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Stories tagged: MLB

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 …

MLB roundup: Josh Donaldson homers in 10th, lifts Braves over Nationals 5-4

Josh Donaldson homered against Sean Doolittle in the top of the 10th, and the Atlanta Braves pulled out a 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday to take two …

Day of trades leaves Mariners’ bullpen vulnerable in loss to Texas

If the situation had arisen the day before, the decisions about the pitchers used would have been different because, well, there would’ve been better pitchers in the Mariners’ bullpen.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 9-7 loss against the Texas Rangers

Willie Calhoun hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and the Texas Rangers held on for a 9-7 victory against the visiting Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.

Astros ace Zack Greinke deal; 2 dozen trades on deadline day

On a dizzying day that featured two dozen trades, the Houston Astros pulled off the biggest and most startling deal, adding ace Zack Greinke to an imposing rotation already loaded …

UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 5:51 p.m.

Mariners finally complete trade to send pitcher Mike Leake to Diamondbacks

After shopping him during the offseason and re-intensifying those efforts in late May, the Mariners have finally traded veteran right-hander Mike Leake.

UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Mariners trade Roenis Elias and Hunter Strickland to the Nationals for three pitching prospects

Strickland started the season as Seattle’s closer before getting hurt. Elias has been the closer for the last few months.

MLB roundup: Justin Verlander strikes out 13, Astros blank Indians 2-0

Verlander (14-4) outpitched Shane Bieber and won his fourth consecutive start, tying Washington’s Stephen Strasburg for the major league lead in wins.

UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

Six-pack for Mariners: Seattle wins 6th in row, 8-5 at Texas

Kyle Seager had a solo homer, a tiebreaking two-run triple and drove in four runs as the Seattle Mariners stretched their winning streak to six games with an 8-5 victory …

Report: Cleveland Indians trade Trevor Bauer to Reds in three-team deal

The Indians have reportedly found a trade partner – in a way, two – for Trevor Bauer, and they’ve also discovered the right-handed hitters the lineup has largely missed this …

UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 8-5 victory against the Texas Rangers

Kyle Seager hit a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the seventh inning as the Seattle Mariners defeated the host Texas Rangers 8-5 Tuesday night.

AP source: Cleveland pitcher Trevor Bauer fined by MLB for ball heave

Bauer made the toss in the fifth inning of a 9-6 loss in Kansas City on Sunday.

David Phelps acquired by Chicago Cubs in deal with Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays will send cash to Chicago to offset some of Phelps’ contract.

Trade wrap: Mets still hold all the cards

New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard (7-5, 4.33) is set to start against the White Sox on Tuesday, and it could be his final appearance with the club.

MLB roundup: Stephen Strasburg wins 7th straight start, Nats beat Dodgers 11-4

Stephen Strasburg tossed seven masterful innings to win his seventh consecutive start, leading the Washington Nationals to an 11-4 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.

MLB roundup: J.D. Martinez, Andrew Benintendi hit homers, Red Sox pound Yankees 9-5

J.D. Martinez and Andrew Benintendi homered as the Boston Red Sox again hit balls all over and out of Fenway Park, battering the New York Yankees 9-5 Saturday.

UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto can’t ply his trade

For all the wheeling and dealing that “Trader” Jerry Dipoto has done as the general manager of the Mariners, surprisingly little of it has come at the July 31 trade …

UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

A.L. Central-leading Twins get reliever Sergio Romo from Marlins

The AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins have acquired veteran reliever Sergio Romo in a trade with Miami, hoping to boost their beleaguered bullpen for the stretch. The deadline for making deals …

UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Rookies Ryan Court, Austin Nola each drive in 3; Mariners top Tigers 8-1

After spending eight years in the minors, Ryan Court started this season on an even lower rung – in an independent league, still hoping for his big chance.

UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 6 p.m.

A’s sign 8-year-old for a day through Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Oakland Athletics have signed 8-year-old August Wold for a day to grant his dream through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The boy pulled on his tiny green No. 19 A’s jersey, …

UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 4:06 p.m.

Mets LF Dominic Smith placed on 10-day IL with foot injury

Mets outfielder Dominic Smith has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a stress reaction in his left foot. Smith wore a walking boot in New York’s clubhouse and …

UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Ex-Red Sox star David Ortiz out of hospital after shooting

Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is out of the hospital following three surgeries after being shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic. The Red Sox …

UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

Royals trade Jake Diekman to A’s amid flurry of roster moves

The Kansas City Royals have traded left-handed reliever Jake Diekman to the Oakland Athletics for two minor league prospects. The deal came as part of a flurry of roster moves …

UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

Tom Murphy, Mallex Smith rally Mariners to 3-2 win over Tigers

Mallex Smith hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday …

UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 10:19 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 3-2 victory against the Detroit Tigers

Mallex Smith lined a run-scoring single to right field with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Seattle Mariners rallied to defeat the visiting Detroit Tigers …

UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 8:08 p.m.

Mets’ Jeff McNeil hopes HR convinces wife to OK puppy adoption

Mets All-Star Jeff McNeil is driving a ruff bargain ahead of the trade deadline. McNeil is lobbying his wife, Tatiana, to let him adopt one of the puppies brought to …