Wheeler homers, strikes out 11 as Mets rout Phillies 9-0

Baseball 04/23/19, 21:02

Zack Wheeler hit his first major league home run and struck out 11 in seven sharp innings as the New York Mets handed the Philadelphia Phillies their fifth loss in six games, 9-0 on Tuesday night.The only spirit the Phillies showed came with two outs in the ninth when two ...

Leading off: Sabathia nearing 3,000 Ks, Snell’s toe a go

Baseball 04/23/19, 20:43

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:SABATHIA'S STRIKEOUTSYankees pitcher CC Sabathia needs six strikeouts to join Randy Johnson and Steve Carlton as the only left-handers with 3,000 Ks, putting him within reach during a start against the Angels. Sabathia (1-0, 0.00 ERA) would be the 17th player overall ...

Carrasco injures knee in Indians’ 3-1 loss to Marlins

Baseball 04/23/19, 20:06

Pablo López allowed just two hits in his longest start this season and Jorge Alfaro homered on reliever Neil Ramírez's first pitch, moments after Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco left with another injury in the Florida Marlins' 3-1 win over the Indians on Tuesday night.López (2-3) stoapped a three-start losing streak. ...

Drew Smyly sidelined by nerve tightness in pitching arm

Baseball 04/23/19, 19:55

The Texas Rangers placed left-hander Drew Smyly on the 10-day injured list Tuesday because of nerve tightness in his pitching arm, pausing his return from elbow surgery that caused him to miss the past two seasons.Smyly, who turns 30 in June, is 0-2 with a 7.80 ERA in four starts ...

Clint Frazier not in Yankees’ lineup after hurting ankle

Baseball 04/23/19, 19:13

Clint Frazier is not in the New York Yankees lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels as a precaution after he injured his left ankle in Monday night's game.Frazier sustained the injury during the 12th inning when he got tangled up with Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons during ...

MLB looks at Harper’s ejection; no decision on discipline

Baseball 04/23/19, 17:56

Major League Baseball is reviewing Bryce Harper's rant at an umpire, trying to determine whether the Philadelphia Phillies star should be disciplined.There was no decision Tuesday, a day after Harper went wild during a game against the New York Mets at Citi Field.Harper was ejected for the 12th time in ...

APNewsBreak: 2019 MLB payrolls drop due to signing bonuses

Baseball 04/23/19, 15:59

Big deals for Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and others that included large signing bonuses masked an otherwise flat market for the second straight offseason that caused Major League Baseball's opening-day payrolls to drop by $43 million for 2019. However, payrolls rose by $131 million when using the averages of multiyear contracts. ...

Sale remains winless as Tigers beat Red Sox in DH opener

Baseball 04/23/19, 15:47

Chris Sale remained winless after five starts but managed not to take a loss for the first time this year, allowing two runs over five innings as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Detroit Tigers 7-4 in a doubleheader opener Tuesday.Sale struck out a season-high 10, walked two and ...

Snell to return Wednesday from fractured toe

Baseball 04/23/19, 14:56

Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell is scheduled to return Wednesday from a fractured right fourth toe and start against the Kansas City Royals.The announcement Tuesday comes two days after Rays manager Kevin Cash said the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner would not ready to be reinstated from the ...

Leading off: Sale tries to turn corner, Harper gets heated

Baseball 04/23/19, 02:14

A look at what's happening around the majors today:PLAYING TWOAfter rain postponed his scheduled start Monday, Boston's Chris Sale gets the ball for Game One of a doubleheader against Detroit. Sale (0-4, 8.50) has concerned Red Sox fans with lousy results and subpar stuff this season, though his velocity ticked ...

Piscotty’s 3 RBIs lead A’s over Rangers, end 3-game skid

Baseball 04/23/19, 00:03

Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in three to back Chris Bassitt's winning season debut, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 6-1 Monday night to end a three-game skid.Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus left in the seventh inning as a precaution after being hit by a pitch in the first ...

Arenado homers for 1,000th hit, Rockies rally past Nats 7-5

Baseball 04/22/19, 23:06

Nolan Arenado hit a tiebreaking homer for his 1,000th career hit and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Washington Nationals 7-5 Monday night.Arenado also doubled twice and drove in two to help the Rockies win for the seventh time in eight games. He is the ninth Rockies player to ...

Polanco has 4 hits, 4 RBIs in Twins’ 9-5 win over Astros

Baseball 04/22/19, 22:55

Jorge Polanco had four hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in four runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to their fourth straight win, 9-5 over the Houston Astros on Monday night.Max Kepler and Nelson Cruz had RBI singles around Polanco's two-run single in a four-run sixth as the Twins ...

Fowler’s 4 hits, 4 RBIs lead Cardinals over Brewers 13-5

Baseball 04/22/19, 22:26

Dexter Fowler had four-hit game in six years, hitting his first home run this season and driving in four runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 13-5 on Monday night.Paul Goldschmidt hit his ninth home run and had three hits and three RBIs for the Cardinals. ...

Pirates reliever Burdi injured; Arizona rallies for 12-4 win

Baseball 04/22/19, 22:06

Pirates reliever Nick Burdi left in tears with a right arm injury, a chilling low point for Pittsburgh in a 12-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.Burdi, who had Tommy John surgery in 2017, had already given up five runs in a third of an inning when he ...

Abreu HR, 5 RBIs helps White Sox crush Orioles 12-2

Baseball 04/22/19, 21:44

José Abreu homered and drove in five runs, James McCann had a homer and four RBIs and Chicago White Sox beat the bumbling Baltimore Orioles 12-2 Monday night.McCann's three-run drive off David Hess (1-4) highlighted a four-run fifth inning, and Abreu's shot with a man on sparked a four-run seventh ...

New dad Zunino hits 2-run HR to help Rays rally past Royals

Baseball 04/22/19, 21:11

Mike Zunino returned from the paternity list and hit his first home run for Tampa Bay, a two-run shot that helped the Rays stop a season-high four-game skid with a 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.Yandy Diaz, Brandon Lowe and Daniel Robertson also drove in runs ...

Pitcher Michael Wacha goes on Cardinals’ injured list

Baseball 04/22/19, 18:01

Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha was placed on the 10-day injured list because of patellar tendinitis in his left knee and will miss his scheduled start Tuesday against NL Central rival Milwaukee.St. Louis said the move was retroactive to Friday. Infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson was recalled Monday from Triple-A Memphis."Something he's had ...

MRI on Mets ace deGrom comes back clean, no damage

Baseball 04/22/19, 17:55

Mets ace Jacob deGrom remains on track to start Friday night after an MRI on his right elbow showed no damage.New York general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said the NL Cy Young Award winner had a test Monday morning that came back clean."No problems whatsoever," Van Wagenen said, later adding, ...