Baseball / MLB Jun 29, 2019

Dominican police arrest 'mastermind' in David Ortiz shooting

Authorities in the Dominican Republic announced Friday that they have arrested the man behind the recent shooting of David Ortiz in an apparent case of mistaken identity. Police said Víctor Hugo Gómez was detained in the Caribbean country. No further details were immediately released. Authorities had ...

Blue Jays clinch top wild-card spot with win

Baseball / MLB Oct 3, 2016

Blue Jays clinch top wild-card spot with win

Aaron Sanchez said he didn't know — and didn't care — that the Blue Jays had already clinched a spot in baseball's postseason. Toronto still had a chance to host the AL wild-card game, and Sanchez wanted the win. "I wasn't ready to go home," he ...

Red Sox wrap up AL East division crown

Baseball / MLB Sep 29, 2016

Red Sox wrap up AL East division crown

Even though they let a win get away Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox locked up something more important. And as far as they were concerned, an AL East title was certainly worth celebrating. Boston clinched the division championship despite wasting a three-run lead in ...

Uehara gets second win of season

Baseball / MLB May 15, 2016

Uehara gets second win of season

Koji Uehara of the Boston Red Sox worked a scoreless 11th inning and earned his second win in a 6-5 walk-off victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday as David Ortiz tied the game in the ninth and drove in the winning run. With the ...

Baseball / MLB Nov 19, 2015

Red Sox slugger Ortiz to retire after 2016 season

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is planning to retire after the 2016 season. The Dominican slugger said in a video posted on The Players' Tribune on Wednesday that he will play one more season. It was Ortiz's 40th birthday, and the post was ...

Ortiz hits 500th homer of career in win

Baseball / MLB Sep 13, 2015

Ortiz hits 500th homer of career in win

David Ortiz had the option of taking a day off. He quickly turned that offer down, responding to a text message from Boston interim manager Torey Lovullo Saturday morning by saying said he wanted to play. Good choice, Big Papi. Ortiz homered twice to become the ...

Ortiz blasts new MLB rules to speed up game

Baseball / MLB Feb 26, 2015

Ortiz blasts new MLB rules to speed up game

David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate. He sounded prepared to pay for it. "I might run out of money," Ortiz said during a colorful rant Wednesday about the new pace-of-play rule requiring hitters to keep at least one foot in the batter's box ...