Leading off: Cubs-Brewers in prime time

Baseball 05/12/19, 00:17

A look at what's happening around the majors today:CENTRAL CONFLICTThe Cubs and Brewers conclude a three-game series in prime time following Chicago's 15-inning, 2-1 win Saturday. Milwaukee righty Jhoulys Chacin will make his first start at Wrigley Field since last year's NL Central tiebreaker, when he dominated in a 3-1 ...

Odorizzi scoreless streak at 20 IP, Twins beat Tigers 6-0

Baseball 05/10/19, 22:02

Jake Odorizzi stretched his scoreless streak to 20 innings with seven frames of one-hit ball, Max Kepler and Mitch Garver homered, and the thriving Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0 Friday night.Odorizzi (5-2) retired his last 20 batters after a first-inning double by Christin Stewart, striking out five without ...

Cubs INF Russell says he understands fans’ booing

Sports 05/10/19, 13:54

Addison Russell says he understands the booing he has heard since returning to the Chicago Cubs after his suspension for violating baseball's domestic violence policy, calling it "a serious issue."Russell received a mostly chilly reception when he started Wednesday against Miami in his first major league game since September. The ...

Leading off: Yelich, Brewers at Wrigley, Yanks vs Rays

Baseball 05/09/19, 23:00

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:SEE YOU IN CHICAGOIn their first trip to Wrigley Field this year, NL MVP Christian Yelich and the Brewers face Cubs left-hander José Quintana (4-1, 3.40), who is 4-0 in his past five starts. Gio Gonzalez (0-0, 2.61) makes his third start ...

Not a sticky situation: Kikuchi’s hat draws looks, no action

Sports 05/09/19, 17:34

Whatever was smeared under the hat of Seattle pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, it hasn't turned into a sticky situation for the Mariners, New York Yankees or Major League Baseball. A day after a dark substance was spotted under the bill of Kikuchi's cap in a win at Yankee Stadium — possibly illegal ...

Albert Pujols reaches 2,000 RBIs and Angels rout Tigers 13-0

Sports 05/09/19, 16:02

Albert Pujols became the third player with 2,000 career RBIs, hitting a solo homer in the third inning Thursday to help the Los Angeles Angels rout the Detroit Tigers 13-0. The three-time MVP joined Hank Aaron (2,297) and Alex Rodriguez (2,086) as the three players to reach the milestone since 1920. ...

Pujols reaches 1,200 RBIs, joins Aaron and Rodriguez

Baseball 05/09/19, 14:21

Albert Pujols is the third player with 1,200 career RBIs.Pujols hit a solo homer in the third inning Thursday for the Los Angeles Angels against the Detroit Tigers, putting him in a group with Hank Aaron (2,297) and Alex Rodriguez (2,086). Detroit left-hander Ryan Carpenter threw Pujols a fastball over ...

Russell rejoins Cubs after 40-game MLB domestic violence ban

Baseball 05/08/19, 18:55

Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs don't believe the 2016 All-Star has become a completely changed man since his ex-wife accused him of physical and emotional abuse.They do believe he's made positive strides, and with the Cubs needing an infielder for a depleted roster, Russell has been deemed the best ...

Russell recalled from minors, rejoins Cubs after suspension

Sports 05/08/19, 15:41

Shortstop Addison Russell is rejoining the Chicago Cubs after completing a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy and spending extra time in the minors to get ready.The Cubs recalled Russell from Triple-A Iowa and he was set to start at second base Wednesday night and bat ...

Philadelphia Phillies Chairman David Montgomery dies at 72

Baseball 05/08/19, 08:02

The Philadelphia Phillies say the team's chairman has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.David Montgomery was 72. The MLB team announced his death Wednesday.Montgomery's Phillies career began in 1971, working in the ticket office during the day and helping operate the scoreboard at night. He soon became the ...

Cubs investigating fan’s ‘offensive’ hand gesture

Sports 05/08/19, 03:20

The Chicago Cubs say they are investigating a fan using what appeared to be an offensive hand gesture associated with racism behind a black television reporter who was on the air.The reporter was Doug Glanville, a former major league outfielder who played three seasons for the Cubs.Cubs President of Business ...

Atheltics’ Fiers pitching no-hitter thru 6 innings vs Reds

Sports 05/08/19, 00:29

Mike Fiers of the Oakland Athletics is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Cincinnati Reds.Fiers has thrown 92 pitches Tuesday night in Oakland. He has struck out five.In 2015, Fiers pitched a no-hitter for Houston against the Los Angeles Dodgers.Fiers has retired 18 of the 19 Cincinnati hitters ...

Domestic violence expert: Wait and see with Addison Russell

Sports 05/07/19, 18:37

In the aftermath of Addison Russell's suspension for violating baseball's domestic violence policy, the Chicago Cubs decided to put their staff through enhanced training.Family Rescue, an organization that works to curb domestic violence by supporting victims and advocating for change, conducted wide-ranging sessions with the club's front and back office ...

Ohtani returns as hitter from Tommy John surgery

Baseball 05/07/19, 18:28

Shohei Ohtani returned from Tommy John surgery and took a called third strike from Detroit's Daniel Norris in his first plate appearance this season.The Los Angeles Angels activated the AL Rookie of the Year from the injured list before Tuesday night's game at Detroit and he was in the lineup ...

Red Sox put LHP Price on injured list with elbow tendinitis

Sports 05/06/19, 17:08

Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price has elbow problems again, although this time he expects a rapid recovery.Price was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with tendinitis in his pitching elbow. He was scheduled start to start on Tuesday night at Baltimore."It doesn't feel right, so we're going to ...

Gausman suspended 5 games for throwing pitch behind Ureña

Sports 05/06/19, 15:52

Atlanta Braves pitcher Kevin Gausman has been suspended for five games and fined for throwing a 97 mph fastball behind Miami's Jose Ureña last week.Gausman appealed the penalty imposed Monday by Chief Baseball Office Joe Torre. Gausman can continue to play until there's a final ruling.Gausman's first pitch to Ureña ...

East Carolina seeks 1 of NCAA Tournament’s top 8 seeds

Baseball 05/06/19, 14:30

East Carolina coach Cliff Godwin is open about the Pirates' quest to earn one of the top eight seeds in the NCAA Tournament.He sees no reason to keep quiet about it.The top eight seeds get to host regionals and super regionals, assuming they get that far. That means plenty for ...

Buzzed: Swarm of bees forces delay to Giants-Reds game

Sports 05/06/19, 14:02

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy's last game in Cincinnati created more buzz than anyone imagined.A swarm of bees circled above the backstop screen shortly before the start of the Giants' game against the Reds on Monday, prompting an 18-minute delay to the first pitch. The umpires and players moved ...

Leading off: Scherzer on rare skid, Sabathia vs Felix in NY

Baseball 05/05/19, 20:10

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday:SCHERZER SKIDWashington has lost each of Max Scherzer's last four starts, the longest such stretch for the three-time Cy Young winner since 2015. Scherzer hasn't started five straight team losses since the 2009-10 seasons, a six-start skid that spanned his trade from ...

Senzel robbed by Pillar, then hits first HR as Reds top SF

Baseball 05/04/19, 21:01

Nick Senzel hit his first major league homer two innings after being robbed of one by center fielder Kevin Pillar, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 9-2 Saturday night.Pillar climbed the fence and made a spectacular grab on Senzel's drive in the third, but Cincinnati's top prospect ...

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