MLB

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, left, jokingly points to the dugout as Cleveland Indians' Michael Bourn looks on during the third inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Haren 1-hits Indians through 7 in Dodgers’ 1-0 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All that separated Dan Haren from a possible chance at a no-hitter was a third-inning single that was awarded to Cleveland’s Michael Bourn after a replay review. Rookie Clint Robinson made […]

07/01/2014

Yasiel Puig and his puppy friends Credit: Dodgers.com

Dodger players cuddle up and play with puppies (Video)

The Los Angeles Dodgers wanted to make a call-to-action movie that would also leave fans feeling warm and fuzzy. Dodgers spokesman Josh Turner says the answer was simple: Puppies. Potential All-Stars Adrian Gonzalez, Dee Gordon […]

06/27/2014

San Diego Padres' Alex Torres during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Padres’ Torres 1st pitcher to wear protective cap (Video)

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Padres reliever Alex Torres is the first pitcher to wear a protective cap in a major league game. Torres used the oversized gear when he worked the eighth inning of a […]

06/23/2014

FILE - In this July 4, 1939, file photo, New York Yankees' Lou Gehrig wipes away a tear while speaking during a tribute at Yankee Stadium in New York. The league will conduct special on-field ceremonies to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" speech and honor his legacy on July 4, 2014. Gehrig passed away on June 2, 1941 at the age of 37.  (AP Photo/Murray Becker, File)

MLB to honor Gehrig on anniversary of famed speech

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is preparing to honor Lou Gehrig on the 75th anniversary of his famed “luckiest man” speech. MLB will donate $300,000 to organizations that fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. […]

06/19/2014

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2011 file photo, former manager Don Zimmer watches the Tampa Bay Rays batting practice before Game 1 of baseball's American League division series playoffs against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Don Zimmer, a popular fixture in professional baseball for 66 years as a manager, player, coach and executive, has died. He was 83. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Longtime baseball fixture Don Zimmer dies at 83

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Don Zimmer wasn’t a fixture in baseball forever. It just seemed that way. He played alongside Jackie Robinson on the only Brooklyn Dodgers team to win the World Series. He […]

06/04/2014

In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore delivers in the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Baseball wonders why pitchers’ elbows keep tearing

All of baseball is focused on a most precious 2 1/8 inches — the average length of the ulnar collateral ligament. This year, more than a dozen major league pitchers already have undergone Tommy John […]

05/16/2014

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda walks off the mound after being ejected when a foreign substance was discovered on his neck, in the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pine tar, Vaseline, spit all part of baseball

It’s fair to suspect that Michael Pineda isn’t the only pitcher trying a few tricks on the mound from time to time. The Yankees pitcher was suspended for 10 games for having a glob of […]

04/24/2014

In this April 23, 2014 photo taken from video and provided by ESPN, home plate umpire Gerry Davis touches the neck of New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda in the second inning of the Yankees' baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. Pineda was ejected after umpires found a foreign substance on his neck. (AP Photo/ESPN)

Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won’t appeal

BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar. He said he won’t appeal the penalty that will cost him two starts. “I […]

04/24/2014

Baseball fans wait to enter Wrigley Field on the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the ballpark, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

For Wrigley, it’s party of a century

CHICAGO (AP) — For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century. Exactly 100 years after the Chicago Federals pounded the Kansas City Packers in the first game at Wrigley, the famed ballpark […]

04/23/2014

FILE - In this April 25, 2013 file photo, Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, poses for a photo during his 102nd birthday bash at his home in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)

Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102

HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died, his grandson said. […]

04/23/2014

Dodgers

Ethier’s HR propels Dodgers over Diamondbacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 on Saturday. Dan Haren (3-0) was charged with […]

04/19/2014

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

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