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Seattle Mariners land All-Star Game earlier than expected

Sep. 16, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When the Seattle Mariners started down the path of bidding for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the target was 2024 or later to host for a third time. When MLB came back to the club earlier this year asking if 2023 was a possibility, the Mariners...

AP source: Seattle Mariners to host 2023 MLB All-Star Game

Sep. 14, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle Mariners will host baseball's 2023 All-Star Game at T-Mobile Park. The team announced a news conference for Thursday at Seattle's Space Needle with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. The purpose of the news conference is to announce that...

Anderson HR for Chisox, walkoff end in Field of Dreams game

Aug. 29, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Tim Anderson recently admitted he has never watched “Field of Dreams.” Well, he just submitted a pretty good script for a sequel. Anderson hit a two-run homer with one out in the ninth inning into the cornfield to end the Field of Dreams game...

Chisox, Yanks go deep into corn; Field of Dreams hosts more

Aug. 12, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — As the bus carried the New York Yankees through the cornfields blanketing this serene, rolling farmland of northeast Iowa, Aaron Judge noticed a difference from the usual arrival in the next city. The ride to the Field of Dreams site to play the...

Castro banned 30 games under MLB policy; Nats to release him

Jul. 30, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals infielder Starlin Castro has been suspended for 30 games without pay and fined an undisclosed amount for violating Major League Baseball's policy on domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Shortly after MLB announced the...

EXPLAINER: Olympic baseball a throwback to pre-analytics age

Jul. 28, 2021 01:19 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — If the Colorado Rockies were in the Olympics, they'd have had some shorter nights. Olympic baseball, which started Wednesday, has some notable differences from Major League Baseball. A biggie is the rout rule, which would...

Quick turnaround: Pirates sign top overall pick Henry Davis

Jul. 18, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Henry Davis loved his time at Louisville. It's what helped make the hard-hitting catcher the first overall pick in the amateur draft. Still, he was eager to move on. So rather than mess around negotiating with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Davis practically...

The Latest: Ohtani gets win in two-way All-Star first

Jul. 13, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Coors Field (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Shohei Ohtani unleashed his 100 mph heat while pitching a perfect inning for the win in becoming baseball’s first two-way All-Star, Vladimir...

Angels 1st to select exclusively pitchers in amateur draft

Jul. 13, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

Mike Trout has helped the Los Angeles Angels score a lot of runs over the years. Preventing them has been a bigger issue. LA's scouting department is going all out to solve that problem. The Angels became the first club ever to select exclusively...

Manfred unhappy with Kasten's flippant comments on Bauer

Jul. 13, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred was unhappy with flippant comments made by Dodgers president Stan Kasten that followed the start of the sport's investigation of domestic violence allegations against Los Angeles pitcher Trevor Bauer. Bauer was placed on...