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Tucker's 3-run double helps Javier, Astros beat Rangers 4-3

Apr. 28, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kyle Tucker hit a three-run double in the fifth inning and Cristian Javier won his first start of the season as the Houston Astros held off the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night. Javier (1-0) allowed two runs in five innings, giving up four hits and two...

Trout homers, Sandoval spins gem as Angels top Guardians 4-1

Apr. 27, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A locked-in Mike Trout and effective starting pitching is a difficult duo for any opponent to overcome when facing the Los Angeles Angels. Both are also huge reasons why the Halos have won three straight and are off to their best start since 2017. ...

Chapman double in 9th leads Blue Jays over Astros 4-3

Apr. 23, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Matt Chapman doubled home Vladimir Guerrero Jr. with two outs in the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 4-3 Friday night for their third straight win. Chapman’s tiebreaking drive into the left-center field gap off reliever Héctor Neris...

Ohtani overpowers in 2-way performance, Angels blank Astros

Apr. 20, 2022 23:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Shohei Ohtani was winless with a 5.92 ERA in six starts against the Houston Astros entering Wednesday's start. Watching the superstar's performance from his perch in the dugout, Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon could feel Ohtani was determined to change his...

Marte, Beer help D-backs rally past Astros 3-2 in 10 innings

Apr. 13, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Seth Beer's dramatic game-winning, three-run homer was the talk of Arizona's opening day. He came through in a critical situation again Wednesday. Beer tied the game in the 10th inning with an RBI single, and Ketel Marte followed with a game-ending...

Today in History

Mar. 25, 2022 00:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, March 25, the 84th day of 2022. There are 281 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 25, 1931, in the so-called “Scottsboro Boys” case, nine young Black men were taken off a train in...

United during negotiations, MLB players divided on deal

Mar. 11, 2022 19:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players maintained unity throughout labor negotiations, yet were divided when it came time to vote on the deal. The eight-man executive subcommittee that appeared to be most involved in the nearly year-long talks voted 8-0 Thursday against approving the...

Test for MLB players will be how deal looks to them in '26

Mar. 11, 2022 13:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Now comes the test: Will baseball players be happy with their new collective bargaining agreement in 2026? They clearly were unhappy with the just-expired five-year contract, which saw payrolls drop to their lowest level since 2015. The agreement...

MLB: Season to be shortened if no deal by end of Monday

Feb. 24, 2022 00:56 AM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball said only five days remain to salvage March 31 openers and a full season, telling locked out players that games would be canceled if a labor contract is not agreed to by the end of Monday. After the third straight day of negotiations with...

MLB lockout could cost Scherzer $232K daily, Cole $193K

Feb. 23, 2022 16:16 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Sometime soon, lockout costs become real: Max Scherzer would forfeit $232,975 for each regular-season day lost, and Gerrit Cole $193,548. Based on last year’s base salaries that totaled just over $3.8 billion, major league players would combine to lose $20.5...