Minor league baseball

Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Bo Bichette, front right, rounds the bases after hitting a walkoff home run to defeat the New York Yankees in the 12th inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 13, 2019 - 11:50 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette hit his first game-ending home run, a 12th-inning drive that gave the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night. A 21-year-old who debuted on July 29, Bichette led off the 12th against Tyler Lyons (1-2) with his 11th home run. Wilmer Font (4-4...
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September 13, 2019 - 2:38 pm
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A judge has ordered a psychological evaluation for the man who police say killed the wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor league baseball pitcher. The Danville Register & Bee reports the order was made Thursday by Judge Brian Turpin in the Pittsylvania Juvenile and...
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September 13, 2019 - 10:00 am
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a story Sept. 12 about the man who police say killed the wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor league baseball pitcher, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the man is being held in jail. He is being held in a mental health facility run by Virginia Behavioral...
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Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder, right, celebrates with Matt Chapman (26) after hitting a two-run home run off Detroit Tigers' David McKay in the ninth inning of a baseball game that was suspended due to rain earlier in the season, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
September 07, 2019 - 2:20 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Even the managers were perplexed by all the quirky details of a game that began nearly four months ago and finished in a different ballpark way out West. Chad Pinder homered, Mike Fiers earned his fourth victory or his 14th, however you want to look at it, and the Oakland...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows, right, celebrates with on-deck batter Travis d'Arnaud after Meadows hit a solo home run off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Gabriel Ynoa during the fourth inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
September 03, 2019 - 11:49 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash was pleased with a much-needed bounce-back win over last-place Baltimore. Austin Meadows homered, seven Tampa Bay relievers combined on a five-hitter and the playoff-contending Rays blanked the Orioles 2-0 Tuesday night to split a...
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Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi throws during the second inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
September 02, 2019 - 6:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins' path to the playoffs is getting a boost on the road. Max Kepler hit a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning and the AL Central-leading Twins topped the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Monday. The Twins have gone 6-1 in the first seven games of a 10-game road trip...
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September 02, 2019 - 5:33 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Tigers minor league catcher Chace Numata died Monday, days after being injured in a skateboarding accident in Pennsylvania. He was 27. Numata's family and the team announced the death. Numata, who was playing for Detroit's Double-A Erie affiliate, was found unresponsive Friday...
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New York Yankees' Mike Ford tosses his after hitting a pinch-hit, walk-off solo home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in New York. The Yankees won 5-4. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 01, 2019 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Through Little League and high school, three years in the Ivy League and six more in the minors, Mike Ford held onto his childhood dream. The local kid, a lifelong Yankee fan, hitting a winning homer in the Bronx. All these years, seemed too good to be true. "I don't think it's set...
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New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu gestures towards the dugout after hitting the game-winning walk off home run in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 31, 2019 - 10:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It was only fitting the New York Yankees finished August with one last long ball. DJ LeMahieu homered on the first pitch in the bottom of the 11th inning and the Yankees beat Oakland 4-3 Saturday for their first victory in five tries against the Athletics this season. "Finally got...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2019, file photo, former New York Mets' second baseman and current Long Island Duck's manager Wally Backman stands in the dugout during a minor league baseball game against the Sugar Land Skeeters at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y. Backman was arrested on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Riverhead, N.Y., after a woman said he pushed her against a wall, twisted her hand and took her phone so she couldn't call 911. He is s due back in court Sept. 17. (AP Photo/Vera Nieuwenhuis, File)
August 30, 2019 - 5:30 pm
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Mets second baseman Wally Backman has been arrested in connection with alleged domestic violence on Long Island. The 59-year-old minor league manager was accused Friday of pushing a woman against a wall, twisting her hand and taking her phone so she couldn't...
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