• Padres manager says fallen star Tatis ‘remorseful’ over 80-game drugs ban

    Padres manager says fallen star Tatis ‘remorseful’ over 80-game drugs ban
    Bob Melvin reached out to suspended star Tatis on SaturdayPadres manager said All-Star shortstop ‘feels remorseful’ San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin reached out to suspended All-Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr in a phone call Saturday and said the player “feels remorseful”.Melvin did not reveal anything else about what he termed a “private conversation” with Tatis, the dynamic fan favorite whose 80-game ban for testing positive for a performance-enhancing
  • San Diego Padres dynamo Fernando Tatis Jr hit with 80-game drugs ban

    San Diego Padres dynamo Fernando Tatis Jr hit with 80-game drugs ban
    Padres star Tatis suspended 80 games for positive drug testMLB claims 23-year-old tested positive for steroid ClostebolTatis will lose about $2.9m in salary due to the punishmentSan Diego Padres dynamo Fernando Tatis Jr, one of the brightest, freshest stars in all of Major League Baseball, was suspended 80 games on Friday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance and won’t play this season.MLB said Tatis tested positive for Clostebol, an anabolic steroid. Tatis said he a
  • Pirates’ Castro says ‘mistake’ led to iPhone flying out of pocket during game

    Pirates’ Castro says ‘mistake’ led to iPhone flying out of pocket during game
    Pirates’ Castro has phone fly from back pocket during slideMLB has cracked down on use of technology in gamesRodolfo Castro got the call-up and dropped a call in his return to the big leagues.The Pittsburgh infielder lost his phone during a slide into third base and the Pirates lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Tuesday night. Continue reading...
  • The extraordinary Justin Verlander is 39 … and the best pitcher in baseball

    The extraordinary Justin Verlander is 39 … and the best pitcher in baseball
    The Houston Astros ace is approaching his fifth decade and barely played in the last two seasons. But he has returned to dominate opposing battersWhen Justin Verlander got José Ramírez to line out to end the sixth inning in last week’s game between the Houston Astros and the Cleveland Guardians, the righty veteran walked off the field having thrown six shutout innings. Barely breaking stride, or a smile, it was yet another stellar outing on the mound.Thursday’s victory
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  • Little Leaguer consoles pitcher who hit him in head in heartwarming scene

    Little Leaguer consoles pitcher who hit him in head in heartwarming scene
    Isaiah Jarvis consoles Kaiden Shelton after getting hit by pitchShelton’s Pearland team won Southwest Regional Playoff finalA Little League batter rose from a beaning to console the upset pitcher in a dramatic scene at a Little League regional tournament game Tuesday in Waco, Texas.The incident happened during a Little League Southwest Regional Playoff final. Continue reading...
  • Mets and Dodgers tighten grip on divisions after victories over rivals

    Mets and Dodgers tighten grip on divisions after victories over rivals
    Both teams were relatively quiet at trade deadlineSan Diego made splashy move got Juan Soto this monthThe Dodgers swept a three-game series against San Diego to take a 15.5-game lead in the NL West, and the Mets took four of five from Atlanta to move 6.5 up on the Braves in the NL East. That was after the Padres made serious waves at the deadline by acquiring Juan Soto, and the Braves added Jake Odorizzi and Raisel Iglesias.Los Angeles weren’t all that active, The Dodgers took Joey Gallo o
  • Pete Rose dismisses questions over statutory rape claims in Phillies return

    Pete Rose dismisses questions over statutory rape claims in Phillies return
    Woman says Rose had relationship with her while she was a minorFormer MLB star given standing ovation by Phillies fansPete Rose dismissed questions on Sunday about a woman’s claim she had a sexual relationship with the former MLB star when she was a minor.“It was 55 years ago, babe,” Rose told a female baseball writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Continue reading...
  • What links A League of Their Own to Chadwick Boseman and Madonna? | Down the rabbit hole

    What links A League of Their Own to Chadwick Boseman and Madonna? | Down the rabbit hole
    With a new series based on the cult baseball movie about to strike, we chase a team of celebrities down the rabbit hole, including Kevin Costner, Rosie O’Donnell and Brad PittPenny Marshall’s 1992 comedy drama A League of Their Own was so well received it instantly spawned a CBS TV spin-off. The tale of a second world war-era women’s baseball team seemed irresistible, but the show swiftly struck out. Now stepping up to the plate is a revival on Prime TV. The new series (from 12
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  • Dreaming of the major leagues: young Cuban baseball players – in pictures

    Dreaming of the major leagues: young Cuban baseball players – in pictures
    Success in baseball, Cuba’s national pastime, is increasingly measured beyond its borders as young players dream of playing in the major leagues in the US Continue reading...
  • Hack Wilson: the hard-living Chicago Cubs star whose epic 1930 endures

    Hack Wilson: the hard-living Chicago Cubs star whose epic 1930 endures
    The mercurial Cubs outfielder was one of the most prolific sluggers in National League history and still holds one of baseball’s most impregnable single-season recordsWith more than 40 home runs, nearly a hundred runs batted in and over a third of the season still to play, Aaron Judge is poised to complete the best season of his mighty career.Still, the New York Yankees slugger will have to pick up the pace to match Hack Wilson, one of the greatest and most rambunctious hitters in the hist
  • Chicago Cubs and St Louis Cardinals bringing rivalry to London in June 2023

    Chicago Cubs and St Louis Cardinals bringing rivalry to London in June 2023
    Cubs-Cardinals rivalry headed to London Stadium in June 2023Previous London games between clubs were canceled in 2020Major League Baseball plans to return to London next year for the first time since 2019.The league announced Thursday that the St Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs will play a two-game series on 24-25 June 2023, at London Stadium. The NL Central rivals were supposed to play in London in 2020, but the games were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading...
  • Iconic broadcaster Vin Scully was baseball’s poet laureate and so much more

    Iconic broadcaster Vin Scully was baseball’s poet laureate and so much more
    Vin Scully, the LA Dodgers broadcaster of nearly seven decades who died on Tuesday at 94, leaves behind a towering legacy as a paragon of joy in a world of anger and calm in a time of chaos“Hi everybody! And a very pleasant good evening to you, wherever you may be.”Whether they were navigating Los Angeles traffic, retreating to their couch after work, preparing their dinner or eating it, millions of Angelenos turned on their televisions or radios at 7pm to join their nightly summer a
  • Vin Scully, Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster for 67 years, dies aged 94

    Vin Scully, Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster for 67 years, dies aged 94
    Legendary Dodgers broadcaster dies on Tuesday aged 94Scully’s long tenure with NL team dated back to Brooklyn Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night, the team said. He was 94.Scully died at his home in the Hidden Hills section of Los Angeles, according to the team, which spoke to family members. Continue reading...
  • Juan Soto, who spurned $440m deal, sent to Padres in deadline blockbuster

    Juan Soto, who spurned $440m deal, sent to Padres in deadline blockbuster
    Star outfielder traded to Padres with first baseman Josh BellSoto, 23, is two-time All-Star and prize of this year’s deadlineDominican turned down record $440m offer from NationalsThe San Diego Padres will acquire superstar outfielder Juan Soto from the Washington Nationals on Tuesday in one of baseball’s biggest deals at the trade deadline, vaulting their postseason chances by adding a World Series champion who is one of baseball’s best hitters in his early 20s.A person with d
  • Juan Soto, who spurned $440m deal, dealt to Padres in deadline blockbuster

    Juan Soto, who spurned $440m deal, dealt to Padres in deadline blockbuster
    Star outfielder traded to Padres with first baseman Josh BellSoto, 23, is two-time All-Star and prize of this year’s deadlineDominican turned down record $440m offer from NationalsThe San Diego Padres will acquire superstar outfielder Juan Soto from the Washington Nationals on Tuesday in one of baseball’s biggest deals at the trade deadline, vaulting their postseason chances by adding a World Series champion who is one of baseball’s best hitters in his early 20s.A person with d
  • Miami Marlins’ Daniel Castano hit in head by ‘scary’ 104mph line drive

    Miami Marlins’ Daniel Castano hit in head by ‘scary’ 104mph line drive
    Castano hit on head by 104mph liner in Marlins’ 7-6 winMiami left-hander showed mild concussion symptomsDaniel Castano was hit on the forehead by a 104 mph line drive off the bat of Donovan Solano in the first inning of the Miami Marlins’ 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.The ball hit the bill of his cap and ricocheted off the crown, manager Don Mattingly said. The team said Castano showed mild concussion symptoms and was bruised, and a CT scan was normal. Continue reading
  • MLB All-Star Arenado to miss Toronto games – and $384,416 – due to vaccine status

    MLB All-Star Arenado to miss Toronto games – and $384,416 – due to vaccine status
    Fellow All-Star Paul Goldschmidt will also miss Blue Jays seriesCanada has restrictions on unvaccinated visitorsTwo of the St Louis Cardinals’ best players, third baseman Nolan Arenado and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, won’t be making the trip to Toronto for a short series with the Blue Jays because they haven’t received the Covid-19 vaccination. Canada has restrictions on travelers who aren’t vaccinated against the virus.The Cardinals announced on Sunday that catcher A
  • Four games, 59 runs conceded: the Red Sox are in an impressive historic slump

    Four games, 59 runs conceded: the Red Sox are in an impressive historic slump
    Boston recently put together the worst three-game stretch in modern MLB history. Is it a sign of a franchise that has stopped prioritizing winning?Things have gotten so bleak in Red Sox Nation in recent days that Saturday afternoon’s 4-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays counted as a bright spot. Yes, Boston once again lost to an AL East opponent and fell further away from an increasingly unlikely playoff spot, but at least this time it wasn’t the most embarrassing regular season loss in
  • Woeful Red Sox concede inside-the-park grand slam in record 28-5 loss to Jays

    Woeful Red Sox concede inside-the-park grand slam in record 28-5 loss to Jays
    Boston have given up 55 runs in last three gamesSeries of miscues help Toronto to huge victoryRaimel Tapia put his head down and started a slow jog to first base, not sure he’d gotten the pop he wanted when he drove a bases-loaded fly ball to deep center field in the third inning. Then everything about the play and the rest of the night changed.Tapia hit an inside-the-park grand slam after a misplay by Boston center fielder Jarren Duran and the Toronto Blue Jays set a franchise record for
  • Rickey Henderson’s quest for respect and the dawn of MLB’s big money era

    Rickey Henderson’s quest for respect and the dawn of MLB’s big money era
    In an extract from his new book on the Hall of Famer, Howard Bryant explores how fans and athletes reacted as serious money entered baseballBaseball players weren’t regular guys, but in 1974 they earned only slightly more than three times what the average American family paying to watch them play brought home. That year, the same year Rickey Henderson turned 16, the median household income in the United States was $11,000. The average major league salary was $35,000. Hank Aaron was in the
  • Nationals star Juan Soto wins first Home Run Derby amid trade rumblings

    Nationals star Juan Soto wins first Home Run Derby amid trade rumblings
    Nationals star Juan Soto won his first Home Run DerbySoto holds off Seattle’s Rodriguez 19-18 in final roundWashington Nationals star Juan Soto won his first Home Run Derby on Monday night, holding off Seattle Mariners rookie Julio Rodriguez 19-18 in the final.The 23-year-old Soto hit 53 total homers, beating each of his three opponents by one homer in the midseason power showcase. Soto was locked in at the plate even after spending an hour earlier at Dodger Stadium answering repeated ques
  • Washington Nationals star Juan Soto reportedly turns down $440m contract

    Washington Nationals star Juan Soto reportedly turns down $440m contract
    Soto said no to 15-year, $440m contract with Nats, report saysTwo-time All-Star finished second in NL MVP voting last yearWashington Nationals star outfielder Juan Soto expressed irritation Saturday hours after a report he turned down a record contract with the rebuilding club.The Athletic, citing unidentified sources, reported Soto turned down a $440m, 15-year contract offer to remain with the Nationals that would have been the most lucrative in baseball history. Los Angeles Angels outfielder M
  • Nationals star Juan Soto reportedly turns down record $440m contract

    Nationals star Juan Soto reportedly turns down record $440m contract
    Soto said no to 15-year, $440m contract with Nats, report saysTwo-time All-Star finished second in NL MVP voting last yearWashington Nationals star outfielder Juan Soto expressed irritation Saturday hours after a report he turned down a record contract with the rebuilding club.The Athletic, citing unidentified sources, reported Soto turned down a $440m, 15-year contract offer to remain with the Nationals that would have been the most lucrative in baseball history. Los Angeles Angels outfielder M
  • New York Mets’ Chris Bassitt says MLB should ‘stop testing’ for Covid-19

    New York Mets’ Chris Bassitt says MLB should ‘stop testing’ for Covid-19
    Pitcher says he ‘probably won’t’ inform team if he feels symptomsBassitt was placed on Covid list after complaint about sluggishnessNew York Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt said Thursday he “probably won’t” inform team and Major League Baseball officials if he feels Covid-19 symptoms in the future and that MLB should “just stop testing”.Bassitt was placed on the Covid-19 list on 1 July after complaining about sluggishness to team officials. The right-ha
  • Mariners-Angels game halted for 18 minutes after mass brawl and ejections

    Mariners-Angels game halted for 18 minutes after mass brawl and ejections
    Six players and two coaches ejected after lengthy confrontationAL West rivals have been involved in series of heated gamesThe Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels engaged in a lengthy full-team brawl in the second inning on Sunday after tensions over two days of inside pitches boiled over.Both managers and six players were ejected after the fight, which stopped and started twice before Angels closer Raisel Iglesias came back out to the empty field to throw a tub of sunflower seeds and ano
  • ‘I wish it hit my face’: 97 mph fastball breaks NL MVP Bryce Harper’s thumb

    ‘I wish it hit my face’: 97 mph fastball breaks NL MVP Bryce Harper’s thumb
    Slugger out indefinitely after taking fastball to the handPadres pitcher Blake Snell expresses remorse over injuryBryce Harper will be sidelined indefinitely with a broken left thumb after he was hit by a pitch from Blake Snell in Philadelphia’s 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.“I kind of wish it hit me in the face,” said Harper, who was wearing a splint on his thumb. “I don’t break bones in my face. I think I can take 98 [mph] to the face, bu
  • Moneyball’s Nick Swisher: ‘Most players were signing cards, we were signing books’

    Moneyball’s Nick Swisher: ‘Most players were signing cards, we were signing books’
    Twenty years after he was drafted, the former Yankees and A’s star reflects on how Michael Lewis’s famous book affected his careerThe 2002 Major League Baseball draft saw a healthy crop of future All-Stars – such as Zack Greinke, Cole Hamels and Prince Fielder – pen their first professional contracts. It also produced a misguided selection widely regarded as one of the all-time biggest busts, when the Pittsburgh Pirates took pitcher Bryan Bullington with the No 1 overall
  • Yogi Berra: the man behind baseball’s greatest catchphrases

    Yogi Berra: the man behind baseball’s greatest catchphrases
    A new documentary, made with the help of the Yankees star’s family, aims to remind its audience that his skill was equal to his warmthYogi Berra took a lot of ribbing for his looks when he joined the New York Yankees in the 1940s. The Pinstripes were the premier organization in Major League Baseball, and their new backstop was told he was too ugly to be a Yankee. Yet he went on to an extraordinary career in MLB, first as a player and then as a manager, making quirky, and often incisive, ob
  • ‘There just weren’t women playing’ – Kelsie Whitmore, baseball trailblazer

    ‘There just weren’t women playing’ – Kelsie Whitmore, baseball trailblazer
    The first woman to play in an MLB-affiliated league since 1994 understands interest but is busy making her way in the sportKelsie Whitmore is one of three figures on the baseball diamond at the Staten Island Community Park. The stands of the ballpark are empty, give or take a few hotdog sellers opening their kiosks in the concourses. Her coach, Nelson Figueroa, is hitting balls at her, which she waits on before reading the angle it will arrive, motioning towards the ball, then receiving it in he
  • ‘It stinks’: Cardinals’ Miles Mikolas falls one strike short of no-hitter

    ‘It stinks’: Cardinals’ Miles Mikolas falls one strike short of no-hitter
    Pitcher gives up double with two outs in ninth inningLast St Louis no-hitter came in September 2001It’s been 21 years since the St Louis Cardinals pitched a no-hitter. Miles Mikolas needed one more strike.The right-hander didn’t give up a hit until Cal Mitchell doubled with two outs in the ninth inning Tuesday night, and the St Louis Cardinals routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 to sweep a doubleheader. Continue reading...
  • ‘We don’t want to encourage it’: Some Rays players refuse to wear Pride logo

    ‘We don’t want to encourage it’: Some Rays players refuse to wear Pride logo
    Jason Adam says he opted out due to ‘faith-based decision’Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier offers different perspectiveA number of Tampa Bay Rays players decided not to wear rainbow-colored logos on their uniforms as part of the team’s annual “Pride Night” on Saturday that recognized the LGBTQ community.Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash addressed the matter after Sunday’s game, and said discussions among the players over the past few weeks were constructive
  • Injured Mets ace Max Scherzer confirms pitching hand was bitten by dog

    Injured Mets ace Max Scherzer confirms pitching hand was bitten by dog
    Scherzer’s dog bites pitching hand, Mets ace says no worriesBizarre ailment follows Francisco Lindor’s hotel door injuryInjured Mets ace Max Scherzer confirmed Saturday that his dog bit his pitching hand this week, but he says the wound won’t slow his recovery from an oblique strain.The New York Post reported Saturday that the right-handed Scherzer was bitten by a dog on his left hand, a second bizarre injury for New York this week after shortstop Francisco Lindor got his right
  • Ron DeSantis blocks funds for Tampa Bay Rays after team’s gun safety tweets

    Ron DeSantis blocks funds for Tampa Bay Rays after team’s gun safety tweets
    Florida governor defends vetoing funds for training facilityRays had joined Yankees in tweeting about gun safetyThe governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, has defended his veto of $35m in funding for a potential spring training site for the Tampa Bay Rays, after the Major League Baseball team used social media to raise awareness about gun violence after mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas.“I don’t support giving taxpayer dollars to professional sports stadiums,” D
  • Gabe Kapler: MLB’s liberal jock in America’s most conservative league

    Gabe Kapler: MLB’s liberal jock in America’s most conservative league
    The Giants manager boycotted the national anthem after recent mass shootings. He is somewhat of a rarity in baseball, a sport not noted for its progressive valuesThey were teammates on the curse-busting 2004 Boston Red Sox: Curt Schilling, the brilliant and brave pitcher, and Gabe Kapler, a journeyman outfielder who boasted the physique of Charles Atlas yet was somehow never a home run threat.Schilling became a far-right pundit-provocateur in retirement, a man as committed to owning the libs as
  • From rugby league to surf boats, showcasing the best of Australian women’s sport – in pictures

    From rugby league to surf boats, showcasing the best of Australian women’s sport – in pictures
    The 2022 Women in Sport Photo Action awards finalists from across Australia have been named, with winners to be announced on 1 June Continue reading...
  • MLB managers support Kapler’s anthem protest in wake of mass shootings

    MLB managers support Kapler’s anthem protest in wake of mass shootings
    Giants manager is unhappy ‘about the direction of our country’White Sox manager Tony La Russa disagrees with methodSeveral of Gabe Kapler’s fellow managers are offering their support for his decision to avoid the field during the national anthem as a protest following the recent school shooting in Texas.Kapler, manager of the San Francisco Giants, said on Friday he doesn’t plan to be on the field for the anthem “until I feel better about the direction of our country
  • MLB bans Tommy Pham for slapping opponent over fantasy football dispute

    MLB bans Tommy Pham for slapping opponent over fantasy football dispute
    Outfielder hit Giants player before teams’ game on FridayPham said there were ‘sketchy’ developments in fantasy leagueCincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham was suspended by Major League Baseball for three games on Saturday after he slapped San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson because of a dispute about their fantasy football league.While the Giants warmed up in the outfield before Friday’s series opener, the 34-year-old Pham confronted Pederson and smacked him in
  • Josh Donaldson apologises to Jackie Robinson’s family after ‘joke’ during game

    Josh Donaldson apologises to Jackie Robinson’s family after ‘joke’ during game
    Yankees player called Black opponent ‘Jackie’ during gameThird baseman was suspended by MLB over incidentNew York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson has issued an apology to the family of Jackie Robinson after referring to a Black opponent, Tim Anderson, as “Jackie” during a game last week.Donaldson was suspended one game for what he claimed was an “inside joke” with Anderson, an infielder for the Chicago White Sox. Donaldson on Saturday said his comment had
  • ‘Criminal in any other setting’: do fans pose a threat to NBA and MLB stars?

    ‘Criminal in any other setting’: do fans pose a threat to NBA and MLB stars?
    There have been several high-profile confrontations between fans and players in recent months. Some believe a deeper unrest is behind such incidentsAs April drew to a close, Cleveland Guardians outfielders had to deal with a few unusual problems during their team’s visit to Yankee Stadium. But it wasn’t flyballs caught in the swirling winds over the Bronx, or the power of sluggers Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge that were unsettling them. Instead, they found themselves pelted with
  • Anderson hits three-run homer after Yankees fans’ ‘Jackie Robinson’ taunts

    Anderson hits three-run homer after Yankees fans’ ‘Jackie Robinson’ taunts
    White Sox player seals victory after stormy series in BronxJosh Donaldson accused of making racist remarkTim Anderson hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and then put a finger to his lips to silence fans booing and chanting “Jackie” at him, capping a tumultuous weekend and helping the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-0 on Sunday night for a doubleheader sweep.“What a day,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said. Continue reading...
  • Mike Trout: does the world’s best baseball player finally have a supporting cast?

    Mike Trout: does the world’s best baseball player finally have a supporting cast?
    The Angels haven’t had a winning season since 2015, despite the presence of their nine-time All Star. This year could be when things change thoughMike Trout has done so many wondrous things in nearly 11 full big-league seasons – 319 home runs, nine All-Star appearances, three American League Most Valuable Player awards among them – that it is hard to believe that he has but one career postseason hit. One.That lonely hit, a bases-empty home run, came in the top of the first inni
  • Orioles’ Matt Harvey suspended 60 games by MLB for drug distribution

    Orioles’ Matt Harvey suspended 60 games by MLB for drug distribution
    Former New York Mets star banned for distributing opioidsHarvey, 33, also admitted to using cocaine in federal trialBaltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey was suspended for 60 games by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for distributing a prohibited drug of abuse, a punishment stemming from his admission of providing opioids to a teammate who fatally overdosed.The former New York Mets star also admitted in February during a federal trial in Texas stemming from Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skagg
  • More than a slugger: 10-time All-Star Pujols makes pitching debut at 42

    More than a slugger: 10-time All-Star Pujols makes pitching debut at 42
    Three-time NL MVP pitches during blowout win over GiantsCardinals star veteran gives up two home runs on debutAlbert Pujols had an absolute blast. And not at the plate this time, either.The longtime slugger made his first career pitching appearance on Sunday night, closing out a 15-6 blowout for the St Louis Cardinals over the San Francisco Giants. Continue reading...
  • Cincinnati Reds allow no hits against Pittsburgh Pirates … and still lose

    Cincinnati Reds allow no hits against Pittsburgh Pirates … and still lose
    Only sixth time since 1901 MLB team has won with no hitsNot an official no-hitter as pitchers didn’t go nine inningsPirates eke out 1-0 win after run-scoring forceoutReds starter Hunter Greene and reliever Art Warren combined to allow zero hits in a complete game, but it didn’t count as a no-hitter – or even a win – because the Pittsburgh Pirates eked out a run in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 1-0 win Sunday.This was the sixth time in big league history since 1901
  • MLB to return to London for regular-season games in 2023, 2024 and 2026

    MLB to return to London for regular-season games in 2023, 2024 and 2026
    MLB first put on games in London in June 2019Sadiq Khan says games will be hosted at London StadiumMajor League Baseball will play regular-season games in London in 2023, 2024 and 2026 as part of a long-term strategic partnership with the city.The league agreed to hold “major events” in the UK capital over the next five years, MLB said in a joint announcement with London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, on Monday. Continue reading...
  • Arizona’s Madison Bumgarner held back by teammates after first-inning ejection

    Arizona’s Madison Bumgarner held back by teammates after first-inning ejection
    Bumgarner ejected after hand checked for foreign substanceFirst-base umpire accused of instigating Arizona left-handerPitcher was restrained by teammates following confrontationArizona Diamondbacks pitcher Madison Bumgarner was ejected Wednesday right after his hand was checked for a foreign substance.Bumgarner gave up a leadoff homer to Jon Berti in the first inning at Miami, and then retired the next three batters. As he was walking to the dugout, the veteran left-hander gestured with his arm
  • Mets prepared to take $40m hit as they end Robinson Canó’s career with club

    Mets prepared to take $40m hit as they end Robinson Canó’s career with club
    Club still owe 39-year-old millions on contractPlayer has struggled to make an impact with team this seasonThe New York Mets designated veteran infielder Robinson Canó for assignment on Monday, still owing him close to $40m.Teams had until midday on Monday to reduce their rosters to 26 players, and Canó became a casualty after struggling in a part-time role on a team that leads the National League East. Canó had been playing against right-handers, but the Mets signaled their
  • New York Mets silence Phillies for second no-hitter in club history

    New York Mets silence Phillies for second no-hitter in club history
    Mets pitchers combine for club’s second no-hitter in 9,588 gamesTeam sets record for most pitches thrown in no-hitter with 159Tylor Megill and the New York Mets bullpen kept throwing and throwing, the crowd growing louder with every toss.A 159-pitch gem, it was. Continue reading...
  • New York Mets silence Phillies for second no-hitter in 9,588-game history

    New York Mets silence Phillies for second no-hitter in 9,588-game history
    Mets pitchers combine for second no-hitter in club historyTeam sets mark for most pitches thrown in no-hitter with 159Tylor Megill and the New York Mets bullpen kept throwing and throwing, the crowd growing louder with every toss.A 159-pitch gem, it was. Continue reading...
  • MLB bans Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer for two full seasons under sexual assault policy

    MLB bans Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer for two full seasons under sexual assault policy
    Dodgers pitcher suspended without pay effective FridayBauer says he is appealing suspension and denies violationMajor League Baseball has suspended Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer without pay for two full seasons under its domestic violence and sexual assault policy.Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred announced the punishment on Friday following an extensive investigation by MLB’s Department of Investigations, according to a news release. Continue reading...

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