Latest Tommy La Stella News

AL fans 16, tops NL 4-3 to win 7th straight All-Star Game

Jul. 10, 2019 3:24 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — For one night, the pitchers took back the power. Hours after an awesome Home Run Derby got everyone buzzing even louder about monster shots and juiced balls, only a couple flew out of Progressive Field in the All-Star Game. Instead, Justin Verlander blazed 97 mph heat from the start, Shane...

The Latest: AL racks up Ks, tops NL 4-3 for 7th straight win

Jul. 9, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on baseball's All-Star Game (all times local): 11:04 p.m. Justin Verlander blazed 97 mph heat from the start, Cleveland's Shane Bieber struck out the side and the AL staff combined to fan 16, dominating a loaded NL lineup 4-3 in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night for its seventh...

All-Stars among those impacted by changed free-agent market

Jul. 8, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — His free agency delayed a year because the Chicago Cubs kept him in the minor leagues for one extra day, Kris Bryant is the shining example of why players are agitating for change in their labor contract. Baseball has had labor peace following eight work stoppages from 1972-95, but the...

Tanaka, Vázquez, Gray, Woodruff added to All-Star rosters

Jul. 6, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vázquez, Cincinnati right-hander Sonny Gray and Milwaukee right-hander Brandon Woodruff have been added to the rosters for Tuesday's All-Star Game. They replace Toronto's Marcus Stroman, who has a...

Correction: Angels-Rangers story

Jul. 5, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — In some versions of a story July 4 about the Texas Rangers beating the Los Angeles, The Associated Press erroneously reported the final score. The Rangers won 9-3, not 9-2. A corrected version of the story is below: Rangers beat Angels 9-3 in finale Skaggs would have started Angels...

Rangers beat Angels 9-3 in finale Skaggs would have started

Jul. 5, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs' No. 45 jersey still hung prominently over his locker in the visiting clubhouse after the Los Angeles Angels wrapped up their first series since the 27-year-old pitcher's death. While the grieving Angels lost 9-3 in the finale against the Rangers in the Fourth of July...

Rays' Lowe out of All-Star Game, replaced by Yankees' Torres

Jul. 4, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a bruised right shin and will not play in next week's All-Star Game. Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres was named to replace Lowe, who was added to the AL All-Star team Wednesday....

LEADING OFF: Berríos, Bogaerts are All-Star replacements

Jul. 4, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: THE REPLACEMENTS José Berríos will fill in for fellow Minnesota right-hander Jake Odorizzi in the All-Star Game. Odorizzi left Tuesday's game in Oakland with a blister on his right middle finger and was headed for the injured list. Hunter Pence was...

Trout, Barria and bullpen lead Angels past Rangers 6-2

Jul. 4, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels' second game following the death of Tyler Skaggs brought a sense of normalcy — even if things were still far from normal. Mike Trout homered twice and Jaime Barria, filling Skaggs' roster spot, struck out a career-high eight batters in five innings as...

Goodwin joins All-Star La Stella on injured list for Angels

Jul. 3, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Los Angeles Angels second baseman Tommy La Stella is expected to miss at least two months with a broken bone in his lower right leg, and outfielder Brian Goodwin also was placed on the 10-day injured list after getting hit by a pitch on his right wrist. La Stella fouled a 97 mph...