Harper, Realmuto power Phillies past Rockies 7-5 for sweep

Baseball 05/19/19, 16:04

Bryce Harper homered for the second straight day and pinch-hitter J.T. Realmuto also went deep to help the Philadelphia Phillies complete a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 7-5 victory Sunday.Harper's tiebreaking, two-run shot in the sixth inning wasn't as prodigious as his 466-foot drive in Saturday's 2-1 ...

Bellinger, Pederson lead Dodgers to 6-3 victory over Padres

Baseball 05/14/19, 23:55

Joc Pederson and Cody Bellinger hit two-run homers, Clayton Kershaw threw seven solid innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 Tuesday night in the opener of a two-game series.Pederson and Bellinger homered in the third inning against starter Chris Paddack (3-2) and helped the Dodgers ...

Barnes, Muncy help Dodgers edge Padres 4-3

Baseball 05/04/19, 00:33

Austin Barnes hit a tying home run leading off the seventh and then scored the go-ahead run on Max Muncy's single with one out in the ninth to lift the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 victory against the San Diego Padres on Friday night.Muncy's hit off Kirby ...

Greinke leads Diamondbacks past Pirates for 4-game sweep

Baseball 04/25/19, 15:11

Zack Greinke and two Arizona relievers allowed five hits in a 5-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday that secured a four-game sweep for the Diamondbacks. The shutout was the second of the season for the Diamondbacks, who improved to 15-11 and moved into a tie for first place in ...

Quintana pitches 7 strong, Báez jukes, Cubs beat Dodgers 7-2

Baseball 04/23/19, 22:11

José Quintana pitched seven crisp innings in his third straight win, and the Chicago Cubs used a fast start to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 on Tuesday night.Willson Contreras hit a three-run double in Chicago's four-run first, and Anthony Rizzo added a two-run drive in the second. Javier Báez ...

Hedges, Padres beat Reds 4-3 to end 6-game losing streak

Baseball 04/21/19, 18:25

Austin Hedges homered and Wil Myers hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the four-run third inning for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Sunday to snap a six-game losing streak.Myers' double to left off Tyler Mahle gave the Padres their first lead in a week. ...

Votto hits 1st career leadoff homer in Reds’ 4-1 win

Baseball 04/19/19, 00:05

Joey Votto hit his first career leadoff homer and Tucker Barnhart and Jesse Winker also connected for the Cincinnati Reds, who beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Thursday night to snap a four-game losing streak.The Padres, who had a three-game lead in the NL West on Saturday, have lost four ...

Dodgers again loaded in chase for elusive World Series title

Baseball 03/19/19, 13:32

The Los Angeles Dodgers are once again loaded in their chase for an elusive World Series title.A rock-solid starting rotation. Hitters who can produce offensively and defend multiple positions. Overall depth that allows for aggressive platooning.Manager Dave Roberts received a contract extension through 2022 during the winter. He's guided the ...

Giants look to get back to winning in Bochy’s last season

Baseball 03/19/19, 13:23

Bruce Bochy has long been a manager who makes it all about his players, the men he writes into the lineup day after day, game after game, month after month.That's a big reason San Francisco's veteran, likely Hall of Fame skipper, decided in February to make it public he will ...

source: OF Maybin nears minor league deal with Giants

Baseball 02/16/19, 18:04

A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations says free agent Cameron Maybin is closing in on a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants, who were still in the market for outfielders to add depth.Maybin must pass a physical, the person said Saturday, speaking to The Associated Press ...

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, ...

source: Pollock agrees to $55M, 4-year deal with Dodgers

Baseball 01/24/19, 18:56

The Dodgers have landed a right-handed hitter to complement their deep, left-handed heavy lineup in free-agent outfielder A.J. Pollock.Pollock and Los Angeles agreed to a $55 million, four-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement ...

Lefty Drew Pomeranz agrees to one-year contract with Giants

Baseball 01/23/19, 15:31

Left-hander Drew Pomeranz has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants.The club announced Pomeranz's deal Wednesday. He is very familiar with the NL West, having pitched for Colorado and San Diego, and also knows the Bay Area. He spent the 2014-15 seasons with Oakland.Pomeranz pitched the past ...

source: Giants hire Farhan Zaidi away from Dodgers

Sports 11/06/18, 23:36

Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi has accepted a job as head of baseball operations for the San Francisco Giants, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement said Tuesday night.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the club had yet to make a formal announcement. Baseball executives are meeting ...

In 2-0 hole, Dodgers turn to rookie Buehler to rescue them

Baseball 10/25/18, 21:20

The Dodgers have seen the future and it's ace-in-the-making Walker Buehler.Except they need him to deliver now.Buehler will try to yank Los Angeles out of a 2-0 deficit against the Boston Red Sox when the World Series shifts to Dodger Stadium for Game 3 on Friday.Clearly, the Dodgers trust their ...

Dodgers go cold in Boston, then fall behind 2-0 to Red Sox

Baseball 10/24/18, 23:46

The San Gabriel Mountains shimmering in the distance will be a welcome sight for the Los Angeles Dodgers after two chilly, failed nights at Fenway Park.The Dodgers were cold and out of sorts during two games in Boston, falling behind 2-0 in the World Series — a deficit no team ...

Rockies take step forward in year that finishes on sour note

Baseball 10/08/18, 15:39

The immediate picture for the Colorado Rockies looks grim: a slumping offense that couldn't support solid pitching led to a quick end of Rocktober .The larger view, now that's one third baseman Nolan Arenado prefers to take with him into the offseason.Although the season ended with a three-game sweep by ...

Rockies’ wait for title will extend past a quarter century

Baseball 10/07/18, 20:26

Colorado's wait for a World Series title will extend past a quarter century.The Rockies scored in one of 28 innings against Milwaukee, hit .146 with three extra-base hits, no homers and two runs — none in their last 19 innings.So much for a return to the thin air of Coors ...

Leading off: Newcomb subs in for Braves, Rockies head home

Baseball 10/06/18, 21:13

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:2-0 CHANGEUPSean Newcomb will start Game 3 of the Braves' NL Division Series against the Dodgers instead of Kevin Gausman. With Atlanta trailing 2-0 in the best-of-five series, manager Brian Snitker made the swap Saturday. The 25-year-old Newcomb came within a strike ...

Newcomb to start Game 3 for Braves instead of Gausman

Baseball 10/06/18, 17:41

Left-hander Sean Newcomb will start Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and not Kevin Gausman.With the Braves trailing 2-0 in the best-of-five series, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker made the announcement Saturday.Snitker said he discussed the idea with general manager Alex Anthopolos on the ...

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