Baseball

  • Yoan Moncada stays hot at the plate in White Sox's 4-3 loss to Astros

    Yoan Moncada stays hot at the plate in White Sox's 4-3 loss to Astros

    Jose Abreu said he "never had a doubt" White Sox rookie Yoan Moncada would find a groove like the one he continued Wednesday at Minute Maid Park. Moncada hit his seventh homer of the season in the fourth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Astros. The two-run shot to right field off Astros right-hander...

  • Aaron Altherr leads Phillies past Dodgers 7-5

    Aaron Altherr leads Phillies past Dodgers 7-5

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In October, the Phillies will be watching the Dodgers play meaningful games. For now, they're going in opposite directions. Aaron Altherr hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth after launching a tying, two-run homer an inning earlier and Philadelphia beat slumping Los...

  • Terry Francona is at the heart of the Indians' success

    There was so much to like about the Cleveland Indians’ 22-game winning streak. There was the magnetism of Francisco Lindor, the excellence of Corey Kluber, the dramatics of Jay Bruce, the revival of Carlos Santana, the slugging of Edwin Encarnacion, the return of Andrew Miller, the joy of sellout...

  • MLB: Dustin Pedroia injured

    MLB: Dustin Pedroia injured

    Second baseman Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox was struck in the face by his own foul ball and forced out of Monday night’s game against the host Baltimore Orioles. The Red Sox said Pedroia suffered a bruised nose and is listed as day to day. He fouled a pitch off the plate, and the ball...

  • Clayton Kershaw gives up first career grand slam in Dodgers' 4-3 loss to Phillies

    Clayton Kershaw gives up first career grand slam in Dodgers' 4-3 loss to Phillies

    Clayton Kershaw peeked over his right shoulder, noted the flight of the baseball and looked away. The milestone carried no weight for him. Kershaw never saw the baseball land, never saw the disappearance of the first grand slam he had ever allowed in the major leagues. It happened in the 10th season,...

  • One thing Mike Trout hasn't hurt is his MVP chances

    One thing Mike Trout hasn't hurt is his MVP chances

    One afternoon at Angel Stadium last week, Mike Trout tossed a large foam football around the clubhouse with some teammates. At one point, Trout fired the football in a tight, perfect spiral across the room to Garrett Richards, his housemate and the Angels’ ace. Richards returned the throw on an...

  • Giancarlo Stanton hits 55th homer in Marlins’ win over Mets

    Giancarlo Stanton hits 55th homer in Marlins’ win over Mets

    Giancarlo Stanton’s chase for 60 — and beyond — is on. Stanton hit his 55th home run of the season Monday night in the Miami Marlins’ 13-1 win against the New York Mets. It was Stanton’s first long ball since Sept. 9 and second in two weeks, a September slump thrusting into question his MVP case...

  • Dodgers can't sweep Nationals after Ryan Zimmerman's three-run homer changes the game

    Dodgers can't sweep Nationals after Ryan Zimmerman's three-run homer changes the game

    The evening unraveled in an instant, the chance for a sweep disappearing in the vapor trail of Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman’s game-changing home run. A three-run shot against reliever Ross Stripling costing the Dodgers the lead in a 7-1 defeat in Sunday’s series finale. Stripling...

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