Sanchez hits 2 HR, Yanks top Twins after ailing Paxton exits

Sports 05/03/19, 21:39

Gary Sanchez homered twice and the New York Yankees overcame their latest injury, beating the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Friday night after starter James Paxton exited early with soreness in his left knee.Already with 13 players on the injured list, the Yankees said Paxton will have an MRI on Saturday.Gleyber ...

Reds bring up top prospect Nick Senzel for debut

Baseball 05/03/19, 18:24

With an offense that's last in the NL, the Reds decided to bring up top prospect Nick Senzel and let him continue learning a new position at the major league level.The Reds brought up Senzel for his major league debut at the start of their series against the San Francisco ...

Indians put Kluber on injured list, star’s return unclear

Baseball 05/03/19, 13:45

The Cleveland Indians placed star pitcher Corey Kluber on the injured list with a broken right arm that will sideline him indefinitely. Kluber sustained a non-displaced fracture of his ulna bone on Wednesday night when he was hit by a line drive against Miami. He underwent further imaging test on Thursday ...

Leading off: Vlad Jr. in Texas, MLB-best Twins visit Yankees

Sports 05/02/19, 22:49

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:CHILD'S PLAYVladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays open a weekend series at Texas, where the touted rookie's Hall of Fame father was part of the 2010 Rangers team that won the AL championship and went to franchise's first World Series. During ...

Marjama suspended 80 games for positive steroids test.

Baseball 05/02/19, 17:21

Retired catcher Mike Marjama has been suspended for 80 games following a positive steroids test. Major League Baseball said Thursday that Marjama had applied for reinstatement from the voluntary retired list and was suspended for a positive test for the banned performance-enhancing substance Oxandrolone. The 29-year-old Marjama has played 15 major league ...

Cubs option Russell to Triple-A after completing suspension

Sports 05/02/19, 14:20

The Chicago Cubs have optioned shortstop Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa after he completed his 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.To make room on the 40-man roster, the Cubs transferred closer Brandon Morrow (elbow) to the 60-day injured list Thursday.Russell was eligible to rejoin the Cubs ...

Cubs jump on Mariners, Lester allows 1 hit in 11-0 rout

Baseball 05/01/19, 20:40

Jon Lester and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, Javier Baez homered and doubled during Chicago's six-run second inning, and the Cubs beat the Seattle Mariners 11-0 on Wednesday for their 13th win in 17 games.The Cubs handed Seattle starter Marco Gonzales his first loss of the season, thanks to ...

All or nothing: Home runs, strikeouts on pace for records

Sports 05/01/19, 17:42

Baseball's all-or-nothing trend accelerated in the season's first full month as batters binged on home runs and pitchers thrived on strikeouts.Players hit 1,144 home runs in 874 games through April 30, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, an average of 1.31 per game. That is on track to break the ...

Ichiro Suzuki back with Mariners as special assistant

Sports 04/30/19, 20:09

Ichiro Suzuki was back in the Seattle Mariners clubhouse on Tuesday, in uniform and even wore batting gloves into his first meeting."I will say he's the first coach I've had come into a coaches meeting with batting gloves on," Seattle manager Scott Servais joked.This is not another comeback by Suzuki. ...

Tigers’ top pick Mize pitches no-hitter in Double-A debut

Baseball 04/30/19, 01:34

Detroit Tigers No. 1 draft pick Casey Mize pitched a no-hitter for the Erie SeaWolves in his Double-A debut Monday night.Mize threw 98 pitches while overpowering the Altoona Curve. He hit the first batter of the game but got a groundball double play. He struck out seven and walked one, ...

Rays score early, pile on late in 8-5 win over Royals

Baseball 04/29/19, 22:19

Tommy Pham, Yandy Diaz and Ji-Man Choi each drove in a pair of runs, sending the hot-hitting Tampa Bay Rays to an 8-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.Michael Perez and Kevin Kiermaier also drove in runs for the Rays (19-9), who have won five of six ...

Coming off sweep, Red Raiders are getting hot at right time

Baseball 04/29/19, 14:06

Texas Tech is finding its groove just in time for the home stretch of the regular season.The Red Raiders, who had a losing record in Big 12 play less than two weeks ago, are 1 ½ games behind first-place Baylor after a weekend sweep against an Oklahoma State team ...

Drury’s 3-run HR in 11th sparks Jays to season sweep of A’s

Baseball 04/28/19, 17:31

Brandon Drury started and ended the weekend with dramatic home runs.Drury hit a tying three-run homer in the 11th inning, Justin Smoak following with a game-winning single and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat Oakland 5-4 Sunday, completing a six-game season sweep of the Athletics.Drury's two-out, ninth-inning homer won ...

Padres rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. leaves game with injury

Sports 04/28/19, 16:41

San Diego rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. left Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals after he did an awkward-looking split while trying to stretch for a throw at second base.Tatis was unable to keep his foot on the bag on the play. He moved around gingerly while umpires reviewed the ...

This is spring? Weekend snow, cold hit Midwestern states

Sports 04/27/19, 15:21

Winter storm warnings have been posted in at least four Midwestern states as spring pauses for a mix of rain and snow just days before the calendar turns to May.The Chicago White Sox scratched a Saturday baseball game with the Detroit Tigers as snow fell in northern Illinois. The National ...

White Sox rookie OF Jiménez leaves with ankle injury

Baseball 04/26/19, 20:45

White Sox rookie Eloy Jiménez has left their game against Detroit with a sprained right ankle.Jiménez, one of baseball's top prospects, got hurt when he jumped into the wall in left while trying to catch Grayson Greiner's two-run homer in the third inning. Jiménez's right foot appeared to get caught ...

Leading off: Rays, Red Sox begin series after rainout

Sports 04/26/19, 20:09

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:RAIN, RAIN GO AWAYThe Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox try again after Friday's series opener at Fenway Park was postponed by rain. Tampa Bay is on top of the AL East with a 16-9 record, but it was swept by ...

Guerrero wears Expos jersey before debut to honor father

Sports 04/26/19, 16:08

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. paid tribute to his Hall of Fame father before his major league debut for Toronto against Oakland, arriving at Rogers Centre dressed in a replica of his dad's Montreal Expos jersey.The 20-year-old was set to bat fifth and play third base Friday."Since I was a kid I ...

Cubs’ Russell says he’s focused on becoming a better person

Baseball 04/25/19, 18:13

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell said Thursday that he is focused on "trying to become a better person" since being suspended for 40 games for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.Russell was suspended last fall after a series of allegations made by his ex-wife. Without getting into specifics, Russell ...

Wilkerson HR helps Orioles beat White Sox 4-3 for series win

Baseball 04/24/19, 22:11

An unusual, second-chance home run enabled the Baltimore Orioles to put a satisfying finish on a homestand that began with four straight defeats.Stevie Wilkerson hit his first major league homer , John Means pitched five effective innings on his birthday and the Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Wednesday ...

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