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Rosario paces Mets past Phillies, 8-2

EditorsNote: changes to “who played” in second graf Amed Rosario had three RBIs Sunday night, including a two-run single that capped a four-run second inning and catapulted the New York Mets to an 8-2 win over the Philadelphia...

MLB — Oakland Athletics aren’t going away in AL West race

The Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics went at it Sunday in a playoff-like atmosphere in Oakland, with first place in the American League West on the line. The Astros won 9-4 and Justin Verlander registered his 200th career...

MLB — Trio travel down memory lane in return to Williamsport

When Michael Conforto reflects on his Little League World Series experience, he thinks back to spirited games of pingpong, leisure time at the swimming pool and forays to a cafeteria stocked with abundant options throughout the day. The...

On their way back to New York, Giants release pitcher who no-hit the Mets

Chris Heston's reunion with the Giants didn't go as well as everyone had hoped.<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="After signing a minor league deal with the Giants in January, the 30-year-old right-handed pitcher was recently released...

Dodgers vs. Mariners – Game Recap – August 18, 2018

SEATTLE -- Anytime Nelson Cruz sees something awkward from a pitcher in his delivery, his default is to start screaming that it's a balk, even if it's not.For a change, Cruz was exactly right. He pointed and yelled...

Jim Thome has No. 25 retired by Cleveland Indians

CLEVELAND -- His red socks pulled high to his knees, Jim Thome pointed his bat outward in his well-known stance before taking a swing and one last trip around the bases in a ballpark where his number is...

Derek Jeter and Joe Girardi did not attend Yankees 1998 reunion

The 1998 New York Yankees reunited at Yankee Stadium Saturday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their World Series championship.Well, most of the 1998 Yankees reunited. There were a few notable absences, including former captain Derek Jeter and...

Mets ace Jacob deGrom has two in a row, but is it time to...

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | Mets ace Jacob deGrom has been the best pitcher in the National League this season. Better than Max Scerzer. Better than Aaron Nola. As it stands right now, he should be...

Astros vs. Athletics – Game Recap – August 17, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. -- With September approaching, the Oakland Athletics are showing the baseball world what they believed from the start: This group and its young sluggers are ready to make a playoff push.Matt Olson hit a leadoff home...

Jose Urena of Miami Marlins appeals penalty for hitting Ronald Acuna Jr., can play

WASHINGTON -- Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena is appealing his six-game suspension for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Braves with a pitch.Urena was in uniform Friday and Marlins manager Don Mattingly didn't rule out using him...

When MLB players should bat flip and when they shouldn’t

Modern baseball is obsessed with the bat flip. It’s not a new phenomenon exactly, but in the everybody-has-an-opinion era of 2018, there aren’t many things in baseball more divisive than bat flips. Except maybe the designated hitter.Traditionalists HATE...

Moon Possums? Trash Pandas? Vote to name North Alabama's (real) new minor league team.

Northern Alabama will soon be home to a brand new Minor League Baseball franchise. Well, it won&apos;t be brand new. The Mobile BayBears, the Angels&apos; Class AA affiliate, are relocating and, since northern Alabama has no bay, they...

MLB — Real or Not? Rockies games are must-see television

After the shenanigans from Jose Urena on Wednesday, it was a less eventful day on Thursday across the majors ...Dr. Feelgood: Thankfully, Ronald Acuna Jr. was back in the lineup for the Braves after Urena plunked him in...

Profar starts triple play and homers, Rangers rally past LAA

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Triple plays are rare enough to begin with. Jurickson Profar and the Texas Rangers turned one that was especially unusual Thursday night.In fact, it had been more than a century since there was another...

Jose Urena of Miami Marlins suspended 6 games for hitting Ronald Acuna with pitch

Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena has been suspended for six games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally hitting Atlanta Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. on Wednesday night, which led to a benches-clearing scuffle.Urena used his first pitch...

Wilson Ramos of Philadelphia Phillies sparks team past Boston Red Sox in first game...

PHILADELPHIA -- When the Philadelphia Phillies acquired Wilson Ramos from the Tampa Bay Rays at the non-waiver trade deadline, they were looking to add a veteran catcher who could nurture their young pitching staff and be an offensive...

Ryan Braun of Milwaukee Brewers leaves game with rib cage tightness

CHICAGO -- Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun left Wednesday's game against the Cubs with tightness on the right side of his rib cage.Right-hander Jimmy Nelson, who has been rehabbing from a shoulder injury, is unlikely to return this...

Red Sox's Mookie Betts: Will be off Wednesday

Betts will not be in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Phillies, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic Boston reports. The Red Sox, who are playing an inter-league game in a National League city, will not have the luxury...

The 2018 Red Sox are great and they make you know it

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="There is a relentlessness about these Boston Red Sox that goes beyond the typical greatness baseball teams show over the course of a season. Others may ebb and flow, wax and...

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, San Francisco Giants’ Nick Hundley ejected after scuffle

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig took a swing at San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley, and both players were ejected after a benches-clearing scrap in the seventh inning Tuesday night.Puig swatted his bat in frustration after...

CC Sabathia, New York Yankees pitcher, says DL decision proactive

NEW YORK - During his last two outings, New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia has felt pain in his right knee that reminded him of similar issues he tried to fight through exactly one year ago.A champion...

Four games won’t kill the season for injured Dodgers

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="LOS ANGELES – What comes of a conversation of 110 pitches or more than 110 pitches, of clinging to your ace or buffering him, of the baseball inevitability that at some...

MLB — Clayton Kershaw in for his toughest stretch run yet

I watched Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner duel at Dodger Stadium on Monday with Felix Hernandez on my mind. I'm finishing up my vacation in Seattle and Hernandez was just demoted to the bullpen with a 5.73 ERA,...

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