Stories tagged: baseball
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman homers lift Nationals past Cubs
Bryce Harper hit a tying two-run homer in the eighth inning and Ryan Zimmerman tacked on a three-run shot moments later to lift the Washington Nationals to a 6-3 comeback …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Red Sox return home, looking to avoid being swept by Astros
BOSTON – If the Boston Red Sox are nervous about the possibility of being swept out of the playoffs for the second straight year, they were trying hard not to …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Manager Joe Girardi takes blame for Yankees’ Game 2 loss
After a crushing loss, Yankees manager Joe Girardi spent the night pondering his decision not to challenge a critical hit-by-pitch call during a game-changing sixth inning.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 11:25 p.m.
Justin Turner’s five RBIs ignite Dodgers to win in series opener
Justin Turner homered and drove in five runs, Clayton Kershaw won despite giving up four homers and the Los Angeles Dodgers roared to a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Kyle Hendricks outduels Stephen Strasburg as Cubs take Game 1
Relying on precision rather than power, Kyle Hendricks pitched the Chicago Cubs to another winning start in October.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Yan Gomes’ RBI single in 13th inning completes Cleveland’s big rally over Yankees
Yan Gomes singled home Austin Jackson from second base with none out in the 13th inning as the Cleveland Indians rallied from five runs down to stun the New York …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve help Astros rout Red Sox, take 2-0 ALDS lead
HOUSTON – Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and the high-powered Astros led the majors in runs, hits and batting average in the regular season. Now that it’s playoff time, Houston is …
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Mariners won’t bring back Tim Bogar, Casey Candaele to coaching staff
Following a season in which they failed to reach their expected goal of the postseason with a losing record of 78-84, the Mariners and manager Scott Servais announced changes to …
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Injuries derail Mariners’ hopes of ending playoff drought
There are many reasons the longest playoff drought in baseball is now at 16 years and counting. Seattle Mariners fans aren’t interested in that, though. Until Seattle is finally back …
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Average MLB game time record 3 hours, 5 minutes this season
The average time of a nine-inning game in the major leagues rose 4
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
Home runs, strikeouts hit highs as season comes to end
In a season of record-high home runs and strikeouts along with record-low complete games, there were some constants in Major League Baseball: Houston’s Jose Altuve and a Colorado Rockies player …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Vince Grippi: Just wait until next year, Mariners fans. Really!
With two outs in the top of the fourth inning Sunday, Mariners broadcaster Dave Sims did a live read. It was for the upcoming postseason broadcasts on Fox. Ironic probably …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Terry Collins resigns as manager of New York Mets, will stay with club
Shortly after the last out in a lost season for the New York Mets, manager Terry Collins confirmed the news that had spread at Citizens Bank Park.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
Mariners end season with 6-2 loss to Los Angeles Angels
Parker Bridwell pitched seven scoreless innings in a duel with James Paxton, Eric Young Jr. hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 6-2 in …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
MLB capsules: Nationals take precaution with ace Max Scherzer
Nationals ace Max Scherzer was pulled with a hamstring cramp while tuning up for the playoffs Saturday during host Washington’s 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Kyle Seager’s three-run homer sparks big eighth inning as Mariners rally for win
Mitch Haniger had five hits and Kyle Seager launched a three-run homer to highlight a five-run eighth inning that rallied the Seattle Mariners past the Los Angeles Angels 6-4 on …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 6:15 p.m.
Rockies clinch postseason berth when Milwaukee loses
The Colorado Rockies sprayed soda around the clubhouse and even did a bit of dancing after clinching their first postseason berth since 2009.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
Mariners turn to Andrew Albers when starter Andrew Moore suffers neck spasms
One more time – one final time? – an injury forced the Mariners to adjust their rotation.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Red Sox top Astros to clinch A.L. East; rematch set for playoffs
The hard chopper bounced off first baseman Mitch Moreland’s glove and high into the air. Second baseman Brock Holt jumped to glove the ball and flipped it to first, where …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
MLB capsules: Houston blocks Boston from clinching A.L. East title
The Boston Red Sox again failed to clinch the A.L. East, losing 3-2 to Alex Bregman and the visiting Houston Astros on Friday night.
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
Luis Valbuena’s two-run double caps rally as Angels defeat Mariners
Luis Valbuena hit a two-run, pinch-hit double in the eighth inning to cap a four-run rally as the Los Angeles Angels overcame three home runs by Seattle in a 6-5 …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Sailors and soldiers recreate World War I baseball game
Modern-day sailors and soldiers said they were honored to play baseball Friday to recreate the U.S. Army versus Navy games from World War I.
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Mariners notes: James Paxton will start Seattle’s final game of season
Left-hander James Paxton won the debate – it was a mild debate – but the bottom line is he will start Sunday, as he wanted to do, when the Mariners …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Pete Mackanin out as Philadelphia Phillies manager
Pete Mackanin is out as Philadelphia Phillies manager after 2
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
MLB capsules: Cubs eliminate Cardinals from postseason contention
The Cardinals were eliminated from postseason contention when Leonys Martin leaped at the center-field fence to rob Paul DeJong of a tying home run with two outs in the 11th …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Mariners need to make another big offseason splash
It was four years ago when, seeking to jolt the franchise out of its extended doldrums, the Mariners shocked the baseball world by shelling out $240 million to sign second …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 5:20 p.m.
Oakland manager Bob Melvin receives one-year contract through 2019 season
Bob Melvin is set to manage at least two more years for the Oakland Athletics, with his latest extension announced Thursday set to take him through the 2019 season.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
MLB Capsules: Cubs clinch N.L. Central with win over rival Cardinals
Addison Russell hit a three-run homer and John Lackey pitched six strong innings as the visiting Chicago Cubs clinched their second consecutive N.L. Central title with a 5-1 victory over …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
MLB Notebook: Owners approve sale of Marlins to Jeter group
Two people familiar with the vote say major league owners have approved the sale of the Miami Marlins by Jeffrey Loria to an investment group led by Bruce Sherman and …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
Mark Canha’s walk-off homer leads Oakland past Mariners
Mark Canha hit a game-ending home run in the ninth inning to lead the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Wednesday.