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AP Source: RHP Eflin agrees to $40 million deal with Rays

Dec. 01, 2022 21:56 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin has agreed to join the Tampa Bay Rays on a three-year, $40 million contract that’s the largest the club has ever awarded in free agency, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The...

Today in History: October 26, Amy Coney Barrett confirmed

Oct. 26, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2022. There are 66 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On October 26th, 2020, Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court by a deeply divided Senate, with...

Love 'em or hate 'em, Series-bound Astros keep on winning

Oct. 24, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

They're off to the World Series for a fourth time in six seasons, a remarkable feat of staying power for a franchise in any era of baseball history, let alone one that includes a 12-team playoff gauntlet filled with potential pitfalls. Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. put it...

Braves reeling after playoff flop, but excited for future

Oct. 16, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

More than four months of dazzling baseball carried the Atlanta Braves to a fifth straight NL East title. Their hopes of repeating as World Series champion fell apart in less than a week. The season came to an unimaginable end with two dismal performances in Philadelphia, where the...

Marsh Madness! Phillies beat Braves 8-3 in Game 4, into NLCS

Oct. 16, 2022 01:56 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper stood as still in the clubhouse as he does when he admires a home run and accepted the beer bath from bottles his Phillies teammates took delight in pouring on him. Harper's goggles provided no defense for the waterfall of booze streaming down his...

World Series champs Braves fail to repeat, lose to Phillies

Oct. 15, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charlie Morton took a shot off his pitching elbow that was eerily reminiscent of the comebacker that broke the Atlanta postseason ace’s right leg in last year’s World Series. Much like last October, Morton tried to push ahead in his Game 4 start for Atlanta....

Braves' Morton hit in elbow by liner, exits NLDS Game 4

Oct. 15, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Atlanta Braves starter Charlie Morton was struck in the pitching elbow by a line drive Saturday and lasted only two innings against Philadelphia in Game 4 of the NL Division Series, the second time in the last two postseasons the right-hander was forced out by a batted ball. ...

Spike This! Hoskins, Harper homer, Phils rout Braves in NLDS

Oct. 14, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins raised his arms in triumph, and then spiked his bat in celebration — a raw, emotional moment destined for Philadelphia's rich sports history. Hoskins then trotted around the bases in front of a rabid crowd of 45,538 fans already in a tizzy over...

Braves rookie Strider tagged in return, Phils win, lead NLDS

Oct. 14, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As rookie Spencer Strider took the mound for the first time in almost a month, the Atlanta Braves mapped out a “best-case scenario” for the young fireballer. This wasn't it. After mowing down the Phillies early in Game 3 of the NL Division...

Phils set for 1st home playoff game since 2011, face Braves

Oct. 13, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard swung and stumbled, belly flopped onto the dirt, then hobbled a step or two before he crumpled to the ground in pain. He sat with his head down while a swarm of St. Louis Cardinals buzzed past him and celebrated their clinching win in the 2011 NL Division Series at...