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Astros’ Verlander, Mets’ deGrom win 2nd Cy Young Awards

Nov. 13, 2019 11:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander has a second AL Cy Young Award — and a clear path paved toward Cooperstown. Verlander beat out Houston Astros teammate Gerrit Cole in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America revealed Wednesday night. Verlander got 17 first-place votes to 13...

Kapler says he didn’t do enough for alleged assault victim

Nov. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Wednesday that he should have sought the guidance of experts four years ago when dealing with a 17-year-old girl who contacted him about an assault reportedly witnessed by Los Angeles Dodgers minor leaguers. The teen later accused one...

Giants hire Gabe Kapler as manager to replace Bruce Bochy

Nov. 13, 2019 6:17 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gabe Kapler might need years to match the popularity of his predecessors with the San Francisco Giants. Farhan Zaidi believes he will get there eventually. Kapler has been hired as San Francisco’s manager a month after being fired from the same job by the Philadelphia Phillies....

Shildt wins NL Manager of the Year days after mom's death

Nov. 12, 2019 9:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Shildt began his life in baseball at his mom's side, tagging along with her to work at a Double-A ballpark and picking up odd jobs around the clubhouse. When Shildt was recognized Tuesday night for the career that has followed, the late Lib Shildt was the first thing on his mind. "My...

Arbitration: Hader, Urías eligible; García, Weaver just miss

Nov. 6, 2019 3:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee closer Josh Hader just made the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility with 2 years, 115 days of major league service. Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Julio Urías also is on the list of 23 so-called Super 2s with 2 years, 117 days. The cutoff was down significantly from 2...

Trout, Bregman, Semien AL MVP award finalists

Nov. 4, 2019 8:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Houston third baseman Alex Bregman and Oakland shortstop Marcus Semien are finalists for the AL MVP award. Trout is seeking his third MVP after winning in 2014 and '16. He finished second in 2012, '13, '15 and '18. Washington third baseman Anthony...

Jansen stays with Dodgers, who decline Gyorko option

Nov. 3, 2019 1:00 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has decided not to opt out of his contract with Los Angeles. The NL West champions declined a $13 million option on 31-year-old infielder Jedd Gyorko, who gets a $1 million buyout. Jansen, a 32-year-old right-hander, agreed to an $80 million, five-year...

World Series goes 7 games but averages as third-least viewed

Oct. 31, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

This year's World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros went the distance but finished as the third-least viewed. The series averaged 13.91 million viewers according to national numbers from Nielsen, which is down 1.3% from last year, when the Boston Red Sox defeated the Dodgers in five games...

AP Sources: Dodgers bench coach Geren interviewed by Giants

Oct. 30, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren is among those who have interviewed for the San Francisco Giants managerial position that was left vacant when Bruce Bochy retired following the season. Geren met with the team last week, and former Phillies manager Gape Kapler and Astros bench...

Cy Young winners, 1st-rounders fill World Series rotations

Oct. 23, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The starting rotations for the World Series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are filled with former Cy Young winners and first-round draft picks. Game 1 featured a pair of starting pitchers who were first-round draft picks — and so will Game 2. Two of the hurlers...