Maeda shuts down Rockies

Apr 24, 2016

Maeda shuts down Rockies

Kenta Maeda tamed a notorious hitter’s park about as well as any pitcher can. So much for being intimidated in his first start at Coors Field. Maeda held Colorado hitless into the sixth inning, A.J. Ellis connected on a two-run homer and the Los ...

Five steals in second propel Reds to win

Apr 20, 2016

Five steals in second propel Reds to win

Sensing that Jorge De La Rosa wasn’t paying attention, the Reds were off and running. Jay Bruce had two of the Reds’ five steals in the second inning off De La Rosa — their biggest inning on the bases in roughly a century — ...

Yankees lose closer Miller to broken wrist from line drive

Mar 31, 2016

Yankees lose closer Miller to broken wrist from line drive

The Yankees’ heralded bullpen depth could be tested early. Andrew Miller broke his non-pitching wrist when struck on the right arm by a line drive in the seventh inning of New York’s 2-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. The left-hander threw his ...

Pirates clinch berth in postseason

Sep 24, 2015

Pirates clinch berth in postseason

The music was turned up maybe a tad bit louder than usual. A couple more handshakes, too. Perhaps a few more selfies. Other than that — and all the sparkling wine bottles scattered around — this was a rather subdued celebration by the Pittsburgh ...

Rockies push past Mariners in seventh

Sep 12, 2015

Rockies push past Mariners in seventh

Dustin Garneau snapped a scoreless tie with a three-run homer in the seventh and Chad Bettis pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Bettis (7-5), making his fourth start since ...

Bryant blasts Cubs to win

Jul 28, 2015

Bryant blasts Cubs to win

After coming close to hitting a home run the previous few games, Kris Bryant believed he was due to get one to go out. He got one in a big situation. Bryant’s two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning ...

Rangers' Choo hits for cycle

Jul 22, 2015

Rangers' Choo hits for cycle

Choo Shin-soo was simply concentrating on having one more good at-bat. When his line drive went over center fielder Charlie Blackmon’s head, Choo found himself chugging for third base and into the Texas Rangers’ record book. Choo’s leadoff triple in the ninth inning completed ...

MLB analyst Hamilton murdered

Jun 23, 2015

MLB analyst Hamilton murdered

Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities said Monday. Hamilton was found Sunday after he was fatally shot in ...

Tulowitzki clouts two HRs in win

May 30, 2015

Tulowitzki clouts two HRs in win

Cody Asche altered his approach against a shift and broke up a no-hit bid in the eighth inning. The rest of the Philadelphia Phillies couldn’t do anything against Chad Bettis. The right-hander retired the first 18 batters and took a no-hitter into the eighth, ...

Padres shell De La Rosa

Apr 21, 2015

Padres shell De La Rosa

Jorge De La Rosa’s season debut went awry in a hurry. De La Rosa, returning from a groin injury that sidelined him for the first two weeks of the season, lasted two innings and gave up a career-high tying nine runs in the Colorado ...

Giambi announces retirement with gratitude to many

Feb 17, 2015

Giambi announces retirement with gratitude to many

Jason Giambi is retiring after 20 seasons in the majors. The 2000 AL MVP announced his decision Monday in a statement that was first sent to the New York Daily News. He ends his career as one of 20 players in history with at ...

Petit makes MLB history

Aug 29, 2014

Petit makes MLB history

One strike shy from a perfect game last September, Yusmeiro Petit refused to let another chance at baseball history slip away. Petit set a major league record when he retired his 46th batter in a row, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado ...