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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:00:07 GMTGary Sanchez hit a two-run homer in the first inning. It was his 20th home run in 50 games.The Yankees ended Boston’s 11-game winning streak and shut down Ortiz at two key moments in the game.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:26:46 GMTDavid Ortiz in his first at-bat Tuesday. “Yankee Stadium, it might be my favorite place to hit,” he said.Ortiz often made himself at home in the Bronx, where he has been a beloved foil.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:22:21 GMTDavid Ortiz after last Tuesday’s game in Baltimore, in which he hit his 36th home run. If he indeed retires, that will be the one that broke Dave Kingman’s record for homers in a player’s final year.The slugger who helped lift the cloud over the Red Sox is still crushing homers at age 40. But his remarkable season is a definitive goodbye.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:39:53 GMTNoah Syndergaard, who started for the Mets on Tuesday night, was also set up to be their pitcher for the last regular-season game or a potential wild-card game.After months of having to address one injury after another, the Mets lead the National League wild-card race and retain strong hopes of hosting the wild-card game.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:46:39 GMTThe Cardinals’ Randal Grichuk was tagged out by Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud in a game last month. The Mets entered Tuesday with 83 wins; the Giants had 82 and the Cardinals 81.With the playoffs in sight, the Mets, the Giants and the Cardinals are still fighting for the two wild-card berths in the National League.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:34:44 GMTMiami Marlins players left their caps on the pitching mound Monday to honor Jose Fernandez, who was killed in a boating accident.The Marlins star pitcher was killed with two friends in a boating accident over the weekend.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:28:03 GMTMarlins players in jerseys honoring pitcher Jose Fernandez before a game against the Mets on Monday. Fernandez and two others were killed in a boating accident.Fernandez, a Miami Marlins pitcher who died in a boating accident with two others, represented the best to his teammates, his city and his Cuban compatriots.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:31:58 GMTYoenis Cespedes of the Mets embraced Dee Gordon of the Marlins before Monday night’s game in Miami.In the heat of a playoff race, the Mets understood the added importance of their role in facing the Miami Marlins a day after the death of the star pitcher Jose Fernandez.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:08:37 GMTThe Blue Jays’ Justin Smoak, left, stared down the Yankees’ Chase Headley in the second inning. Four Yankees were ejected after two bench-clearing incidents.Bench-clearing incidents in the top and bottom of the second inning resulted in four ejections, and the Yankees took the lead in the ninth with two home runs.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:37:10 GMTDee Gordon, right, rounding third base after his home run in his first at-bat Monday night. Every Miami Marlins player wore a jersey with Jose Fernandez’s name and number in the game.Gordon took one pitch in Fernandez’s right-handed stance, then hit his first homer of the season.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:09:13 GMTThe Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson lifting Edwin Encarnacion after Encarnacion drove in the winning run off the Yankees’ Tyler Clippard.The Yankees, who had been shut out for three straight games, finally scored, but Dellin Betances and Tyler Clippard, their two top relievers, failed to protect the lead.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:11:01 GMTMarlins pitcher Jose Fernandez in July. “When he was in the dugout,” the Mets’ Jacob deGrom said, “you’d look over there, and he’d be rooting on his team more than anybody you’d probably ever seen.”Fernandez, who was once jailed in Cuba for trying to defect, had a zest that animated his team, the Marlins, and all of baseball. He died in a boat crash that was discovered early Sunday.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:19:34 GMTJose Fernandez, though very young, was on a Hall of Fame trajectory, with a 2.58 E.R.A. for his career and 589 strikeouts in just 471 ⅓ innings.A Coast Guard crew found the overturned boat and three bodies around 3:30 a.m. Fernandez, Miami’s ace, was 24.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:57:01 GMTIsrael qualified for the W.B.C. for the first time with a 9-1 win over Britain.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:36:35 GMTAsdrubal Cabrera with Jose Reyes after hitting a grand slam in the seventh. The Mets topped that five-run inning with a six-run eighth.After the team’s most lopsided win of the year, its tattered pitching staff enters the final week of the regular season with a playoff berth in the balance.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 04:56:01 GMTMets starter Sean Gilmartin (36) was pulled with two outs in the first after allowing five runs.A comeback victory would have been the biggest in franchise history.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 02:10:33 GMTThe Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista, right, with his teammate Josh Donaldson after Bautista hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning.The Yankees have not scored since a ninth-inning homer against the Rays on Wednesday, a stretch of 27 innings.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:03:52 GMTGeorge Springer had three hits, including a two-run double during a six-run sixth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Tuesday night.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:24:51 GMTThe lineup Justin Verlander was facing barely resembled the Cleveland team that clinched the AL Central title the night before.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:21:51 GMTMelky Cabrera and Leury Garcia homered to back Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox routed the sloppy Tampa Bay Rays 13-6 on Tuesday night.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:18:50 GMTBilly Burns' sacrifice fly scored Raul Mondesi in the 11th inning as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Tuesday night, staving off postseason elimination.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:18:41 GMTA look at what's happening all around the majors Wednesday:
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:12:46 GMTChris Coghlan hit a three-run triple and John Lackey worked in and out of trouble over five innings, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:35:12 GMTThe Yankees, blessed with a deep bullpen, traded closer Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs. General Manager Brian Cashman said, “This was an easy call, and this was the right call”Bargaining from a position of pitching strength, the Yankees upgraded their stable of position players by sending Chapman to the Cubs.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:33:45 GMTKen Griffey Jr.’s plaque during his Hall of Fame speech on Sunday. Mike Piazza was also inducted.The wall hangings honoring Piazza and Griffey drew long lines of fans in Cooperstown, N.Y., the day after the two baseball stars were inducted.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:55:56 GMTMichael Fishman, assistant general manager for the Yankees, oversees one of baseball’s largest analytics staffs.Michael Fishman, an assistant general manager overseeing one of baseball’s largest analytics staffs, will have a prominent voice in the team’s retooling.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:32:36 GMTIchiro Suzuki, center, examining equipment at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012. He has visited the Hall six times.Suzuki has visited the Hall six times, including his first visit during his rookie season in 2001. He has pledged to bequeath his entire collection of artifacts to the Hall.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:36:07 GMTMike Piazza and Tom Seaver at the last regular-season game at Shea Stadium in 2008.When Mike Piazza is inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, he will be only the second inductee with a Mets cap on his plaque. But 15 others have appeared on Mets rosters over the years.
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:04:37 GMTThe filmmaker Ken Burns and Sharon Robinson, the daughter of Jackie Robinson, outside the Jackie Robinson School in Brooklyn this week.The sport celebrates Robinson every year, but with few blacks and Latinos in management, it has resisted the changes he hoped for.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 05:58:23 GMTFans outside Yankee Stadium on opening day. Randy Levine, team president, said that baseball’s revenue-sharing plan was “burdensome” and that other teams, including the Mets, paid much less.The Yankees’ president complained that they paid more than the Mets in revenue sharing, even though taxpayers spent nearly $1 billion subsidizing the new Yankee Stadium.