Video: Pirates star Chris Archer surprises his parents with cars for Christmas

U.S. 12/26/19, 07:47

Pittsburgh Pirates star Chris Archer surprised his parents by gifting them a pair of new cars for Christmas. Archer shared a heartwarming video of the exchange on his Instagram. His grandmother Donna and step-grandfather Ron Archer became Archer's legal parents by adopting him when he was 2 years old, UPI reported. "Never felt ...

MLB to keep monitoring netting issue after child is hit

Baseball 05/30/19, 14:11

Major League Baseball said Thursday it will keep examining its policy on protective netting at stadiums a day after a young fan was struck by a foul ball and hospitalized.The girl was hit during Wednesday night's game between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros, an incident MLB called "extremely upsetting."MLB ...

Things to know about NCAA baseball regionals

Baseball 05/30/19, 13:29

The NCAA baseball tournament opens Friday with play in 16 double-elimination regionals. Regional winners advance to best-of-three super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College World Series in Omaha beginning June 15. Some of the top story lines:WHO'S HOTCentral Michigan has won 18 games in a ...

California team loses sponsor due to Ocasio-Cortez video

Politics 05/30/19, 09:21

A company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with images of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports that raisin company Sun-Maid terminated its sponsorship of the Fresno Grizzlies on Wednesday. “We ...

Child hit by line drive at Astros game, taken to hospital

Baseball 05/30/19, 03:01

A young fan was taken to the hospital after getting struck by a foul ball during Wednesday night's game between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros.Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. hit a line drive in the fourth inning into the field-level stands down the third base line, where it hit ...

APNewsBreak: Cubs-Cards set for London on June 13-14 in 2020

Baseball 05/30/19, 01:24

The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals are set to play at London next season in a two-game series at West Ham's Olympic Stadium on June 13 and 14.St. Louis will be the home team for both games, according to a draft of the 2020 preliminary schedule obtained by The ...

Hoffman’s solid outing leads Rockies past Diamondbacks 5-4

Baseball 05/29/19, 23:21

Jeff Hoffman pitched five solid innings and beat out an infield single to drive in a key run as the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Wednesday night.Brendan Rodgers had a two-run single and Trevor Story added three hits for the Rockies, who won their season-high fourth in ...

Harper leads homer-happy Phillies past Cardinals 11-4

Baseball 05/29/19, 22:57

Bryce Harper hit his 10th homer , his 200th career double and drove in four before fouling a ball off his foot and exiting in the fifth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 11-4 following a rain delay Wednesday night.The hot-hitting Harper had his second straight ...

Leading off: Netting under scrutiny again, Red Sox vs Yanks

Baseball 05/29/19, 22:39

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:INJURED FANProtective netting at ballparks is again under scrutiny after a young girl was struck in Houston by a foul ball. Albert Almora Jr. of the Chicago Cubs hit a line drive into the stands down the third base line and almost ...

Adames knocks in run in 11th inning, Rays beat Blue Jays 4-3

Baseball 05/29/19, 22:38

Willy Adames delivered a long single against a five-man infield in the 11th inning, driving in the winning run as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Wednesday night.Adames' hit came off Justin Shafrer (0-1), who walked two and allowed a single by Avisail Garcia. With one ...

Anderson shakes off beaning, leads Chisox over Royals 8-7

Baseball 05/29/19, 22:28

Six innings after being beaned with a pitch from Kansas City starter Glenn Sparkman, Tim Anderson doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth, lifting the Chicago White Sox to an 8-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals Wednesday night.José Abreu hit a three-run homer, Yoán Moncada also connected and ...

Phillies star Harper leaves game after foul ball off foot

Baseball 05/29/19, 22:25

Bryce Harper left Philadelphia's game against St. Louis on Wednesday night after he fouled a ball off his right foot.Harper nicked one off his foot with the Phillies leading 11-1 in the fifth inning. He continued the at-bat and flied out to center. Harper had a homer, a double and ...

Hendricks helps Cubs avoid sweep with 2-1 win over Astros

Baseball 05/29/19, 22:12

Kyle Hendricks pitched eight strong innings, Kyle Schwarber homered for the second straight game and Kris Bryant added a solo shot in his return to the lineup to help the Chicago Cubs avoid a sweep with a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.The game included a scary ...

Sánchez sparkles as Nationals pound Gausman, Braves 14-4

Baseball 05/29/19, 21:44

Aníbal Sánchez allowed one hit in six scoreless innings, Howie Kendrick hit a three-run double and the Washington Nationals withstood a grand slam by rookie Austin Riley to beat the Atlanta Braves 14-4 on Wednesday night.Sánchez (1-6) made a triumphant return to Atlanta, where he thrived in 2018, to earn ...

Indians get season-high 18 hits, beat Red Sox 14-9

Baseball 05/29/19, 21:24

Carlos Santana homered and hit Cleveland's first triple of the season, Greg Allen added a pair of three-baggers and the Indians pounded out a season-high 18 hits in a 14-9 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.Santana, who finished a single shy of the cycle, was 3 for ...

Brandon Dixon powers Tigers past Orioles 4-2

Baseball 05/29/19, 21:08

Brandon Dixon hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth inning to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Wednesday night.The Tigers, who took two of the three games, won their first road series since April 1-3 against the Yankees.Orioles reliever Mychal Givens, recently demoted from the ...

Alfaro has four hits, Marlins win 4-2

Baseball 05/29/19, 21:00

Jorge Alfaro had a career-high four hits and the Miami Marlins handed the San Francisco Giants their seventh consecutive loss with a 4-2 victory Wednesday night.Neil Walker had a tiebreaking, pinch-hit double in the seventh and Starlin Castro hit the first triple of the season for the Marlins, who have ...