Hyde gets 1st win as manager, Orioles beat Yankees 5-3
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Hyde stood outside the Baltimore Orioles clubhouse, his uniform and jacket reeking of Budweiser, syrup and a few other liquids. He had wondered what it would feel like to...
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles put scheduled opening-day starter Alex Cobb on the 10-day injured list because of a strained right groin.
Rehabbing Sabathia to open season serving suspension
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rehabbing Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia will open the regular season on the 25-man roster so he can serve a five-game suspension stemming from last season before being placed...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia threw 20 pitches Tuesday during his first batting practice session since a heart procedure in December.
APNewsBreak: Sabathia gets $500,000 bonus despite ejection
NEW YORK (AP) — Plunking an opponent paid off for CC Sabathia.
The New York Yankees gave Sabathia a $500,000 performance bonus, even though the 38-year-old left-hander was ejected from his final regular-season start six outs shy of the 155 innings specified in his contract for the payment.
Sabathia hit Tampa Bay's Jesus Sucre starting the sixth inning on Sept. 27 with his 55th pitch of the night, retaliation for Andrew Kittredge throwing a pitch behind Austin Romine in the top half.
Yanks’ Sabathia banned 5 games for hitting batter, appeals
BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was suspended five games Saturday for hitting a Tampa Bay batter, a penalty that won't take effect until next year.
Sabathia appealed the ban that was issued by Major League Baseball. Any games he misses will come at the start of the 2019 season.
The Yankees will host Oakland in the AL wild-card game on Wednesday.
Sabathia ejected, Yanks rout Rays, near home field vs A’s
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — CC Sabathia protected his teammates, not his wallet.
The 38-year-old left-hander got his 246th win and moved the New York Yankees closer to hosting next week's AL wild-card game but may have cost himself a $500,000 bonus.
Sabathia was ejected from Thursday's 12-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in the sixth inning for hitting Jesus Sucre on a leg in retaliation for Tampa Bay reliever Andrew Kittredge throwing a pitch behind Austin Romine.
Sabathia ejected for hitting batter, misses $500K bonus mark
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was ejected for hitting Jesus Sucre on a leg in retaliation for Tampa Bay reliever Andrew Kittredge throwing an inside pitch at Austin Romine, possibly costing the left-hander a $500,000 bonus based on innings.
With New York ahead 7-0 Thursday, Sabathia hit Jake Bauers around a hand with two outs in the fifth.
Palka homers in 9th, White Sox sweep Rays 8-7
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Palka hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the ninth inning and the Chicago White Sox completed their first three-game sweep in a year by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 on Sunday.
It was Chicago's first three-game sweep since Aug. 8-10, 2017 against Houston. The White Sox's last three-game road sweep occurred April 25-27, 2016 at Toronto.
Palka had struck out in each of his first four at-bats before connecting on his 17th homer off Diego Castillo (2-2) with two outs.
Moncada’s double in 10th lifts White Sox over Rays 3-2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Thanks to Yoan Moncada, the Chicago White Sox didn't waste a strong outing by Lucas Giolito.
Moncada hit a go-ahead double in the 10th inning, lifting the White Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Friday night.
Nicky Delmonico had a two-out double in the 10th off Jose Alvarado (1-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Adam Engel. Tim Anderson was intentionally walked, and Moncada hit a liner over left fielder Jake Bauers.
Colome, Dickerson among 7 avoiding arbitration with Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Closer Alex Colome and All-Star designated hitter/outfielder Corey Dickerson are among seven players who agreed to one-year contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays, avoiding salary arbitration.
Infielders Matt Duffy and Brad Miller, outfielder Steven Souza, Jr., catcher Jesus Sucre and relief pitcher Dan Jennings also reached terms before Friday's deadline for players and teams to exchange proposed salaries for next season.
Dickerson’s homer lifts Rays to 4-1 win over Indians
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Corey Dickerson finally delivered a big hit for the Tampa Bay Rays with men on base.
Dickerson's broke out of an 0-for-21 slump with a three-run homer in the eighth inning that carried the Rays to a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night. Tampa Bay had scored only four runs in its previous five games.
Brewers’ Shaw injured by throw
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw left Saturday night's game in the second inning after being struck on the side of his face by a throw on a stolen base attempt.
Shaw walked off the field under his own power after lying on the ground for several seconds and being attended by trainers. Hernan Perez ran for him and replaced him at third base.
Rays hit 5 homers, beat Athletics 13-4
ST. PETERBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay tied a season-high with five home runs, Alex Cobb went six strong innings, and the Rays beat the Oakland Athletics 13-4 on Friday night.
Steven Souza Jr., Mallex Smith, Logan Morrison, Tim Beckham and Corey Dickerson all homered for the Rays, who have hit four or more homers in a game six times this season. Souza, who entered in a 1-for-24 slide, had three hits and came within a double of hitting for the cycle.
BOSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays spent their longest nine-inning game in team history playing in wind, rain and chilly temperatures in Fenway Park. It certainly felt a lot better coming away with a win.
Steven Souza Jr. hit a three-run homer, Jesus Sucre drove in three runs and the Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 11-2 on Sunday.
The Rays beat the Red Sox for the second time in three games - and just the sixth time in the last 20 meetings - a day after striking out 16 times in a loss.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Reliever Tommy Hunter, outfielder Peter Bourjos and first baseman Rickie Weeks, Jr. will be on Tampa Bay's opening day roster after joining the Rays on minor league contracts.
The team said Saturday that Hunter, Bourjos, Weeks and catcher Jesus Sucre will be selected and added to the major league roster before Sunday's season opener against the New York Yankees.
Rays acquire catcher Jesus Sucre from Mariners in trade
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired catcher Jesus Sucre from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named or cash.
Sucre appeared in 90 games over four seasons with the Mariners, batting .209 with two homers and 20 RBIs. The Rays did not add him to the 40-man roster, but will invite the 28-year-old to major league spring training.
A’s send lefty Overton to Mariners for minor league catcher
SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners acquired left-hander Dillon Overton on Thursday from the Athletics and sent minor league catcher Jason Goldstein to Oakland.
Overton adds depth for the Mariners. He was 13-5 with a 3.29 ERA over 125 2-3 innings with 105 strikeouts and 31 walks in 21 appearances with 20 starts for Triple-A Nashville last season while also spending four short stints with the A's for his major league debut.
He went 1-3 with an 11.47 ERA in seven games and five starts with Oakland.
Rzepczynski guaranteed $11M in 2-year contract with Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) — Reliever Marc Rzepczynski is guaranteed $11 million in his two-year contract with the Seattle Mariners.
The 31-year-old left-hander will receive $5.5 million in each for the next two seasons under the deal announced Saturday.
Right-hander Casey Fien's one-year contract calls for a $1.1 million, which is not guaranteed. He would get a minimum of $175,000 in termination pay if released.
Twins lose 100th game for second time in team history
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are guaranteed the worst record in baseball.
Max Kepler homered and Robbie Grossman had three hits, but Minnesota lost 4-3 to Seattle on Sunday for its 100th loss. This is the second time in team history the Twins have had triple-digit losses: The 1982 squad finished 60-102.
"It's going to stare at you all winter long," said manager Paul Molitor.
At 56-100, the Twins are 7 1/2 games behind Atlanta at the bottom of the majors with six games to play.
Cruz homers twice, Mariners beat Twins 4-3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz is playing a vital role in the Seattle Mariners' postseason drive.
Cruz homered twice before leaving with left wrist soreness, Jesus Sucre homered for the first time in 14 months and the Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Sunday.
Nick Vincent, Steve Cishek and Edwin Diaz combined for 3 2/3 innings of no-hit relief for Seattle, including Diaz's 17th save in 19 chances.
SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez was activated from the disabled list by the Seattle Mariners to start Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox.
Hernandez had been on the DL since May 27 because of a strained right calf. He is 4-4 with a 2.86 ERA.
"I'm realistic on expectations today, not looking for a complete game shutout," manager Scott Servais said. "Nice to have him back, his competitiveness, looking forward to having him in there."