Dodgers set opening day mark with 8 HRs in win over Arizona

Baseball 03/28/19, 22:10

Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez each hit two of the Los Angeles Dodgers' eight home runs Thursday in a 12-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.The Dodgers set a major league record for homers on opening day and tied the franchise mark for any game.Hernandez, Austin Barnes and Corey Seager all ...

Baez hits 2 HRs as Cubs open season with 12-4 win at Rangers

Sports 03/28/19, 18:38

Javier Baez homered twice, Jon Lester won for the first time in his last five opening day starts and the Chicago Cubs began the season with a 12-4 victory Thursday at Texas, spoiling the debut of new Rangers manager Chris Woodward.Kris Bryant added a two-run shot for the Cubs, opening ...

National League West capsules

Baseball 03/22/19, 14:04

Capsules of National League West teams, listed in order of finish last year:___Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu delivers in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)2018: 92-71, first place, lost to Boston ...

National League Central capsules

Baseball 03/22/19, 13:55

Capsules of National League Central teams, listed in order of finish last year:___Milwaukee BrewersFILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) looks on after Milwaukee Brewers' Domingo Santana (16) scores during the eighth inning of a tie break baseball game against the Chicago ...

National League East capsules

Baseball 03/22/19, 13:47

Capsules of National League East teams, listed in order of finish last year:___Atlanta BravesPhiladelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper lines a single off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)2018: 90-72, first place, ...

Pirates look inward to build on promising 2018

Baseball 03/19/19, 14:13

The Pittsburgh Pirates bet on themselves a year ago when they traded away stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen, believing the return they received plus the pieces already in place would help them make inroads in the hypercompetitive National League Central.The results were promising. The Pirates put together just the ...

Goldschmidt, Miller give Cardinals hope heading into 2019

Baseball 03/19/19, 05:12

John Mozeliak watched how the St. Louis Cardinals were galvanized following a managerial change midway through last season, then made a spirited run toward the playoffs that came up just short.He decided a couple of pieces were all it would take to push the Cardinals over the top.Welcome to St. ...

Rockies’ Story opens up bid to repeat All-Star season

Baseball 03/13/19, 19:10

Trevor Story saw the Colorado Rockies' lineup and thought ahead to the regular season."It gives you a little excitement, maybe a little preview," the All-Star shortstop said after hitting a home run and getting a base hit in three at-bats Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks."I think we're getting there, we ...

Nats say Scherzer will start opener, faces Mets ace deGrom

Baseball 03/11/19, 17:20

Nonchalantly, Washington manager Dave Martinez made official on Monday what most already assumed — ace Max Scherzer will be the first to get the ball for the Nationals."I'm going to go out on a limb today and tell you that Max will be our opening day starter. How's that?" Martinez ...

McCutchen ready to boost Phillies in all sorts of ways

Baseball 02/20/19, 18:04

Andrew McCutchen is ready to boost the Philadelphia Phillies with his bat, glove and brain.Signed to a $50 million, three-year contract, McCutchen said he enjoys his role as the veteran in the outfield and likes what he's seen from his younger teammates.The 32-year-old McCutchen is set to start in left. ...

Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe has died at 92

Sports 02/19/19, 14:48

Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the rookie of the year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92.The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning after ...

Manfred: No DH or draft changes likely for 2019

Sports 02/08/19, 15:53

Don't look for a National League designated hitter this year or for new anti-tanking rules in June's amateur draft.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday that management is focused on pace-of-game changes for 2019 and bolder ideas proposed by the players' association are too complex to be put in place for ...

NL West teams at the start of spring training

Baseball 02/08/19, 12:51

A team-by-team look at the National League West 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:___Los Angeles DodgersManager: Dave Roberts (fourth season).2018: 92-71, first place, lost to Boston in World Series.Training Town: Glendale, ...

NL Central teams at the start of spring training

Baseball 02/08/19, 12:49

A team-by-team look at the National League Central 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:___Milwaukee BrewersManager: Craig Counsell (fifth season).2018: 96-67, first place, lost to Dodgers in NLCS.Training Town: Phoenix.Park: Maryvale Baseball ...

NL East teams at the start of spring training

Baseball 02/08/19, 12:47

A team-by-team look at the National 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:___Atlanta BravesManager: Brian Snitker (fourth season).2018: 90-72, first place, lost to Dodgers in Division Series.Training Town: Kissimmee, Florida.Park: ...

MVP Yelich, Brewers looking to build on huge season

Baseball 01/28/19, 12:57

Christian Yelich was a late arrival to the Milwaukee Brewers' annual winter fan festival. Considering the reason, his tardiness was more than understandable.Yelich spent Saturday night in New York, where he was presented with his 2018 National League Most Valuable Player Award trophy. He then flew back to Milwaukee on ...

Dodgers send Puig, Wood to Reds for Homer Bailey

Baseball 12/21/18, 18:41

The Los Angeles Dodgers shook up their National League-championship roster Friday, trading Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and left-hander Alex Wood and cash to the Cincinnati Reds for right-hander Homer Bailey, who threw a pair of no-hitters before three major arm operations sidetracked his career.The Dodgers also get minor leaguers Jeter ...

Morton to Rays and a Tanner-for-Tanner trade at meetings

Baseball 12/12/18, 21:01

An All-Star starter to the relief-reliant Rays, a Tanner-for-Tanner trade and a Scott Boras sighting. Intrigue at the winter meetings, but not much impact.Not yet, anyway.Charlie Morton was the top name to switch teams Wednesday, joining Tampa Bay for a $30 million, two-year deal after going 15-3 with Houston last ...

Oakland’s Melvin, Atlanta’s Snitker voted top managers

Sports 11/13/18, 19:05

Oakland's Bob Melvin was voted Manager of the Year for the third time, winning the American League honor after leading the Athletics to the playoffs despite the lowest opening-day payroll in the major leagues.Atlanta's Brian Snitker won the National League award for leading the Braves to a surprising first-place finish.Melvin ...

Acuna honored to be named National League Rookie of the Year

Baseball 11/13/18, 02:47

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. woke up in Japan to news he had been named National League Rookie of the Year.Acuna was a runaway choice for the award over Washington outfielder Juan Soto in a contest between 20-year-olds."I'm just flattered, I'm so honored," Acuna said through a translator. "My ...

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