ST. LOUIS - Jack Flaherty, Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals quickly drained any drama from a final-day playoff chase.They were totally fine with that.The Cardinals clinched the NL Central in their last game of the regular season, using ...
Sep 30, 2019
MAJOR League Baseball has set its season strikeout record for the 12th straight season.Batters struck out 41,098 times through Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), closing in on the 41,207 of last season. Philadelphia and Washington combined for 19 strikeouts in ...
Sep 25, 2019
BALTIMORE - Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, just like his dad.Biggio homered in the third inning, singled in the sixth, doubled in the eighth and tripled in the ninth to boost the Toronto Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles, 8-5, ...
Sep 18, 2019
BALTIMORE - The Los Angeles Dodgers sprayed each other with bubbly, emptied dozens of bottles of beer while drinking very little of it and essentially carried on in a fashion appropriate for a team celebrating its seventh consecutive NL West tile.Certainly, the ...
Sep 11, 2019
BOSTON - The New York Yankees officially ended Boston's three-year reign as AL East champs, blanking the Red Sox, 5-0, Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time) behind another big effort by James Paxton.Hours after the Red Sox parted ways ...
Sep 10, 2019
CHICAGO - Even with three power-hitting regulars out of the lineup, the Minnesota Twins found a way to keep on slugging.Jake Cave homered twice, C.J. Cron went deep and the surging Twins set a major league record for home runs ...
Aug 30, 2019
OAKLAND, California - Nathan Patterson never even made the varsity baseball team as a middle infielder during high school back home in Kansas.In fact, he'd strayed far from the game - running his own landscaping business and working various other jobs that ...
Aug 27, 2019
MIAMI - His club seemingly headed to a second consecutive last-place finish in the NL East, Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter isn't ready to disclose whether manager Don Mattingly will return next season."There hasn't been a decision yet," Jeter ...
Aug 15, 2019
WASHINGTON - Max Scherzer says he's all set to pitch. Not in the minors. In the majors. For the Washington Nationals. As soon as possible.On the injured list for all but one game over the past five weeks because of ...
Aug 15, 2019
CLEVELAND - Jackie Bradley Jr. homered with one out in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox edged the Cleveland Indians, 7-6, on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) after blowing a late lead and potential win for ace Chris Sale.Rafael ...
Aug 14, 2019
NEW YORK - The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green furry fan favorite from becoming a free agent.In a complaint filed on Friday in US District Court in Manhattan, the team ...
Aug 4, 2019
BOSTON - The defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox are setting their sights on an AL wild-card berth, and they're doing it with the players they already have.Red Sox baseball boss Dave Dombrowski conceded on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila ...
Aug 2, 2019
OAKLAND, California - August Wold pulled on his tiny green No. 19 Athletics jersey, began swinging a Khris Davis bat from both sides while standing in front of his very own locker, then made sure everyone knew something was still missing."I hope ...
Jul 28, 2019
BOSTON - Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is out of the hospital following three surgeries after being shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic.The Red Sox said Saturday that they've been told Ortiz has been ...
Jul 27, 2019
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Charlie Morton struck out 11 over seven innings and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep by beating David Price and Boston 3-2 in a game that the Red Sox protested on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time). ...
Jul 25, 2019
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - It never changed for Mariano Rivera - from his childhood in the fishing village of Puerto Caimito in Panama to the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium."I always wanted to be the last guy to kick the ball ...
Jul 19, 2019
BOSTON - Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85.A Red Sox spokesman confirmed the death Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time), and the team ...
Jul 18, 2019
NEW YORK - In hoops, Giannis Antentokounmpo is court royalty. But in baseball, he's a complete rookie.In fact, the 24-year-old from Greece said he'd never even touched a baseball before he did so Monday night at ...
Jul 16, 2019
ARLINGTON, Texas - Tyler Skaggs had persevered through injuries to be a valuable pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels.The left-hander had posted a photo of himself and teammates in cowboy hats for their weeklong trip to Texas where he was set ...
Jul 2, 2019
LONDON - Major League Baseball has scrapped plans to open its 2020 season in Asia and hopes to play more games in Europe.MLB started its season in Tokyo for the fifth time in 2019, and its labor contract with the players' union ...
Jun 30, 2019
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