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ESPN, MLB agree to 7-year rights extension through 2028

May. 13, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ESPN could be rewarded with additional playoff games under its new deal with Major League Baseball. Walt Disney Company and MLB announced a seven-year extension of their rights agreement Thursday. ESPN has aired games since 1990 and the new deal means that will continue...

Ramirez, Hernandez homer as Indians blank White Sox 5-0

May. 02, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — José Ramirez and Cesar Hernandez homered, Amed Rosario had three hits and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-0 on Sunday. Zach Plesac and three relievers limited the White Sox to four hits as Cleveland took two of three in a series...

Meadows, Margot lead Rays over Astros 5-4 to avoid sweep

May. 02, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Meadows hit a three-run homer and later scored the go-ahead run on Manuel Margot's pinch-hit single in the seventh inning as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Houston Astros 5-4 Sunday. The Rays avoided a three-game sweep in the series...

McCullers leads Astros over Rays 9-2, 1st meeting since ALCS

Apr. 30, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. struck out nine in seven shutout innings, and the Houston Astros beat Tampa Bay 9-2 Friday night in the first meeting of the teams since the Rays won Game 7 of last year's AL Championship Series. Michael Brantley and...

LEADING OFF: Harper healing after fastball to face

Apr. 29, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ HEADS UP Phillies star Bryce Harper says he's feeling fine after being hit in the face by a 96.9 mph fastball Wednesday. Harper was drilled in the left cheek by Cardinals...

LEADING OFF: Harper healing after fastball to face

Apr. 29, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: ___ HEADS UP Phillies star Bryce Harper says he's feeling fine after being hit in the face by a 96.9 mph fastball Wednesday. Harper was drilled in the left cheek by Cardinals...

Column: Dodgers have chance for baseball greatness

Apr. 23, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

It’s always mesmerizing to watch greatness in real time. A young Mike Tyson. An ageless Tom Brady. The Boston Celtics of the 1960s. The New York Yankees of, well, several different eras. Which brings us to the 2021 Los Angeles Dodgers. ...

Seager's homer in 12th sends Dodgers to 11-6 win over Padres

Apr. 17, 2021 04:18 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Whew! And still 18 more to go. Corey Seager hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer on Tim Hill's first pitch of the 12th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 11-6 Friday night in a tense, entertaining first matchup this season between...

Price earns 1st regular-season save, Dodgers top Rockies 7-5

Apr. 16, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner and Max Muncy each hit a three-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Thursday night as David Price earned his first regular-season save. Muncy’s two-out drive in the seventh inning off reliever Yency...

Ross sharp, Zimmerman homers as Nationals blank Cardinals

Apr. 14, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Joe Ross pitched six sharp innings and the Washington Nationals threw their first regular-season shutout at Busch Stadium, blanking the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 Wednesday. Ross (1-0) improved to 3-0 in four career starts against the Cardinals. He allowed...