Jones’ bases-loaded walk lifts D-backs over Braves 3-2 in 10

Baseball 04/17/19, 22:13

Adam Jones worked a bases-loaded walk against Jesse Biddle in the 10th inning and also homered, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.Biddle (0-1) filled the bases and then walked Jones on six pitches. Jones also homered in the fourth inning and scored the tying ...

Leading off: Braves need a closer, Royals-Chisox tempers

Sports 04/17/19, 19:12

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:CLOSER NEEDEDThe Braves have a big hole in their bullpen now that closer Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after having right shoulder surgery. General manager Alex Anthopoulos has heard fans chanting at SunTrust Park for the team to ...

Leading off: Red Sox get rings, Puig gets new nickname

Baseball 04/08/19, 21:08

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday:BOSTON BASHThe Red Sox are set to receive their 2018 World Series rings ahead of their home opener at Fenway Park. Boston plans to unveil a championship banner, and ceremonies will include a flyover by four F-16 jets prior to the first ...

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 ...

study: MLB average salary on track for 2nd straight drop

Sports 03/26/19, 02:31

Even with huge new contracts for Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Nolan Arenado, Major League Baseball's average salary is on track to drop on opening day for an unprecedented second straight season, according to projections by The Associated Press.The 872 players on rosters and injured lists on Monday evening averaged ...

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 ...

Machado attracted by Padres’ farm system _ and $300 million

Sports 02/22/19, 12:01

Manny Machado calls San Diego "one of the best cities in the world" and says he was attracted to the Padres by the team's strong farm system.The 26-year-old infielder was introduced at a news conference Friday, a day after his $300 million, 10-year contract was finalized.Machado will play third base ...

Clark: Machado’s deal doesn’t mean system is working

Baseball 02/21/19, 17:32

Players' union head Tony Clark says Adam Wainwright's comments about a possible strike were in line with widespread concern he hears from his members about a free-agent market they claim has become dysfunctional.Starting his tour of spring training camps, Clark said he isn't drawing conclusions about the market based on ...

Clark: Some teams make little effort to justify ticket costs

Baseball 02/18/19, 16:07

Players' union head Tony Clark took the extraordinary step of saying baseball fans should question whether it makes sense to purchase tickets for some teams, responding to Commissioner Rob Manfred's assertion that free-agent players have failed to adjust their economic demands in a market upended by analytics.Top free agents Bryce ...

Red Sox expect Kimbrel closer to emerge from within roster

Baseball 02/13/19, 15:24

Boston expects its new closer to emerge from the current Red Sox roster.All-Star Craig Kimbrel turned down a $17.9 million qualifying offer from the World Series champions, and the seven-time All-Star remains a free agent."Any time you say you're going to replace a player of Craig Kimbrel's caliber, with the ...

Harper, Machado, Kimbrel, Keuchel on market as camps open

Baseball 02/10/19, 15:24

Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel won't be around when the bat and ball bags are opened at spring training throughout Florida and Arizona this week.They are among the dozens of free agents still looking for jobs, joined by Mike Moustakas, Marwin Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez and Gio ...

AL East teams at the start of spring training

Baseball 02/08/19, 09:44

A team-by-team look at the American League East entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:___Boston Red SoxManager: Alex Cora (second season).2018: 108-54, first place, World Series champions.Training Town: Fort Myers, Florida.Park: JetBlue ...

Red Sox looking to close the deal on a World Series repeat

Sports 02/07/19, 16:42

The goal is the same for the Boston Red Sox in 2019: finish the season flopping around on the pitcher's mound, celebrating another World Series title.All that's left is for them to figure out who's at the bottom of the pile.The defending champions head to spring training without a closer ...

Reliever Mejia agrees to minor league contract with Red Sox

Sports 01/29/19, 17:02

Relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia, allowed back into baseball after a lifetime ban caused by three positive drug tests, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox.If added to the 40-man roster, the 29-year-old Dominican right-hander would receive a one-year contract at a rate of $625,000 while ...

Dodgers’ Ryu only player to accept $17.9M qualifying offer

Baseball 11/12/18, 18:23

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was the only player to accept among the seven given $17.9 million qualifying offers by their former teams on Nov. 2.Ryu accepted the offer before Monday's deadline and is considered a signed player. He is just the sixth to accept among the 80 qualifying ...

Kershaw gets $93M deal, leaving Harper, Machado atop market

Baseball 11/02/18, 20:06

Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents who received $17.9 million qualifying offers from their former clubs Friday, when Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed to a $93 million, three-year contract rather than test the market.Left-handers Patrick Corbin (Arizona) Dallas Keuchel ...

Pearce rallies Red Sox past Dodgers 9-6 for 3-1 Series lead

Baseball 10/28/18, 00:23

Steve Pearce hit a tying homer in the eighth inning and a three-run double in the ninth, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit for a 9-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night and a 3-1 World Series lead.Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers celebrates ...

Cora, Red Sox in trouble after running through pitchers

Baseball 10/27/18, 03:54

Now Alex Cora's in trouble.Boston's manager went for a commanding lead in the World Series, using David Price and Nathan Eovaldi out of the bullpen in Game 3 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.His moves almost worked, but second baseman Ian Kinsler slipped on the infield and made a throwing error ...

Red Sox sail into World Series, set for ace Sale’s return

Baseball 10/19/18, 03:57

David Price, at last, looked like a postseason ace. Craig Kimbrel pitched a lockdown inning. And much-maligned Jackie Bradley Jr. became an MVP.Most everything went right for the Red Sox as they sailed into the World Series. Now the big question for Boston: Is everything all right with ace Chris ...

Benintendi, Red Sox hold off Astros 8-6 for 3-1 ALCS lead

Baseball 10/18/18, 01:36

Left fielder Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch with the bases loaded for the final out, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Houston Astros 8-6 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the AL Championship Series.Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr., celebrates after his two-run home ...

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