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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Area roundup: Coeur d’Alene advances to title game of Little League World Series regional

Owen Field doubled and homered Friday as Coeur d’Alene avoided elimination at the Little League World Series Northwest regional with 14-9 win over Bothell, Washington.


Tigers release second baseman Josh Harrison

The Detroit Tigers have released second baseman Josh Harrison after reinstating him from the injured list. The Tigers also released right-hander Sandy Baez to make room for right-hander Edwin Jackson.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Twins DH Nelson Cruz goes on IL with ruptured wrist tendon

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was placed on the 10-day injured list because of a ruptured tendon in his left wrist. Cruz was injured on a swing Thursday night …


Paul Newberry: ‘Field of Dreams’ and more bad baseball on film

Major League Baseball is heading to the “Field of Dreams” next season to pay homage to a terrible flick.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

Mets sign infielder Joe Panik before game vs Nationals

The New York Mets signed infielder Joe Panik before the series opener against the wild card-leading Washington Nationals. The 28-year-old Panik was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

Orioles’ Chris Davis clears air with manager after dugout clash

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis says he reached a “breaking point” when he charged at manager Brandon Hyde in the dugout, and expressed his regret during a lengthy conversation with …


MLB roundup: Gio Urshela HRs twice, streaking Yanks outslug Bichette, Jays

Gio Urshela hit two home runs for the second straight game and the New York Yankees outslugged rookie Bo Bichette and the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 Thursday night in Toronto …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Area roundup: Oregon hands Idaho first loss in Little League World Series regional

Gavin Price hit a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning to lead Sprague Little League of Salem past Coeur d’Alene 8-5 at the Little League World Series Northwest regional on …


Red Sox pitcher David Price on 10-day IL with cyst on left wrist

Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price was placed on the 10-day injured list after an MRI revealed a cyst on his left wrist. The team says the 33-year-old Price was …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

Larry Stone: Nobody thought the step back would be this painful, but Mariners are better down on the farm

But we’ve reached August, and I’m still waiting for the fun part, outside of the two-week stretch that may well become a legendary example of false omens.


Rays’ Travis d’Arnaud making most of chance to jumpstart career

Travis d’Arnaud is quietly making the most of an opportunity to resurrect his career with the Tampa Bay Rays. The soft-spoken catcher who also played for the New York Mets …


Indians ace Corey Kluber pitches 3 innings in rehab start

Indians ace Corey Kluber pitched three innings in a minor league rehab start. He’s been sidelined since a line drive broke a bone in his right forearm on May 1 …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 8:42 a.m.

White Sox, Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ in 2020

The Chicago White Sox will play a game against the New York Yankees next summer at the site in Iowa where the movie “Field of Dreams” was filmed. Major League …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

MLB capsules: Yankees hammer Orioles, extend winning streak to 8

Gio Urshela and Kyle Higashioka each hit two home runs, and the Yankees’ long-ball outburst against the Baltimore Orioles reached historical proportions Wednesday night in a 14-2 blowout that extended …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

Yusei Kikuchi’s strong outing helps Mariners edge San Diego

The rookie season for Seattle’s Yusei Kikuchi and the transition from pitching in Japan to pitching in the majors has proved to be a challenge.


Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres

A little hustle went a long way for the Mariners on Wednesday afternoon.


Cubs sign catcher Jonathan Lucroy to plug gap behind plate

Manager Joe Maddon says the Chicago Cubs have signed catcher Jonathan Lucroy. The 33-year-old Lucroy was designated for assignment by the Angels last Friday. The two-time All-Star is expected to …


Yankees star Gleyber Torres avoids injured list for now

The New York Yankees have taken a wait-and-see approach to infielder Gleyber Torres’ perplexing core injury. Torres underwent a battery of tests on Wednesday in New York, and the results …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 4:25 p.m.

2 senators ask MLB for data on foul ball injuries

Illinois’ two senators have urged Major League Baseball to be more transparent about fans who are injured by foul balls, saying the lack of data is creating confusion about the …


Red Sox, Orioles to meet in 2020 MLB Little League Classic

The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will meet next year in the fourth MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The matchup between AL East foes is scheduled for …


Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia has another surgery on troubled knee

The Boston Red Sox say second baseman Dustin Pedroia has had another surgery on his troublesome left knee. The 35-year-old Pedroia has played only six games this season, all in …


No no-no: Dinelson Lamet takes bid into 7th, Padres drop Mariners 9-4

Dinelson Lamet took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning for the only major league team that’s never pitched one, leading the San Diego Padres over the Seattle Mariners 9-4.


MLB roundup: Houston Astros hits 4 HRs, make a winner of Zack Greinke in debut

Zack Greinke labored through six innings but wound up with a win in his Astros debut as Houston hit four home runs Tuesday night to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-6 …


Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 9-4 loss to the San Diego Padres

Fernando Tatis Jr., Eric Hosmer and Josh Naylor homered for the Padres, who have defeated the Mariners seven straight times in interleague play.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 2:22 p.m.

Blue Jays to extend protective netting for 2020 season

The Toronto Blue Jays say they’ll extend protective netting at Rogers Centre next season. They join other teams that have taken measures after foul balls injured fans. The team also …


‘Just throw it in there’ – exploring the dynamics of the pitcher, catcher relationship

On a Friday night at Blue Bell Park in College Station, Texas, Alek Jacob stood alone on the mound, waiting for Brandon Harmon to join him.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

Aaron Sanchez, Astros throw combined no-hitter against Mariners

Aaron Sanchez looked like a reinvented pitcher in his Houston debut, throwing six stellar innings to start the Astros on a combined no-hitter in a 9-0 victory over the Seattle …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Kyle Seager lurking around ‘Mendoza Line’ not a good sign for Mariners

It happened 40 years ago. Bruce Bochte and Tom Paciorek noticed an odd statistical note popping up on the Kingdome scoreboard every time Mario Mendoza stepped to the plate.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

MLB roundup: Gleyber Torres hits grand slam, Yankees beat Red Sox 4-2

Gleyber Torres hit a first-inning grand slam, left-hander James Paxton cruised after that and the New York Yankees three-hit the Boston Red Sox in a 4-2 victory Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Wade Miley solid, Astros hit 6 homers to rout Mariners 10-2

Wade Miley had another solid start and the Houston Astros backed him up with a season-high six homers to rout the Seattle Mariners 10-2 on Friday night.