Baseball

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryne Stanek throws to a Baltimore Orioles batter during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 14, 2019 - 2:45 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays' bid for the first combined perfect game in major league history has ended with a leadoff single in the ninth inning by Baltimore's Hanser Alberto. The hit off reliever Ryan Yarbrough came Sunday at Camden Yards. Alberto hit an easy grounder to the right side,...
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Marcus Stroman, of the Toronto Blue Jays, holds a baseball as the American League players take batting practice before the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 14, 2019 - 1:44 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PINSTRIPE AUDITION? All-Star pitcher Marcus Stroman (5-9, 3.18 ERA) takes the mound for Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Last month, the Long Island native strongly hinted that he wouldn't mind a trade to the Yankees. Stroman has been sidelined with a...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout follows through on a two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 14, 2019 - 12:55 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Slugger Mike Trout has been brilliant on offense over the past seven games, becoming the sixth player in American League history with eight home runs and 18 RBIs in that span. Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus said the fact that Trout has been able to produce following...
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July 13, 2019 - 11:44 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals great Bob Gibson is fighting pancreatic cancer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the 83-year-old Hall of Famer was diagnosed with the cancer several weeks ago and revealed the news Saturday to the other living Hall of Famers. Gibson's longtime agent, Dick...
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Baltimore Orioles starter Andrew Cashner walks back to the dugout after he pitched the top of the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, June 29, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
July 13, 2019 - 11:05 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Locked in a desperate push to get back into the playoffs, the Boston Red Sox had no intention of waiting until the end of the month to upgrade their starting rotation. Getting a jump on the July 31 trade deadline, the Red Sox obtained burly right-hander Andrew Cashner from the...
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Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler, right, is congratulated by Jorge Polanco after hitting a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer in the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
July 13, 2019 - 10:42 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Max Kepler owns Trevor Bauer at the moment. And unless something changes, the AL Central will soon belong to the Twins. Kepler hit two more home runs off Bauer, Jake Cave drove in three runs and Minnesota tightened its grip on the division with a 6-2 win Saturday night over the...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Nola pitches during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 13, 2019 - 10:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Juan Soto walked up to the plate expecting to see a splitter and he hammered the first one he saw. Soto hit a go-ahead two-run homer off closer Hector Neris with two outs in the ninth and the Washington Nationals rallied for a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday...
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Members of the Los Angeles Angels place their jerseys with No. 45 in honor of pitcher Tyler Skaggs on the mound after a combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners during a baseball game Friday, July 12, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. The Angels won 13-0. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 13, 2019 - 10:00 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The shrine that has become Tyler Skaggs' locker in the Los Angeles clubhouse had a new addition Saturday — the ball from the final out of the no-hitter the Angels pitched while wearing their late teammate's jersey. As they prepared to face Seattle on what would have been...
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Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler celebrates after hitting a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
July 13, 2019 - 7:39 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Max Kepler has Trevor Bauer's number. Kepler connected for home runs his first two times up Saturday night against Cleveland's hard-throwing starter, giving the Minnesota outfielder five homers in his last five at-bats against the right-hander. Kepler homered three times off Bauer...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Randal Grichuk follows through on a two-run single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Saturday, July 13, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 13, 2019 - 6:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays reliever Daniel Hudson sat alone on the bench after the final out, needing a minute to decompress. He certainly deserved it. With a tribute to former teammate Tyler Skaggs written on his cap, Hudson got Luke Voit to look at strike three with runners at the corners...
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