YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Eddy Alvarez had to be consoled — scolded, even — after his first silver medal.
“My coach had to bring us together and make us snap out of it," he said. "He yelled at us.
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Eddy Alvarez sat in the U.S. dugout after the final out, buried his face in his hands and wept, even though his biggest game remains ahead.
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The United States started a pitcher who was Tampa Bay’s No. 12 prospect before he was dealt to Minnesota last week in the Nelson Cruz trade.
Israel went with a 30-year-old who has never pitched above Double-A and brought in the director of music programming at New York’s City Winery to relieve.
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Four-time Olympic women's basketball gold medalist Sue Bird and baseball player Eddy Alvarez were chosen as U.S. flag bearers for the opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday night.
Alvarez, who won a silver medal in speedskating at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, and Bird were chosen by a vote of fellow U.S.
CARY, N.C. (AP) — Scott Kazmir allowed two runs over five innings, San Diego minor leaguer Patrick Kivlehan hit a three-run homer in a five-run first inning, and the U.S. began its prep for the Olympics with an 8-3 win over a collegiate national team on Sunday night.
Eddy Alvarez can display his medal, along with his mettle.
Alvarez told his unusual story when he met his new U.S. baseball teammates last month in the old Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse in Vero Beach, Florida.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The United States moved within a win of qualifying for the Olympic baseball tournament, routing Canada 10-1 Friday night in a game that included a 30-minute delay in the eighth inning when a ball initially called a two-run homer was changed to an RBI double.