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MLB roundup: Phils win in Pittsburgh on Hoskins’ HR; fan walks to plate

A fan casually walked to home plate and approached Philadelphia hitter Brad Miller for a handshake before being apprehended, and the Phillies later beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Sunday on …


Mark Reynolds wrap: Rockies drop infielder from roster

Mark Reynolds was cut by the Colorado Rockies two home runs shy of 300 after hitting .170 with four homers and 20 RBIs in limited at-bats. The 35-year-old infielder returned …


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 9-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels

Dillon Peters, recalled from Triple-A prior to the game, pitched five shutout innings as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the host Seattle Mariners 9-3 Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Edgar Martinez joins Hall of Fame in class headlined by Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera and fellow closer Lee Smith, starters Mike Mussina and the late Roy Halladay, and designated hitters Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines were feted on a sun-splashed day at …


MLB roundup: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hits 1st grand slam, Blue Jays rally past Tigers 7-5

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his first career grand slam, a 441-foot drive toward the bushes at Comerica Park that helped the Toronto Blue Jays rally for a 7-5 victory over …


UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

David Fletcher, Mike Trout lead Angels past Mariners 6-2

David Fletcher singled home the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning, Mike Trout followed with a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels took advantage of a big mistake on …


‘Family’ reunion; Close ties still bind 1979 Pirates

It’s still a family affair for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates. Forty years removed from the franchise’s last World Series title, the group that used the Sister Sledge song ‘We Are …


Big league ballparks broil as heat wave grips much of majors

A heat wave that has gripped much of the country has affected many major league ballparks, where players and fans are trying to keep cool. Temperatures are soaring to near …


MLB roundup: Mike Leake takes perfect game to 9th, Mariners beat Angels 10-0

Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners lost his bid to pitch a perfect game on a leadoff single in the ninth inning by rookie Luis Rengifo, then finished off the …


Mariners’ Mike Leake lose perfect game try in 9th, blanks Angels

A week after the worst start of his career, Leake almost achieved baseball immortality.


Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 10-0 victory against the Los Angeles Angels

Mike Leake pitched a one-hitter as the Seattle Mariners defeated the visiting Los Angeles Angels 10-0 Friday night.


Angels give up on Matt Harvey, drop pitcher from roster

The Los Angeles Angels gave up on their $11 million investment in Matt Harvey, designating the 30-year-old right-hander for assignment. Harvey was 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA in 12 starts. …


Drew Smyly agrees with Phillies, pending physical

Left-hander Drew Smyly has agreed to a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and is on track to start Sunday against Pittsburgh. Manager Gabe Kapler says the agreement is pending a …


Max Scherzer won’t start for Nats against Atlanta this weekend

Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer won’t come off the 10-day injured list to start for Washington against Atlanta this weekend. Scherzer was given a cortisone shot this week …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 2:53 p.m.

Yanks’ Aaron Boone suspended, ‘not real proud’ of profane rant

Yankees manager Aaron Boone has been suspended for one game for his rant that followed his ejection in a doubleheader opener against Tampa Bay. MLB executive Joe Torre also says …


Aaron Boone ejected, directs profane rant at rookie umpire

Yankees manager Aaron Boone went on a profane rant after rookie umpire Brennan Miller called Brett Gardner out on strikes in the second inning of a doubleheader opener against Tampa …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 3:18 p.m.

Mike DiMuro retires, Chad Whitson becomes fulltime MLB ump

Mike DiMuro, among two father-son duos to work home plate in a major league no-hitter, is retiring after two decades as an umpire and is being replaced on the big …


Reds place 2 more catchers on the injured list

The Cincinnati Reds are down to their fourth and fifth catchers after placing two more on the injured list. Curt Casali went on the 10-day injured list with a right …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 1:03 p.m.

A look at players to be inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Mariano Rivera, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Roy Halladay, Harold Baines and Lee Smith will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.


Rays’ Mike Brosseau goes from undrafted to middle of MLB lineup

The thrifty Tampa Bay Rays think they have found another hidden gem in Mike Brosseau, an undrafted infielder from Oakland University in Michigan who signed for $1,000 and bolted to …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 11:05 a.m.

Enter Rivera: Yankee closer Mariano Rivera awaits his place in Hall of Fame

Former New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera is awaiting his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rivera set a record with 652 saves. He says he always wanted to …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 11:21 p.m.

MLB capsules: Padres’ no-hit bid comes up short at Miami

Rookie right-hander Chris Paddack took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and two relievers got the final four outs, completing a three-hitter, as the San Diego Padres beat the Miami …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Yankees get speedy OF Terrance Gore from Royals for cash

Speedy outfielder Terrance Gore has been traded to the New York Yankees by the Kansas City Royals for cash. The deal was announced before New York’s scheduled game against the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Royals place Adalberto Mondesi on 10-day injured list

The Kansas City Royals placed shortstop Adalberto Mondesi on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder injury. Mondesi injured his shoulder in the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game against …


White Sox put Eloy Jimenez on IL with nerve contusion in arm

The Chicago White Sox have placed rookie outfielder Eloy Jimenez on the 10-day injured list with an ulnar nerve contusion in his right arm. The move comes a day after …


Dodgers’ Dave Roberts surprised Kenley Jansen changed mind on injury

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says it’s “a little bit tough to swallow” that closer Kenley Jansen changed his mind about the severity of a foot injury after blowing …


David Price, Dennis Eckersley feuding again after Eck’s comments to Globe

David Price ignited an old feud Wednesday with Red Sox TV analyst Dennis Eckersley after the Hall of Fame pitcher commented about a confrontation between the men in a story …


Corey Kluber throws off mound for 1st time since breaking arm

The Cleveland Indians say pitcher Corey Kluber threw a successful bullpen session at Progressive Field, the right-hander’s first time throwing from a mound since fracturing his right forearm on May …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Elijah ‘Pumpsie’ Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies

Elijah “Pumpsie” Green, the first black player on the Boston Red Sox, has died. He was 85. A Red Sox spokesman confirmed his death. Green played parts of four seasons …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 6:27 p.m.

Rays-Yankees game postponed due to severe weather forecast

The scheduled game between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees has been postponed due to a forecast of thunderstorms and severe inclement weather. Though no rain was falling …