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Padres pitcher accused of breaking into Arizona home

Oct. 10, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police arrested San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix after he was accused of breaking into a suburban Phoenix home through a doggie door and was shot with a Taser by the homeowner. Nix, who is facing two counts of criminal trespassing, was released this week from the Maricopa County jail on...

A's rookie catcher Sean Murphy undergoes knee surgery

Oct. 10, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics rookie catcher Sean Murphy has undergone surgery on his left knee and is expected to be fully recovered for the start of spring training in February. Murphy started behind the plate last week as Oakland lost the AL wild-card game to Tampa Bay. The team announced Thursday...

Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler in hyped season gone wrong

Oct. 10, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival. Kapler went 161-163 in two years, his team unable to deliver following its offseason...

Giants catching prospect Bart fractures thumb in fall ball

Oct. 9, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants catching prospect Joey Bart fractured his right thumb when hit by a pitch while playing in the Arizona Fall League. The Giants said Wednesday that Bart was injured the previous night, sustaining a non-displaced fracture in the thumb. Bart was examined Wednesday...

Column: MLB needs to put Shoeless Joe back in the game

Oct. 9, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In a different time, it was an attractive little two-bedroom home, constructed in the early 1940s out of red brick and owned by one of the greatest players ever to grace the diamond, a towering yet tragic figure who lived the last half of his life and went to his grave as a pariah,...

Foltynewicz, Duvall lead Braves to 3-0 win over Cardinals

Oct. 4, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — When Mike Foltynewicz was summering in the minor leagues, it was hard to envision an October like this. Yet there he was Friday, coming through when Atlanta needed it most. Foltynewicz threw seven dominating innings, Adam Duvall hit a pinch-hit homer and the Braves evened the NL Division...

A capsule look at the Twins-Yankees playoff series

Oct. 3, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at New York, 7:07 p.m. (MLB); Game 2, Saturday, at New York, 5:07 p.m. (FS1); Game 3, Monday, Oct. 7, at Minnesota, TBA (FS1 or MLB); x-Game 4, Tuesday, Oct....

Eppler: Angels' manager search will not be limited to Maddon

Oct. 1, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — General manager Billy Eppler said the Los Angeles Angels' abrupt firing of manager Brad Ausmus wasn't all about Joe Maddon. In his first comments on the move made after the club finished its worst season since 1999, Eppler flatly denied the Angels already know who will be their...

Mariners get mixed results in Stage 1 of rebuild

Sep. 30, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — There were bound to be bumps and headaches along the way when the Seattle Mariners embarked on a major makeover. After using a major league-record 67 players in one season, the first year of Seattle's rebuild was quite the roller coaster for those involved. It nearly turned out to be one...

Padres try to put another 90-loss season in rear-view mirror

Sep. 30, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres couldn't wait to put another lost season behind them and move on to 2020. They'll have new uniforms, a new manager and, maybe, just maybe, it will finally be the year they contend after a few years of boasting about their talent-rich farm system. The Padres envisioned...