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LEADING OFF: MLB eases protocols, Altuve on power tear

Jun. 18, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ EASING UP Major League Baseball has taken another big step in relaxing coronavirus regulations, allowing fully vaccinated players and staff to stop wearing masks in...

Spin rate down, Cole struggles with grip on windy night

Jun. 18, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — His spin rate down, Yankees ace Gerrit Cole said he had difficulty gripping baseballs on a windy night as he beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2. Cole’s fastball spin rate averaged 2,342 revolutions per minute Wednesday, according to the MLB Statcast,...

Stanton HR, triple play key Yankees' 8-4 win over Blue Jays

Jun. 18, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit a go-ahead homer in a four-run seventh inning and the New York Yankees pulled off a wacky triple play Thursday night in an 8-4 win over the reeling Toronto Blue Jays. Stanton broke a 3-all tie with his 13th homer, an...

Slow poke: Hendricks wins 7th start in row, Cubs blank Mets

Jun. 17, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Hendricks is showing velocity isn't everything. Without throwing a single pitch that reached 90 mph, Hendricks flummoxed the Mets for six innings Thursday night to win his career-best seventh straight start and lead the Chicago Cubs over the New...

Mets' deGrom gets clean MRI on shoulder, no plans for IL

Jun. 17, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets relaxed after a night of worry: a scan of ace Jacob deGrom's shoulder showed no abnormalities. DeGrom left his second straight start with an arm injury, coming out after three perfect innings against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night...

Yanks pull off wacky triple play, 1st time with 2 in a year

Jun. 17, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Yankees pulled off a wacky triple play against Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays on Thursday, marking the first time the storied franchise has recorded two in one year. The Yankees had their first triple-killing on May 21 against...

Despite pledge, no paid Juneteenth holiday for city workers

Jun. 17, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City municipal workers are not getting a paid Juneteenth holiday this year, despite a pledge last year from Mayor Bill de Blasio to make it one and as it becomes one for federal workers. Juneteenth, on June 19th, marks the day in 1865, two...

Janet Malcolm, provocative author-journalist, dies at 86

Jun. 17, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Malcolm, the inquisitive and boldly subjective author and reporter known for her challenging critiques of everything from murder cases and art to journalism itself, has died. She was 86. Malcolm died Wednesday at New York Presbyterian Hospital,...

MLB loosens COVID restrictions, drops masks for vaccinated

Jun. 17, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All fully vaccinated players and staff can stop wearing masks in dugouts, bullpens and clubhouses under the latest change to Major League Baseball's coronavirus protocols. In addition, fully vaccinated players and staff may eat in restaurants without...

Hoboken, ferry company reach deal on coveted riverfront spot

Jun. 17, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A deal has been reached on a coveted piece of real estate on the Hudson River that had been the source of a court battle between the city of Hoboken and ferry company NY Waterway. State and local officials announced Thursday that Hoboken will pay NY...