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  • What gets a manager fired? One really bad stretch

    What gets a manager fired? One really bad stretch

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:07 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:07:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File). FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017, file photo, Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price, center, waits on the mound after removing starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chica...(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File). FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017, file photo, Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price, center, waits on the mound after removing starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chica...
    The line for losing a job is clear in most professional sports _ cross the front office, wrangle with the star player, flame out in the playoffs, or put together one historically bad run at the start of a season.
    The line for losing a job is clear in most professional sports _ cross the front office, wrangle with the star player, flame out in the playoffs, or put together one historically bad run at the start of a season.
  • Betts, Benintendi lead sizzling Red Sox past Angels, 8-2

    Betts, Benintendi lead sizzling Red Sox past Angels, 8-2

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:59 AM EDT2018-04-20 06:59:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts celebrates his home run with Andrew Benintendi, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Anaheim Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts celebrates his home run with Andrew Benintendi, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Anaheim Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018.
    The Boston Red Sox completed a dominant sweep of the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels with an 8-2 victory.
    The Boston Red Sox completed a dominant sweep of the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels with an 8-2 victory.
  • LEADING OFF: Scherzer vs Kershaw; Riggleman takes over

    LEADING OFF: Scherzer vs Kershaw; Riggleman takes over

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:58 AM EDT2018-04-20 06:58:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). FILE - This is a 2018 file photo showing bench coach Jim Riggleman of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, in Goodyear, Ariz. The Reds fired Bryan Price on Thursday, April 19, 2018, after their 3-15 start, the first manageria...(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). FILE - This is a 2018 file photo showing bench coach Jim Riggleman of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, in Goodyear, Ariz. The Reds fired Bryan Price on Thursday, April 19, 2018, after their 3-15 start, the first manageria...
    LEADING OFF: Scherzer to face Kershaw in rare matchup of 3-time Cy Young Award winners; Riggleman begins 4th stint as an interim manager.
    LEADING OFF: Scherzer to face Kershaw in rare matchup of 3-time Cy Young Award winners; Riggleman begins 4th stint as an interim manager.
  • Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start

    Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:19 AM EDT2018-04-20 06:19:59 GMT
    The Reds have fired Bryan Price after a 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season.
    The Reds have fired Bryan Price after a 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season.
  • Braves' Freeman avoids second major injury to wrist

    Braves' Freeman avoids second major injury to wrist

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:38:44 GMT
    (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP). Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman leaves the field with a trainer as manager Brian Snitker watches after Freeman was hit by a pitch by Philadelphia Phillies' Hoby Milner during the eighth inning of a ...(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP). Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman leaves the field with a trainer as manager Brian Snitker watches after Freeman was hit by a pitch by Philadelphia Phillies' Hoby Milner during the eighth inning of a ...
    Braves' Freddie Freeman returns to lineup after avoiding major injury to wrist he broke last year.
    Braves' Freddie Freeman returns to lineup after avoiding major injury to wrist he broke last year.
  • LEADING OFF: Stanton tries to break slump, Freeman injured

    LEADING OFF: Stanton tries to break slump, Freeman injured

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:16 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:16:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton walks back to the dugout after striking out against the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 16, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton walks back to the dugout after striking out against the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 16, 2018, in New York.
    LEADING OFF: Stanton tries to break pinstripe slump, Freeman hopes for best on wrist, Ohtani could return to lineup.
    LEADING OFF: Stanton tries to break pinstripe slump, Freeman hopes for best on wrist, Ohtani could return to lineup.
  • LaMarre's single lifts Twins over Indians 2-1 in 16 innings

    LaMarre's single lifts Twins over Indians 2-1 in 16 innings

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-04-19 12:48:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios throws in the fourth inning of the final game of a two-game Mayor League Series against the Cleveland Indians at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Apri...(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios throws in the fourth inning of the final game of a two-game Mayor League Series against the Cleveland Indians at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Apri...
    Just enough power: Eddie Rosario scores winning run in 16th inning as Twins top Indians 2-1.
    Just enough power: Eddie Rosario scores winning run in 16th inning as Twins top Indians 2-1.
  • Mets rally for 9 runs in 8th inning to stun Nationals, 11-5

    Mets rally for 9 runs in 8th inning to stun Nationals, 11-5

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:32 AM EDT2018-04-19 12:32:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kathy Willens). New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a grand slam in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens). New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a grand slam in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in New York.
    Yoenis Cespedes launched a grand slam during a nine-run outburst in the eighth inning that rallied the New York Mets past the Washington Nationals 11-5, preventing a three-game sweep.
    Yoenis Cespedes launched a grand slam during a nine-run outburst in the eighth inning that rallied the New York Mets past the Washington Nationals 11-5, preventing a three-game sweep.
  • Indians-Twins play on, even after blackout hits San Juan

    Indians-Twins play on, even after blackout hits San Juan

    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:24 AM EDT2018-04-19 06:24:24 GMT
    San Juan mayor: Baseball game between Minnesota and Cleveland in is still on despite island-wide blackout hitting Puerto Rico.
    San Juan mayor: Baseball game between Minnesota and Cleveland in is still on despite island-wide blackout hitting Puerto Rico.
  • Cards-Cubs called off, MLB's 25th postponement in 3 weeks

    Cards-Cubs called off, MLB's 25th postponement in 3 weeks

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-04-19 01:52:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Marton). The tarp lays on Wrigley Field after a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs was postponed on Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Chicago. The game is rescheduled for Monday, May 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Matt Marton). The tarp lays on Wrigley Field after a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs was postponed on Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Chicago. The game is rescheduled for Monday, May 14, 2018.
    The game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs was called off because of wintry weather, the 25th postponement in the first three weeks of the major league season.
    The game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs was called off because of wintry weather, the 25th postponement in the first three weeks of the major league season.
  • Slugger Jose Bautista, Braves agree to minor league deal

    Slugger Jose Bautista, Braves agree to minor league deal

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-04-18 22:37:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista follows through on a fly out to center in the fourth inning of a baseball game as Texas Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, right, watches, in Arli...(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista follows through on a fly out to center in the fourth inning of a baseball game as Texas Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, right, watches, in Arli...
    The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league contract with six-time All-Star Jose Bautista, a low-risk move to potentially bolster a lineup that has Ryan Flaherty at third base.
    The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league contract with six-time All-Star Jose Bautista, a low-risk move to potentially bolster a lineup that has Ryan Flaherty at third base.
  • Big fish struggling to catch on: Stanton slumping in Bronx

    Big fish struggling to catch on: Stanton slumping in Bronx

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:56:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after striking out against the Miami Marlins during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after striking out against the Miami Marlins during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in New York.
    Big fish struggling to catch on: Stanton slumping in Bronx.
    Big fish struggling to catch on: Stanton slumping in Bronx.
  • LEADING OFF: Cole chases Johnson, Ryan for Astros' K mark

    LEADING OFF: Cole chases Johnson, Ryan for Astros' K mark

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:46:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File). FILE - In this April 7, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Houston. Cole can become the first Astros p...(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File). FILE - In this April 7, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Houston. Cole can become the first Astros p...
    LEADING OFF: Cole chases Johnson, Ryan for Astros' K mark; Jose Berrios to start in his native Puerto Rico.
    LEADING OFF: Cole chases Johnson, Ryan for Astros' K mark; Jose Berrios to start in his native Puerto Rico.
  • Betts hits 3 HR, Red Sox oust Angels' Ohtani early, win 10-1

    Betts hits 3 HR, Red Sox oust Angels' Ohtani early, win 10-1

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-04-18 15:05:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.
    The Boston Red Sox chased Shohei Ohtani just two innings into his third big-league start, beating the Los Angeles Angels 10-1.
    The Boston Red Sox chased Shohei Ohtani just two innings into his third big-league start, beating the Los Angeles Angels 10-1.
  • Belt's check-swing ruins Corbin's no-no, Dbacks 1-hit Giants

    Belt's check-swing ruins Corbin's no-no, Dbacks 1-hit Giants

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:05 AM EDT2018-04-18 14:05:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri). Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Phoenix.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri). Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Phoenix.
    Patrick Corbin lost his no-hit bid on a checked-swing infield single with two outs in the eighth inning but finished a one-hitter to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks over the San Francisco Giants 1-0.
    Patrick Corbin lost his no-hit bid on a checked-swing infield single with two outs in the eighth inning but finished a one-hitter to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks over the San Francisco Giants 1-0.
  • A homer at home: Lindor's shot helps Indians top Twins 6-1

    A homer at home: Lindor's shot helps Indians top Twins 6-1

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:26 AM EDT2018-04-18 13:26:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Cleveland Indians' infielder Francisco Lindor celebrates a home run against the Cincinnati Indians during the fifth inning of game one of a two-game MLB Series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, April ...(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Cleveland Indians' infielder Francisco Lindor celebrates a home run against the Cincinnati Indians during the fifth inning of game one of a two-game MLB Series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, April ...
    Francisco Lindor homered in his native Puerto Rico, Corey Kluber allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 in the first regular-season game on the island commonwealth...
    Francisco Lindor homered in his native Puerto Rico, Corey Kluber allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 in the first regular-season game on the island commonwealth since 2010.
  • On eve of MLB games, mayor says San Juan 'open for business'

    On eve of MLB games, mayor says San Juan 'open for business'

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 3:28 AM EDT2018-04-18 07:28:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File). FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, Puerto Rico plays Dominican Republic at the Caribbean Series baseball tournament at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins pl...(AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File). FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, Puerto Rico plays Dominican Republic at the Caribbean Series baseball tournament at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins pl...
    San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz says she's hopeful that Twins-Indians series leads to more MLB games in Puerto Rico, and soon.
    San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz says she's hopeful that Twins-Indians series leads to more MLB games in Puerto Rico, and soon.
  • Angels' Ohtani gets blister vs Boston, lasts only 2 innings

    Angels' Ohtani gets blister vs Boston, lasts only 2 innings

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:46 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:46:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, gestures while pitching against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, gestures while pitching against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.
    Shohei Ohtani's third start for the Los Angeles Angels has lasted only two innings.
    Shohei Ohtani's third start for the Los Angeles Angels has lasted only two innings.
  • Belt's check-swing 1B breaks up Corbin's no-hit bid in 8th

    Belt's check-swing 1B breaks up Corbin's no-hit bid in 8th

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-04-18 04:06:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri). Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Phoenix.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri). Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Phoenix.
    Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin has not allowed a hit through seven innings against the San Francisco Giants.
    Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin has not allowed a hit through seven innings against the San Francisco Giants.
  • Indians prospect sues over deal that ties up future earnings

    Indians prospect sues over deal that ties up future earnings

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-04-17 22:06:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). FILE  - In this Feb. 26, 2018 file photo Cleveland Indians' Francisco Mejia connects for a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Maryvale, Ariz. Mejia is s...(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018 file photo Cleveland Indians' Francisco Mejia connects for a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Maryvale, Ariz. Mejia is s...
    A top Cleveland Indians prospect is suing a company he claims gave him $360,000 in exchange for a 10-percent stake in his future earnings that could end up amounting to many millions of dollars.
    A top Cleveland Indians prospect is suing a company he claims gave him $360,000 in exchange for a 10-percent stake in his future earnings that could end up amounting to many millions of dollars.
  • LEADING OFF: Ohtani day, baseball in San Juan, DH in Toronto

    LEADING OFF: Ohtani day, baseball in San Juan, DH in Toronto

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-04-17 21:08:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Cleveland Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor visits his former grammar school, Villa Marina Elementary School, to lead a special baseball clinic for approximately 250 students in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, Monday, April 16,...(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Cleveland Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor visits his former grammar school, Villa Marina Elementary School, to lead a special baseball clinic for approximately 250 students in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, Monday, April 16,...
    LEADING OFF: Ohtani day, baseball in San Juan, DH in Toronto.
    LEADING OFF: Ohtani day, baseball in San Juan, DH in Toronto.
  • Didi hits 2 HRs, Stanton hitless vs Marlins, Yanks romp 12-1

    Didi hits 2 HRs, Stanton hitless vs Marlins, Yanks romp 12-1

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-04-17 15:46:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius is congratulated by third base coach Phil Nevin (53) after hitting a solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 16, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius is congratulated by third base coach Phil Nevin (53) after hitting a solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 16, 2018, in New York.
    Didi Gregorius homered twice for the second time this season, Gary Sanchez had three hits and three RBIs, and the New York Yankees romped to a 12-1 victory over Derek Jeter's Miami Marlins.
    Didi Gregorius homered twice for the second time this season, Gary Sanchez had three hits and three RBIs, and the New York Yankees romped to a 12-1 victory over Derek Jeter's Miami Marlins.
  • Shear Power! Bryce Harper breaks bat in two on long home run

    Shear Power! Bryce Harper breaks bat in two on long home run

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:27 AM EDT2018-04-17 15:27:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kathy Willens). Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper hits a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, April 16, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens). Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper hits a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, April 16, 2018, in New York.
    This was shear power by Bryce Harper.
    This was shear power by Bryce Harper.
  • Rays' Kiermaier will miss 2 to 3 months with thumb injury

    Rays' Kiermaier will miss 2 to 3 months with thumb injury

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-04-17 05:31:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier, left, has his hand looked at by team trainer Joe Bench, center, and manager Kevin Cash, right, after injuring it while sliding into second base during the first inning of a baseball game agains...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier, left, has his hand looked at by team trainer Joe Bench, center, and manager Kevin Cash, right, after injuring it while sliding into second base during the first inning of a baseball game agains...
    Tampa Bay's Kevin Kiermaier tearsrn ligament in right thumb, 2 to 3 months.
    Tampa Bay's Kevin Kiermaier tearsrn ligament in right thumb, 2 to 3 months.
  • Harper hits broken-bat HR, helps Nats rally past Mets 8-6

    Harper hits broken-bat HR, helps Nats rally past Mets 8-6

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-04-17 04:26:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kathy Willens). Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper hits a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, April 16, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens). Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper hits a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, April 16, 2018, in New York.
    Bryce Harper hit a startling, broken-bat homer early, then grounded a key single during a six-run surge in the eighth inning that sent the Washington Nationals past the New York Mets 8-6.
    Bryce Harper hit a startling, broken-bat homer early, then grounded a key single during a six-run surge in the eighth inning that sent the Washington Nationals past the New York Mets 8-6.
  • Indians donate $37,000 for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

    Indians donate $37,000 for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:08 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:08:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Cleveland Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor visits his former grammar school, Villa Marina Elementary School, to lead a special baseball clinic for approximately 250 students in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, Monday, April 16,...(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Cleveland Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor visits his former grammar school, Villa Marina Elementary School, to lead a special baseball clinic for approximately 250 students in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, Monday, April 16,...
    The Cleveland Indians have donated an additional $37,000 to help hurricane recovery.
    The Cleveland Indians have donated an additional $37,000 to help hurricane recovery.
  • Colon perfect into 8th, Rangers beat Astros 3-1 in 10

    Colon perfect into 8th, Rangers beat Astros 3-1 in 10

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-04-16 16:53:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Wyke). Texas Rangers' starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Michael Wyke). Texas Rangers' starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Houston.
    Bartolo Colon carried a perfect game into the eighth inning and Robinson Chirinos drove in all three runs for the Texas Rangers during their 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros in 10 innings.
    Bartolo Colon carried a perfect game into the eighth inning and Robinson Chirinos drove in all three runs for the Texas Rangers during their 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros in 10 innings.
  • Pitch framing tactics under a bit more scrutiny

    Pitch framing tactics under a bit more scrutiny

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:13 AM EDT2018-04-16 14:13:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, right, throws off his mask as he argues with Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo during an altercation in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in St. Lou...(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, right, throws off his mask as he argues with Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo during an altercation in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in St. Lou...
    The concept of pitch framing is not exactly new, but it certainly seems to be under a bit more scrutiny now.
    The concept of pitch framing is not exactly new, but it certainly seems to be under a bit more scrutiny now.
  • Bartolo Colon loses no-hit bid for Rangers in 8th vs Astros

    Bartolo Colon loses no-hit bid for Rangers in 8th vs Astros

    Sunday, April 15 2018 11:31 PM EDT2018-04-16 03:31:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Wyke). Texas Rangers' starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Michael Wyke). Texas Rangers' starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Houston.
    Bartolo Colon is pitching a perfect game through seven innings for the Texas Rangers against the World Series champion Houston Astros.
    Bartolo Colon is pitching a perfect game through seven innings for the Texas Rangers against the World Series champion Houston Astros.
  • No Game Today: Wintry weather, plenty of MLB postponements

    No Game Today: Wintry weather, plenty of MLB postponements

    Sunday, April 15 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-04-16 02:59:51 GMT
    (John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star via AP). Ice forms on the railing above the fountains before a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.(John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star via AP). Ice forms on the railing above the fountains before a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
    Major League Baseball schedule hit hard by wet, cold April, filling up summer schedule.
    Major League Baseball schedule hit hard by wet, cold April, filling up summer schedule.
  • LEADING OFF: Stanton sees Marlins, White Sox warm up

    LEADING OFF: Stanton sees Marlins, White Sox warm up

    Sunday, April 15 2018 9:20 PM EDT2018-04-16 01:20:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gary Landers). St. Louis Cardinals' Harrison Bader, front right, and Jose Martinez, front left, celebrate their 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in a baseball game, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Cincinnati.(AP Photo/Gary Landers). St. Louis Cardinals' Harrison Bader, front right, and Jose Martinez, front left, celebrate their 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in a baseball game, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Cincinnati.
    LEADING OFF: Giancarlo Stanton sees former Miami teammates at Yankee Stadium, White Sox warm up in California, Cards-Cubs renew rivalry.
    LEADING OFF: Giancarlo Stanton sees former Miami teammates at Yankee Stadium, White Sox warm up in California, Cards-Cubs renew rivalry.
  • Robinson's daughter says black MLBers reluctant to speak out

    Robinson's daughter says black MLBers reluctant to speak out

    Sunday, April 15 2018 9:20 PM EDT2018-04-16 01:20:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kathy Willens). Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson, speaks to reporters before a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers on Jackie Robinson Day, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens). Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson, speaks to reporters before a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers on Jackie Robinson Day, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in New York.
    Jackie Robinson's daughter thinks black baseball players are more reluctant to speak publicly about racial issues than their NFL and NBA colleagues because they constitute a lower percentage of rosters.
    Jackie Robinson's daughter thinks black baseball players are more reluctant to speak publicly about racial issues than their NFL and NBA colleagues because they constitute a lower percentage of rosters.
  • 'People are still suffering': MLB back in storm-hit San Juan

    'People are still suffering': MLB back in storm-hit San Juan

    Sunday, April 15 2018 9:00 PM EDT2018-04-16 01:00:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File). FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, homes in the Cantera area are covered with FEMA tarps, where buildings from the Hato Rey area stand in the background in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management A...(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File). FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, homes in the Cantera area are covered with FEMA tarps, where buildings from the Hato Rey area stand in the background in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management A...
    Major League Baseball returns to Puerto Rico this week, when Cleveland and Minnesota visit the storm-ravaged island.
    Major League Baseball returns to Puerto Rico this week, when Cleveland and Minnesota visit the storm-ravaged island.
  • Flores, Syndergaard help Mets top Brewers 3-2 for 12-2 start

    Flores, Syndergaard help Mets top Brewers 3-2 for 12-2 start

    Sunday, April 15 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-04-16 00:49:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kathy Willens). New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes, right, douses teammate Wilmer Flores after Flores hit a ninth-inning walkoff home run in a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens). New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes, right, douses teammate Wilmer Flores after Flores hit a ninth-inning walkoff home run in a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in New York.
    Wilmer Flores hit a game-winning home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 to improve the best start in team history to 12-2.
    Wilmer Flores hit a game-winning home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 to improve the best start in team history to 12-2.
  • Red Sox move to MLB-best 13-2; Phils' win streak at 6

    Red Sox move to MLB-best 13-2; Phils' win streak at 6

    Sunday, April 15 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-04-16 00:18:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steven Senne). Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland is welcomed to the dugout after scoring on a ground-rule double hit by Tzu-Wei Lin, of Taiwan, in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Bos...(AP Photo/Steven Senne). Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland is welcomed to the dugout after scoring on a ground-rule double hit by Tzu-Wei Lin, of Taiwan, in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Bos...
    Andrew Benintendi got three hits and the Boston Red Sox extended the best start in their 118-year history, beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Sunday at frigid Fenway Park.
    Andrew Benintendi got three hits and the Boston Red Sox extended the best start in their 118-year history, beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Sunday at frigid Fenway Park.
  • Red Sox off to best start in 118-year history; beat O's 10-3

    Red Sox off to best start in 118-year history; beat O's 10-3

    Sunday, April 15 2018 4:29 PM EDT2018-04-15 20:29:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Boston Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez runs on his two-run double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Boston Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez runs on his two-run double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2018.
    Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-3 on Saturday to get to 12-2 _ the best start in their 118-year history.
    Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-3 on Saturday to get to 12-2 _ the best start in their 118-year history.
  • Yankees-Tigers doubleheader postponed; now set for June 4

    Yankees-Tigers doubleheader postponed; now set for June 4

    Sunday, April 15 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-04-15 18:52:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Noah Trister). The field is covered as the Yankees and Tigers were rained out Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Detroit.  The Yankees beat the Tigers 8-6 on Friday night, and the teams will try to play a split doubleheader Sunday to finish this thr...(AP Photo/Noah Trister). The field is covered as the Yankees and Tigers were rained out Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Detroit. The Yankees beat the Tigers 8-6 on Friday night, and the teams will try to play a split doubleheader Sunday to finish this thr...
    The first game of the split doubleheader between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers has been postponed because of rain.
    The first game of the split doubleheader between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers has been postponed because of rain.
  • Braves-Cubs series finale postponed by rain

    Braves-Cubs series finale postponed by rain

    Sunday, April 15 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-04-15 18:18:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh). Baseball fans watch during the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Chicago. The Cubs won 14-10.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh). Baseball fans watch during the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Chicago. The Cubs won 14-10.
    The series finale between the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs has been postponed by rain.
    The series finale between the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs has been postponed by rain.
  • Blue Jays-Indians postponed again; doubleheader on May 3

    Blue Jays-Indians postponed again; doubleheader on May 3

    Sunday, April 15 2018 12:40 PM EDT2018-04-15 16:40:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Dermer). A tarp covers the field during a rain delay of a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/David Dermer). A tarp covers the field during a rain delay of a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Cleveland.
    Blue Jays-Indians postponed by rain for second straight day. Teams will play traditional doubleheader on May 3 at 1:10 p.m. at Progressive Field. Toronto ended Cleveland's five-game winning streak with an 8-4...
    Blue Jays-Indians postponed by rain for second straight day. Teams will play traditional doubleheader on May 3 at 1:10 p.m. at Progressive Field. Toronto ended Cleveland's five-game winning streak with an 8-4 victory on Friday night.
  • The Latest: Minneapolis airport reopens after blizzard

    The Latest: Minneapolis airport reopens after blizzard

    Sunday, April 15 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-04-15 13:14:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Grounds crew workers pull the tarp off the field after a storm dumped rain on Kauffman Stadium before a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels ,Friday, April 13, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Grounds crew workers pull the tarp off the field after a storm dumped rain on Kauffman Stadium before a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels ,Friday, April 13, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo.
    A storm system stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes has dumped a foot of snow on parts of the upper Midwest and is being blamed for at least two deaths.
    A storm system stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes has dumped a foot of snow on parts of the upper Midwest and is being blamed for at least two deaths.
  • LEADING OFF: Ohtani starts, wintry weather, Reds skid

    LEADING OFF: Ohtani starts, wintry weather, Reds skid

    Sunday, April 15 2018 1:00 AM EDT2018-04-15 05:00:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh). Baseball fans watch during the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Chicago. The Cubs won 14-10.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh). Baseball fans watch during the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Chicago. The Cubs won 14-10.
    LEADING OFF: More wintry weather in forecast, Verlander vs Colon, Reds try to end skid.
    LEADING OFF: More wintry weather in forecast, Verlander vs Colon, Reds try to end skid.
  • Flights canceled, roads treacherous amid spring snowstorms

    Flights canceled, roads treacherous amid spring snowstorms

    Sunday, April 15 2018 12:58 AM EDT2018-04-15 04:58:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner). A line of thunderstorms pass over a barn near Baldwin City, Kan., Friday, April 13, 2018. The area was under a severe thunderstorm warning.(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner). A line of thunderstorms pass over a barn near Baldwin City, Kan., Friday, April 13, 2018. The area was under a severe thunderstorm warning.
    A potent spring storm system that's expected to persist through the weekend raked across the Plains and Midwest Friday, spawning at least one tornado in Arkansas as blizzard conditions blanked much of the Northern...
    A potent spring storm system that's expected to persist through the weekend raked across the Plains and Midwest Friday, spawning at least one tornado in Arkansas as blizzard conditions blanked much of the Northern Plains.
  • Snowy: Last 3 games of White Sox-Twins series postponed

    Snowy: Last 3 games of White Sox-Twins series postponed

    Saturday, April 14 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-04-15 02:49:25 GMT
    (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP). A traveler walks through the snow and ice to get to the Metro Government Center Plaza station as the snow picked up in downtown Minneapolis, Saturday, April 14, 2018.   The National Weather Service predicts 9 to 1...(Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP). A traveler walks through the snow and ice to get to the Metro Government Center Plaza station as the snow picked up in downtown Minneapolis, Saturday, April 14, 2018. The National Weather Service predicts 9 to 1...
    The entire three-game series between the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins has been called off because of a spring snowstorm.
    The entire three-game series between the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins has been called off because of a spring snowstorm.
  • Arenado begins serving 5-game suspension on Saturday

    Arenado begins serving 5-game suspension on Saturday

    Saturday, April 14 2018 5:04 PM EDT2018-04-14 21:04:37 GMT
    Colorado 3B Nolan Arenado has dropped his appeal and will begin serving his five-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Saturday in Washington.
    Colorado 3B Nolan Arenado has dropped his appeal and will begin serving his five-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Saturday in Washington.
  • LEADING OFF: Cobb to make Orioles debut at Fenway Park

    LEADING OFF: Cobb to make Orioles debut at Fenway Park

    Saturday, April 14 2018 3:52 PM EDT2018-04-14 19:52:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is seen in the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Detroit.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is seen in the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Detroit.
    LEADING OFF: Alex Cobb to make Orioles debut at Fenway Park vs 11-2 Red Sox; Blue Jays without Donaldson for a while; MLB-leading Mets, minus 2 catchers, go for 10th straight win.
    LEADING OFF: Alex Cobb to make Orioles debut at Fenway Park vs 11-2 Red Sox; Blue Jays without Donaldson for a while; MLB-leading Mets, minus 2 catchers, go for 10th straight win.
  • Nunez hits 3-run HR, Red Sox top Orioles 7-3 for 11-2 start

    Nunez hits 3-run HR, Red Sox top Orioles 7-3 for 11-2 start

    Saturday, April 14 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-04-14 18:03:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland leaps to slide as he scores on a wild pitch by Baltimore Orioles' pitcher Mike Wright Jr. during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, April 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland leaps to slide as he scores on a wild pitch by Baltimore Orioles' pitcher Mike Wright Jr. during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, April 13, 2018.
    Eduardo Nunez hit a three-run homer, Eduardo Rodriguez struck out eight over six stingy innings and the Boston Red Sox equaled their best start in 100 years with a 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
    Eduardo Nunez hit a three-run homer, Eduardo Rodriguez struck out eight over six stingy innings and the Boston Red Sox equaled their best start in 100 years with a 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
  • Frazier homers twice, Mets top Brewers 6-5 to win 9th in row

    Frazier homers twice, Mets top Brewers 6-5 to win 9th in row

    Saturday, April 14 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-04-14 18:03:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier (21) celebrates after tagging out Milwaukee Brewers' Lorenzo Cain (6) at third base on a throw from left fielder Yoenis Cespedes during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday,...(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier (21) celebrates after tagging out Milwaukee Brewers' Lorenzo Cain (6) at third base on a throw from left fielder Yoenis Cespedes during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday,...
    Todd Frazier homers twice as New York Mets top Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 for 9th straight win.
    Todd Frazier homers twice as New York Mets top Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 for 9th straight win.
  • Descalso drives in 4 runs in Arizona's 8-7 win over Dodgers

    Descalso drives in 4 runs in Arizona's 8-7 win over Dodgers

    Saturday, April 14 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-04-14 18:01:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Arizona Diamondbacks' Daniel Descalso, center, is congratulated in the dugout for his two-run home run during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Arizona Diamondbacks' Daniel Descalso, center, is congratulated in the dugout for his two-run home run during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Los Angeles.
    Daniel Descalso homered and drove in four runs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held off the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-7 for their 10th straight regular-season victory over their NL West rival.
    Daniel Descalso homered and drove in four runs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held off the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-7 for their 10th straight regular-season victory over their NL West rival.
  • Ohtani's electrifying start to MLB career a big hit in Japan

    Ohtani's electrifying start to MLB career a big hit in Japan

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:25 PM EDT2018-04-14 16:25:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). In this April 4, 2018 photo, pedestrians in Tokyo watch a TV showing the live broadcasting of Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, gets ready to bat during a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians. Shohei Ohtani'...(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). In this April 4, 2018 photo, pedestrians in Tokyo watch a TV showing the live broadcasting of Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, gets ready to bat during a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians. Shohei Ohtani'...
    Ohtani's electrifying start to MLB career a big hit in Japan where his games are shown live in the morning by national broadcaster NHK.
    Ohtani's electrifying start to MLB career a big hit in Japan where his games are shown live in the morning by national broadcaster NHK.
  • Pujols homers, drives in 3 as Angels top Royals 5-4

    Pujols homers, drives in 3 as Angels top Royals 5-4

    Saturday, April 14 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-04-14 06:09:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Los Angeles Angels' Ian Kinsler (3) and Albert Pujols (5) walk back to the dugout after scoring on Pujols' two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, April 13, 2018, in...(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Los Angeles Angels' Ian Kinsler (3) and Albert Pujols (5) walk back to the dugout after scoring on Pujols' two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, April 13, 2018, in...
    Albert Pujols homered and drove in three runs, Ian Kinsler had three hits and a sacrifice fly that scored Shohei Ohtani with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels rallied to beat the...
    Albert Pujols homered and drove in three runs, Ian Kinsler had three hits and a sacrifice fly that scored Shohei Ohtani with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4.
  • Mets' Plawecki has broken hand; d'Arnaud needs surgery

    Mets' Plawecki has broken hand; d'Arnaud needs surgery

    Friday, April 13 2018 8:17 PM EDT2018-04-14 00:17:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ron Blum). New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, left, speaks with members of the media in New York. Friday, April 13, 2018, after announcing that he will have Tommy John surgery.  D'Arnaud has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament...(AP Photo/Ron Blum). New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, left, speaks with members of the media in New York. Friday, April 13, 2018, after announcing that he will have Tommy John surgery. D'Arnaud has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament...
    Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki has a broken left hand and is following Travis d'Arnaud to the disabled list.
    Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki has a broken left hand and is following Travis d'Arnaud to the disabled list.
  • Ohtani's 3-run triple sends Angels to 7-1 win over Royals

    Ohtani's 3-run triple sends Angels to 7-1 win over Royals

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-04-13 15:19:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani watches his three-run triple during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani watches his three-run triple during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo.
    Shohei Ohtani hit a bases-loaded triple in a five-run seventh inning to help the streaking Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 for their fifth straight victory.
    Shohei Ohtani hit a bases-loaded triple in a five-run seventh inning to help the streaking Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 for their fifth straight victory.
  • Porcello pitches Red Sox past Yankees 6-3

    Porcello pitches Red Sox past Yankees 6-3

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:18 AM EDT2018-04-13 15:18:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Winslow Townson). Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello is congratulated in the dugout after leaving the game the baseball game against the New York Yankees following the seventh inning at Fenway Park in Boston Thursday, April 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson). Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello is congratulated in the dugout after leaving the game the baseball game against the New York Yankees following the seventh inning at Fenway Park in Boston Thursday, April 12, 2018.
    Rick Porcello pitches 7 scoreless innings as Boston Red Sox beat New York Yankees 6-3.
    Rick Porcello pitches 7 scoreless innings as Boston Red Sox beat New York Yankees 6-3.
  • LEADING OFF: Mets try to continue fast start

    LEADING OFF: Mets try to continue fast start

    Friday, April 13 2018 6:59 AM EDT2018-04-13 10:59:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). New York Mets' Amed Rosario (1) and Michael Conforto (30) celebrate after the Mets defeated the Marlins 4-1 during a baseball game, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Miami.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). New York Mets' Amed Rosario (1) and Michael Conforto (30) celebrate after the Mets defeated the Marlins 4-1 during a baseball game, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Miami.
    LEADING OFF: New York Mets try to continue fast start.
    LEADING OFF: New York Mets try to continue fast start.
  • Boston's Porcello loses no-hit bid in 7th

    Boston's Porcello loses no-hit bid in 7th

    Friday, April 13 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-04-13 04:09:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Winslow Townson). Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Thursday, April 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson). Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Thursday, April 12, 2018.
    Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello has not allowed a hit through six innings against Yankees.
    Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello has not allowed a hit through six innings against Yankees.
  • Kelly, Austin suspended after Yankees-Red Sox fight

    Kelly, Austin suspended after Yankees-Red Sox fight

    Thursday, April 12 2018 10:19 PM EDT2018-04-13 02:19:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly, left, throws a punch at New York Yankees' Tyler Austin, center, as they fight during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. At right ...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly, left, throws a punch at New York Yankees' Tyler Austin, center, as they fight during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. At right ...
    Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, Yankees' Tyler Austin suspended after brawl between AL East rivals.
    Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, Yankees' Tyler Austin suspended after brawl between AL East rivals.
  • LEADING OFF: Yankees-Red Sox calm? Arenado awaits decision

    LEADING OFF: Yankees-Red Sox calm? Arenado awaits decision

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-04-12 17:03:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly, left, throws a punch at New York Yankees' Tyler Austin, center, as they fight during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. At right ...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly, left, throws a punch at New York Yankees' Tyler Austin, center, as they fight during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. At right ...
    LEADING OFF: Are the Yankees and Red Sox done tangling? Arenado awaits decision after fight, Mets check Plawecki.
    LEADING OFF: Are the Yankees and Red Sox done tangling? Arenado awaits decision after fight, Mets check Plawecki.
  • Butler, Towns lead T-wolves past Nuggets in OT, to playoffs

    Butler, Towns lead T-wolves past Nuggets in OT, to playoffs

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-04-12 17:01:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns, left, tries to keep Denver Nuggets' Mason Plumlee at bay during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns, left, tries to keep Denver Nuggets' Mason Plumlee at bay during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Minneapolis.
    Butler, Towns lead Timberwolves past Nuggets 112-106 in overtime, to playoffs for 1st time since '04.
    Butler, Towns lead Timberwolves past Nuggets 112-106 in overtime, to playoffs for 1st time since '04.
  • Beantown Brawl! Yankees fight to 10-7 win over Red Sox

    Beantown Brawl! Yankees fight to 10-7 win over Red Sox

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-04-12 17:01:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). New York Yankees' Tyler Austin, center, rushes Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly, right, after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. At lef...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). New York Yankees' Tyler Austin, center, rushes Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly, right, after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. At lef...
    Tyler Austin rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, triggering a bench-clearing brawl in a ramped-up rivalry as the New York Yankees ended Boston's nine-game winning streak...
    Tyler Austin rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, triggering a bench-clearing brawl in a ramped-up rivalry as the New York Yankees ended Boston's nine-game winning streak with a 10-7 victory.
  • Tigers' Zimmermann bruises jaw when hit by Kipnis' liner

    Tigers' Zimmermann bruises jaw when hit by Kipnis' liner

    Thursday, April 12 2018 2:57 AM EDT2018-04-12 06:57:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ron Schwane). Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann lays on the mound after getting hit by a ball off the bat of Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis during the first inning in a baseball game, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane). Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann lays on the mound after getting hit by a ball off the bat of Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis during the first inning in a baseball game, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Cleveland.
    Detroit pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was hit on the face by a liner drive off the bat of Cleveland's Jason Kopnis and left the game after two batters.
    Detroit pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was hit on the face by a liner drive off the bat of Cleveland's Jason Kopnis and left the game after two batters.
  • LEADING OFF: Yankees-Red Sox calm? Arenado awaits decision

    LEADING OFF: Yankees-Red Sox calm? Arenado awaits decision

    Thursday, April 12 2018 2:46 AM EDT2018-04-12 06:46:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly, left, throws a punch at New York Yankees' Tyler Austin, center, as they fight during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. At right ...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly, left, throws a punch at New York Yankees' Tyler Austin, center, as they fight during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. At right ...
    LEADING OFF: Are the Yankees and Red Sox done tangling? Arenado awaits decision after fight, Mets check Plawecki.
    LEADING OFF: Are the Yankees and Red Sox done tangling? Arenado awaits decision after fight, Mets check Plawecki.
  • Ohtani RBI and pickoff in Angels' 7-2 win for sweep at Texas

    Ohtani RBI and pickoff in Angels' 7-2 win for sweep at Texas

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:34 AM EDT2018-04-12 05:34:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani swings and connects for a run-scoring single off a pitch from Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Moore in the second inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. ...(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani swings and connects for a run-scoring single off a pitch from Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Moore in the second inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday April 11, 2018. ...
    Shohei Ohtani had an RBI single that put the Los Angeles Angels ahead to stay and was later picked off first base by one of his former Japanese teammates in a 7-2 victory over the Texas Rangers.
    Shohei Ohtani had an RBI single that put the Los Angeles Angels ahead to stay and was later picked off first base by one of his former Japanese teammates in a 7-2 victory over the Texas Rangers.
  • Basebrawl: Arenado charges mound, Rockies beat Padres 6-4

    Basebrawl: Arenado charges mound, Rockies beat Padres 6-4

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:27 AM EDT2018-04-12 05:27:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). San Diego Padres bench coach Mark McGwire, left, restrains Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado after he charged the mound following getting hit by a pitch from Padres starting pitcher Luis Perdomo in the third inning of a baseb...(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). San Diego Padres bench coach Mark McGwire, left, restrains Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado after he charged the mound following getting hit by a pitch from Padres starting pitcher Luis Perdomo in the third inning of a baseb...
    Nolan Arenado charged the mound after nearly getting hit by a fastball from Luis Perdomo in the third inning, setting off a heated brawl that resulted in five ejections during a testy game in which the Colorado...
    Nolan Arenado charged the mound after nearly getting hit by a fastball from Luis Perdomo in the third inning, setting off a heated brawl that resulted in five ejections during a testy game in which the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 6-4.
  • Marlins' Garcia pulled after 6 with no-hitter against Mets

    Marlins' Garcia pulled after 6 with no-hitter against Mets

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:08 AM EDT2018-04-12 05:08:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jarlin Garcia throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Miami.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jarlin Garcia throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Miami.
    Miami Marlins left-hander Jarlin Garcia has been taken out after allowing no hits in six innings against the New York Mets.
    Miami Marlins left-hander Jarlin Garcia has been taken out after allowing no hits in six innings against the New York Mets.
  • Yankees, Red Sox fight at Fenway after New York player hit

    Yankees, Red Sox fight at Fenway after New York player hit

    Thursday, April 12 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-04-12 04:20:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). New York Yankees' Tyler Austin, center, rushes Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly, right, after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. At lef...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). New York Yankees' Tyler Austin, center, rushes Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly, right, after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. At lef...
    New York Yankees designated hitter Tyler Austin has rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from Boston Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, and both players began punching away in a bench-clearing brawl.
    New York Yankees designated hitter Tyler Austin has rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from Boston Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, and both players began punching away in a bench-clearing brawl.
  • Mets' Travis d'Arnaud tears elbow ligament, surgery possible

    Mets' Travis d'Arnaud tears elbow ligament, surgery possible

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-04-12 03:44:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File). FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud is seen during the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. d'Arnaud...(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File). FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud is seen during the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. d'Arnaud...
    New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud on the disabled list for the fifth straight year, and the injury appears to be significant.
    New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud on the disabled list for the fifth straight year, and the injury appears to be significant.
  • Price pulled from start vs Yankees with tingling in hand

    Price pulled from start vs Yankees with tingling in hand

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:48:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
    Red Sox left-hander David Price has been pulled from a start against the New York Yankees after experiencing a tingling sensation in his left hand.
    Red Sox left-hander David Price has been pulled from a start against the New York Yankees after experiencing a tingling sensation in his left hand.
  • Yanks most valuable in MLB at $4 billion, Forbes estimates

    Yanks most valuable in MLB at $4 billion, Forbes estimates

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:38:19 GMT
    The New York Yankees are the most valuable franchise in baseball at an estimated value of $4 billion, according to Forbes.
    The New York Yankees are the most valuable franchise in baseball at an estimated value of $4 billion, according to Forbes.
  • Dodger Stadium to host 2020 All-Star Game

    Dodger Stadium to host 2020 All-Star Game

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-04-12 00:48:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). Los Angeles President and CEO Stan Kasten, left, and Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announce that Dodger Stadium will host the All-Star Game in 2020 for the first time since 1980 at a news conference in Los Angeles Wedn...(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). Los Angeles President and CEO Stan Kasten, left, and Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announce that Dodger Stadium will host the All-Star Game in 2020 for the first time since 1980 at a news conference in Los Angeles Wedn...
    Baseball's All-Star Game is returning to Dodger Stadium in 2020 for the first time since 1980, thanks in large part to the upgrades made by the team's ownership in recent years.
    Baseball's All-Star Game is returning to Dodger Stadium in 2020 for the first time since 1980, thanks in large part to the upgrades made by the team's ownership in recent years.
  • Arenado charges mound, swings away, Rockies and Padres brawl

    Arenado charges mound, swings away, Rockies and Padres brawl

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:18:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado, front right, is restrained by Carlos Gonzalez, center, as Gerrardo Parra, left, keeps an eye on the San Diego Padres dugout after Arenado rushed the mound following getting hit by a pitch fr...(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado, front right, is restrained by Carlos Gonzalez, center, as Gerrardo Parra, left, keeps an eye on the San Diego Padres dugout after Arenado rushed the mound following getting hit by a pitch fr...
    Colorado Rockies star Nolan Arenado charged the mound after a fastball from San Diego starter Luis Perdomo sailed behind him, setting off a wild brawl that resulted in five ejections during a testy series at Coors...
    Colorado Rockies star Nolan Arenado charged the mound after a fastball from San Diego starter Luis Perdomo sailed behind him, setting off a wild brawl that resulted in five ejections during a testy series at Coors Field.
  • Nationals DFA Montero, reinstate Wieters, put Eaton on DL

    Nationals DFA Montero, reinstate Wieters, put Eaton on DL

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:38 PM EDT2018-04-11 19:38:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). Washington Nationals relief pitcher Ryan Madson (44) celebrates the final out with catcher Pedro Severino (29) at the end of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in W...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). Washington Nationals relief pitcher Ryan Madson (44) celebrates the final out with catcher Pedro Severino (29) at the end of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in W...
    Catcher Miguel Montero has been designated for assignment by the Washington Nationals after going 0 for 11 in four games this season.
    Catcher Miguel Montero has been designated for assignment by the Washington Nationals after going 0 for 11 in four games this season.
  • Sister Jean switches sports, tosses out 1st ball at Wrigley

    Sister Jean switches sports, tosses out 1st ball at Wrigley

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-04-11 17:19:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Young). Loyola University Chicago's Sister Jean throws out a ceremonial pitch prior to the start of the Cubs' home opening baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Chicago.(AP Photo/Jim Young). Loyola University Chicago's Sister Jean throws out a ceremonial pitch prior to the start of the Cubs' home opening baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Chicago.
    Sister Jean did just fine on the diamond, too.
    Sister Jean did just fine on the diamond, too.
  • Betts hits slam, Red Sox rout Yanks 14-1 for 9th win in row

    Betts hits slam, Red Sox rout Yanks 14-1 for 9th win in row

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-04-11 14:38:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, left, celebrates with Christian Vazquez (7) after scoring on a triple by Andrew Benintendi during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston, Tuesday, April 10, 2...(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, left, celebrates with Christian Vazquez (7) after scoring on a triple by Andrew Benintendi during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston, Tuesday, April 10, 2...
    Mookie Betts hit a grand slam on a monster night, leading Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox over the New York 14-1 for their ninth straight victory.
    Mookie Betts hit a grand slam on a monster night, leading Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox over the New York 14-1 for their ninth straight victory.
  • 2 for 22: McCutchen walks off SF again, this time vs D-backs

    2 for 22: McCutchen walks off SF again, this time vs D-backs

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:10 AM EDT2018-04-11 14:10:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ben Margot). San Francisco Giants' Andrew McCutchen, right, celebrates with Brandon Belt after making the game-winning hit in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in San Francisco. The...(AP Photo/Ben Margot). San Francisco Giants' Andrew McCutchen, right, celebrates with Brandon Belt after making the game-winning hit in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in San Francisco. The...
    Andrew McCutchen hit a bases-loaded single for his second walk-off of this homestand, lifting the San Francisco Giants over the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4.
    Andrew McCutchen hit a bases-loaded single for his second walk-off of this homestand, lifting the San Francisco Giants over the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4.
  • LEADING OFF: Ohtani back at DH, Chisox try again at home

    LEADING OFF: Ohtani back at DH, Chisox try again at home

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 8:50 AM EDT2018-04-11 12:50:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Cooper Neill). Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) warms up during batting practice before the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, April 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Cooper Neill). Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) warms up during batting practice before the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
    LEADING OFF: Ohtani returns to Angels' lineup as DH, White Sox try to snap 0-5 home start, Red Sox haven't made an error this season.
    LEADING OFF: Ohtani returns to Angels' lineup as DH, White Sox try to snap 0-5 home start, Red Sox haven't made an error this season.
  • AP source: Dodger Stadium to host 2020 All-Star Game

    AP source: Dodger Stadium to host 2020 All-Star Game

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:05 AM EDT2018-04-11 10:05:44 GMT
    A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Dodger Stadium will host the 2020 All-Star Game.
    A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Dodger Stadium will host the 2020 All-Star Game.
  • Molina, Lovullo each suspended 1 game for weekend fracas

    Molina, Lovullo each suspended 1 game for weekend fracas

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:28 AM EDT2018-04-11 07:28:39 GMT
    (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo gestures at St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina as he argues balls and strikes with home plate umpire Tim Timmons in the second inning of a baseball game on Su...(Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo gestures at St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina as he argues balls and strikes with home plate umpire Tim Timmons in the second inning of a baseball game on Su...
    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo both have been suspended one game for their dustup over the weekend.
    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo both have been suspended one game for their dustup over the weekend.
  • Mets beat Marlins 8-6 for 7th straight win

    Mets beat Marlins 8-6 for 7th straight win

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:10 AM EDT2018-04-11 07:10:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee). New York Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Miami.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee). New York Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Miami.
    Yoenis Cespedes snapped a slump with a two-run double to break a tie in the ninth inning, giving the New York Mets the best 10-game start in a franchise history when they beat Miami 8-6.
    Yoenis Cespedes snapped a slump with a two-run double to break a tie in the ninth inning, giving the New York Mets the best 10-game start in a franchise history when they beat Miami 8-6.
  • LEADING OFF: Ohtani likely to DH, Chisox try again at home

    LEADING OFF: Ohtani likely to DH, Chisox try again at home

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 2:17 AM EDT2018-04-11 06:17:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Cooper Neill). Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) warms up during batting practice before the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, April 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Cooper Neill). Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) warms up during batting practice before the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
    LEADING OFF: Ohtani likely to return to Angels' lineup, White Sox try to snap 0-5 home start, Red Sox haven't made an error this season.
    LEADING OFF: Ohtani likely to return to Angels' lineup, White Sox try to snap 0-5 home start, Red Sox haven't made an error this season.
  • Klopp saw off Man City and thought Barca collapse was a joke

    Klopp saw off Man City and thought Barca collapse was a joke

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:56 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:56:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Roma players celebrate reaching the semifinals after the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between between Roma and FC Barcelona, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Tuesday, April 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Roma players celebrate reaching the semifinals after the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between between Roma and FC Barcelona, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
    Juergen Klopp says he thought Barcelona's collapse at Roma was a joke.
    Juergen Klopp says he thought Barcelona's collapse at Roma was a joke.
  • Toronto's Aaron Sanchez loses no-hit bid in 8th vs Orioles

    Toronto's Aaron Sanchez loses no-hit bid in 8th vs Orioles

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-04-11 02:48:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez follows through on a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Baltimore.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez follows through on a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Baltimore.
    Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez has lost his no-hit bid in the eighth inning on a leadoff single by Tim Beckham that bounced through third baseman Josh Donaldson's legs.
    Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez has lost his no-hit bid in the eighth inning on a leadoff single by Tim Beckham that bounced through third baseman Josh Donaldson's legs.
  • LEADING OFF: Yankees-Red Sox ramp up, Ohtani could return

    LEADING OFF: Yankees-Red Sox ramp up, Ohtani could return

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 12:57 PM EDT2018-04-10 16:57:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Winslow Townson). Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi makes a catch on Tampa Bay Rays' Brad Miller during the ninth inning of the Red Sox 10-3 win in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, April 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson). Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi makes a catch on Tampa Bay Rays' Brad Miller during the ninth inning of the Red Sox 10-3 win in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, April 7, 2018.
    LEADING OFF: Yankees-Red Sox ramp up rivalry, Ohtani could return to lineup, Cubs try again to play home opener.
    LEADING OFF: Yankees-Red Sox ramp up rivalry, Ohtani could return to lineup, Cubs try again to play home opener.
  • LEADING OFF: Yankees-Red Sox ramp up, Ohtani could return

    LEADING OFF: Yankees-Red Sox ramp up, Ohtani could return

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 1:57 AM EDT2018-04-10 05:57:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Winslow Townson). Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi makes a catch on Tampa Bay Rays' Brad Miller during the ninth inning of the Red Sox 10-3 win in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, April 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson). Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi makes a catch on Tampa Bay Rays' Brad Miller during the ninth inning of the Red Sox 10-3 win in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, April 7, 2018.
    LEADING OFF: Yankees-Red Sox ramp up rivalry, Ohtani could return to lineup, Cubs try again to play home opener.
    LEADING OFF: Yankees-Red Sox ramp up rivalry, Ohtani could return to lineup, Cubs try again to play home opener.
  • Cubs postpone home opener a day because of snow

    Cubs postpone home opener a day because of snow

    Monday, April 9 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-04-10 02:24:31 GMT
    Chicago Cubs push back start time for home opener amid snow at Wrigley Field.
    Chicago Cubs push back start time for home opener amid snow at Wrigley Field.
  • ShoTime!: Ohtani hurls 7 superb innings, Angels beat A's 6-1

    ShoTime!: Ohtani hurls 7 superb innings, Angels beat A's 6-1

    Monday, April 9 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-04-09 17:46:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, throws against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, throws against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.
    Shohei Ohtani lost his bid for a perfect game in his home pitching debut with one out in the seventh inning.
    Shohei Ohtani lost his bid for a perfect game in his home pitching debut with one out in the seventh inning.
  • Cespedes' single lifts Mets over Nats in 12 for 3-game sweep

    Cespedes' single lifts Mets over Nats in 12 for 3-game sweep

    Monday, April 9 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-04-09 17:14:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). New York Mets relief pitcher Jacob Rhame (35) celebrates the final out with teammate Travis d'Arnaud (18) at the end of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Monday, April 9, 2018 in Washington. New York ...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). New York Mets relief pitcher Jacob Rhame (35) celebrates the final out with teammate Travis d'Arnaud (18) at the end of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Monday, April 9, 2018 in Washington. New York ...
    Yoenis Cespedes scored Juan Lagares with a broken-bat single in the 12th inning to help the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 6-5 to complete a three-game sweep.
    Yoenis Cespedes scored Juan Lagares with a broken-bat single in the 12th inning to help the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 6-5 to complete a three-game sweep.
  • Mets, not Yankees, off to sparkling start in New York

    Mets, not Yankees, off to sparkling start in New York

    Monday, April 9 2018 12:26 PM EDT2018-04-09 16:26:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kathy Willens). New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after he stuck out stranding two runners for the final out during the 12th inning of a baseball game in New York, Sunday, April 8, 2018. The Orioles defeated the Yankees 8-7. Orioles ...(AP Photo/Kathy Willens). New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after he stuck out stranding two runners for the final out during the 12th inning of a baseball game in New York, Sunday, April 8, 2018. The Orioles defeated the Yankees 8-7. Orioles ...
    For one week at least, the angst in New York was on the American League side.
    For one week at least, the angst in New York was on the American League side.
  • Red Sox rally past Rays for 8th straight win

    Red Sox rally past Rays for 8th straight win

    Monday, April 9 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-04-09 14:23:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steven Senne). Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez, left, celebrates with relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel, right, after they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Boston.(AP Photo/Steven Senne). Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez, left, celebrates with relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel, right, after they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Boston.
    Benintendi gets key hit as Red Sox rally past Rays 8-7 for 8th straight win.
    Benintendi gets key hit as Red Sox rally past Rays 8-7 for 8th straight win.
  • LEADING OFF: Cubs play home opener against Pirates

    LEADING OFF: Cubs play home opener against Pirates

    Monday, April 9 2018 2:58 AM EDT2018-04-09 06:58:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps). CORRECTS TO FOURTH INNING INNING NOT THIRD INNING - Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist (18) gets high-fives after his home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Milwauk...(AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps). CORRECTS TO FOURTH INNING INNING NOT THIRD INNING - Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist (18) gets high-fives after his home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Milwauk...
    LEADING OFF: Chicago Cubs to face Pittsburgh Pirates in home opener, reigning Cy Young Award winners take the mound.
    LEADING OFF: Chicago Cubs to face Pittsburgh Pirates in home opener, reigning Cy Young Award winners take the mound.
  • Rivers swell as wet storm moves through Northern California

    Rivers swell as wet storm moves through Northern California

    Sunday, April 8 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-04-09 02:23:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). Pedestrians shield themselves from the rain with umbrellas Friday, April 6, 2018, in Santa Rosa, Calif. A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). Pedestrians shield themselves from the rain with umbrellas Friday, April 6, 2018, in Santa Rosa, Calif. A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged...
    Tourists streamed out of Yosemite National Park, baseball fans were denied a game and authorities kept a close eye on swelling rivers and rising water in a damaged dam as a "Pineapple Express" storm drenched...
    Tourists streamed out of Yosemite National Park, baseball fans were denied a game and authorities kept a close eye on swelling rivers and rising water in a damaged dam as a "Pineapple Express" storm drenched Northern California.
  • LEADING OFF: Cubs play home opener against Pirates

    LEADING OFF: Cubs play home opener against Pirates

    Sunday, April 8 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-04-09 01:34:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps). CORRECTS TO FOURTH INNING INNING NOT THIRD INNING - Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist (18) gets high-fives after his home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Milwauk...(AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps). CORRECTS TO FOURTH INNING INNING NOT THIRD INNING - Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist (18) gets high-fives after his home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Milwauk...
    LEADING OFF: Chicago Cubs to face Pittsburgh Pirates in home opener, reigning Cy Young Award winners take the mound.
    LEADING OFF: Chicago Cubs to face Pittsburgh Pirates in home opener, reigning Cy Young Award winners take the mound.
  • Brewers place Yelich on DL with right oblique injury

    Brewers place Yelich on DL with right oblique injury

    Sunday, April 8 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-04-09 00:42:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tom Lynn). Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich watches his game tying solo home run off of St. Louis Cardinals' Dominic Leon during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Milwaukee.(AP Photo/Tom Lynn). Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich watches his game tying solo home run off of St. Louis Cardinals' Dominic Leon during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Milwaukee.
    The Milwaukee Brewers have placed outfielder Christian Yelich on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique injury and recalled reliever Taylor Williams from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
    The Milwaukee Brewers have placed outfielder Christian Yelich on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique injury and recalled reliever Taylor Williams from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • McClutch! McCutchen HR in 14th lifts Giants over Dodgers 7-5

    McClutch! McCutchen HR in 14th lifts Giants over Dodgers 7-5

    Sunday, April 8 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-04-08 17:30:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Hefti). San Francisco Giants right fielder Andrew McCutchen hits a three-run home run for a walkoff win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 14th inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 7, 2018.(AP Photo/John Hefti). San Francisco Giants right fielder Andrew McCutchen hits a three-run home run for a walkoff win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 14th inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 7, 2018.
    Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer to cap a 12-pitch at-bat in the 14th inning, giving him a career-high six hits and the San Francisco Giants a 7-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
    Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer to cap a 12-pitch at-bat in the 14th inning, giving him a career-high six hits and the San Francisco Giants a 7-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Padres 1B Hosmer overruns popup in 10th, Astros win 1-0

    Padres 1B Hosmer overruns popup in 10th, Astros win 1-0

    Sunday, April 8 2018 1:33 AM EDT2018-04-08 05:33:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Houston Astros' Derek Fisher scores the winning run on Alex Bregman's infield single during the tenth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Houston Astros' Derek Fisher scores the winning run on Alex Bregman's infield single during the tenth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Houston.
    Four-time Gold Glove first baseman Eric Hosmer overran a towering popup with two outs in the 10th inning, allowing the ball to fall without being touched and giving the Houston Astros a bizarre 1-0 win over the San...
    Four-time Gold Glove first baseman Eric Hosmer overran a towering popup with two outs in the 10th inning, allowing the ball to fall without being touched and giving the Houston Astros a bizarre 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres.
  • Franco, Altherr hit slams and Phillies rout Marlins 20-1

    Franco, Altherr hit slams and Phillies rout Marlins 20-1

    Saturday, April 7 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-04-08 03:29:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Perez). Maikel Franco (7) hits a grand slam in the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Michael Perez). Maikel Franco (7) hits a grand slam in the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Philadelphia.
    Franco, Altherr hit grand slams as Philadelphia Phillies rout Miami Marlins 20-1.
    Franco, Altherr hit grand slams as Philadelphia Phillies rout Miami Marlins 20-1.
  • LEADING OFF: Ohtani goes for Angels, Arrieta debut for Phils

    LEADING OFF: Ohtani goes for Angels, Arrieta debut for Phils

    Saturday, April 7 2018 11:21 PM EDT2018-04-08 03:21:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong). Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, center, celebrates the team's 13-9 win over the Oakland Athletics with his teammates at the end of the baseball game, Friday, April 6, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.(AP Photo/Kyusung Gong). Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, center, celebrates the team's 13-9 win over the Oakland Athletics with his teammates at the end of the baseball game, Friday, April 6, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.
    LEADING OFF: Two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani pitches for the Angels, Jake Arrieta debuts for Phillies, more snow in forecast at Target Field.
    LEADING OFF: Two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani pitches for the Angels, Jake Arrieta debuts for Phillies, more snow in forecast at Target Field.
  • Movin' indoors: Record low cold in Minny, Mariners win 11-4

    Movin' indoors: Record low cold in Minny, Mariners win 11-4

    Saturday, April 7 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-04-08 02:50:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano generates steam as he breathes with the temperatures in the mid-20's while on deck in the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Jim Mone). Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano generates steam as he breathes with the temperatures in the mid-20's while on deck in the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Minneapolis.
    Kyle Seager and Guillermo Heredia homered and the Seattle Mariners, playing in a game that started with a Twins record-low of 27 degrees, beat the Twins 11-4.
    Kyle Seager and Guillermo Heredia homered and the Seattle Mariners, playing in a game that started with a Twins record-low of 27 degrees, beat the Twins 11-4.
  • Ohtani homers 3rd game in a row, Angels rally past A's 13-9

    Ohtani homers 3rd game in a row, Angels rally past A's 13-9

    Saturday, April 7 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-04-08 01:23:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong). CORRECTS TO SECOND INNING, INSTEAD OF THIRD - Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, right, watches his solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, April 6, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.(AP Photo/Kyusung Gong). CORRECTS TO SECOND INNING, INSTEAD OF THIRD - Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, right, watches his solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, April 6, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.
    Rookie sensation Shohei Ohtani hit a home run for the third straight game and the Los Angeles Angels rallied from an early six-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 13-9.
    Rookie sensation Shohei Ohtani hit a home run for the third straight game and the Los Angeles Angels rallied from an early six-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 13-9.
  • Nationals' Dave Martinez ejected for 1st time as manager

    Nationals' Dave Martinez ejected for 1st time as manager

    Saturday, April 7 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-04-07 20:30:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez reacts to being ejected by umpire Marty Foster (60) during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park, Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Washi...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez reacts to being ejected by umpire Marty Foster (60) during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park, Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Washi...
    Didn't take long for Dave Martinez to earn his first ejection as a major league manager.
    Didn't take long for Dave Martinez to earn his first ejection as a major league manager.
  • Alvarez slam lifts O's over depleted Yankees in 14 innings

    Alvarez slam lifts O's over depleted Yankees in 14 innings

    Saturday, April 7 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-04-07 17:12:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). Baltimore Orioles' Pedro Alvarez heads to first after hitting a grand slam against the New York Yankees in the 14th inning of a baseball game early Saturday, April 7, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). Baltimore Orioles' Pedro Alvarez heads to first after hitting a grand slam against the New York Yankees in the 14th inning of a baseball game early Saturday, April 7, 2018, in New York.
    Pedro Alvarez hit a grand slam in the 14th inning, Manny Machado had two home runs and the Baltimore Orioles held off the New York Yankees 7-3 in a game marked by a couple wild misadventures on the basepaths.
    Pedro Alvarez hit a grand slam in the 14th inning, Manny Machado had two home runs and the Baltimore Orioles held off the New York Yankees 7-3 in a game marked by a couple wild misadventures on the basepaths.
  • LEADING OFF: Ohtani HR streak, icy Target Field, Yanks hurt

    LEADING OFF: Ohtani HR streak, icy Target Field, Yanks hurt

    Saturday, April 7 2018 8:41 AM EDT2018-04-07 12:41:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong). CORRECTS TO SECOND INNING, INSTEAD OF THIRD - Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, right, watches his solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, April 6, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.(AP Photo/Kyusung Gong). CORRECTS TO SECOND INNING, INSTEAD OF THIRD - Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, right, watches his solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, April 6, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.
    LEADING OFF: Ohtani swing hot home run bat, icy forecast at Target Field, Sabathia's hip gets a look, Nats try to end 3-game skid.
    LEADING OFF: Ohtani swing hot home run bat, icy forecast at Target Field, Sabathia's hip gets a look, Nats try to end 3-game skid.
  • Rain shuts Yosemite, threatens problems at tallest US dam

    Rain shuts Yosemite, threatens problems at tallest US dam

    Saturday, April 7 2018 4:48 AM EDT2018-04-07 08:48:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). A man walks between flood barriers on 17th Street in San Francisco, Thursday, April 5, 2018. Northern California is bracing for a major spring storm that is expected to dump several inches of rain on burn-scarred areas of wine cou...(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). A man walks between flood barriers on 17th Street in San Francisco, Thursday, April 5, 2018. Northern California is bracing for a major spring storm that is expected to dump several inches of rain on burn-scarred areas of wine cou...
    Northern California is bracing for a major spring storm that is expected to dump several inches of rain on burn-scarred areas of wine country and could be the first test of the spillway at Oroville Dam.
    Northern California is bracing for a major spring storm that is expected to dump several inches of rain on burn-scarred areas of wine country and could be the first test of the spillway at Oroville Dam.
  • Buck was right: Umpires say they missed call in O's-Yanks

    Buck was right: Umpires say they missed call in O's-Yanks

    Saturday, April 7 2018 2:47 AM EDT2018-04-07 06:47:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter, left, argues with umpires about a call on a rundown involving New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 6, 2018, in...(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter, left, argues with umpires about a call on a rundown involving New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 6, 2018, in...
    Crew chief Jerry Meals said umpires incorrectly ruled on a disputed rundown at third base in a game between the Orioles and Yankees.
    Crew chief Jerry Meals said umpires incorrectly ruled on a disputed rundown at third base in a game between the Orioles and Yankees.
  • Shohei Ohtani homers in 3rd straight game for Angels

    Shohei Ohtani homers in 3rd straight game for Angels

    Saturday, April 7 2018 1:18 AM EDT2018-04-07 05:18:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong). CORRECTS TO SECOND INNING, INSTEAD OF THIRD - Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, right, watches his solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, April 6, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.(AP Photo/Kyusung Gong). CORRECTS TO SECOND INNING, INSTEAD OF THIRD - Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, right, watches his solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, April 6, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.
    Shohei Ohtani has homered in his third straight game for the Los Angeles Angels, launching a drive estimated at 449 feet.
    Shohei Ohtani has homered in his third straight game for the Los Angeles Angels, launching a drive estimated at 449 feet.
  • MLB serves up a frosty start to new season, more snow coming

    MLB serves up a frosty start to new season, more snow coming

    Saturday, April 7 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-04-07 04:02:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar). Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Fernando Rodney stands on the mound during a snow squall in the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. The Twins won 7-3.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar). Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Fernando Rodney stands on the mound during a snow squall in the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. The Twins won 7-3.
    From Yankee Stadium to Great American Ball Park to Comerica Park, the big winner so far this season is the wintry mix.
    From Yankee Stadium to Great American Ball Park to Comerica Park, the big winner so far this season is the wintry mix.
  • Chief Wahoo removal by Indians not enough for logo foes

    Chief Wahoo removal by Indians not enough for logo foes

    Friday, April 6 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-04-07 02:48:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). A man wears a shirt in protest of Chief Wahoo before a home opener baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians, Friday, April 6, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). A man wears a shirt in protest of Chief Wahoo before a home opener baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians, Friday, April 6, 2018, in Cleveland.
    Chie Wahoo removal from Indians' jerseys not enough for logo's protesters.
    Chie Wahoo removal from Indians' jerseys not enough for logo's protesters.
  • Pirates 99-year-old usher retires after 81 seasons

    Pirates 99-year-old usher retires after 81 seasons

    Friday, April 6 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-04-07 00:03:07 GMT
    The oldest usher in the major leagues is calling it a career after 81 years on the job. At 99, Phil Coyne has worked thousands of games for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
    The oldest usher in the major leagues is calling it a career after 81 years on the job. At 99, Phil Coyne has worked thousands of games for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • The Twins take on the cold in opening homestand

    The Twins take on the cold in opening homestand

    Friday, April 6 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-04-06 23:11:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone). A Minnesota Twins fan enters the stadium with blankets in mid-30's temperatures prior to the Twins home opener baseball game Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Jim Mone). A Minnesota Twins fan enters the stadium with blankets in mid-30's temperatures prior to the Twins home opener baseball game Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Minneapolis.
    The Minnesota Twins are taking on the cold in this initial 10-game homestand at Target Field.
    The Minnesota Twins are taking on the cold in this initial 10-game homestand at Target Field.
  • 'Last 3 games, not so good': Nats already ready for day off

    'Last 3 games, not so good': Nats already ready for day off

    Friday, April 6 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-04-06 21:24:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez smiles during a media availability before the home opener baseball game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez smiles during a media availability before the home opener baseball game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Washington.
    If ever a team needed a day off a week into the season, it's the Washington Nationals.
    If ever a team needed a day off a week into the season, it's the Washington Nationals.
  • Tim Tebow's Double-A debut a smash hit, homers on 1st pitch

    Tim Tebow's Double-A debut a smash hit, homers on 1st pitch

    Friday, April 6 2018 2:02 PM EDT2018-04-06 18:02:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Smith). New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow steps into the dugout before his debut with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies minor league baseball team as they host the Portland Sea Dogs, Thursday, April 5, 2018, at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton, N...(AP Photo/Matt Smith). New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow steps into the dugout before his debut with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies minor league baseball team as they host the Portland Sea Dogs, Thursday, April 5, 2018, at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton, N...
    Tim Tebow made his Double-A debut with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies of the Eastern League as snowflakes wafted through the evening air and temperatures hovered in the 30s.
    Tim Tebow made his Double-A debut with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies of the Eastern League as snowflakes wafted through the evening air and temperatures hovered in the 30s.
  • SKorean baseball league postpones games over pollution

    SKorean baseball league postpones games over pollution

    Friday, April 6 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-04-06 16:42:07 GMT
    ( AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File). FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, buildings and houses are covered with a thick haze in Seoul, South Korea.  South Korea's rapidly worsening air pollution has forced the country's professional baseball league to...( AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File). FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, buildings and houses are covered with a thick haze in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's rapidly worsening air pollution has forced the country's professional baseball league to...
    South Korea's rapidly worsening air pollution has forced the country's professional baseball leagues to postpone games for the first time.
    South Korea's rapidly worsening air pollution has forced the country's professional baseball leagues to postpone games for the first time.
  • The eagle has landed ... on James Paxton's shoulder

    The eagle has landed ... on James Paxton's shoulder

    Friday, April 6 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-04-06 14:31:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone). A flyover of four Air Force jets comes over Target Field after the national anthem as the Seattle Mariners and the Minnesota Twins line up prior to the Twins home-opener baseball game Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Jim Mone). A flyover of four Air Force jets comes over Target Field after the national anthem as the Seattle Mariners and the Minnesota Twins line up prior to the Twins home-opener baseball game Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Minneapolis.
    The eagle has landed, on James Paxton's shoulder, in confused pregame routine at Twins home opener.
    The eagle has landed, on James Paxton's shoulder, in confused pregame routine at Twins home opener.
  • LEADING OFF: Wintry weather at Coors Field, Yankee Stadium

    LEADING OFF: Wintry weather at Coors Field, Yankee Stadium

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:38 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:38:14 GMT
    (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP). Snow falls during a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Chicago. The Tigers won 9-7.(John Starks/Daily Herald via AP). Snow falls during a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Chicago. The Tigers won 9-7.
    LEADING OFF: Wintry weather at Coors Field and Yankee Stadium, Cabrera rests hip injury, Tebow back for more after smashing Double-A debut.
    LEADING OFF: Wintry weather at Coors Field and Yankee Stadium, Cabrera rests hip injury, Tebow back for more after smashing Double-A debut.
  • LEADING OFF: Wintry weather at Coors Field, Yankee Stadium

    LEADING OFF: Wintry weather at Coors Field, Yankee Stadium

    Friday, April 6 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-04-06 04:11:43 GMT
    (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP). Snow falls during a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Chicago. The Tigers won 9-7.(John Starks/Daily Herald via AP). Snow falls during a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Chicago. The Tigers won 9-7.
    LEADING OFF: Wintry weather at Coors Field and Yankee Stadium, Cabrera rests hip injury, Tebow back for more after smashing Double-A debut.
    LEADING OFF: Wintry weather at Coors Field and Yankee Stadium, Cabrera rests hip injury, Tebow back for more after smashing Double-A debut.