MLB baseball

In this June 23, 2017 photo, baseball player Eric Pardinho, left, practices in Ibiuna, Brazil. Pardinho is a rare baseball player in a soccer-crazed nation where few young people even own mitts or bats.(AP Photo/Andre Penner)
June 30, 2017 - 3:28 pm
IBIUNA, Brazil (AP) — A prospect with a 94 mph fastball gets a lot of attention, no matter where he is pitching — even when that prospect is a diminutive 16-year-old from a country with little baseball tradition. Eric Pardinho's blazing fastball has brought scouts to this city 50 miles west of Sao...
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New York Yankees' Dustin Fowler is taken off the field after he was injured during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 30, 2017 - 3:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Dustin Fowler's major league debut was over before he even stepped into the batter's box, and New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi had harsh words for Guaranteed Rate Field. The 22-year-old Fowler ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee during the first inning of the Yankees'...
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June 30, 2017 - 11:05 am
MLB-NEWS Outfielder's Yankees debut ends with surgery UNDATED (AP) — New York Yankees outfielder Dustin Fowler has had season-ending surgery on his right knee following a crash into a wall in the first inning of his major league debut. The 22-year-old started in right field in New York's 4-3 loss...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 30, 2017 - 11:00 am
Corey Kluber is looking like a Cy Young favorite, while Michael Taylor is overlooked in Washington. Meanwhile, it might be time to bail on Taijuan Walker, and Jonathan Villar returned with a bang but still has lingering concerns. CHEERS Corey Kluber, CLE - To say Kluber has been great would be an...
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June 30, 2017 - 8:48 am
MLB-SCHEDULE Kershaw, Dodgers handle Angels UNDATED (AP) — Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers have stretched their lead in the National League West to 2 ½ games over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kershaw became the majors' first 12-game winner of the season and the Dodgers slammed three more...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros' Carlos Correa (1) congratulates Jose Altuve after Altuve hit a home run against the Miami Marlins during a baseball game in Miami. Correa, Altuve and teammate George Springer could all be in the American League's starting lineup when All-Star rosters are announced Sunday night. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
June 30, 2017 - 7:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Time to pick players for the All-Star Game and make those close calls. Yankees rookie Aaron Judge and Washington slugger Bryce Harper are among the big names who have undoubtedly secured their spots in Miami on July 11. But there's a logjam at the corners in the National League, and...
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June 30, 2017 - 6:31 am
MLB-SCHEDULE Kershaw, Dodgers handle Angels UNDATED (AP) — Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers have stretched their lead in the National League West to 2 ½ games over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kershaw became the majors' first 12-game winner of the season and the Dodgers slammed three more...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees' Aaron Judge runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game in New York. Time to make the tough calls on which players warrant selection to the upcoming All-Star Game in Miami. Rest assured, rookie sensation Judge and perennial slugger Bryce Harper have secured their spots. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
June 30, 2017 - 5:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Time to make those close calls on picking players for the All-Star Game. Rest assured, Yankees rookie sensation Aaron Judge and perennial Washington slugger Bryce Harper have secured their spots for July 11 in Miami. But there's a logjam at the corners in the National League, and...
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June 30, 2017 - 3:46 am
MLB-SCHEDULE Kershaw, Dodgers handle Angels UNDATED (AP) — Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers have stretched their lead in the National League West to 2 ½ games over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kershaw became the majors' first 12-game winner of the season and the Dodgers slammed three more...
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New York Yankees' Dustin Fowler is checked by a team trainer after an injury during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 30, 2017 - 3:39 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox managed to quiet Aaron Judge on Thursday night, although there was a hush over all the New York Yankees after a gut-wrenching first inning. Following a frightening moment for Yankees outfielder Dustin Fowler in his major league debut, Melky Cabrera and David...
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