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Teams spend $1.4B in 1 day, then MLB locks out players

Dec. 02, 2021 11:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Before getting locked out, players loaded up Wednesday as big league teams unlocked their coffers for an unprecedented spending spree. Major League Baseball clubs committed to a one-day record $1.4 billion in salaries Wednesday, hours before the league...

Giants bring back left-hander Alex Wood on two-year contract

Dec. 01, 2021 17:37 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Left-hander Alex Wood is staying with the San Francisco Giants, reaching agreement Wednesday on a $25 million, two-year contract. He gives manager Gabe Kapler two starters named Alex in the rotation after Tuesday's addition of right-hander Alex...

Dodgers offer QOs to Seager, Taylor but not Kershaw

Nov. 07, 2021 20:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have extended qualifying offers to free agent All-Stars Corey Seager and Chris Taylor, but not Clayton Kershaw. Seager and Taylor were among 14 players offered $18.4 million, one-year qualifying offer deals before the deadline...

Giants' special season comes to abrupt end against Dodgers

Oct. 15, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Only the San Francisco Giants themselves envisioned a season with success quite like this. They were all but an afterthought given the defending World Series champion Dodgers and San Diego Padres had been heavy favorites to win the NL West out of...

Gabe Kapler, nerves and all, has been right fit for Giants

Oct. 14, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gabe Kapler repeatedly blew bubbles with his gum and popped them during his postseason managerial debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and oh does Dave Roberts remember his division counterpart doing that during their playing days in Double-A. ...

Blowin' in the wind: Giants edge Dodgers 1-0 on Longoria HR

Oct. 12, 2021 04:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evan Longoria powered a home run off Max Scherzer through fierce wind. Chris Taylor and pinch-hitter Gavin Lux fell short, putting the defending World Series champions on the brink of elimination. Longoria's shot in the fifth inning held up, giving...

Ice-cold bats put powerful Dodgers on brink of early winter

Oct. 12, 2021 02:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frigid wind gusts roared in from center field well before sundown and continued through the late innings Monday night. They buffeted the foul poles and turned normally pleasant Chavez Ravine into a whirling cauldron that felt and played more like the San Francisco...

LEADING OFF: Astros face renewed sign-stealing charge

Oct. 11, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM? The Astros are facing renewed suspicions over sign stealing two years after being punished by the league for a scandal during their 2017 World...

LEADING OFF: Red Sox try to close out Rays on Marathon Day

Oct. 10, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: ___ MARATHON DAY Boston fans hope to enjoy plenty of runners -- and runs -- on a big sports day in town. It begins with the 125th Boston Marathon, the...

In Wood they trust: Giants turn to ex-Dodger in NLDS Game 3

Oct. 10, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Wood is coming home to start Game 3 of the NL Division Series at Dodger Stadium. For the Giants. The ex-Dodgers pitcher gets the ball Monday night against Los Angeles ace Max Scherzer with the best-of-five series tied at a game apiece. ...