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Phillies pitching coach Bryan Price is retiring

Oct. 18, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies pitching coach Bryan Price is retiring from a full-time coaching capacity. The 58-year-old Price spent one season with the Phillies. Under Price, the starters improved their ERA from 4.64 in 2019 to 4.08 this season. “Bryan provided a trusted voice and had...

Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Randy Arozarena celebrates his MVP award following their victory against the Houston Astros in Game 7 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in San Diego. The Rays defeated the Astros 4-2 to win the series 4-3 games. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Arozarena, Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7, reach World Series

Oct. 18, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — By now, every baseball fan has heard of remarkable rookie Randy Arozarena. They're fast becoming familiar with his World Series-bound Tampa Bay teammates, too. “You sit here and look at this group of guys, and I always say we don’t have a lot of household names, but at the...

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier makes a leaping catch on a fly ball by Houston Astros Carlos Correa during the third inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Rays beat Astros 5-2, move within 1 victory of World Series

Oct. 14, 2020 3:22 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays — with big assists from two former Padres who know Petco Park's outfield well — are one win from the second World Series berth in franchise history. Joey Wendle hit a go-ahead, two-run single two batters after another critical error by...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 16, 1976, file photo, Cincinnati second baseman Joe Morgan tips his helmet to the fans as he rounds the bases after a homer in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan has died. A family spokesman says he died at his home Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Danville, Calif. (AP Photo/File)

Remembering Joe Morgan: 'Symbol of all-around excellence'

Oct. 12, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

“One of the best five-tool players our game has ever known and a symbol of all-around excellence. Joe often reminded baseball fans that the player smallest in stature on the field could be the most impactful. ... Joe was a close friend and an adviser to me, and I welcomed his perspective on numerous issues...

Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins had elbow surgery

Oct. 5, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins had surgery to repair a ligament tear in his left elbow last week and the team says he's expected to return to play in four to six months. Hoskins injured his ulnar collateral ligament when his non-throwing arm collided with a baserunner...

Houston Astros' Carlos Correa celebrates his go-ahead solo home run off Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Cody Stashak in the seventh inning  in Game 2 to clinch the American League wild-card baseball series, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Astros won 3-1 to win the three-game series. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

LEADING OFF: Astros making noise, Phillies seeking GM

Oct. 4, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ SOUNDING OFF The Astros are making noise on and off the field in the postseason, and that’s fine with outfielder Josh Reddick. Houston continues to draw the ire of fans across the majors for the sign-stealing scandal that came to light after...

Houston Astros' Carlos Correa celebrates his go-ahead solo home run off Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Cody Stashak in the seventh inning  in Game 2 to clinch the American League wild-card baseball series, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Astros won 3-1 to win the three-game series. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

LEADING OFF: Astros making noise, Phillies seeking new GM

Oct. 3, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Sunday: ___ SOUNDING OFF The Astros are making noise on and off the field in the postseason, and that’s fine with outfielder Josh Reddick. Houston continues to draw the ire of fans across the majors for the sign-stealing scandal that came to light...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies general manager Matt Klentak speaks at an introductory news conference for new Phillies baseball players Zack Wheeler and Didi Gregorius in Philadelphia. Klentak has stepped down as general manager of the Phillies after a third straight September collapse left the team out of the postseason for the ninth consecutive season. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Klentak out as Phils GM after 3rd straight September slump

Oct. 3, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Klentak's inability to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to the postseason or even a single winning season cost him his job as general manager. Klentak stepped down after a third straight September collapse left the team out of the postseason for the ninth consecutive season. The...

Miami Marlins relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler, left, and catcher Chad Wallach (17) celebrate a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Chicago. The Marlins won the series 2-0 to advance to the division series. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Cooper homers, Sánchez dominates, Marlins knock out Cubs 2-0

Oct. 2, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Miami Marlins didn't need a hand from a fan at Wrigley Field to knock the Chicago Cubs out of the playoffs this time. They did just fine on their own, and they showed they're hardly bottom feeders. Garrett Cooper homered against Yu Darvish in a two-run seventh, hard-throwing rookie...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 1981, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers batter Jay Johnstone hits a two-run home run in the sixth inning off New York Yankees relief pitcher Ron Davis in the World Series in Los Angeles. Johnstone, who won World Series championships as a versatile outfielder with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers while being baseball’s merry prankster, died Saturday, Sept. 26, of complications from COVID-19 at a nursing home in Granada Hills, Calif., his daughter Mary Jayne Sarah Johnstone said Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. He was 74. He also from dementia in recent years, his daughter said. (AP Photo/File)

Johnstone, 2-time WS champ and popular prankster, dies at 74

Sep. 29, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Johnstone, who won World Series championships as a versatile outfielder with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers while being baseball’s merry prankster, has died. He was 74. He died last Saturday of complications from COVID-19 and also had suffered from dementia in...