Latest Luis Garcia News

Rays OF Arozarena, Reds 2B India earn Rookie of Year honors

Nov. 15, 2021 20:28 PM EST

It didn’t feel like Randy Arozarena was a rookie this season. Tampa Bay's speedy and powerful outfielder certainly didn’t play like one, either. Arozarena won AL Rookie of the Year honors with a superb follow-up to his 2020 postseason heroics...

Arozarena, India win Baseball Digest rookie awards

Nov. 10, 2021 11:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena and Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India were named rookies of the year by Baseball Digest and eBay. Arozarena won the American League award Wednesday after batting .274 with 20 home runs and 69 RBIs for...

Ohtani finalist for MVP, Shildt final 3 for Manager of Year

Nov. 09, 2021 00:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels is a finalist for American League MVP in voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. The BBWAA revealed finalists for AL and NL MVPs, Cy Young Awards, Rookies of the Year and Managers...

Hammerin' Braves rout Astros to win 1st WS crown since 1995

Nov. 03, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Most of the season, it just seemed this wasn’t their year. They dropped their first four games, and soon injuries piled up. They lost their most dynamic player before the All-Star break. They were stuck below .500 in August. Yet out...

Summer castoff Jorge Soler transforms into World Series MVP

Nov. 03, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A spare piece no more, Jorge Soler drove a pitch over the train tracks, out of Minute Maid Park and deep into the heart of Texas. He dropped his bat, tapped his chest twice and jabbed a hand toward the Atlanta Braves dugout, yelling “I'm here!" Three...

Dusty Baker still seeking World Series title as manager

Nov. 03, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Thousands of toothpicks have bitten the dust, yet Dusty Baker needs more. Time ticks louder for this most beloved of baseball lifers, still the winningest manager without a World Series title. Nineteen years after falling one win...

The Latest: Braves win first World Series title since 1995

Nov. 02, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The Atlanta Braves have won their first World Series championship since 1995, hammering the Houston Astros 7-0 in Game 6. Jorge Soler hit his...

With pitchers fried, Braves' Fried tries to win World Series

Nov. 01, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — At this point, they’re all fried. Starters, openers, closers and the rest of them. So many pitching changes by the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of who’s on the mound. “Everybody...

Correa, Astros rally past Braves 9-5, cut WS deficit to 3-2

Nov. 01, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Just in time, Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros broke out the bats. Because if they had waited any longer, this World Series would’ve been over. Staggered by Adam Duvall’s grand slam in the first inning, Correa and Alex Bregman...

Play me a song: Braves organist charms fans, amuses players

Oct. 31, 2021 02:17 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Matthew Kaminski had intended to play a Grateful Dead song as the walk-up music for Houston's starting pitcher at the World Series. Luis Garcia. Jerry Garcia. Get it? Then, after getting a glimpse of the rookie pitcher's unique...