Professional baseball

Arizona Diamondbacks' Starling Marte flips his bat after striking out against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 31, 2020 - 1:56 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Miami acquired outfielder Starling Marte in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, giving the Marlins a versatile hitter and defender as they try to make a surprising push for the playoffs. The Diamondbacks received pitchers Caleb Smith, Humberto Mejia and a player to be...
Read More
Miami Marlins' Garrett Cooper hits a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 31, 2020 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Miguel Rojas hit a tiebreaking RBI single during Miami's four-run sixth inning against Jacob deGrom, and the Marlins beat the New York Mets 5-3 on Monday. Garrett Cooper and Brian Anderson homered for Miami, which had dropped four in a row. Trevor Rogers pitched five effective...
Read More
Seattle Mariners' Austin Nola (23) is greeted at home on his three-run home run by Kyle Lewis (1) and Kyle Seager during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 30, 2020 - 9:18 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle and San Diego completed a seven-player trade Sunday night, with catcher Austin Nola joining the contending Padres and prized outfield prospect Taylor Trammel going to the Mariners as centerpieces of the deal. Seattle sent Nola and right-handed relievers Austin Adams and Dan...
Read More
New York Yankees' Mike Tauchman scores the game winning run under a tag attempt by New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos during the eighth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in New York. The Yankees won 8-7. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 30, 2020 - 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sánchez delivered the first pinch-hit, extra-innings grand slam in Yankees history, Deivi García made a strong impression in his big league debut and New York beat the crosstown Mets 5-2 to complete a doubleheader sweep Sunday night. The Yankees stormed back in the opener,...
Read More
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright delivers during the first inning of a baseball game Cleveland Indians, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
August 30, 2020 - 4:00 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright turned back the clock with a complete game on his 39th birthday as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Sunday. The oldest active player in the majors, Wainwright threw a four-hitter for his 23rd career complete game and first in four years. The...
Read More
Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber reacts after hitting a grand slam in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. The Cubs won 10-1. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
August 30, 2020 - 2:42 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — With one massive drive in the ninth inning, Kyle Schwarber made history for the Chicago Cubs. Schwarber, Jason Heyward and Ian Happ became the first starting outfield to hit multiple homers in the same game, and the Cubs pounded the Cincinnati Reds 10-1 on Sunday for a split of...
Read More
Milwaukee Brewers' Eric Sogard celebrates after hitting a walk off two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 7-6. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 29, 2020 - 7:57 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Sogard bailed out All-Star closer Josh Hader by hitting first career walkoff home run, a two-run shot that lifted the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6 on Saturday night. After Hader walked five of six batters in the top of the ninth to blow a one-run lead,...
Read More
New York Mets right fielder Michael Conforto misses a triple hit by New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu off starting pitcher Robert Gsellman in the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 29, 2020 - 1:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Frazier scored the winning run on Dellin Betances' wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees averted their longest losing streak in a quarter-century Saturday with a 2-1 victory over the crosstown Mets. J.A. Happ pitched brilliantly into the eighth...
Read More
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018 file photo, actors Michael B. Jordan, Leitia Wright, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Daniel Kaluuya and Danai Gurira pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "Black Panther" in London. Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, has died of cancer. His representative says Boseman died Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 in Los Angeles after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
August 28, 2020 - 11:50 pm
“He was a gentle soul and a brilliant artist, who will stay with us for eternity through his iconic performances over his short yet illustrious career. God bless Chadwick Boseman.” — Denzel Washington, via a statement. “ words to express my devastation of losing you. Your talent,...
Read More
Boston Red Sox's Kevin Pillar goes on top of the wall in right field during but cannot get to a two-run home run by Washington Nationals' Juan Soto the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
August 28, 2020 - 9:02 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Juan Soto grew up in the Dominican Republic watching Manny Ramirez play left field in Boston, and the Nationals slugger was looking forward to playing in the shadow of the Green Monster in his first visit to Fenway Park. Instead, Soto was in the lineup at designated hitter and had to...
Read More