Relaxed, hard-hitting Twins are stressing out opponents

Baseball 05/29/19, 18:55

The signs of a potent lineup were evident with the Minnesota Twins in spring training, factoring in the addition of a few accomplished power hitters and the anticipation of further development by their homegrown players.Even the most optimistic member of ...

Phillies face depleted bullpen because of injuries

Baseball 05/29/19, 18:49

Phillies manager Gable Kapler could have draped a stethoscope around his neck in his office that seemed more fit for an urgent care."I have notes on injury stuff," Kapler said Wednesday, not long before Philadelphia's scheduled game against St. Louis ...

Josh Bell homers again, Pirates beat Reds 7-2 for split

Baseball 05/29/19, 17:08

Josh Bell tied the Pirates record with his 12th homer in May, and Pittsburgh stopped Derek Dietrich's home run spree Wednesday, beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 for a split of their four-game series.Bell's three-run homer tied Jason Bay's mark from ...

‘Hungry’ Tennessee back in baseball tourney after hiatus

Baseball 05/29/19, 15:13

Tennessee finally has ended the longest NCAA Tournament drought of any Southeastern Conference baseball program by earning its first bid since its 2005 College World Series appearance.Now the Volunteers want to try to match that 2005 team's accomplishment by also ...

Mazara, Guzman homer, Rangers beat Mariners 11-4

Baseball 05/29/19, 00:52

Nomar Mazara and Ronald Guzman homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 11-4 Tuesday night, improving to 3-1 this season when using an opener instead of a starting pitcher.Reliever Jesse Chavez opened the game for Texas, striking out ...

Conforto’s grand slam sends Mets past Dodgers 7-3

Baseball 05/29/19, 00:41

Michael Conforto's first career grand slam snapped a seventh-inning tie and the New York Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Tuesday night.Conforto struck out twice but his five RBIs helped the Mets end a six-game road skid.The Dodgers' bullpen ...

Bregman homers twice as Astros rally past Cubs 9-6

Baseball 05/28/19, 22:29

Alex Bregman homered twice, his second a tiebreaking two-run shot in the sixth inning that propelled the injury-weakened Houston Astros to a 9-6 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night that gave manager AJ Hinch his 500th career victory.Bregman, ...

Strasburg strikes out 11, Nationals hold off Braves 5-4

Baseball 05/28/19, 21:52

Stephen Strasburg matched his season high with 11 strikeouts in seven innings and the Washington Nationals took the lead on three straight walks to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Tuesday night.Howie Kendrick had three hits, including his ninth homer, ...

Hosmer homers, Padres edge Yankees 5-4

Baseball 05/28/19, 21:38

Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer during a big first inning against Masahiro Tanaka, and San Diego manager Andy Green burned through his bullpen to help the Padres hold off the New York Yankees 5-4 on a soggy Tuesday night.New ...

Hernandez’s 2-run homer lifts Phillies over Cardinals 4-3

Baseball 05/28/19, 21:29

Cesar Hernandez hit a go-ahead two-run homer, Nick Pivetta threw five tough innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the slumping St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Tuesday night.Paul Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna hit homers in the first inning, but the Cardinals wasted ...

Meadows, Garcia homer in Rays 3-1 win over Blue Jays

Baseball 05/28/19, 21:22

Austin Meadows homered for the third straight game and five Tampa Bay pitchers combined to throw a six-hitter and beat struggling AL East rival Toronto 3-1 on Tuesday night.The second-place Rays won for the fourth straight time, improving to a ...

Marlins send Giants to 6th consecutive loss, 11-3

Baseball 05/28/19, 21:11

Jorge Alfaro and Garrett Cooper hit the Miami Marlins' first three-run homers of the year Tuesday in an 11-3 win over the San Francisco Giants, who lost their sixth game in a row.Trevor Richards (2-5) gave up a homer to ...

Yanks’ Paxton to return Wednesday, face Padres’ Paddack

Baseball 05/28/19, 16:44

Yankees left-hander James Paxton will return from the injured list Wednesday to start against breakout Padres rookie Chris Paddack.Paxton confirmed Tuesday he would be ready for the interleague matchup. He has been out with left knee inflammation since making his ...