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LEADING OFF: Diamondbacks can match dubious road record

Jun. 16, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ ENDLESS ROAD The beleaguered Arizona Diamondbacks have dropped 21 straight on the road, one short of the major league record. Arizona can match a...

LEADING OFF: MLB crackdown coming, deGrom up, Glasnow down

Jun. 15, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday: ___ GET A GRIP Now that Major League Baseball has detailed the coming crackdown on illegal substances, pitchers must get prepared to command their stuff without the same...

MLB threatens pitchers with 10-game bans for altering balls

Jun. 15, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games for using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs in a crackdown by Major League Baseball that will start Monday. The commissioner’s office, responding to record strikeouts and a league batting...

Judge rejects effort to return MLB All-Star Game to Georgia

Jun. 10, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan judge on Thursday rejected an attempt to force Major League Baseball to return next month’s All-Star Game to Atlanta. U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Carponi ruled against a not-for-profit organization representing small businesses, saying a...

LEADING OFF: Double NY twinbill, Giants-Dodgers, Ohtani up

May. 27, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ FOUR GAMES IN GOTHAM Both the Yankees and Mets are set to host doubleheaders in New York after their games were postponed by lousy weather Wednesday night. ...

LEADING OFF: Double NY twinbill, Giants-Dodgers, Ohtani up

May. 26, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: ___ FOUR GAMES IN GOTHAM Both the Yankees and Mets are set to host doubleheaders in New York after their games were postponed by lousy weather Wednesday night. ...

Ward's 3-run homer, 5 RBIs lead Angels over Rangers 9-8

May. 26, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels added some unneeded drama Wednesday during the finale of a 10-game homestand that had already featured its share of setbacks. The Angels held on for a 9-8 victory over the Texas Rangers after nearly squandering an eight-run...

Callaway banned through at least 2022 after harassment probe

May. 26, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway was suspended by Major League Baseball on Wednesday through at least the end of the 2022 season following an investigation of sexual harassment allegations. Shortly after MLB's announcement of the suspension,...

Joe West breaks umpiring record with 5,376th game

May. 26, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — No arguing this: Cowboy Joe is No. 1 on the chart. Joe West set baseball's umpiring record when the Chicago White Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-3 on Tuesday night. West was behind the plate for his 5,376th regular-season game, snapping a tie with...

ESPN, MLB agree to 7-year rights extension through 2028

May. 13, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ESPN could be rewarded with additional playoff games under its new deal with Major League Baseball. Walt Disney Company and MLB announced a seven-year extension of their rights agreement Thursday. ESPN has aired games since 1990 and the new deal means that will continue...