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Beltran reaches deal with Astros

Dec 4, 2016

Beltran reaches deal with Astros

Carlos Beltran is headed back to Houston, hoping his 20th season in the majors could bring him — and the Astros — a most elusive World Series championship. A person familiar with the deal told AP on Saturday that the free agent slugger and ...

'Shot Heard 'Round World' pitcher Branca dies

Nov 24, 2016

'Shot Heard 'Round World' pitcher Branca dies

Ralph Branca’s career was defined by that one high-and-inside fastball. The Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who gave up Bobby Thomson’s famed “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” that still echoes more than six decades later as one of the most famous home runs in baseball history, ...

Nov 22, 2016

Guerrero, Ramirez, Rodriguez newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot

Outfielders Vladimir Guerrero and Manny Ramirez and catcher Ivan Rodriguez are among the prominent newcomers to the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot released on Monday. But Ramirez, considered one of MLB’s best right-handed hitters of his generation, may have a difficult time winning ...

Trout claims second AL MVP award; Bryant wins NL honor

Nov 18, 2016

Trout claims second AL MVP award; Bryant wins NL honor

While the Los Angeles Angels stumbled, Mike Trout soared again. Just too good to ignore. Trout won the AL MVP award Thursday for the second time in three years, and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was voted NL MVP in balloting by the ...

Nationals' Scherzer, Red Sox hurler Porcello win Cy Young Awards

Nov 17, 2016

Nationals' Scherzer, Red Sox hurler Porcello win Cy Young Awards

Max Scherzer celebrated aboard a boat off the British Virgin Islands, doused by college pals on a floating party. Rick Porcello enjoyed the moment at his parents’ home in New Jersey, surrounded by family, friends and a few bottles of wine. As for Justin ...

Nov 5, 2016

Former S.F. Giant Orsino dies at 78

John Orsino, one of the San Francisco players who hit a record-tying five home runs in a 12-run ninth inning in a 1961 game at Cincinnati, has died. He was 78. Orsino died Tuesday in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, following a lengthy illness. A ...

Nov 4, 2016

Astros claim Aoki off waiver wire

The Houston Astros have acquired outfielder Norichika Aoki, the American League club said Thursday. The 34-year-old Aoki, who bats left-handed, joined the Astros as a waiver claim from the Seattle Mariners and will be playing for his fifth team in his sixth season in ...