Slugger Gallo relaxes, helps Rangers win without long ball

Baseball 04/22/19, 16:34

Joey Gallo sometimes pauses for a deep breath or glances around the ballpark between pitches looking for something to slow his racing mind.The big Texas slugger grew up trying to hit baseballs as far as he could, so the idea of relaxing in the moments before one of the most ...

A baseball branding bonanza, and 2 guys helping it happen

Baseball 04/22/19, 01:06

On a spring evening in eastern Pennsylvania, upon a bluff overlooking the Lehigh Valley, a carnival of baseball and pork products is at hand.From loudspeakers, swine-like sounds reverberate. Vendors roam the stands in clothing festooned with outsized strips of bacon. And yes, there is also a baseball game going on ...

Boston avoids big early hole with sweep of Rays

Baseball 04/22/19, 01:04

Hold off — for now — on the panic in Boston.The Red Sox are indeed off to a poor start in defense of their World Series title. They have a 9-13 record and baseball's third-worst run differential. But after sweeping a three-game series with first-place Tampa Bay, Boston has avoided ...

Donaldson homers twice, Braves rout Indians 11-5

Baseball 04/21/19, 21:44

Josh Donaldson had two homers and four RBIs, Freddie Freeman added three hits and the Atlanta Braves pounded Cleveland's pitching for the second straight night, beating the Indians 11-5 Sunday.Donaldson belted a solo homer in the first and followed with a three-run shot in the second to continue the Braves' ...

Leading off: Yelich crunching Cards, Sale slump, deGrom OK?

Baseball 04/21/19, 20:55

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday:DON'T PITCH TO HIMNL MVP Christian Yelich gets yet another chance to feast on St. Louis pitching when the Brewers visit Busch Stadium.Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale walks off the mound after the top of the fourth inning of the ...

Red Sox complete sweep, close gap on AL East-leading Rays

Baseball 04/21/19, 19:34

Christian Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, and the Boston Red Sox completed an uplifting three-game sweep of the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a 4-3 victory Sunday.Rafael Devers singled off Jose Alvarado (0-2) to start the 11th and went to second when Michael Chavis walked.Both ...

Red Sox beat AL East-leading Rays 4-3 in 11 to finish sweep

Baseball 04/21/19, 18:44

A manufactured run in extra innings capped off a resurgent weekend for the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox.Christian Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and the Red Sox completed an uplifting three-game sweep of the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a 4-3 victory Sunday."That ...

Hedges, Padres beat Reds 4-3 to end 6-game losing streak

Baseball 04/21/19, 18:25

Austin Hedges homered and Wil Myers hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the four-run third inning for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Sunday to snap a six-game losing streak.Myers' double to left off Tyler Mahle gave the Padres their first lead in a week. ...

Angels power past Mariners 8-6 to end 6-game losing streak

Baseball 04/21/19, 18:09

Tommy La Stella hit two home runs and the Los Angeles Angels held on for an 8-6 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday to end a six-game losing streak.Kevan Smith and Brian Goodwin also homered and Mike Trout hit two doubles for the Angels, who avoided a four-game sweep ...

Gray, Rockies beat Phillies 4-1 for 6th win in 7 games

Baseball 04/21/19, 18:03

Jon Gray pitched six scoreless innings, Tony Wolters had a two-run double and the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 Sunday for their sixth win in seven games. Trevor Story and Ian Desmond also had RBI singles for the Rockies, who won three of four against the Phillies for their ...

Red Sox beat AL East-leading Rays 4-3 in 11 to finish sweep

Baseball 04/21/19, 17:40

Christian Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and the Boston Red Sox completed an uplifting three-game sweep of the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a 4-3 victory Sunday.Rafael Devers singled off Jose Alvarado (0-2) to start the 11th and went to second when Michael Chavis walked.Both ...

Blue Jays put RHP Shoemaker on injured list with knee sprain

Baseball 04/21/19, 17:24

The Toronto Blue Jays have put pitcher Matt Shoemaker on the 10-day injured list, a day after he sprained his left knee at the end of a rundown. The Blue Jays made the move Sunday and recalled infielder Richard Urena from Triple-A Buffalo. Shoemaker is 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA in five ...

Bellinger robs Yelich, homers off Hader, Dodgers top Brewers

Baseball 04/21/19, 16:58

Cody Bellinger reached over the right field wall to rob Christian Yelich in the eighth inning of yet another home run, then hit a solo drive off Josh Hader with two outs in the ninth to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Sunday.Bellinger connected for ...

Bote lifts Cubs past Diamondbacks 2-1

Baseball 04/21/19, 16:07

David Bote hit a game-ending RBI single in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs used a terrific performance by Tyler Chatwood to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Sunday.Led by Chatwood's six sparkling innings, Chicago carried a 1-0 lead into the ninth. But Jarrod Dyson hit a drive to ...

Posey ends long homerless drought, Giants edge Pirates 3-2

Baseball 04/21/19, 15:40

Buster Posey snapped the longest homerless drought of his career with a three-run shot off Chris Archer and tagged Pittsburgh's Jung Ho Kang at the plate for the final out as the San Francisco Giants edged the Pirates 3-2 on Sunday. Posey hit a fastball from Archer (1-1) barely over the ...

Solid start by Gibson helps Twins beat Orioles 4-3 for sweep

Baseball 04/21/19, 15:39

Kyle Gibson pitched six sharp innings, Willians Astudillo drove in two runs and the Minnesota Twins held off the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.After hitting 11 home runs in a doubleheader Saturday, the Twins used a different approach to secure their ninth straight victory over Baltimore. ...

Norris gets first win since 2017, Tigers top White Sox, 4-3

Baseball 04/21/19, 15:06

Daniel Norris struck out six batters in five innings to earn his first win in two years and help the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Sunday.Norris (1-0) allowed two hits and walked one, earning his first victory since Sept. 28, 2017, and Gordon Beckham homered against ...

Strasburg Ks 11 in 8 innings as Nationals beat Marlins 5-0

Baseball 04/21/19, 15:04

Stephen Strasburg dominated his favorite foil Sunday, striking out 11 and allowing two hits in eight innings to help the Washington Nationals avert a series sweep by beating Miami 5-0.Ryan Zimmerman hit two solo home runs, and Brian Dozier also had a solo homer.Strasburg (2-1) improved to 18-7 in 32 ...

Rays put Meadows on IL with thumb sprain, reinstate Wendle

Baseball 04/21/19, 12:37

The Tampa Bay Rays placed outfielder Austin Meadows on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right thumb in a series of moves on Sunday. Meadows was hurt when he awkwardly slid into third base on a two-run triple in the seventh inning of Saturday night's 6-5 loss to the Boston ...

Judge has ‘pretty significant strain,’ will be out awhile

Baseball 04/21/19, 10:14

Aaron Judge has a "pretty significant strain" of his left oblique, according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, and it will be several weeks before New York can even estimate when the slugger will return.Boone said Sunday that Judge will need to rest and allow the injury to heal. Judge was ...