Latest Professional baseball News

Injured Yelich still in the hunt for batting title

Sep. 23, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

The Milwaukee Brewers are charging toward a playoff spot without Christian Yelich. And even while injured, Yelich is inching closer to a nice individual honor. Yelich is currently the National League's batting leader, although Arizona's Ketel Marte and Washington's Anthony Rendon are close on his heels. Out with...

Rangers play final homestand ahead of move to new stadium

Sep. 23, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elvis Andrus has spent his entire career as a player in the Texas Rangers' ballpark, from his debut as a 20-year-old shortstop to consecutive World Series and now being the team's longest-tenured player. Hunter Pence grew up in Arlington dreaming of what it would be like to play...

LEADING OFF: Wainwright streak, Snell starts, Freeman out

Sep. 23, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: WRIGHT CALL After completing its first four-game sweep at Wrigley Field since 1921, NL Central-leading St. Louis sends Adam Wainwright to the mound for the opener of a three-game series at Arizona. The 38-year-old Wainwright is 4-0 in September, allowing one...

Baseballs, gloves, bats to head to Nicaragua

Sep. 23, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Around 22,000 pounds of wood, metal, leather and cork will make its way south this fall. It's a migration of care and the love of baseball. Local Evangelical Lutheran Church in America parishes have been collecting baseballs, softballs and all the ancillary equipment for the sports to...

Indians move into tie for 2nd wild card, beat Phillies 10-1

Sep. 22, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have overcome injuries and setbacks throughout season and remained in the playoff race. The outcome will be decided in the final week. Cleveland moved into a tie for the second AL wild card with a 10-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night. The Indians...

Rangers hit 5 HRs to halt A's surge in 8-3 win

Sep. 22, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics didn't seem too concerned after a lopsided defeat to the Texas Rangers prevented them from adding to their lead in the AL wild-card race. Tampa Bay's loss to Boston earlier in the day gave the A's a little more margin for error and made it a lot easier for...

Eovaldi, Vazquez help Red Sox beat contending Rays 7-4

Sep. 22, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A former teammate created a speed bump for the playoff-contending Tampa Bay Rays. Nathan Eovaldi pitched six gritty innings, Christian Vazquez hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Rays 7-4 Sunday. Tampa Bay dropped into a tie with Cleveland for the second AL...

Rookie Mejias-Brean's 2-run homer gives Barajas 1st win

Sep. 22, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Seth Mejias-Brean got a sports drink shower at home plate after hitting his first career walkoff home run, leading to a beer shower in the clubhouse for Rod Barajas after his first victory as interim manager of the San Diego Padres. Mejias-Brean, 28, who made his big league debut on...

Ryu hits, pitches Dodgers to 100th win, 7-4 over Rockies

Sep. 22, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu and Will Smith showed Sunday that with a little care and attention, all relationships can blossom. The NL Cy Young Award candidate and the rookie catcher were a dynamic duo on both sides of the ball in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 7-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Ryu and...

Haves, have-nots: MLB ties mark for 100-win, 100-loss teams

Sep. 22, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball's haves and have-nots sure do have it this year. The Los Angeles Dodgers gave Major League Baseball its third 100-win team while Kansas City became its fourth 100-loss club Sunday, matching big league records for success and futility. The Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4,...