Yankees set home run record in win over Jays

Baseball / MLB Jun 26, 2019

Yankees set home run record in win over Jays

Aaron Judge and his teammates were joking about which one of them would hit the home run that gave the New York Yankees a major league-record 28 straight games with a long ball. The 6-foot-7 (200-cm) slugger, batting second in the lineup, predicted the mark ...

Red Sox hold on to win Game 1

Baseball / MLB Oct 6, 2018

Red Sox hold on to win Game 1

Chris Sale left the mound to a standing ovation and then waited along with anxious Red Sox fans while the Boston bullpen frittered away most of a five-run lead. Bases loaded in the sixth inning. Two runs. Bases loaded, nobody out in the seventh. The Yankees ...

Yankees cruise past A's in wild-card contest

Baseball / MLB Oct 4, 2018

Yankees cruise past A's in wild-card contest

Aaron Judge got the party started with a two-run homer nine pitches in. By the time Giancarlo Stanton capped the mauling with monstrous drive in his postseason debut, New York Yankees fans already were looking ahead. "We want Boston!" they chanted. Coming up next. "It's going to ...

AL outlasts NL for victory in All-Star slugfest

Baseball / MLB Jul 18, 2018

AL outlasts NL for victory in All-Star slugfest

A record 10 home runs. A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 Tuesday night for ...

Tanaka gets no run support as Astros take ALCS opener

Baseball / MLB Oct 14, 2017

Tanaka gets no run support as Astros take ALCS opener

Another solid postseason outing for Masahiro Tanaka, but still another loss in the AL Championship Series for the New York Yankees. New York was stifled again by nemesis Dallas Keuchel, but at least this defeat to the Astros wasn't a one-and-done playoff game like two ...

Masahiro Tanaka shines as Yankees stay alive in ALDS

Baseball / MLB Oct 9, 2017

Masahiro Tanaka shines as Yankees stay alive in ALDS

The New York Yankees lived to see another day thanks to Masahiro Tanaka, who won his first playoff game in the majors with seven stellar innings in a 1-0 win against the Cleveland Indians in Game 3 of the American League Division Series on ...

Questions abound as MLB postseason starts

General | MAN ABOUT SPORTS Oct 3, 2017

Questions abound as MLB postseason starts

by Dave Wiggins

Some burning questions (and answers) entering the 2017 MLB postseason. Will Cleveland and Arizona, record-breaking streakers, be able to maintain their regular season momentum? The Indians went on an American League record 22-game win streak near the end of the regular season. (The MLB mark is the ...

Darvish named to AL roster for MLB All-Star Game

Baseball / MLB Jul 3, 2017

Darvish named to AL roster for MLB All-Star Game

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish has been selected as an American League reserve for the upcoming All-Star Game in Miami as Major League Baseball announced the full rosters for the Midsummer Classic on Sunday. The 30-year-old Darvish will be making his fourth appearance in the ...

Yankees star Judge invited to MLB's All-Star Home Run Derby

Baseball / MLB Jun 21, 2017

Yankees star Judge invited to MLB's All-Star Home Run Derby

Yankees rookie sensation Aaron Judge has been invited to participate in next month's Home Run Derby. Judge said Tuesday that he received the invitation last week through his agent but had not yet decided whether to accept. The 25-year-old outfielder, a towering presence at 201 cm, ...

Tanaka gets plenty of support in win over Jays

Baseball / MLB May 3, 2017

Tanaka gets plenty of support in win over Jays

Masahiro Tanaka allowed four runs over 6⅓ innings but earned his fourth win of the year as the New York Yankees belted five home runs in an 11-5 defeat of the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. Tanaka (4-1) allowed a double to Kevin Pillar with ...