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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 …

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.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 10-2 loss to the Houston Astros

Six players hit home runs as the host Houston Astros defeated the Mariners 10-2 Friday night.

Zack Greinke eager to watch and learn with AL West-leading Astros

Zack Greinke has admired the Houston Astros from afar. Now he gets to see them close up, and the newly acquired ace is looking forward to that opportunity. The AL …

Suspended Reds manager David Bell wants to watch game without drama

Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell tried unsuccessfully to blend in with fans at SunTrust Park and watch his team from the stands during the first game of his six-game suspension. …

Hank Aaron still fighting for more diversity in baseball

Hank Aaron says his heart was warmed by a visit with 44 top high school players, mostly African-Americans. Aaron has lobbied for efforts to encourage young black athletes to choose …

Pirates designate infielder Jung Ho Kang for assignment

Jung Ho Kang’s time with the Pittsburgh Pirates – and quite possibly in the major leagues – is over. The team designated the struggling South Korean third baseman/shortstop for assignment. …

Yasiel Puig eager to gain foothold after trade to Indians

Yasiel Puig was so eager to make his Indians debut, he forgot to check out his footwear before walking around the clubhouse. The slugger was wearing Reds flip-flops with his …

Shane Greene gets a chance to finish games that matter in Atlanta

After emerging as one of baseball’s top closers, Shane Greene now gets a chance to finish games that really matter. Greene was among three relievers acquired by the first-place Atlanta …

Trevor Bauer’s goal: Be ‘better person, a better player’ with Reds

Trevor Bauer is looking forward to taking advantage of a fresh start with the Cincinnati Reds. Bauer joined the Reds on Thursday after being traded from Cleveland on Wednesday. He …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 4:09 p.m.

Indians manager Terry Francona has eye surgery, misses game

Indians manager Terry Francona was forced to miss the game against Houston after having eye surgery earlier in the day. The team said the operation was unexpected. Francona was expected …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Living in the pastime: Monthly BasebALZ program keeps baseball in the minds of those suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia

It starts with a baseball. Each person who attends the monthly BasebALZ program in a conference room at the offices of Alzheimer’s Los Angeles is handed one, faded and scuffed.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 2:20 p.m.

8 bans in Reds-Bucs brawl; Keone Kela 10 games, Amir Garrett 8, Yasiel Puig 3

Pittsburgh pitcher Keone Kela has been suspended for 10 games, Cincinnati reliever Amir Garrett for eight and Yasiel Puig for three after a furious brawl between the Pirates and Reds. …

With division out of reach, Red Sox sit out trade deadline

The defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox are setting their sights on an AL wild-card berth, and they’re doing it with the players they already have. Red Sox baseball …

Batters on pace to shatter MLB home run record by 10%

Major league batters are on pace to hit 600 more home runs than in any previous season, nearly 10% above the record set two years ago. A total of 4,478 …