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  • Tanaka cools Cubs' bats in Yankees' 3-0 win

    Updated: 23 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings on a frigid Monday, Carlos Beltran homered for the third straight game and New York welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the current Yankee Stadium with a 3-0 victory in the opener of Monday's day-night doubleheader. The...

  • MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades. Jackson traveled to baseball's 1992 winter...

  • Bud Selig calls replay start 'remarkable'

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport's new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks. While baseball began video review late in the 2008 season, it was limited to potential home runs and boundary calls. The new system that began...

  • No Drew: Steinbrenner: 'I'm pretty content'


    NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a string of infield injuries, Yankees fans shouldn't expect New York to add free-agent Stephen Drew. "I will consider anything, but right now I think I'm pretty content with where we're sitting," managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said before Tuesday night's...

  • Yankee great Rivera's son on New Hampshire team


    LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — The son of Mariano Rivera, the retired Yankees legend considered the best relief pitcher in baseball, is playing for a collegiate summer program in New Hampshire. Mariano Rivera Jr. will join the Laconia Muskrats this summer, part of the 12-team New England Collegiate...

  • MLB draws over 1.5 million fans for April weekend

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball games drew over 1.5 million fans during a crowded early weekend. MLB said Monday the 45 dates over the weekend averaged nearly 34,000, boosted by big crowds at Yankee Stadium for the Boston-New York rivalry. The total attendance of 1,524,508 was the...

  • Brooks Robinson seeks $9.9M from tribe over fall

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson is seeking a settlement of $9.9 million from the Seminole Indian tribe because of injuries he suffered in a 2012 fall from a stage at the tribe's South Florida casino. Attorney Jack Hickey is asking the tribe to waive its immunity for...

  • Pro sports becoming more open to paternity leave

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Tony Perez was on the road with the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 when he got the call that his first child was on the way. There was no discussion about leaving the team to attend Victor's birth, no such thing as paternity leave. "They didn't give you any time off when I was playing," the Hall of...

  • Maddon speaks out on elbow injuries

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    You could piece together a pretty good pitching staff with just the players who have had significant elbow problems this year. Starting rotation: Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy, Patrick Corbin, Jarrod Parker, Matt Moore. Bullpen: Bobby Parnell, David Hernandez, Bruce Rondon, Luke Hochevar, Cory...

  • Ross outduels Scherzer to lift Padres over Tigers

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A handful of San Diego regulars still aren't hitting their weight, and the Padres had only six hits against Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. That would normally have the Padres heading for a loss, especially at Petco Park. Thanks, though, to big right-hander...

  • Colon gives up 4 HRs in Mets' 14-2 loss to Angels,

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Bartolo Colon thought all was OK as he took the mound in the first inning. Then the Angels stepped to the plate. Colon gave up consecutive home runs by Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez in the first inning, setting the tone for the Mets' 14-2 loss on Sunday in...

  • Angels hit 4 HRs off Colon in 14-2 rout of Mets

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels caught up with Bartolo Colon on Sunday. Mike Trout, Pujols and Raul Ibanez hit consecutive home runs off Colon in the first inning and the Angels routed the New York Mets 14-2. "Anytime you can hit three home runs in a row,...

  • Heisey hits slam, Mesoraco 4 RBIs as Reds top Rays

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds went two weeks before breaking out of their hitting slump. Chris Heisey connected for his first grand slam and Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in a career high-tying four runs as Cincinnati took advantage of Tampa Bay's depleted pitching staff for a 12-4 victory on...

  • Rays give up Heisey's slam, fall to Reds 12-4

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Pitching with a short-handed staff caught up with the Tampa Bay Rays. Chris Heisey hit his first grand slam and Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in career high-tying four runs as the Cincinnati Reds took advantage of the Rays' pitching injuries for a 12-4 victory on Sunday....

  • Work on historic Cleveland ballpark nears finish

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cries of "play ball" should be in the air again this summer on the site of League Park, where the Cleveland Indians played in the early 1900s and Babe Ruth hit his 500th career home run. A $6.3 million city-funded project to restore and renovate what's left of the old...

  • Angels lose in 13 to Mets on Recker's HR

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Raul Ibanez emerged from the Los Angeles Angels' clubhouse with a bat and a ball he signed for a young girl and her parents. They were gifts after the family returned the ball he drove into the right-field seats for his 2,000th career hit — a three-run homer that tied...

  • Mets beat Angels in 13th on Recker's HR

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After blowing a three-run lead in the ninth inning on one ill-fated pitch to Raul Ibanez, Jose Valverde needed a lift, and so did his New York Mets teammates. They got one four innings later from Anthony Recker. The backup catcher, the eighth batter in the lineup, led...

  • Verlander gets first 2 hits, Tigers top Padres 6-2

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sometime soon, a baseball will be getting a prominent spot among the trophies on Justin Verlander's mantle. It's the ball he hit up the middle for a single in the second inning Saturday night, the one that will forever shut up his teammates. Verlander had the first two hits...

  • BC-BBO--Astros-Rangers Extra Innings,ADVISORY, BBO

    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Editors: The Houston Astros and Texas Rangers are tied 5-5 after 9 innings.

  • Reds lose to Rays 1-0 for worst start since 1995

    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Another game full of wasted chances and wasted pitching prompted the Reds to call for a meeting. Alex Cobb went seven innings on Saturday, extending Tampa Bay's run of solid starting pitching, and James Loney homered for a 1-0 victory over the slumping Reds, who took a few...


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