Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez becomes US citizen

Baseball 09/24/18, 21:08

Mariners teammates stood and applauded and "God Bless America" played on speakers when Felix Hernandez entered Seattle's clubhouse after becoming a U.S. citizen.A native of Venezuela, the 32-year-old pitcher passed his citizenship interview Monday and was among 74 people from 36 countries who became naturalized U.S. citizens during a ceremony ...

Texans look to fix mistakes after 0-3 start

Baseball 09/24/18, 20:48

After losing three close games to fall to 0-3 for the first time since 2008, the Houston Texans are pondering all the little things they did wrong that contributed to the defeats.They've had a few turnovers but possibly more detrimental to their success than that has been the constant smaller ...

Evans fired as San Francisco Giants general manager

Baseball 09/24/18, 20:21

Bobby Evans has been fired as the San Francisco Giants' general manager.San Francisco said Monday that Evans will be reassigned, with responsibilities to be determined.The Giants began the final week of the season 72-84, their second straight losing record.The team will start a search for a new head of baseball ...

Royals beat Tigers 4-3, stop 5-game slide

Baseball 09/24/18, 06:08

This time, the Kansas City Royals had enough hitting and pitching.Ian Kennedy pitched three-run ball into the eighth inning, and the Royals stopped a five-game slide by holding off the Detroit Tigers for a 4-3 win on Friday night.Alex Gordon had three hits for the Royals, who hit four homers ...

Cubs SS Russell placed on leave before loss to White Sox

Baseball 09/24/18, 06:07

The Chicago Cubs announced Friday that shortstop Addison Russell had been placed on administrative leave after he was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife.Then Jose Quintana struggled against his former team.The Cubs dropped their second straight game when Quintana was tagged for a three-run homer by Kevan Smith, sending ...

Henrico to build cricket field to keep up with demand

Baseball 09/24/18, 06:07

When Ganesh Krishnasamy was weighing a move from Iowa to the Richmond area, his research didn't start with housing prices or crime rates."The first thing I Googled is whether or not there is cricket," Krishnasamy said. "I would have changed my mind if the cricket wasn't here."His passion for the ...

Mahtook’s homer leads Tigers to win in Martinez’s finale

Baseball 09/24/18, 06:07

Victor Martinez will be remembered as one of the best line-drive hitters of the last 15 years, but his career ended in a different way.Batting in the first inning of his final major league game, Martinez beat out an infield chopper and was immediately removed for a pinch runner."I think ...

White Sox broadcaster Ken Harrelson works last game in booth

Baseball 09/24/18, 06:07

He gone. Well, sort of.Longtime Chicago White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson worked his final game Sunday, closing out a colorful TV career after three-plus decades in the booth. The White Sox paid tribute to Harrelson with a couple different videos, and he fought back tears throughout the ninth inning ...

Ryu has 3 of Dodgers’ 16 hits in 14-0 rout of Padres

Baseball 09/24/18, 06:07

Matt Kemp is used to being an everyday player. With so much talent on the Dodgers, though, he's had to adjust to not seeing his name in the lineup as often."Does he like it?" manager Dave Roberts said. "Probably not, but he understands."Kemp is just happy to be playing baseball ...

Leading off: Happ gets playoff prep; Snell seeks 21st win

Baseball 09/23/18, 03:01

A look at what's happening around the majors on today:THE HAPPENINGThe Yankees know they'll be playing in the AL wild-card game on Oct. 3, and J.A. Happ on track to be their starter. New York clinched a wild-card berth with a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in 11 innings ...