuesday, which ties him for the most all-time for visiting players. "I try to concentrate

Reds hope to mount offense against Cubs' Lackey

Given the deficit by which they lost to begin their visit to Wrigley Field, the Cincinnati Reds could have allowed their four-game series with the defending World Series champions to slip away before it really got started. A 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, however, may have changed that

Gallo on a roll as Rangers host Tigers

The Tigers and Rangers conclude a three-game series Wednesday with 33-year-old pitchers -- Detroit right-hander Anibal Sanchez and Texas lefty Cole Hamels -- facing off in the rubber match. Joey Gallo appears to be figuring out some things, namely the strike zone, at the major league level. A .194

Top News: Baseball

facebook
Hit "Like"
Don't miss any important news
Thanks, you don't need to show me this anymore.