More than Machado: Padres in good hands up the middle
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The San Diego Padres' present got a lot better last week when they signed Manny Machado to play third base.
The future up the middle looks very bright as well, with...
With Machado at third, Kinsler can focus on second for Pads
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — With Manny Machado now officially the Padres' third baseman, Ian Kinsler can focus on playing second base for San Diego.
Kinsler, fresh off a World Series title with the...
Padres sign Kinsler to $8 million deal, DFA Richard
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ian Kinsler finalized an $8 million, two-year contract Thursday with the San Diego Padres, who cleared space on the 40-man roster by designating veteran left-hander Clayton Richard for assignment.
It's expected that Kinsler will play second base, allowing rookie Luis Urias to play shortstop until top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. arrives in the big leagues sometime during the 2019 season.
Red Sox get 3 Gold Glove winners
Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox just keep winning.
Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ian Kinsler won Gold Gloves for the World Series champion Red Sox on Sunday night, and the Atlanta Braves also were recognized for their fielding excellence this season.
The 26-year-old Betts won for the third straight year. He also is a top contender for the AL MVP award.
The Latest: Muncy homer in 18th lifts Dodgers past Boston
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):
Max Muncy ended the longest World Series game ever with a leadoff home run in the 18th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers outlasted the Boston Red Sox 3-2 early Saturday to pull within 2-1.
Muncy connected off Nathan Eovaldi, who was in his seventh inning of relief. It took seven hours and 561 pitches to settle this.
Bellinger cuts down Kinsler, making up for gaffe on bases
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ian Kinsler headed home, trying to get his 200-pound frame to the plate with the go-ahead run before Cody Bellinger's throw from center field.
Bellinger caught Eduardo Nunez's drive 275 feet from home for the second out of the 10th inning, planted his right foot and heaved.
It was quite a play, keeping the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers tied at 1 in Game 3 of the World Series.
Red Sox shuffle lineup heading into Game 2 of ALCS vs Astros
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora has shuffled his lineup for Game 2 against the Houston Astros, putting infielders Ian Kinsler and Rafael Devers and catcher Christian Vazquez in the starting lineup for the first time in the AL Championship Series.
After 1st postseason cycle, Brock Holt back on Boston bench
NEW YORK (AP) — Becoming the first player to hit for a postseason cycle earned Brock Holt a return to the Boston Red Sox bench.
Ian Kinsler was back at second base Tuesday night for Game 4 of the AL Division Series against the New York Yankees and left-hander CC Sabathia.
Boston’s Moreland leaves ALDS game with apparent leg injury
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland was pulled from Game 2 of Boston's AL Division Series against the Yankees after apparently injuring his right leg while running the bases.
Moreland scored on Ian Kinsler's double in the seventh inning Saturday night to pull the Red Sox within 6-2, but he grabbed at his hamstring between third base and home.
Moreland was replaced at first base by Steve Pearce in the eighth inning.
Kinsler, Red Sox beat Braves 8-2 in matchup of leaders
ATLANTA (AP) — Ian Kinsler describes Boston's lineup as "electric."
Now that he's back on track following his return from a hamstring injury, Kinsler is showing he can add even more spark to the lineup.
Kinsler drove in three runs and the Red Sox continued their interleague success, beating the Atlanta Braves 8-2 Monday in a matchup of division leaders.
Rodriguez strikes out 12 as Red Sox beat White Sox 6-1
CHICAGO (AP) — So much for any lingering concern about Eduardo Rodriguez's right ankle.
He answered every question with a pile of Ks.
Rodriguez struck out 12 in 5 2/3 innings in his return from an ankle injury, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Chicago White Sox 6-1 on Saturday night.
"Best stuff of the season," manager Alex Cora said. "Location, mix of pitches, tempo, that was impressive."
Bradley helps Red Sox rally past White Sox 9-4
CHICAGO (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a sacrifice fly in Boston's four-run seventh inning and a tiebreaking single in the ninth, helping the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 9-4 on Thursday night.
Ian Kinsler sparked the winning rally with a one-out single off Thyago Vieira (1-1) for the last of his three hits. Blake Swihart then walked before Bradley drove in Kinsler with a liner into right field.
Bradley helps Red Sox rally past White Sox 9-4
CHICAGO (AP) — Even when they are down, the Boston Red Sox are one confident bunch.
Jackie Bradley Jr. and company always think they have plenty of time.
Bradley hit a sacrifice fly in Boston's four-run seventh inning and a tiebreaking single in the ninth, helping the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 9-4 on Thursday night.
"It takes 27 outs and you have to grind it out against us," manager Alex Cora said.
Red Sox activate 2B Ian Kinsler from DL, starts vs Tampa Bay
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have activated second baseman Ian Kinsler from the disabled list and put him in the starting lineup.
The AL East leaders made the move Friday. He was batting sixth and playing second at Fenway Park against Tampa Bay. The Red Sox also put third baseman Rafael Devers on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, retroactive to Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) — Steve Pearce homered three times, the second a three-run drive in an eight-run fourth inning as the Boston Red Sox rallied from an early deficit to beat the New York Yankees 15-7 on Thursday night and take a season-high 6½-game lead in the AL East.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox acquired Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night, replacing the injured Dustin Pedroia at second base even as the AL East leaders distance themselves from the New York Yankees — and the rest of baseball, too.
BOSTON (AP) — Blake Swihart doubled into the Red Sox bullpen to score Eduardo Nunez in the 13th inning and Boston beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Monday night to move a season-high six games ahead of the New York Yankees in the AL East.
Boston announced after the game it had acquired Ian Kinsler from the Angels to fill in for injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
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BOSTON (AP) — Blake Swihart has been waiting for his chance to make an impact as the third catcher on a Red Sox team that is putting together a historic season.
On Monday night, he waited all the way until the 13th inning.
Closers Roberto Osuna and Ken Giles switched spots. Adam Warren and Zach Duke moved into the Seattle bullpen. Lance Lynn got a new look in pinstripes. Adam Duvall will be slugging for the Braves. And Ian Kinsler is primed for a playoff run with his new team, the Red Sox.
A day before the deadline to make trades without waivers, there were plenty of deals Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball trades (all times Eastern):
The Boston Red Sox have acquired Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels to fill in for injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
Boston is sending Triple-A pitchers Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez to Los Angeles. The Angels are also sending cash.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Adam Jones took a big swing, and the result was a popup. He slammed his bat to the ground in disgust and dutifully jogged to first base.
Somehow, that seemingly routine out became the catalyst for a six-run inning that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Los Angeles Angels 8-2 on Sunday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — There is never a June gloom for Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout.
Trout drove in two runs, Kole Calhoun and Ian Kinsler added solo homers and the Angels held on for a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
Trout continued his torrid hitting in June by slapping a sharp first-pitch single to left-center with the bases loaded in the fifth inning, and a throwing error by Jarrod Dyson allowing Kinsler to score as the Angels took a 4-2 lead.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a day four more players went down, the Los Angeles Angels showed their depth and resiliency.
Ian Kinsler homered and drew a bases-loaded walk, Mike Trout had three hits and a sacrifice fly, and the injury-plagued Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Friday night to snap a four-game skid.
Tyler Skaggs (6-4) struck out eight over seven strong innings, allowing no earned runs and seven hits with one walk. He improved to 3-0 with a 0.45 ERA in June.
Kinsler, Upton power Angels past Twins 4-2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels are missing some significant pieces of their team. The Minnesota Twins are down several important players, too.
With a couple of clutch hits and a strong night by the bullpen, the Angels taught a lesson in resiliency. The Twins are still searching for theirs.
DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler has been working tirelessly in the batting cage, trying to turn around what has been his worst season offensively.
For one game at least, it paid off.
Kinsler hit a three-run homer in the second inning as part of a 3-for-3 performance to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 9-2 Tuesday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels' schedule limited Shohei Ohtani's chances to hit over the past four games. When the Angels got back home and put their two-way rookie sensation back in the lineup, Ohtani hadn't missed a beat.
Neither had the rest of the Angels, who are putting big offensive numbers almost every night lately.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles intentionally walked Mike Trout three times to get to Justin Upton. Each time, Upton couldn't make them pay.
When Trout drew his fourth walk to load the bases in the ninth inning, Upton forgot his recent failures and the Angels' current team-wide offensive struggles.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles catcher Chance Sisco appeared to get knocked unconscious when teammate Pedro Alvarez's elbow hit him in the head while they chased a foul ball.
Sisco was hurt Tuesday night during the seventh inning of the Orioles' game against the Angels.
Alvarez and Sisco pursued Ian Kinsler's foul popup near the Angels' dugout. Alvarez reached out his glove and caught it, but Sisco slid into Alvarez's outstretched elbow.
Pujols homers, drives in 3 as Angels top Royals 5-4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels are off to a sizzling start, thanks to contributions from all over their lineup.
Albert Pujols homered and drove in three runs, Ian Kinsler had three hits and a sacrifice fly that scored Shohei Ohtani with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Angels rallied to beat the Royals 5-4 on Friday night.
The Angels have won six straight and nine of 10. Their 12-3 start matches their best record after 15 games, set in 1979.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani had to get a new bat for his triple that broke open the game.
Ohtani tripled with the bases loaded in a five-run seventh inning to help the streaking Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit a bases-loaded triple in Los Angeles' five-run seventh inning, helping the Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.
Ian Kinsler homered on his first swing in his return to the Angels' lineup, and Nick Tropeano (1-0) pitched shutout ball into the seventh for his first major league win since 2016.
Here was the Tigers' roster four years ago, in 2014, when they piled into a charter jet headed for Detroit and for Opening Day against the Royals at Comerica Park.
The starting rotation was Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Rick Porcello, Anibal Sanchez and Drew Smyly.
Expectations low for rebuilding Detroit Tigers
DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire and the Detroit Tigers understand the challenge ahead.
Angels’ Cozart adjusting to new team, new position
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Zack Cozart was set to move from shortstop to second base after leaving Cincinnati for a $38 million, three-year contract with the Angels. Then general manager Billy Eppler asked whether he would be willing to shift to third, which would allow Los Angeles to acquire Ian Kinsler from Detroit.
In past years, making out a Tigers batting order was a little like arranging a gun-rack. Rifles and shotguns (the Tigers' heavy hitters) could be niftily placed, according to caliber and gauge, in an order both pleasing and meaningful.
New 2B Ian Kinsler: Angels’ aggressive moves are motivation
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ian Kinsler thinks something special is happening with the Los Angeles Angels, and he was determined to be a part of it.
The four-time All-Star second baseman joined the Angels last week from the Detroit Tigers, waiving his limited no-trade clause to make the deal happen.
Detroit — The Winter Meetings were all but over and Tigers general manager Al Avila was asked late Wednesday night if he felt the club had met its objectives thus far this off-season.
Winter is here, in case you haven't noticed, and it could be a long, dark, cold one. And no, it's not just the weather.
Meet new Detroit Tigers prospects Wilkel Hernandez, Troy Montgomery
The Tigers traded second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Angels on Wednesday night for two prospects.
Position: Right-handed pitcher
Signed: By the Angels as an international free agent in July 2015.
Baseball seasons are long. Ian Kinsler tended to make them seem shorter.
It was the way he played second base. With a surgeon's focus and with a Navy SEAL's intensity.
Angels get 2B Ian Kinsler from Tigers for 2 minor leaguers
DETROIT (AP) — The busy Los Angeles Angels filled a big hole at second base, acquiring Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers for two minor leaguers Wednesday night.
Detroit received 18-year-old right-hander Wilkel Hernandez and 23-year-old outfielder Troy Montgomery in the trade.