Latest MLB Playoffs News

Back in LA, late-arriving Puig homers off Kershaw

Apr. 15, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig was late arriving to Dodger Stadium Monday in his first game since being traded to Cincinnati. He turned up with a bang once the game began. Puig hammered a two-run homer in the first inning off Clayton Kershaw, who was making his season debut for the Dodgers. Puig was...

Ex-Dodger Grandal leads Brewers to 8-5 win over Los Angeles

Apr. 13, 2019 3:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasmani Grandal had an emotional and satisfying return to Dodger Stadium on Friday night. The Milwaukee catcher, who was with Los Angeles for four seasons, went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs in his first game back at Chavez Ravine as he led the Brewers to an 8-5 victory over the...

Former pitcher Scott Sanderson has died at 62

Apr. 12, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Scott Sanderson, the right-hander who helped the Chicago Cubs make two playoff appearances and was a member of four postseason teams during a 19-year career, died Thursday. He was 62. An official with Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, where Sanderson was a member, told The Associated...

Verlander outpitches Snell, Astros cruise past Rays 5-1

Mar. 28, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander relished facing Blake Snell on opening day. "I don't try to hide behind the this-is-just-another-start anymore," the Houston ace said. The Astros star delivered, beating Snell and the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 in a rare season-opening matchup between pitchers who...

Aaron Boone sees extra motivation in 2019 Yankees

Mar. 27, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Manager Aaron Boone sees even more motivation in this year's New York Yankees. "They've had a couple of really good teams here that have been close, and the disappointment of an ending when you feel like you have a team capable of greatness I think does add a log to the fire," he said...

Angels' Mike Trout enters opening day with rich new contract

Mar. 27, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — All eyes will be watching Mike Trout as the Angels star takes his first million-dollar swings since signing that monster new contract earlier this month. The two-time AL MVP, freshly inked for $426.5 million and 12 years, and his Angels teammates open the season on the road Thursday...

Yelich, Brewers host Goldschmidt, Cardinals on opening day

Mar. 27, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals are well aware of what happened last year. Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers are home for the first time since one memorable October. Nothing like a tough test on the very first day of class. Carpenter, newcomer Paul Goldschmidt and the Cardinals visit Yelich...

Cool as Bryce: Harper primed for anticipated Phillies opener

Mar. 27, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper had $330 million in his budget and an inquiring mind as he tossed out questions to his 1.5 million Instagram followers on how to spend his cash in Philadelphia. "Philly help me out!" he wrote on a post like a typical tourist. Harper solicited suggestions for best...

Denver native Freeland feels at home at top of Rox rotation

Mar. 26, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver native Kyle Freeland wears the affection for his city on his right arm: Tattoos of the area code (303), the elevation (5,280) and a silhouette of the Rocky Mountains. With his left, there's the ability to carry the Colorado Rockies to even greater heights. Since it's the team he grew...

Astros set to contend for another title

Mar. 20, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros entered last season looking to defend the title after winning their first World Series in 2017. Being eliminated in the ALCS by the Boston Red Sox has done nothing to shake their confidence as the 2019 season arrives. "I don't think the feeling's any different," manager AJ...