Orioles rookie manager Brandon Hyde gets 1st ejection
BOSTON (AP) — Baltimore Orioles rookie manager Brandon Hyde was ejected for the first time, tossed in the fifth inning Monday against the Boston Red Sox.
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora believes assistant hitting coach Andy Barkett might have best described the reigning World Series champions' slow start.
Boston opens 2019 season at Seattle
Boston Red Sox (108-54, first in the AL East in 2018) vs. Seattle Mariners (89-73, third in the AL West in 2018)
Political vacuum opens with 2020 exit of Sen. Tom Udall
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Tom Udall's surprise announcement that he won't seek a third term in the U.S. Senate in 2020 had potential successors Tuesday saying they were studying their...
Orioles’ Cobb to miss opener, goes on injured list
With opening day just around the corner, the list of notable players who are going to be absent keeps growing.
World Series MVP Steve Pearce will start the season on the injured list for the...
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Steve Pearce will start the season on the injured list for the Boston Red Sox.
The 2018 World Series MVP exited an exhibition game last weekend due to discomfort in his...
American League East capsules
Capsules of American League East teams, listed in order of finish last year:
Pearce breaks out of slump in hometown of Lakeland
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — World Series MVP Steve Pearce needed a trip home to find his swing.
The Lakeland High School product ended an 0-for-12 spring training start with two homers as the...
What’s the catch? Red Sox players decide on new or old glove
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — It's early in spring training, time to get the new mitt ready.
Or is it?
For the World Series champion Boston Red Sox, some like the feel of new leather, some like it old. Some are superstitious and don't like change and others don't worry about that even after a great season.
"A new glove every year," reigning AL MVP and three-time Gold Glove winner Mookie Betts said Saturday morning at the team's spring training complex.
New Mexico prepares for newly elected Democratic governor
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials made final preparations on New Year's Eve to celebrate the transition to a new governor with a public inauguration and ballroom galas in the state's capital city.
New Mexico politics, immigration make headlines in 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Democrats solidified their power over state government during the midterm elections as a long-held GOP congressional seat in a key border district was flipped by a political newcomer and voters sent one of the nation's first Native American congresswomen to Washington.
New Mexico Republican Party selects Pearce as next chairman
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Republican Party's next chairman will be U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, who didn't run for re-election in order to make what proved to be an unsuccessful try for governor.
Current GOP Chairman Ryan Cangiolosi announced that the party's state central committee selected Pearce "by an overwhelming margin" while meeting Saturday in Albuquerque.
Businessman John Rockwell also sought the party's top leadership post.
Torres Small kept money edge in US House race in final days
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal documents show newly elected Democratic Congresswoman Xochitl (ZOH'-cheel) Torres Small continued to vastly outraise her GOP opponent in the final days of a closely watched U.S. House race in southern New Mexico.
New Federal Election Commission filings show Torres Small raised more than $875,000 from the last two weeks of October until the end of November. Meanwhile, Republican state lawmaker Yvette Herrell pulled in around $270,000 in the same time period.
Race for next New Mexico GOP chair draws 2 familiar faces
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The race to be the next chairman of New Mexico's Republican Party after historic defeats on Election Day is drawing at least two familiar faces.
The Albuquerque Journal reports outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, a Hobbs Republican, and businessman John Rockwell have announced they will seek the job.
Series MVP Pearce says it’s ‘no-brainer’ to stay in Boston
BOSTON (AP) — World Series MVP Steve Pearce says it was a "no-brainer" to return to the Red Sox for another year.
"This was the place that I wanted to be," he said on a conference call Monday, three days after agreeing to a $6.5 million, one-year deal with the defending champions. "The chemistry we had on and off the field, wanting to defend a title, that's a big deal."
World Series MVP Pearce stays with Red Sox for $6.25M
BOSTON (AP) — World Series MVP Steve Pearce is staying with the Red Sox.
The journeyman first baseman agreed to a $6.25 million, one-year contract with Boston on Friday.
The 35-year-old Pearce was a free agent after completing a $12.5 million, two-year deal that he got from Toronto in December 2016. He earned an additional $150,000 bonus for his selection as World Series MVP. His new deal also includes award bonuses.
Immigration divides Latina governor and governor-elect
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democratic governor-elect signaled a new approach to border security and immigration that emphasizes humanitarian concerns and skepticism of the White House, as the reins of state government pass from one Latina governor to another.
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Man wins lottery prize by picking Red Sox jersey numbers
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts great-grandfather has won a $100,000 lottery prize by picking the jersey numbers of five members of the World Series-winning Boston Red Sox.
The lottery said in a statement that 84-year-old Jim Aylward Jr., of Templeton, won the prize in Monday's Mass Cash drawing using the numbers 11-16-19-22-25. He claimed his prize Wednesday.
Democrat Torres Small wins US House seat in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Xochitl Torres Small has won an open U.S. House seat representing southern New Mexico's 2nd District in a closely watched race, completing a statewide sweep for Democrats and giving the diverse southwestern state its first U.S. House three-member delegation made up of all people of color.
New Mexico Democrats solidify control with midterm elections
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats ran roughshod over Republican candidates in New Mexico's midterm election, taking control of the governor's office, flipping a key congressional seat along the U.S.-Mexico border, sweeping major statewide races and ensuring Democratic control of the state's top two courts.
The Latest: Democrat Torres Small wins US House seat
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the midterm election in New Mexico (all times local):
Democrat Xochitl (ZOH'-cheel) Torres Small has won an open U.S. House seat representing southern New Mexico's 2nd District in a closely watched race.
The 33-year-old water rights attorney defeated Republican state lawmaker Yvette Herrell for a seat that has been held by the GOP for years.
It was open because the incumbent Republican, Rep. Steve Pearce, ran for New Mexico governor, a race he lost.
Democrats dominate New Mexico midterm election
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham seized the New Mexico governor's office away from Republican control as Democratic candidates swept a long list of statewide races.
Sentiments against President Donald Trump were running high across much of the state as Lujan Grisham defeated GOP Congressman Steve Pearce by a wide margin in Tuesday's election.
New Mexico elects Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham governor
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday won election as New Mexico governor to succeed a two-term Republican amid simmering conflicts over struggling public schools and high poverty rates.
New Mexico election spurs rise in early voter participation
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico candidates for governor, a lone Senate seat and two open congressional districts barnstormed through major cities Monday to rally supporters in the wake of record-breaking early voter turnout.
GOP defends high offices in border state of New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Republicans are trying to defend their hold on the governor's office and a key congressional district along the U.S.-Mexico border in Tuesday's election, as Democrats stoke discontent with President Donald Trump while calling for education reforms and pointing to persistently high poverty rates that are unrivaled in the American West.
Candidates for governor court Native American voters
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Candidates for governor of New Mexico courted Native American communities that account for roughly one in 10 voters statewide on Wednesday, during the final days of early voting.
Democratic Congresswoman and gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham says she has the endorsement of 10 tribes and a long list Navajo chapter houses that provide local government forums within the Navajo Nation.
New Mexico candidates hone in on crime as Election Day nears
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Up and down the ballot, candidates on both sides of the aisle who are running for everything from New Mexico's top political post to legislative and judicial seats are capitalizing on the long-festering issue of crime as they hope to win over undecided voters in the sprint to Election Day.
"In New Mexico, crime is out of control," U.S. Congressman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce declared during a news conference Tuesday.
Baseball Hall of Fame to unveil new artifacts
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Baseball Hall of Fame has acquired another group of artifacts from the postseason.
Red Sox top Dodgers for 4th World Series title in 15 seasons
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Sale's final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield, among thousands of fans who made their way to California — and even outside Fenway Park back home.
The quest is complete. Yes, these 2018 Red Sox really are that great.
A team to remember from top to bottom. A season to savor from start to finish.
The Latest: Red Sox win 4th World Series title in 15 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):
The Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series championship in 15 years, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 Sunday night behind David Price's pitching and Steve Pearce's power.
Alex Cora became the first manager from Puerto Rico to guide a team to the title. He's just the fifth rookie skipper to do it overall.
Weekend Sports in Brief
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series championship in 15 years, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 Sunday night behind David Price's pitching and Steve Pearce's power.
Alex Cora became the first manager from Puerto Rico to guide a team to the title. He's just the fifth rookie skipper to do it overall.
After posting a team-record 108 wins during the regular season and romping through the AL playoffs, the Red Sox finished off a one-sided Series
Red Sox beat Dodgers 5-1, win World Series 4-1
Well-traveled Pearce finds a place _ as World Series MVP
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a dozen years, Steve Pearce was on the move. From Pittsburgh to Houston to every single team in the AL East, just looking for a spot where he could stick.
He finally found his permanent place — in Red Sox lore.
The well-traveled Pearce wound up as the World Series MVP on Sunday night after hitting two home runs that sent Boston over the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5.
"Baseball's a funny game," he said. "The longer you stay in the game, great things can happen."
October to forget: Kershaw, Dodgers lose World Series again
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw couldn't rescue the Dodgers from the brink of World Series elimination, and now the pitcher regarded as the best of his generation might be on his way out of Los Angeles.
Down 3-1 to the Boston Red Sox, the Dodgers turned to their three-time NL Cy Young Award winner to deliver a victory and force the best-of-seven Series back to Boston.
Instead, it was another postseason shellacking for Kershaw.
Rally Sox! Boston on brink of title after 9-6 win over LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 18-inning loss in Game 3 of the World Series couldn't wear out the Boston Red Sox. A four-run deficit late in Game 4 definitely didn't faze them.
This plucky powerhouse just kept getting big hits to move to the brink of another championship.
Pierced! Pearce sparks top of slumping Red Sox lineup
LOS ANGELES (AP) — His team down by a run, Steve Pearce was limbering up outside the Boston dugout before the eighth inning when manager Alex Cora called him back to the bench for a quick word.
Whatever Cora said, it must've worked.
He might want to share that wisdom with Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez, too.
The Latest: Red Sox take commanding 3-1 Series lead over LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local):
Steve Pearce hit a tying homer in the eighth and a three-run double in the ninth, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit in the seventh inning for a 9-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night and a 3-1 World Series lead.
New Mexico candidates diverge on spending of massive surplus
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Candidates for governor of New Mexico voiced strikingly different priorities on how to spend the state's staggering budget surplus, amid blistering accusations of incompetence and corruption, at the final public debate of the race on Wednesday evening.
The Latest: New Mexico candidates clash on state spending
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the campaign for governor of New Mexico (all times local):
Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce says New Mexico's financial surplus should not go toward increased annual general fund spending that sustains teacher and state agency salaries.
Crime concerns take hold of New Mexico governor race
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Political attack ads, fliers and recriminations from the Republican candidate for governor are thrusting issues of crime and punishment into the race as voting entered its final two-week stretch on Tuesday.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce's campaign has launched a lurid attack ad and distributed fliers that accuse his Democratic rival Michelle Lujan Grisham of supporting automatic parole — which she denies.
Red Sox happy to be asleep at the ballpark
BOSTON (AP) — Think the Red Sox are asleep at the ballpark? You may be right.
Catching some Zzzzs during downtime could help Boston be more alert during the first coast-to-coast World Series in 20 years.
A sleep room was opened last year at Fenway Park, adjacent to the gym next to the home clubhouse. Two bunk beds contain four queen-sized mattresses.
Vice President Pence scheduled for GOP rally in New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans to attend a political rally in New Mexico in support of GOP candidates for governor, Congress and other political offices.
Gubernatorial candidate and Congressman Steve Pearce on Monday announced the rally at Roswell in a heavily Republican region of the state. New Mexico Democrats have flocked to early voting in disproportionate numbers. Hillary Clinton won the state in 2016.
World Series: How the Dodgers and Red Sox match up
A position-by-position look at the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Fenway Park:
Candidates for New Mexico governor clash during debate
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial contender Michelle Lujan Grisham sought to tie her Republican rival to Trump's policies, while Congressman Steve Pearce warned against a return to Democratic "corruption and cronyism" of the past.
Reps. Lujan Grisham and Pearce faced off Tuesday night in a rancorous town-hall style debate -- the first since early voting started Oct. 9. They are competing to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.