World Series

Boston Red Sox Mike Napoli, right, pulls Jonny Gomes' beard after Gomes hit a three run home run off of St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Seth Maness, left, during the sixth inning of Game 4 of baseball's World Series Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Gomes lifts Red Sox over Cards 4-2 to even Series

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jonny Gomes arrived at Busch Stadium expecting to watch Game 4 of the World Series from the Red Sox dugout. Halfway through batting practice, Boston’s plans changed. “All I fought for […]

10/28/2013

James Taylor sings "God Bless America" alongside Carlos Arredondo, center, and Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, second from right, during the seventh inning stretch of Game 2 of baseball's World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

World Series honors those lost, injured in marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) — The victims of the Boston Marathon bombing have been honored with a tribute during Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park. Bombing survivors stood on the field during the seventh […]

10/24/2013

The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox, 4-2, in Game 2 of baseball's World Series Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Boston. The series is at 1-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Wacha, Cards top Red Sox 4-2 to tie World Series

BOSTON (AP) — Just when it seemed Michael Wacha had cracked, the St. Louis Cardinals began scooting around the bases and tied the World Series. Wacha beat John Lackey in a matchup of present and […]

10/24/2013

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester throws during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Lester’s Glove: Lefty accused of foreign substance

BOSTON (AP) — Jon Lester says there was nothing but rosin — which is perfectly legal — on his glove when he beat the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the World Series. A […]

10/24/2013

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny argues a call with umpire John Hirschbeck during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Replays on the way; end of an era

BOSTON (AP) — Just think how much we like to watch wild arguments in baseball, when a manager flaps his arms, throws his hat and hollers nose-to-nose at the umpire while the spit flies. Gee, […]

10/24/2013

Boston Red Sox players take batting practice as a rainbow appears in the sky above Fenway Park Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Ron Blum)

5 Things to Know about this World Series

BOSTON (AP) — Weather permitting, the World Series is set to start Wednesday night at Fenway Park with the Boston Red Sox hosting the St. Louis Cardinals. Both teams have come a long way since […]

10/23/2013

1952 photo of Brooklyn Dodgers baseball player Andy Pafko. (AP Photo/File)

Andy Pafko, 4-time MLB All-Star, dies at 92

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andy Pafko, a four-time All-Star who played on the last Chicago Cubs team to reach the World Series and was the famously forlorn outfielder who watched Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the […]

10/09/2013

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Bud Selig says he will retire in January 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Bud Selig said Thursday he plans to retire as baseball commissioner in January 2015 after a term of more than 22 years marked by robust growth in attendance and revenue along […]

09/26/2013

Roger Keeney prepares to hit a ball during a blind baseball game in Albany, Ga. on May 5, 2012.  (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Game of blind baseball helps players cope

ATLANTA (AP) — In the game of blind baseball, players use their sense of sound to make up for their lack of sight. They play the game known as Beep baseball with an oversized softball […]

09/17/2013

Vin Scully to return to Dodgers booth in 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully, one of baseball’s most beloved broadcasters, will return to the Los AngelesDodgers for a record 65th season in 2014. The 85-year-old Scully said in a statement released Friday that he […]

08/23/2013

Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel (41) blows a chewing gum bubble as he keeps his eye on a game during the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Phillies fire manager Manuel, promote Sandberg

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charlie Manuel was fired as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, with his team way out of the pennant race and in a tailspin since the All-Star break. Manuel was replaced […]

08/16/2013

Teammates mob Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez, right, after he scored the winning run on a throwing error by Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Fernando Rodney during the ninth inning Aug. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Dodgers on torrid tear with 40-8 mark since June

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are in rare territory, putting up jaw-dropping numbers while piling up victories and commanding a 7 ½-game lead in the NL West. Ahead or behind, against NL […]

08/15/2013

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