Major League Baseball wants a broad discussion with players about rule changes to combat decreased offense and longer games. That initiative is likely to be met by a testy union stung by declining free-agent prices and already raising the possibility of a work stoppage after the 2021 season. Commissioner Rob Manfred and players’ association head Tony Clark outlined their differing agendas before the All-Star Game.
Houston teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Ross Stripling to start the 10th inning, part of a record 10 long balls in all, and the American League beat the N.L. 8-6 Tuesday night to extend its All-Star Game winning streak to six.
The pending trade of Manny Machado by the Baltimore Orioles has become the center of attraction at the All-Star Game. Machado was mobbed by his locker before the game in Washington. He says he’s heard nothing about a pending deal, adding, “There will be a time and place for everything.”
It’s dangerous to come to conclusions about trades too early. But right now it appears to be a win for the Mariners, with Jean Segura and Mitch Haniger on the American League All-Star team.
To celebrate the 2018 All-Star Game, we’ve put together an all-time major league all-star team of players who attended Washington high schools.
The ball cleared the center field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and yelled with delight as a shower of streamers rained upon the crowd of 43,698.
New York Mets prospect Peter Alonso hit one of eight home runs in the game as the United States beat the World 10-6.
Stephen Piscotty homered for the fifth time in nine games, leading Oakland to a 6-2 win over San Francisco.
All-Star Trevor Story led off the ninth inning with his 20th homer, and the Colorado Rockies completed a series sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 4-3 victory on Sunday.
With James Paxton’s and Felix Hernandez’ status in doubt at the moment, Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto should not drag his feet in acquiring proven rotation help.
Mike Matheny was stunningly fired Saturday night following an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, a defeat that dropped the St. Louis Cardinals to 47-46 and seven games back of the N.L. Central-leading Chicago Cubs.
An uninspiring 4-1 loss to the Rockies on Saturday night in the sauna that was Coors Field meant a third straight series loss and Seattle’s seventh loss in 10 games. The Mariners are 58-38 with one game left to play before the break.
Xander Bogaerts hit a game-ending grand slam with one out in the 10th inning, and J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 29th homer to carry the Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
The Cleveland Indians recalled top prospect Francisco Mejia from Triple-A Columbus amid speculation about him being part of potential deadline trades.
Noah Syndergaard pitched out of trouble in a rusty return from the disabled list and helped himself with an RBI single as the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Friday night.
Trevor Story homered and drove in four runs, Charlie Blackmon also connected and the Colorado Rockies beat the Seattle Mariners 10-7 on Friday night.
Corey Kluber’s stellar first half ended with a sudden stop. Cleveland’s ace received an injection in his right knee that will force him to miss the All-Star Game. But more importantly, the Indians are hoping it will allow the right-hander to continue leading their rotation after the break – and beyond.
Chase Utley will retire from baseball at the end of this season, capping a 16-year career that included a World Series championship with Philadelphia and an elder statesman role with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Seattle also brought up three right-handed pitchers from Triple-A Tacoma – Christian Bergman, Casey Lawrence and Mike Morin.
Mookie Betts fouled off seven pitches before hitting a grand slam that helped the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Thursday night, extending their winning streak to 10 games. Boston has the longest current winning streak in the big leagues and hasn’t lost since getting routed 11-1 at Yankee Stadium on July 1. At 66-29, the Red Sox are 37 games over .500 for the first time since 1949.
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