The White Sox put their money where their mouth wasn't.
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn had been mum during the weeks leading up to Saturday, when the team officially announced it had signed 19-year-old Cuban prospect Luis Robert, who comes with a hefty price tag reported to be around $50 million -- which includes a $26 million signing ...Read more
Jim Bunning, the only person elected both to baseball's Hall of Fame and the U.S. Senate and a central figure in the best and worst moments of the Phillies' historic 1964 season, died late Friday night. Bunning, who had suffered a stroke in October, was 85.
The first pitcher to throw no-hitters in both the American and National Leagues, the ...Read more
CHICAGO -- The Detroit Tigers' offense needs somebody to step up.
And for the second consecutive game, nobody stepped up.
It was the same story from the same-look team Saturday afternoon in a 3-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. There were opportunities early and late squandered. There was a lengthy period of lethargy at...Read more
When Jim Bunning was near the end of his career and Larry Bowa was at the beginning of his, their baseball paths intersected.
Bowa has always been grateful for the advice he received from Bunning when he was a rookie with the Phillies in 1970, and discussed the influence he had on him prior to Saturday's game.
Bunning, the Hall of Fame pitcher...Read more
LOS ANGELES--Adrian Gonzalez knew the reception that awaited him. As he walked toward his dugout, moments after squaring up his first homer of 2017, Gonzalez locked eyes with Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
Gonzalez raised both his hands toward the sky: Hallelujah. Roberts howled in response.
Inside the dugout, during the sixth ...Read more
CHICAGO -- There was a time on Friday night when the Detroit Tigers had runners on second and third base with nobody out. It was in the top of the fourth inning.
Nick Castellanos was at the plate, Mike Pelfrey was on the mound and there were three balls and no strikes.
The Tigers did not score that inning. On the next pitch, Castellanos ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Jaime Garcia was the only obstacle standing between Matt Cain and another dominant performance at AT&T Park Friday night.
Garcia (2-3) handed Cain (3-3) his second home loss of the season by stifling the Giants (20-30) bats over 62/3 innings and driving in the decisive run in a 2-0 win by the visiting Atlanta Braves.
The ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Before Friday's game, Twins manager Paul Molitor spoke of the harsh reality some of his hitters were about to experience when facing Rays right-hander Chris Archer.
"It is going to be tough to have a good at-bat against him every time," Molitor said. "You're going to have to understand that when a guy has this quality of pitches ...Read more
You Shall Know Our Names (The Judah Halevi Journals) (Volume 1)Ezekiel Nieto Benzion
When Ezekiel Benzion's grandfather handed him the dusty journals written by Doctor Judah Halevi Nieto, he begged, "Before I die, tell me why our family protected these for two hundred years. Who were these men? And why were they revered?" The search for answers led to ...
DENVER -- Not even the ballpark known throughout baseball for its ability to heal the sickest lineup could comfort the Cardinals and their ongoing search for runs.
Not with the kind of club that calls Coors Field home.
Against a Colorado team clicking in every way they wish they could, the Cardinals fell, 10-0, on Friday night. Following ...Read more
HOUSTON -- The Orioles' May swoon continued in Texas on Friday night with a 2-0 loss to the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
The Orioles' fifth straight loss was also their 11th in 14 games. Fifteen of their past 16 games have been decided by two runs or fewer, with 10 of those games being losses.
Astros starter Joe Musgrove (4-4), who ...Read more
MIAMI -- The rarely seen opponents from the opposite coast arrived Friday for their first visit to Marlins Park with one of the most accomplished hitting tandems in baseball.
Albert Pujols needs three home runs to become the ninth player with 600. Mike Trout was tied for the American League lead in homers and at or near the top in every ...Read more
TORONTO -- Rangers starter A.J. Griffin surrendered a second-inning grand slam to Devon Travis and left the game with an injury one batter later as the Blue Jays held on to take the series opener, 7-6, Friday night at Rogers Centre.
Griffin allowed the slam in the second inning and left after striking out the next batter Ezequiel Carrera with a...Read more
BOSTON -- The four-run "outburst" less than 24 hours earlier seems to have been the outlier for the Mariners in this run of futility and losing.
After snapping a five-game losing streak -- in which they scored one run in each of the losses -- on Thursday, the Mariners had a worse showing in a park where runs are fruitful.
On a cold and drizzly...Read more
NEW YORK -- The A's had to turn to Sean Manaea with the knowledge that Kendall Graveman was unavailable to pitch and likely headed for the disabled list.
Manaea responded with a masterful showing in his first career performance in Yankee Stadium. The 25-year-old left-hander issued a leadoff walk to start the game, then settled in for some of ...Read more
CLEVELAND -- The Royals played power ball once again and rolled to a 6-4 victory over the Indians in the series opener on Friday.
The Royals trailed 4-0 when Brandon Moss lined a three-run shot into the right-field seats in the fourth.
An inning later, Mike Moustakas tied it with a solo blast, his team-leading 12th home run this season.
The ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies lineup was posted Friday afternoon, and there was Odubel Herrera's name -- in black capital letters -- listed at the top.
If there was ever a time for to bench Herrera, it would have been Friday night's 5-2 loss to Cincinnati. He looked lost a day earlier, striking out in each of his five at-bats. Perhaps he needed ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Yangervis Solarte swung over the top of an 0-2 slider, and the disgust spread across his face. He spiked his bat to the ground. His helmet followed.
It was that kind of Friday night for the Padres, overmatched by a superior opponent, compelled to find positives amid a 5-1 loss to the Washington Nationals.
There were at least two....Read more
MIAMI -- When Mike Trout won his MVP Award in the American League in 2014, Giancarlo Stanton was making a strong run for the same distinction in the National League before a beaning ended his season early that September.
With the two sluggers meeting this weekend in a series at Marlins Park for the first time, it is a reminder of how their ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda underwent surgery Thursday to replace the pacemaker in his heart.
The procedure was confirmed by the Dodgers on Friday morning. The team added in a release that Lasorda is "doing well and looking forward to returning to Dodger Stadium."
Lasorda, 89, has been hospitalized for more than two ...Read more
LOS ANGELES--Just past 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Hyun-Jin Ryu rose from his seat inside the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen and climbed atop a mound. A pitcher warming up should not sound an alarm. But these are strange times for the pitching staff of the Dodgers.
Earlier in the afternoon, hours before a 7-3 victory over St. Louis, manager Dave ...Read more