Latest Ned Yost News

LEADING OFF: Nats, Cards open NLCS, Yanks-Astros set in ALCS

Oct. 11, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: WELCOME TO THE NLCS The Washington Nationals play in the NL Championship Series for the first time, taking on St. Louis at Busch Stadium. Aníbal Sánchez starts for the Nats against Miles Mikolas. Both teams won a deciding Game 5 on the road in the NL...

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...

Royals look toward future under new owner, manager

Sep. 30, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The moment the final out was made on another 100-loss season for the Kansas City Royals, fans immediately began gazing toward the future rather than lamenting the way things have been lately. There is a new owner on the way. New manager, too. And the Royals, who have been in the...

LEADING OFF: Skippers on the hot seat, playoff teams ailing

Sep. 29, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: HOT SEAT The day after the regular season can be dicey for managers — a lot of teams like to make changes. A couple of clubs got a head start on their winter plans Sunday, with the Cubs announcing Joe Maddon wouldn't be back and the Pirates firing Clint...

Pirates fire manager Clint Hurdle after 2nd half collapse

Sep. 29, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle's booming voice and unrelenting optimism helped shake the Pittsburgh Pirates out of two decades of misery. His charisma gave the moribund franchise an identity, one that reconnected the club with a fan base worn down by a generation of losing. Yet over the years, as the core...

Soler hits 48th HR, Royals beat Twins in Yost's last game

Sep. 29, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals put a memorable finish on a forgettable 2019 season. Jorge Soler locked up the AL home run crown with his 48th, Brett Phillips drove a game-ending sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and Kansas City beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 in manager Ned Yost's final game. "I'm sure...

Arraez gets hurt in Twins' 4-3 victory over Royals

Sep. 28, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It was a tough moment for rookie third baseman Luis Arraez. It could have been a lot worse. Arraez sprained his right ankle during the seventh inning of Minnesota's 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, leaving his status for the Twins' AL Division Series against the...

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...

NL East champion Braves romp to 10-2 win over Royals

Sep. 26, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Josh Tomlin has done just about everything for the Atlanta Braves this season, working as the setup man and the closer, the fire man to get them out of trouble and the long reliever chewing up innings. He took on his old role of starter Wednesday night. Did a pretty good job of it,...

Royals top Braves 9-6 after Yost's announces retirement

Sep. 25, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals hope to send off manager Ned Yost with a winning final week. In Kansas City's first game after Yost announced he will retire after the season, the lowly Royals burst to a six-run lead in the first three innings and beat the NL East champion Atlanta Braves 9-6 Tuesday...