Latest American League News

Baker on etiquette: 'Too late for me to change the world'

Oct. 19, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Old-school Astros manager Dusty Baker is happy to stay out of the latest kerfuffle over players showing each other up on the field, saying on Tuesday: “It's too late for me to change the world.” The latest flare-up over baseball's unwritten rules came...

Plane burns after takeoff mishap in Texas; no one badly hurt

Oct. 19, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

BROOKSHIRE, Texas (AP) — A plane taking passengers from Texas to the AL Championship Series game in Boston burst into flames after it ran off a runway during takeoff Tuesday morning, but no one was seriously hurt, authorities said. The McDonnell Douglas MD-87 was...

Boone returns on 3-year contract, Yankees demand success

Oct. 19, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Boone will be back with the New York Yankees next year, their first manager since Miller Huggins in 1922 to return for a fifth season after failing to win a title during his first four. “A manager is only as good as the players he’s got,”...

Astros scramble after pitchers pounded for 25 runs by Boston

Oct. 19, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Houston's pitching staff will need to adjust quickly after allowing 25 runs and 32 hits to Boston in the first three games of the AL Championship Series, a barrage that made the loss of injured Lance McCullers Jr. seem acute. Kyle Schwarber hit Boston’s...

Schwarber, Red Sox slam Astros 12-3, lead ALCS 2-1

Oct. 19, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodríguez walked off the mound with a six-run lead and a message for Carlos Correa and the rest of the Houston Astros: Now it’s Boston’s time. Tapping his wrist to mimic Correa’s...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers seek NLCS rally as series shifts to LA

Oct. 19, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ COMING HOME Trailing 2-0 in the NL Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the Atlanta Braves right where they want them. At their house. The...

Schwarber slam gives Red Sox big lead in Game 3 of ALCS

Oct. 18, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit Boston's third grand slam in two games, a drive off José Urquidy in a six-run second, and the Red Sox took a 9-0 lead after three innings against the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the AL Championship Series on Monday night. Boston,...

Carter Hawkins joins Chicago Cubs as new general manager

Oct. 18, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Carter Hawkins was part of Cleveland's front office when the Indians lost to the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 World Series. He vividly remembers being on the team bus for the trip to the airport after Game 5. “We're just inching along, just barely going...

LEADING OFF: ALCS resumes at Fenway, NLCS shifts to LA

Oct. 18, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ SHIPPING UP TO BOSTON After allowing 12 runs in two starts against Houston during the regular season, Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to start Game 3 at Fenway Park against...

LEADING OFF: ALCS resumes at Fenway, NLCS shifts to LA

Oct. 17, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday: ___ SHIPPING UP TO BOSTON After allowing 12 runs in two starts against Houston during the regular season, Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to start Game 3 at Fenway Park against...