Latest Pete Alonso News

LEADING OFF: Bumgarner starts for Giants, Paddack vs Alonso

Jul. 23, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STAY OR GO? Madison Bumgarner has been mentioned a lot in the last month as a top trade target. That was before the Giants went on a big winning streak and put themselves back in playoff contention. San Francisco general manager Farhan Zaidi acknowledged over...

Yastrzemski homers in 12th to lift Giants over Mets 3-2

Jul. 21, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants general manager Farhan Zaidi acknowledged early Sunday he's keeping an open mind as the July 31 trade deadline approaches and has yet to decide whether his team will be buyers or sellers. Mike Yastrzemski wants Zaidi to keep San Francisco's roster intact. The 28-year-old rookie...

Guerrero hits 1st slam, Blue Jays rally past Tigers 7-5

Jul. 20, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his first career grand slam, a 441-foot drive toward the bushes at Comerica Park that helped the Toronto Blue Jays rally for a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Guerrero's home run erased a 5-1 deficit in the fifth, and Brandon Drury added a...

Alonso, Mets power up to pound Giants 11-4

Jul. 20, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pete Alonso set another record after making a small tweak to his swing. Dominic Smith quickly got redemption. And the New York Mets bounced back from a pair of frustrating extra-inning losses. Alonso came off the bench and hit his 33rd home run, setting the Mets rookie record for RBIs...

Bumgarner shines, Giants top Mets in 16 for 6th in a row

Jul. 19, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You bet Madison Bumgarner pleaded to Bruce Bochy to start the 10th inning. And of course the big left-hander remained a little irked afterward considering he didn't get the chance. "I didn't try to make it much of a conversation but he wasn't having it. Usually if I really want to I...

No-hit bid fails, Padres settle for 3-2 win over Miami

Jul. 17, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Rookie right-hander Chris Paddack took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and two relievers got the final four outs to complete a three-hitter and help the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Wednesday night. The Padres, who played their first game in 1969, are the only major league...

Mets bash way to 4th straight win, 14-4 over Twins

Jul. 17, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With one powerful swing, Pete Alonso proved for now his safety from Home Run Derby harm. Alonso and the New York Mets put quite the hurt on the Minnesota Twins to sweep this two-game series. Dominic Smith put the Mets in front with his pinch-hit, three-run homer in the seventh inning,...

Baseball's Home Run Derby proves a popular summer event

Jul. 16, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's All-Star game is fading as a midsummer television attraction, but the adjunct Home Run Derby is becoming popular in its own right. The Nielsen company says a little more than 8 million people watched Tuesday's All-Star game on Fox, enough to be the second-most popular thing on...

Cano homers in 2nd straight game, Mets top Marlins 6-2

Jul. 14, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jeff McNeil joked with manager Mickey Callaway moments before leading off the game about hitting a home run on the first pitch. Callaway requested McNeil have an 11-pitch at-bat ending with a homer, but McNeil had other plans. "I just laughed and I said I'll do it on the first pitch," McNeil...

Cano's two-run homer in the 8th lifts Mets past Marlins, 4-2

Jul. 13, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Manager Mickey Callaway said before the Mets played Saturday night that he was not concerned with Robinson Cano's lack of power thus far. Why not? "Because I knew he was going to hit a bomb tonight to win it," Callaway quipped. "You guys didn't realize that?" Cano hit a tiebreaking, two-run...