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Trump honors World Series champion Nationals at White House

Nov. 5, 2019 4:55 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump mostly stuck to sports Monday while honoring the World Series champion Washington Nationals, who had a handful of players skip the White House visit. Amid an impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill and Washington feting its first Major League Baseball champion since...

Beltrán: Need to be "best friend" to Mets' GM as manager

Nov. 4, 2019 5:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán was back in familiar blue pinstripes Monday, buttoning up a New York Mets uniform while standing next to his new boss, Brodie Van Wagenen. The first-time manager is taking over following a tenuous season at Citi Field, and his plan to calm the clubhouse works from the...

Mets hire Carlos Beltrán as manager

Nov. 1, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán, two years removed from his playing career and with no managerial experience, has been picked by the New York Mets to replace Mickey Callaway. Beltrán received a three-year contract that includes a club option for 2023. The Mets announced the move Friday. A...

Red Sox name Dave Bush pitching coach

Oct. 31, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — New Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom is filling out the team's coaching staff, promoting Dave Bush to pitching coach and Kevin Walker as his assistant. Bloom and manager Alex Cora also named Peter Fatse as assistant hitting coach and hired Rey Fuentes as mental skills coordinator on...

Trump intends to uphold tradition of presidents and baseball

Oct. 27, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to attend Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday will continue a rich tradition of intertwining the American presidency with America's pastime. Franklin D. Roosevelt's limousine drove onto to the field ahead of the 1933 World Series, the last time the nation's...

A year after World Series win, Red Sox looking to rebuild

Sep. 30, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Getting under baseball's luxury tax threshold next year "is a goal, but not a hard-and-fast mandate," Boston Red Sox team president Sam Kennedy said Monday, a day after the defending World Series champions finished the season out of the playoffs for the first time since 2015. Three days after...

Bullpen blows E-Rod's 20th win, Red Sox beat O's anyway

Sep. 29, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Even a walk-off victory on the final day of the season was tinged with disappointment for these Boston Red Sox. Eduardo Rodriguez missed out on a 20-win season when Boston's bullpen blew a late lead, but the Red Sox overcame a soaring home run robbery by Stevie Wilkerson to beat the Baltimore...

Núñez homers again, Orioles hit 4 HR in 9-4 win over Red Sox

Sep. 28, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles are finding reason to celebrate late in a season that's included little to cheer. Renato Núñez homered in his second straight game, John Means pitched five solid innings despite a rocky start and the Orioles outslugged Boston in a 9-4 win over the Red Sox on...

Twins make history as 4th 100-win team, beat Royals 6-2

Sep. 28, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A short game left a lasting memory for the Minnesota Twins. The Twins became the record fourth team in the major leagues to win 100 games this season, beating the Kansas City Royals 6-2 Friday night behind two-run homers from Miguel Sanó and Ryan LaMarre in a game shortened to...

Núñez hits 30th homer, Orioles beat Red Sox 4-1

Sep. 27, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Renato Núñez was starting to wonder if his breakout season would include 30 home runs. Baltimore's promising young slugger spent nearly three weeks at 29 homers before belting No. 30 on Friday night, a three-run shot that helped lead the Orioles to a 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox....