Narvaez, Bruce homer as Mariners beat Red Sox 10-8

Baseball 03/31/19, 19:11

Omar Narvaez hit a three-run homer off Rick Porcello in Seattle's seven-run third inning, and the Mariners beat the Boston Red Sox 10-8 on Sunday.Dee Gordon had two hits and three RBIs as Seattle put together another impressive performance at the plate. The Mariners scored 34 times while taking three ...

Mariners’ Kikuchi to remain with team after death of father

Baseball 03/31/19, 00:48

Seattle Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi says he will stay with the club following the death of his father, Yuji Kikuchi.The younger Kikuchi issued a statement late Saturday night following Seattle's 6-5 win over the Boston Red Sox saying his father had passed away following a "long and valiant battle with ...

Moreland 3-run HR in 9th, champ Bosox beat Seattle for 1st W

Baseball 03/30/19, 00:49

Pinch hitter Mitch Moreland connected for a three-run homer in the ninth inning and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox rallied for their first win of the season, beating the Seattle Mariners 7-6 on Friday night.A day after losing their opener 12-4, Boston bounced back. The Mariners had started ...

Voit homers, Tanaka strong, Yanks beat O’s 7-2 in opener

Baseball 03/29/19, 03:14

Luke Voit heard the "Luuuuuke!" chants during pre-game introductions, and that got the exuberant, oversized slugger going."Man, it fires me up every time," he said.Beats the start of last season, when Voit was stashed away in Triple-A.New York Yankees' Luke Voit, left, celebrates his three-run home run with Aaron Judge ...

Scherzer highest-paid player, Red Sox top payroll list again

Sports 03/28/19, 21:07

Washington pitcher Max Scherzer took over from Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout as baseball's highest-paid player at $37.4 million and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox remained the sport's bigger spender for the second straight year, according to a study of major league salaries by The Associated Press.Baseball's ...

Harper, Red Sox draw cheers, deGrom delivers on opening day

Baseball 03/28/19, 18:48

Bryce Harper bowed to his new fans, Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox began the defense of their World Series crown and the great Mariano Rivera threw one more strike from the mound at Yankee Stadium.Then, from ballparks across the land, it was time for opening day.Lorenzo Cain made ...

Voit homers, Tanaka strong, Yanks beat O’s 7-2 in opener

Baseball 03/28/19, 15:27

Luke Voit hit a first-inning homer, Masahiro Tanaka finally got an opening day victory in his fourth try and the New York Yankees started the season with a 7-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday.Voit launched a three-run drive off Andrew Cashner (0-1), and Greg Bird added a solo ...

Defending champ Red Sox open against already 2-0 Mariners

Baseball 03/27/19, 18:04

Before J.D. Martinez and the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox take the field to begin the regular season, they're already playing catch up in the American League race.No, really. The Red Sox are facing a two-game deficit in the AL standings heading into Thursday's regular season opener against ...

MLB moves into new era: No players left from 20th century

Sports 03/27/19, 16:05

Four-man outfields. High-tech anti-spying rules. A starting pitcher facing just one batter in a playoff game.But beyond all the shifts, analytics and social media outreach, here's the best way to tell Major League Baseball has zoomed into a new era: There's not a single active player left from the 20th ...

APNewsBreak: Sale’s new deal includes $50M in deferred money

Sports 03/26/19, 22:00

Chris Sale will have to wait until middle age to collect all his money from the Boston Red Sox.His $160 million, six-year contract includes $50 million in deferred money that is not due to be paid until 15 years after it is earned, according to details obtained by The Associated ...

Price tabbed as No. 5 starter, may relieve opening day

Baseball 03/26/19, 19:03

David Price is set to be the No. 5 starter in the Boston Red Sox rotation, but the left-hander isn't ruling out a relief appearance during the season's opening weekend.Price pitched four innings Tuesday in Boston's final exhibition game, a 16-7 loss to the Chicago Cubs, then said he's interested ...

Orioles’ Cobb to miss opener, goes on injured list

Baseball 03/26/19, 04:36

With opening day just around the corner, the list of notable players who are going to be absent keeps growing.World Series MVP Steve Pearce will start the season on the injured list for the Boston Red Sox, and Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza Jr. went down with a knee injury ...

Cubs’ Hamels gets hole-in-one, home run

Baseball 03/25/19, 23:04

Chicago Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels had had fun few days of firsts. Over the weekend, he recorded his first hole-in-one on a golf course, and on Monday night, he hit a home run in his final spring training tuneup.Hamels has another first coming up when he faces the Texas Rangers ...

Red Sox wait on Pearce injury; Pedroia to play Tuesday

Baseball 03/25/19, 21:29

Steve Pearce's status for opening day with the Boston Red Sox remains uncertain because of a left calf injury.The 2018 World Series MVP left an exhibition game last weekend due to discomfort. Boston manager Alex Cora said Pearce has had plenty of at-bats in minor league games, so he's feeling ...

Price, boosted by big October outings, aims for Bosox repeat

Baseball 03/24/19, 14:47

It wasn't an offseason weight-loss program, but pitcher David Price is entering the 2019 season much lighter.A tremendous burden has been lifted from his shoulders. The Boston Red Sox lefty has finally gotten rid of the postseason demons that had been haunting him for much of his 11-season career."I do ...

Sale, Red Sox agree to deal adding $145 million to contract

Sports 03/23/19, 09:56

Ace left-hander Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a new contract Saturday that guarantees an additional $145 million from 2020 to 2024.Sale has been an All-Star the last seven years and would have been eligible for free agency after this season.He is guaranteed $15 million this year ...

American League East capsules

Baseball 03/22/19, 12:03

Capsules of American League East teams, listed in order of finish last year:___Boston Red SoxIn this Monday, March 18, 2019, photo, New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton bats against the Atlanta Braves in a spring baseball exhibition game in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)2018: 108-54, first place, World Series champions.Manager: Alex ...

Pedroia on missing another opener: ‘It is what it is’

Baseball 03/21/19, 18:51

Dustin Pedroia feels ready for opening day. Considering what it took to get to that point, the Boston Red Sox are erring on the side of caution.Pedroia will miss Boston's opener for the second straight season, staying in extended spring training to rehab his left knee, on which he had ...

Boston’s Mookie Betts says he expects to become free agent

Sports 03/20/19, 17:14

Don't expect AL MVP Mookie Betts to agree to a long-term contract with the Boston Red Sox before he can become a free agent in late 2020.Despite Mike Trout's pending $432 million, 12-year agreement with the Los Angeles Angels, Nolan Arenado's $260 million, eight-year deal with the Colorado Rockies and ...

Astros set to contend for another title

Baseball 03/20/19, 15:56

The Houston Astros entered last season looking to defend the title after winning their first World Series in 2017.Being eliminated in the ALCS by the Boston Red Sox has done nothing to shake their confidence as the 2019 season arrives."I don't think the feeling's any different," manager AJ Hinch said. ...

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