Professional baseball

June 04, 2018 - 1:13 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For the second time in a week, a former New York Yankees manager was in Albany to push for legislation regulating sports betting now that the U.S. Supreme Court says states can allow legal wagering. It was Hall of Famer Joe Torre's turn Monday. Torre was honored at an Italian-...
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FILE - This is a 2008 file photo showing Bruce Kison of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. Kison, who helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win two World Series in the 1970s, has died of cancer. He was 68. His wife, Anna Marie, said Kison died Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Tidewell Hospice in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
June 04, 2018 - 12:29 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Bruce Kison, a pitcher who helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series in 1971 and 1979, has died of cancer. He was 68. His wife, Anna Marie, said Kison died Saturday at the Tidewell Hospice in Bradenton, Florida, near his home. He had been diagnosed with renal cancer on Feb...
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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (49) reacts after giving up an infield single to San Francisco Giants Alen Henson during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 3, 2018, in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-1. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
June 04, 2018 - 2:30 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: AGITATED ARRIETA The Phillies are off, and maybe that will give them time to address Jake Arrieta's frustration. The Philadelphia ace criticized his team's defensive positioning after a 6-1 loss Sunday that completed a three-game sweep by San...
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File-This May 24, 2018, file photo shows Auburn pitcher Casey Mize throwing during the first inning of a Southeastern Conference tournament NCAA college baseball game against Texas A&M in Hoover, Ala. Mize has dazzled scouts for months with his impressive arsenal of pitches. The tantalizingly talented Auburn right-hander could find himself leading off the Major League Baseball draft on Monday night, with the Detroit Tigers ready to go on the clock with the No. 1 pick. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
June 04, 2018 - 12:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Casey Mize has dazzled scouts for months with his impressive arsenal of pitches. The tantalizingly talented Auburn right-hander could find himself leading off the Major League Baseball draft on Monday night , with the Detroit Tigers ready to go on the clock with the No. 1 pick ...
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Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario, top, reacts after his walkoff two-run home run off Cleveland Indians' pitcher Cody Allen in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
June 03, 2018 - 7:36 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After suffering through a historic streak of walk-off losses, the Minnesota Twins were only too happy to reverse the trend. Eddie Rosario hit his third homer of the game, launching a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Twins over the Cleveland Indians 7-5...
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 3, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
June 03, 2018 - 7:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dereck Rodriguez earned his first big league win, giving up a home run to Jake Arrieta but outpitching the Phillies ace to lead the San Francisco Giants over Philadelphia 6-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep. Rodriguez (1-0), the 25-year-old son of Hall of Fame catcher Ivan...
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Kansas City Royals' Jon Jay, right, crosses the plate to score in front of Oakland Athletics catcher Jonathan Lucroy after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
June 03, 2018 - 4:53 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matt Olson hit a three-run homer in the eighth as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Sunday to win the series. Olson went 5 for 11 with three home runs, eight RBIs and scored five times in the series. The A's are 9-2 in their past 11 road games. The...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, June 3, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 03, 2018 - 4:11 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Wacha of the St. Louis Cardinals has not allowed a hit through eight innings against Pittsburgh. Wacha has struck out eight, walked two and thrown 107 pitches Sunday at Busch Stadium. He retired the first 13 hitters he faced before walking Francisco Cervelli. Josh Bell's...
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View of Oriole Park at Camden Yards where the baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees was postponed, Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 03, 2018 - 12:31 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The game between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles on Sunday has been postponed because of the threat of all-day rain, leaving both teams with yet another doubleheader down the road. It was the second rainout during the scheduled four-game series. In addition, the start of...
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Twenty-four strikeouts recorded by New York Mets pitchers against the Chicago Cubs are displayed on a digital signboard during the 13th inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 03, 2018 - 1:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Frustrated after his third straight strikeout, Albert Almora Jr. tried to break the bat over his knee. That was a swing and miss, too. "Failed miserably," he said. Eventually, Almora and his Cubs teammates made contact. Despite striking out 24 times, Chicago beat the New York Mets 7...
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