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Guardians take WC opener as Ramírez homers, Bieber dominates

Oct. 07, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Guardians were certain of two things: José Ramírez would deliver, and Amed Rosario touched second base. Cleveland's kids were right. Ramírez connected for a two-run homer, Shane Bieber dominated Tampa Bay for 7 2/3 innings and the young...

Mariners, Blue Jays set rosters ahead of wild card series

Oct. 07, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are carrying 13 pitchers and 13 position players on their roster for the wild-card series against the Seattle Mariners, including former Seattle All-Star left-hander Yusei Kikuchi, who lost his spot in the rotation this season. The Mariners will...

Plesac in Cleveland's bullpen for wild-card round with Rays

Oct. 07, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Guardians starter Zach Plesac will pitch out of Cleveland's bullpen in the wild-card round against the Tampa Bay Rays. The teams finalized their rosters two hours before Friday's scheduled first pitch for Game 1. Game 2 is Saturday. Plesac, who...

MLB.TV streaming reaches viewing milestone

Oct. 06, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans have watched more than 11.5 billion minutes of game action on MLB.TV during the regular season, a record for the streaming package and a 9.8% increase over last year. The five most-watched games on the 20-year-old streaming platform came this season, including...

MLB crowds jump from '21, still below pre-pandemic levels

Oct. 06, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

Even with homer chases by Aaron Judge and Albert Pujols, Major League Baseball wasn't able to coax fans to ballparks at pre-pandemic levels this season, though attendance did jump substantially from the COVID-19 affected campaign in 2021. The 30 MLB teams drew nearly 64.6 million...

MLB's postseason is here: A guide to the 12-team playoffs

Oct. 06, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

Major League Baseball’s postseason has a little more heft this season. The playoffs are here, with the first games played on Friday. The postseason begins with a field of 12 teams — up from last year’s 10 — and includes a best-of-three format for the opening wild-card round. ...

Manoah, Blue Jays vs Castillo, Mariners in playoff opener

Oct. 06, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — There’s a whole lot riding on Alek Manoah’s first career playoff start, but the Toronto Blue Jays All-Star right-hander isn’t the least bit fazed about facing the Seattle Mariners in Friday’s wild-card opener. “My high school coach used to say pressure is...

Re-signing Bogaerts, Devers the key for last-place Red Sox

Oct. 06, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox want to re-sign Xander Bogaerts – and Rafael Devers, too – Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom insisted, saying things have improved since they bowed out of the bidding and traded away their last homegrown star: Mookie Betts. “We are in a...

Boosted by Judge, Yankees' YES Network viewers increase 27%

Oct. 06, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Boosted by Aaron Judge's pursuit of Roger Maris' American League home run record, Yankees games on the team's YES Network averaged 368,000 viewers in the New York market this year, up 27% from 2021 and the most in 11 seasons. The network said Thursday the figure was...

Ahead of schedule, Orioles returned to contention in 2022

Oct. 06, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles surprised their own general manager with their progress in 2022. Now they enter the offseason feeling like future contenders. “I feel like this team is officially in the fight in the American League East," GM Mike Elias said...