MLB

A giant American flag is unfurled before a baseball game between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals on opening day at Citi Field, Monday, March 31, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

MLB ticket price average $27.94 after 2 pct rise

CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball’s average ticket price rose 2 percent this season to $27.93, the steepest rise since a 5 percent hike in 2009, according to the Team Marketing Report’s annual survey. The […]

03/31/2014

Two technicians work in a booth during a preview of Major League Baseball's Replay Operations Center, in New York, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Less than a week before most teams open, MLB is working on the unveiling of its new instant replay system, which it hopes will vastly reduce incorrect calls by umpires. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

MLB’s high-tech replay room opens Sunday with Dodgers, Padres

NEW YORK (AP) — After deciding close calls on the field since 1876, baseball opens a high-tech control room this weekend where the fates of batters, pitchers, runners and fielders will be decided by umpires […]

03/27/2014

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrives at the offices of Major League Baseball in New York, for his grievance hearing, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

5 things to know about Alex Rodriguez’s lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association in an effort to overturn the season-long drug suspension imposed last weekend by arbitrator Fredric […]

01/14/2014

Aug. 25, 2013: New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez watches from the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

A-Rod sues MLB, union to overturn drug ban

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players’ union Monday, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was “clear and convincing evidence” he used […]

01/13/2014

Alex Rodriguez arrives at Major League Baseball headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A-Rod banned for 2014 season, arbitrator rules

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez was dealt the most severe punishment in the history of baseball’s drug agreement when an arbitrator ruled the New York Yankees third baseman is suspended for the entire 2014 […]

01/12/2014

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrives at the offices of Major League Baseball, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/David Karp)

Rodriguez sues MLB and Selig, citing ‘witch hunt’

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig, accusing them of pursuing “vigilante justice” as part of a “witch hunt” designed to smear the character of the Yankees star […]

10/04/2013

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Weaver leads Angels to sweep of Seattle in 7-1 win

SEATTLE (AP) – Jered Weaver believed he had enough left to finish off his first complete game in more than a year. Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia didn’t see the point in pushing Weaver beyond […]

08/25/2013

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez gets a hit in his first at bat against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning at US Cellular Field in Chicago on Monday, Aug., 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)

Electronic trail helped MLB gain Biogenesis bans

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook friends. Transcripts of BlackBerry instant messages. Records of texts. Major League Baseball’s investigators used an arsenal of high-tech tools to collect the evidence that persuaded a dozen players to accept […]

08/07/2013

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees

MLB tells union which players it plans to suspend

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has told the union which players it intends to suspend in its drug investigation and which ones will receive lengthier penalties for their roles in the Biogenesis case. […]

07/31/2013

Dodgers

Puig’s 1st 4-hit game leads Dodgers over Phils 6-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) – June was a month to savor for Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig and one to forget for Philadelphia Phillies’ slumping first baseman Ryan Howard. Puig ended his sensational first month […]

06/30/2013

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Angels win 6th straight, 3-1 over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) – Josh Hamilton doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and scored on shortstop Jake Elmore’s overthrow, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Sunday and extend their […]

06/30/2013

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Angels gets 5th straight win, 7-2 over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) – Joe Blanton pitched seven sharp innings, and Howie Kendrick and Chris Iannetta both homered to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-2 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Alberto Callaspo and […]

06/29/2013

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