Latest Bryce Harper News

McCutchen, Hoskins lead Phillies past Brewers 6-4

May. 25, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies needed a big performance from their bullpen after Jerad Eickhoff struggled. Vince Velasquez and company delivered. Five relievers combined for six scoreless innings and Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking double to help Philadelphia beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-4...

Hamels gets a no-decision against Phillies, Cubs win 8-4

May. 23, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels wasn't sharp. The Chicago Cubs compensated with power and a solid bullpen effort. Hamels struggled in his first start against his original team, Albert Almora Jr. hit his first career grand-slam and the Cubs rallied from an early three-run deficit with three homers, beating the...

Báez's pinch-hit single lifts Cubs over Phillies 3-2

May. 22, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The heart of the Chicago Cubs' lineup, including a taped-up Javier Báez, proved to be too much for the Philadelphia Phillies and their tired bullpen. Báez's pinch-hit single capped a two-run, ninth-inning rally and lifted the Cubs over Philadelphia 3-2 on Tuesday night to stop the...

UNLV's Stott following in footsteps of Bryant, Harper

May. 21, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryson Stott has already been following in the footsteps of some of baseball's biggest stars. Now he's getting ready to take the next step. The UNLV shortstop is projected to go in the first round of the June 3 amateur draft, possibly putting him on a trajectory to become the latest star...

Astros on a tear despite absence of Altuve

May. 20, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

Take away George Springer and Jose Altuve, and maybe the Houston Astros start to look a little more beatable. Maybe. The Boston Red Sox finally snapped Houston's 10-game winning streak Sunday with a 4-3 victory after Springer left the game with lower back stiffness. The Astros were already playing without Altuve,...

Harper, Realmuto power Phillies past Rockies 7-5 for sweep

May. 19, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper is back. The $330 million slugger homered for the second straight day and pinch-hitter J.T. Realmuto also went deep to help the Philadelphia Phillies complete a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 7-5 victory Sunday. Harper's tiebreaking, two-run shot in the...

Harper's bat, Nola's arm lead Phillies past Rockies 2-1

May. 18, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper delivered a powerful swing and Aaron Nola provided the punchouts. Harper homered over the batter's eye in center field, Nola tied his career high with 12 strikeouts while pitching into the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on...

McCutchen, Harper lead Phillies over Rockies 5-4

May. 17, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andrew McCutchen's early batting practice quickly paid off. McCutchen hit a two-run homer, Bryce Harper lined a two-run double and Cole Irvin tossed six effective innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Colorado Rockies 5-4 Friday night. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler praised...

Column: Penny-pinching Rays manage to keep up with big boys

May. 17, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

They play in an architectural nightmare of a ballpark. They are treated like pariahs in their own community. They have to get by with one of baseball's stingiest payrolls. Yet, somehow, the Tampa Bay Rays make it work. It's one of the most compelling stories in sports, even if few people take notice. "Whatever...

Yelich goes deep twice, Brewers beat Phillies 11-3

May. 16, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Christian Yelich took advantage of the few pitches he saw in the zone. Yelich hit his major league-leading 17th and 18th homers to help Zach Davies and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-3 Thursday. Yasmani Grandal and Mike Moustakas also went deep as the Brewers...