MLB

  • Pirates Beat White Sox 3-2

    CHICAGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Josh Bell singled to break a seventh-inning tie, and the streaking Pittsburgh Pirates beat the skidding Chicago White Sox 3-2 Wednesday. Pittsburgh has won seven of eight and improved to 10-2 in interleague play this season. Chicago has lost eight of nine and 13 of...
  • 2 HRs by Freeman, 1 by Bautista give Braves a win over Miami 10-5

    MIAMI (AP) – Atlanta Braves newcomer Jose Bautista is starting to look more comfortable at the plate, if not at third base. The six-time All-Star atoned for a costly error with his first homer of the season, and Freddie Freeman went deep twice to help Atlanta beat the Miami Marlins...
  • Assault Charge Lands Toronto’s Roberto Osuna on Administrative Leave

    TORONTO — Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball after being charged with assault. The league said Tuesday that was investigating the circumstances of the charges in accordance with the joint domestic violence policy between the league and the M.L.B....
  • Baseball star taking 102-mph heat to the crotch is as bad as it looks

    ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals say catcher Yadier Molina has undergone surgery and is expected to miss a month after being hit in the groin by a foul tip. The Cardinals placed Molina on the 10-day disabled list Sunday. They said the eight-time All-Star is projected to...
  • Houston Astros’ Ken Giles punches himself in face during loss to NY Yankees

    Houston closer Ken Giles took the idea of being hard on yourself to a new level. Not long after Gary Sanchez delivered a knockout blow for the New York Yankees on Tuesday night with a three-run homer off Ken Giles in the ninth inning, the Houston closer landed a...
  • MLB average salary drops as new season opens, AP study finds

    NEW YORK – The average major league salary on opening day dropped slightly following an offseason of slashed contracts for many free agents and the decisions to start three highly paid players in the minor leagues, according to study by The Associated Press. The $4.41 million average Thursday fell...
  • Dodgers wait to hear how long Turner out with broken wrist

    The Los Angeles Dodgers might’ve caught a break with Justin Turner’s broken wrist. The All-Star third baseman is expected to heal without surgery, manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday. No definitive word yet on how long Turner will be out. Turner was injured Monday night when he was hit by...
  • Jones, Thome, Guerrero, Hoffman elected to baseball Hall

    NEW YORK (AP) – Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. Designated hitter Edgar Martinez came close after a grass-roots campaign to boost him. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, both tainted by the steroids scandal, edged up but again...
  • MLB Agent fired for allegedly filming players while in the shower

    An agent for numerous minor and Major League Baseball players has been fired by his agency and has been suspended by the players’ union for allegedly filming his clients while they were taking showers. Jason Wood, who was the president of baseball at Career Sports Entertainment, has been let...