Baseball

April 11, 2019 - 12:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two congressmen want Major League Baseball to produce documents by April 25 tied to its attempt to purchase control of 21 regional sports networks. The two Democrats are Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, chairman of the House oversight and reform committee, and Rep. Raja...
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FILE - This is a June 20, 2016, file photo showing the Philadelphia Phillies playing a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park, in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the planning tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball will play the 2026 All-Star Game in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, April 11, 2019, because no announcement had been made.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
April 11, 2019 - 12:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, a person familiar with the planning told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because no announcement had been made. A...
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, right, reacts next to catcher Blake Swihart after walking Oakland Athletics' Marcus Semien to load the bases during the second inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 10, 2019 - 11:49 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: SHAKY STARTS Nathan Eovaldi tries to snap Boston out of its early-season funk. The Red Sox are 3-9 in defense of their World Series championship, and the rotation has an 8.78 ERA. Eovaldi (0-0, 8.10) has struggled during starts against Seattle and...
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April 10, 2019 - 10:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball's most valuable franchise at $4.6 billion, up 15 percent from its figure last year. The Los Angeles Dodgers are second at $3.3 billion, followed by the World Series champion Boston Red Sox at $3.2 billion, the Chicago Cubs ($3.1...
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Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield (15) celebrates at third base after hitting a triple off Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, April 9, 2019. With that hit Merrifield tied George Brett with a team record for hits in consecutive games. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
April 10, 2019 - 12:23 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: THE BIG 3-0 Whit Merrifield can set a record for the longest hitting streak in Royals history. He extended his streak to 30 games Tuesday night, tying the team mark set by George Brett in 1980. Merrifield's string started last season and he's hit...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, right, is greeted by Brian Goodwin after he scored on a single by Albert Pujols during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 10, 2019 - 12:06 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout is day-to-day after straining his right groin during Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Following his team's 11-8 victory, Trout said he first felt discomfort after completing a workout earlier in the day and it...
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Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield (15) celebrates at third base after hitting a triple off Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, April 9, 2019. With that hit Merrifield tied George Brett with a team record for hits in consecutive games. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
April 09, 2019 - 6:28 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Whit Merrifield has extended his hitting streak to 30 games, matching the Kansas City Royals' team record set by George Brett. Merrifield led off the bottom of the first inning with an opposite-field triple to right on Tuesday night against Seattle. Merrifield ended last...
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FILE - In this Oct, 22, 1986, file photo, New York Mets' Ron Darling pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series at Boston's Fenway Park. Lenny Dykstra has sued former Mets teammate Darling, St. Martin's Press and Macmillan Publishing Group over a passage in the pitcher's new book accusing the outfielder of directing racist comments toward Boston pitcher Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
April 09, 2019 - 4:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lenny Dykstra has sued former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, St. Martin's Press and Macmillan Publishing Group over a passage in the pitcher's new book accusing the outfielder of directing racist comments toward Boston starter Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series. Dykstra...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2013, file photo, Orbit, the Houston Astros' mascot, fires a T-shirt gun during the sixth inning of the team's spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Kissimmee, Fla. A woman has sued the Astros for more than $1 million, saying that a T-shirt cannon by the team's mascot at a game last season broke her finger. The Houston Chronicle reports that Jennifer Harughty alleges that the mascot, who is named Orbit, "shattered" her left index finger during a game last July when a T-shirt fired from a "bazooka style" cannon into the stands struck her finger. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 09, 2019 - 4:37 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A woman has sued the Houston Astros for more than $1 million, saying that a T-shirt cannon by the team's mascot at a game last season broke her finger. The Houston Chronicle reports that Jennifer Harughty alleges that the mascot, who is named Orbit, "shattered" her left index finger...
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New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox players hold Super Bowl and World Series trophies before the home opener baseball game between the Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Boston. From left they are, Patriots' Matthew Slater, Red Sox's Mike Lowell, David Ortiz and Steve Pearce, Patriots' Rob Gronkowski, Patrick Chung, Julian Edelman, and Stephon Gilmore (24). At rear are Duron Harmon, behind Gronkowski, and New England Patriots' Deatrich Wise, behind Edelman. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 09, 2019 - 3:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Ten trophies. The New England Patriots brought their six Super Bowl trophies to Fenway Park on Tuesday to help the Boston Red Sox celebrate their latest World Series championship and unfurl a new banner in front of the Green Monster for the fourth time in 15 years. "It's pretty cool...
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