World Series champ Nationals take celebration to White House

U.S. 11/04/19, 16:03

President Donald Trump on Monday, Nov. 4,  honored the World Series champion Washington Nationals at the White House. Eighteen of the 25 players on Washington's World Series roster were in attendance, including World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg, who opted out of the final four years of his contract but could re-sign ...

Nationals top Astros in Game 7 to win 1st World Series title

U.S. 10/30/19, 23:05

Almost out of contention in May, champs in October. Howie Kendrick, Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals completed their amazing comeback journey — fittingly with one final, late rally on the road. In Game 7 of the World Series, no less. Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick hits a two-run home run during the seventh ...

6 suspects, including gunman, arrested in Ortiz shooting

U.S. 06/12/19, 22:56

An alleged gunman and five accomplices have been detained in the shooting of former Red Sox superstar David Ortiz, Dominican officials said Wednesday, while providing no information about why a group of young men would try to kill their country's most beloved sports hero. Four other suspects were also being pursued ...

David Ortiz back in Boston after shooting in Dominican bar

U.S. 06/11/19, 07:41

David Ortiz was back in Boston for medical care after authorities said the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic. A plane carrying the 43-year-old retired athlete landed Monday night after a flight from the Dominican, ...

Police: David Ortiz shot in ambush at Santo Domingo bar

U.S. 06/10/19, 01:12

Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was ambushed by a man who got off a motorcycle and shot him in the back at close range Sunday night in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said. Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said Ortiz was at the Dial Bar and ...

MLB to keep monitoring netting issue after child is hit

Baseball 05/30/19, 14:11

Major League Baseball said Thursday it will keep examining its policy on protective netting at stadiums a day after a young fan was struck by a foul ball and hospitalized.The girl was hit during Wednesday night's game between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros, an incident MLB called "extremely upsetting."MLB ...

Child hit by line drive at Astros game, taken to hospital

Baseball 05/30/19, 03:01

A young fan was taken to the hospital after getting struck by a foul ball during Wednesday night's game between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros.Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. hit a line drive in the fourth inning into the field-level stands down the third base line, where it hit ...

APNewsBreak: Cubs-Cards set for London on June 13-14 in 2020

Baseball 05/30/19, 01:24

The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals are set to play at London next season in a two-game series at West Ham's Olympic Stadium on June 13 and 14.St. Louis will be the home team for both games, according to a draft of the 2020 preliminary schedule obtained by The ...

Dodgers rally for 4 in 9th off Díaz to defeat Mets 9-8

Sports 05/30/19, 01:12

Cody Bellinger hit a tying double in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers scored four runs off All-Star closer Edwin Díaz to rally past the New York Mets 9-8 on Wednesday night.Joc Pederson and Max Muncy opened the bottom of the ninth with consecutive homers off Díaz (1-3), ...

Hoffman’s solid outing leads Rockies past Diamondbacks 5-4

Baseball 05/29/19, 23:21

Jeff Hoffman pitched five solid innings and beat out an infield single to drive in a key run as the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Wednesday night.Brendan Rodgers had a two-run single and Trevor Story added three hits for the Rockies, who won their season-high fourth in ...

Harper leads homer-happy Phillies past Cardinals 11-4

Baseball 05/29/19, 22:57

Bryce Harper hit his 10th homer , his 200th career double and drove in four before fouling a ball off his foot and exiting in the fifth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 11-4 following a rain delay Wednesday night.The hot-hitting Harper had his second straight ...

Leading off: Netting under scrutiny again, Red Sox vs Yanks

Baseball 05/29/19, 22:39

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:INJURED FANProtective netting at ballparks is again under scrutiny after a young girl was struck in Houston by a foul ball. Albert Almora Jr. of the Chicago Cubs hit a line drive into the stands down the third base line and almost ...

Adames knocks in run in 11th inning, Rays beat Blue Jays 4-3

Baseball 05/29/19, 22:38

Willy Adames delivered a long single against a five-man infield in the 11th inning, driving in the winning run as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Wednesday night.Adames' hit came off Justin Shafrer (0-1), who walked two and allowed a single by Avisail Garcia. With one ...

Anderson shakes off beaning, leads Chisox over Royals 8-7

Baseball 05/29/19, 22:28

Six innings after being beaned with a pitch from Kansas City starter Glenn Sparkman, Tim Anderson doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth, lifting the Chicago White Sox to an 8-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals Wednesday night.José Abreu hit a three-run homer, Yoán Moncada also connected and ...

Phillies star Harper leaves game after foul ball off foot

Baseball 05/29/19, 22:25

Bryce Harper left Philadelphia's game against St. Louis on Wednesday night after he fouled a ball off his right foot.Harper nicked one off his foot with the Phillies leading 11-1 in the fifth inning. He continued the at-bat and flied out to center. Harper had a homer, a double and ...

Hendricks helps Cubs avoid sweep with 2-1 win over Astros

Baseball 05/29/19, 22:12

Kyle Hendricks pitched eight strong innings, Kyle Schwarber homered for the second straight game and Kris Bryant added a solo shot in his return to the lineup to help the Chicago Cubs avoid a sweep with a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.The game included a scary ...

Sánchez sparkles as Nationals pound Gausman, Braves 14-4

Baseball 05/29/19, 21:44

Aníbal Sánchez allowed one hit in six scoreless innings, Howie Kendrick hit a three-run double and the Washington Nationals withstood a grand slam by rookie Austin Riley to beat the Atlanta Braves 14-4 on Wednesday night.Sánchez (1-6) made a triumphant return to Atlanta, where he thrived in 2018, to earn ...

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