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Phillies hire Kevin Long as new hitting coach

Oct. 13, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies hired Kevin Long as their hitting coach on Wednesday, reuniting him with both manager Joe Girardi and star slugger Bryce Harper. Long spent the past four seasons as the hitting coach for the Washington Nationals, where he...

Despite early playoff exit, future remains bright for Rays

Oct. 12, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Three consecutive playoff appearances, back-to-back AL East titles and a trip to the World Series. The Tampa Bay Rays have a lot to feel good about, even if the best regular season in franchise history was followed by a loss to Boston in the...

Pepitone drops lawsuit that sought bat from Hall of Fame

Oct. 12, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Yankees star Joe Pepitone has dropped his lawsuit against the Baseball Hall of Fame that sought the return of a Louisville Slugger bat that Mickey Mantle used to hit his 500th career home run. David M. Barshay, a lawyer for Pepitone,...

Walk it off: Red Sox eliminate Rays 6-5 with late sac fly

Oct. 12, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Back in raucous Fenway Park for postseason baseball a year after a last-place finish, the Boston Red Sox are getting the bounces, knocking big hits in bunches and even benfiting from a little small ball. Hardly a perfect team, even by their own estimation,...

Cora: Text from Belichick, 'like the highlight of the year'

Oct. 10, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The sure sign for Red Sox manager Alex Cora that things are getting serious in the baseball playoffs: He got a text from Patriots coach Bill Belichick wishing him luck. “That’s like the highlight of the year,” Cora gushed before the AL Division...

Eovaldi, Rasmussen bring varied experience to key Game 3

Oct. 09, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There aren’t many secrets between the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox. It’s why managers Kevin Cash and Alex Cora have no problem sending out pitchers for their pivotal Game 3 AL Division Series matchup Sunday who have vastly different experiences...

Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez back in lineup vs Rays

Oct. 08, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez was back in Boston's starting lineup for Game 2 of their AL Division Series against Tampa Bay on Friday night. Martinez was slated to bat sixth as the designated hitter after missing Tuesday's night's AL...

Broadcaster Kaat apologizes for "40-acre" comment

Oct. 08, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — MLB Network broadcaster Jim Kaat apologized during Friday's AL Division Series game between the Astros and White Sox after saying teams should try to “get a 40-acre field full of” players who look like Chicago infielder Yoán Moncada. Kaat, a former...

Arozarena shines, Rays blank Red Sox 5-0 in ALDS opener

Oct. 08, 2021 02:57 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Randy Arozarena is off and running in October again. The rookie showstopper became the first player to hit a home run and steal home in a postseason game, propelling the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox in their AL...

Martinez on ALDS roster, not in Game 1 lineup for Red Sox

Oct. 07, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (AP) — Boston slugger J.D. Martinez is on the Red Sox roster but not in the lineup for Game 1 of their AL Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Martinez missed Tuesday night’s win over the New York Yankees in the AL wild-card game because of...