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Mike Trout returned to the lineup after missing a game with a sore right foot and went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the host Mariners 9-3 Thursday night.
The all-stars from the 4A and 3A Greater Spokane League took on players from 2A, 1A, 2B and 1B leagues on Thursday, and the big school team swept the small schools 2-1 and 3-0 before thunderstorms halted play early.
The most nerve-wracking pitch of Reed Harrington’s brilliant junior college career involved a Styrofoam dart and a bald head.
The game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees has been postponed before an impending storm. It will be made up as part of a day/night doubleheader on Aug. 3.
Major League Baseball’s average attendance of 26,854 through Wednesday is 1.4% below the 27,242 through the similar point last season, which wound up below 30,000 for the first time since 2003. Baltimore, Cincinnati, Minnesota and Tampa Bay set stadium lows this year. Kansas City had its smallest home crowd since 2011 and Toronto and San Francisco since 2010. Nineteen of the 30 teams have experienced drops. Tampa Bay and Miami drew 12,653 Wednesday night – combined.
Major League Baseball says it will keep examining its policy on protective netting at stadiums a day after a young fan was struck by a foul ball and hospitalized. The girl was hit during a game between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros, an incident MLB calls “extremely upsetting.” The team has not given an update on her condition and says the family has asked for privacy.
Nomar Mazara and Asdrubal Cabrera hit consecutive doubles in the ninth inning, lifting the Texas Rangers over Seattle 8-7 in a back-and-forth game that highlighted the Mariners’ difficulties on defense and in the bullpen.
All-league teams from area baseball, softball, track and field, soccer, tennis and golf teams.
Signs of a potent lineup were evident for the Minnesota Twins in spring training, with the addition of some accomplished power hitters and the anticipation of more development by the homegrown players. The most optimistic member of the organization would’ve had trouble seeing a start like this, though. Their 106 homers are the most in the major leagues, fueling a .515 slugging percentage that would be an all-time best. The relaxed approach us fostered by rookie manager Rocco Baldelli.
The Phillies have a grip on first place in the NL East despite a banged-up bullpen. Victor Arano had surgery on his right elbow, and Adam Morgan went on the injured list with a strained left forearm. Edubray Ramos, Tommy Hunter and David Robertson will be out until at least June, and Pat Neshek and Tommy Hunter are also on the injured list.
Asdrubal Cabrera’s run-scoring double in the ninth inning snapped a tie and gave the Texas Rangers an 8-7 victory against the host Seattle Mariners on Wednesday afternoon.
Major League Baseball’s 2021 All-Star Game will be played at Atlanta in what could be the first national showcase for SunTrust Park since the stadium opened in 2017. This will be the third All-Star Game in Atlanta after 1972 and 1996. This year’s All-Star Game is July 9 at Cleveland’s Progressive Field and next year’s game is at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera left “hand print markings” on his girlfriend’s neck during a domestic assault inside an Atlantic City casino, according to a police report obtained by a newspaper. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Wednesday that the player also left “small scratches” on her arms, citing the police report. Herrera faces a June 17 court appearance on charges of simple assault and knowingly causing bodily injury.
The Texas Rangers are set to play their first regular-season game at new Globe Life Field on Tuesday, March 31 against the Los Angeles Angels, according to a draft of the 2020 preliminary schedule obtained by The Associated Press. Texas starts the season at Seattle with a weekend series before heading home according to the preliminary schedule, which is tentative and subject to change.
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa says that rib was fractured during a massage. Correa, who is expected to be out 4-6 weeks, issued a statement through the team which says in part: “I sustained the rib fracture during a massage at my home on Tuesday. To sustain an injury in such an unusual way makes it even more frustrating.”
Brenden Duncan goes viral for shaving his head. SWX Taylor Brooks hits the target as she finds out why.
A day after playing their most crisp and complete baseball game in recent weeks, the Mariners served up an unnecessary and unwanted reminder of how and why they have their current losing record– now 24-33 – and how it’s happened following a 13-2 start to the season.
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera was placed on administrative leave Tuesday by Major League Baseball, a day after his arrest in a domestic violence case at an Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino.
SEATTLE – Daniel Vogelbach hit a mammoth two-run homer in the seventh inning, Kyle Seager drove in his first run of the season and the Seattle Mariners snapped a six-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday night. Seattle was miserable on the road in getting swept by Texas and Oakland, but a strong pitching performance from Tommy Milone and a handful of key hits finally stopped the Mariners’ skid.
Pac-12 champion UCLA is the No. 1 national seed for the NCAA baseball tournament.