Professional baseball

April 19, 2019 - 5:08 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles' game against the Minnesota Twins was rained out and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Saturday starting at 4:05 p.m. EDT. Dan Straily (1-1, 10.24 ERA) will stay on his normal schedule and start the first game for Baltimore. Signed following his release by...
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FILE - In this undated file photo, people portraying ghost players emerge from a cornfield as they reenact a scene from the movie "Field of Dreams" at the movie site in Dyersville, Iowa. It's been 30 years since the film was released. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
April 19, 2019 - 4:51 pm
"If you build it, he will come." Puh-lease. Thirty years after the release of "Field of Dreams," it's time for a major reassessment. Sorry, all you folks who view baseball — and this movie — as some sort of timeless metaphor for connecting to your past and understanding what America is really all...
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FILE - In this a Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana watches from the dugout during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. The Indians first baseman was sworn in as a U.S. citizen on Friday, April 19, 2019, taking the "Oath of Citizenship" with 83 others while his two young daughters fought for his attention. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
April 19, 2019 - 4:00 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Not even a cold, rainy day could hinder Carlos Santana's joyful smile. The Indians first baseman was sworn in as a U.S. citizen on Friday, taking the oath with 83 others while his two young daughters fought for his attention. Afterward, Santana beamed with pride. "Thanks, Cleveland...
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A partially covered statue of singer Kate Smith is seen near the Wells Fargo Center, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Flyers covered the statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America." Flyers officials said Friday they also plan to remove Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” from their library. They say several songs performed by Smith “contain offensive lyrics that do not reflect our values as an organization.” (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 19, 2019 - 12:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are covering a statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America." Flyers officials said Friday they...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Yandy Diaz celebrates in the dugout after his home run off Baltimore Orioles pitcher David Hess during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 19, 2019 - 3:07 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: EARLY TEST Off to the best start in baseball, Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays host the wobbling Red Sox. Boston is just 6-13, and a real bad series at Tropicana Field could drop the defending World Series champions into a double-digit...
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Seattle Mariners' Dee Gordon, left, misses the throw as Los Angeles Angels' Peter Bourjos steals second base during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 19, 2019 - 2:15 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jay Bruce delivered a tiebreaking pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth, and the Seattle Mariners blew a late eight-run lead before rallying for an 11-10 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. Ryon Healy homered twice and drove in five runs, and Omar Narvaez added...
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Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon watches his three-run home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
April 19, 2019 - 1:25 am
DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon couldn't hit a home run while working his way back from the injured list. He had no trouble going deep in his first game back in the lineup. McMahon homered twice and had five RBIs and Kyle Freeland pitched six scoreless innings as the Colorado Rockies beat the...
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Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto, right, celebrates with teammate Eugenio Suarez after hitting a home run during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Thursday, April 18, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
April 19, 2019 - 1:04 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joey Votto hit his first career leadoff homer and Tucker Barnhart and Jesse Winker also connected for the Cincinnati Reds, who beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Thursday night to snap a four-game losing streak. The Padres, who had a three-game lead in the NL West on Saturday, have lost...
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Baltimore Orioles' Joey Rickard watches his RBI double off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Diego Castillo during the 11th inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 18, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Chris Davis scored. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 19, 2019 - 12:48 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joey Rickard had four hits and the Baltimore Orioles needed all of them to beat the Tampa Bay Rays. None was bigger, however, than the last one. Rickard drove in the winning run in the 11th inning with an RBI double, lifting the Orioles to a 6-5 victory Thursday night. "...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Hernan Perez is tagged out at home by Los Angeles Dodgers' Austin Barnes during the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
April 19, 2019 - 12:32 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich chatted in the outfield after batting practice ended. Once Thursday's game started, the bats of the National League home run co-leaders kept the exchange going. Bellinger hit his 10th home run, Max Muncy also went deep, and Julio Urias struck out...
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