Baseball Topics

Darvish, Andrus lead Rangers to victory

Sep 25, 2016

Darvish, Andrus lead Rangers to victory

Elvis Andrus had been dealing with flu symptoms and kept his celebration rather subdued after the Texas Rangers clinched the AL West, so he asked manager Jeff Banister afterward to please put him in the lineup again Saturday. He promised to be ready to ...

Sep 24, 2016

Mariners catcher Clevenger suspended over tweets

Reserve catcher Steve Clevenger was suspended for the rest of the season without pay Friday by the Seattle Mariners in the wake of his tweets regarding a recent police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Black Lives Matter movement. “As soon as we ...

Rangers clinch AL West title

Sep 24, 2016

Rangers clinch AL West title

Adrian Beltre and the Texas Rangers were subdued as they began the celebration, exchanging hugs near the pitcher’s mound at Oakland Coliseum. Things got more raucous in the clubhouse, with cigar smoke and champagne everywhere. The Rangers are getting pretty good at this division ...

Dodgers honor Scully for his 67 years of storytelling

Sep 24, 2016

Dodgers honor Scully for his 67 years of storytelling

Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully thanked Los Angeles Dodgers fans for making him feel like an 8-year-old again every time they cheer. The crowd, in turn, saluted Scully with a loud roar and multiple standing ovations on his appreciation night Friday. Holding hands ...

Cabrera belts 11th-inning blast to lift Mets

Sep 23, 2016

Cabrera belts 11th-inning blast to lift Mets

Jose Reyes had played 1,613 major league games without ever tying a game in the ninth inning with a home run. The Mets third baseman picked a good time to try it out. Reyes connected off Philadelphia Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez, tying it 6-6 ...

Maeda, Puig power Dodgers

Sep 22, 2016

Maeda, Puig power Dodgers

Yasiel Puig is making his mark against left-handed pitching while helping the Dodgers in a major way. The Cuban outfielder’s three-run homer highlighted a five-run first inning in a 9-3 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night, extending the Dodgers’ NL West ...

Sep 21, 2016

Manfred defends Padres GM Preller's suspension

Commissioner Rob Manfred is confident Major League Baseball teams fully disclose medical records, but said his office has demonstrated that it will use discipline as a way to discourage rules violations. Manfred’s comments during an appearance in Texas on Tuesday came less than a ...

Blue Jays pounce on Mariners hurler Iwakuma

Sep 21, 2016

Blue Jays pounce on Mariners hurler Iwakuma

J.A. Happ became the major leagues’ second 20-game winner and Russell Martin and Michael Saunders each hit a two-run homer, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays over the Seattle Mariners 10-2 on Tuesday night to move into first in the AL wild-card race. Toronto took ...

Porcello holds down Orioles for 21st win

Sep 20, 2016

Porcello holds down Orioles for 21st win

Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox appear poised to extend their late-season charge deep into October. Porcello picked up his major league-high 21st victory, David Ortiz and Mookie Betts hit two-run homers and Boston beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Monday night to ...

Granderson powers Mets

Sep 18, 2016

Granderson powers Mets

Curtis Granderson’s upbeat personality aided the Mets in navigating a difficult day at the ballpark. A couple of big swings in extra innings helped, too. Granderson hit a solo home run with two outs in the 12th inning after also connecting for a tying ...