LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard sent Portland into the NBA’s first play-in series with 42 more points and a crucial steal, helping the Trail Blazers escape with a 134-133...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts hit three home runs Thursday night — for the sixth time in his career.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts hit three home runs in a game for the sixth time in his career, matching a major league record, and the Los Angeles Dodgers launched six long balls in all Thursday...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts hit three home runs Thursday night for the sixth time in his career, matching a major league record held by Sammy Sosa and Hall of Famer Johnny Mize.
1934 — Pitcher John Broaca tied a major league record by striking out five consecutive times but pitched the Yankees to an 11-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Lou Gehrig had...
1966 — The Koufax-Drysdale holdout ended. The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the signings. Sandy Koufax got $120,000 and Don Drysdale $105,000, making them the highest paid teammates...
MIAMI (AP) — The Reds' Aristides Aquino has broken the National League rookie record for homers in a month with his 14th in August.
Aquino hit a two-run homer in the first inning Thursday...
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — An Aspen company has sued former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa, alleging his company backed out of a contract to rent a house in the ski resort town for $9,500 a day last winter.
NEW YORK (AP) — Exasperated, caller Joe from Fair Lawn seemed to speak for every New York Yankees fan on the No. 1 topic in town.
"He is awful!" Joe hollered on WFAN radio.
Not that Giancarlo Stanton needed to listen to the powerhouse sports talk station Monday to figure out how the masses felt.
The slumping slugger heard the boos a day earlier at Yankee Stadium when he went 0 for 7, struck out five times and stranded nine runners in an 8-7, 12-inning loss to Baltimore.
Today in History for March 17th
NEW YORK (AP) — In a season of record-high home runs and strikeouts along with record-low complete games, there were some constants in Major League Baseball: Houston's Jose Altuve and a Colorado Rockies player won batting titles.
There were 6,105 home runs hit in the season that ended Sunday, topping the 5,963 in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era.
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton has one game left to get to 60 home runs.
The All-Star slugger went 1 for 5 with an RBI single in the Miami Marlins' 10-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. Manager Don Mattingly plans to move him to the leadoff spot for Sunday's season finale to try to get him more plate appearances.
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
MIAMI (AP) — Barry Bonds. Sammy Sosa. Mark McGwire. Roger Maris. Babe Ruth.
And now Giancarlo Stanton.
The Miami slugger homered twice to become the sixth player to reach 59 in a season, and the Marlins opened the last series of Jeffrey Loria's tenure as owner by beating the Atlanta Braves 7-1 on Thursday night.
Giancarlo Stanton has a chance to accomplish something Barry Bonds and Roger Maris never did — and the Miami slugger doesn't need to hit 74 homers.
Stanton currently leads the major leagues with 52 home runs, which is 14 more than second-place Aaron Judge. The last player to lead the majors in homers by 14 was Jimmie Foxx back in 1933.
When Bonds hit a record 73 home runs in 2001, Sammy Sosa was second with 64. When Maris hit 61 in 1961, teammate Mickey Mantle had 54.
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton is on a historic home run pace, and the next two days could land him among even more exclusive company.
Stanton tied a major league record with his 18th home run in August, but Anthony Rendon had four RBIs and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 8-3 on Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has tied the major league record with his 18th home run in August, bashing his 51st of the season in the first inning of a game against the Washington Nationals.
Stanton matched the mark set by Rudy York with the Detroit Tigers in August 1937. Stanton's drive Tuesday night off Edwin Jackson landed deep in the left-field stands and came after a 26-minute rain delay. He extended the Marlins' franchise record for most homers in a month.
ANAHEIM, California (AP) — For Albert Pujols, the home runs keep coming and the records keep falling.
The Angels slugger hit a three-run homer Tuesday night, the 610th of his career, breaking a tie for eighth on the career list with Sammy Sosa to become baseball's all-time leader for home runs by a player born outside the U.S.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — For Albert Pujols, the home runs keep coming and the records keep falling.
The Angels slugger hit a three-run homer Tuesday night, the 610th of his career, snapping his tie for eighth on the career list with Sammy Sosa to become baseball's all-time leader for home runs by a player born outside the U.S.
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered in his sixth consecutive game to give him a major league-leading 44, but the Miami Marlins fell 9-4 to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.
Stanton hit a solo shot to deep left-center field off Madison Bumgarner (3-5) in the third inning, tying the game at 2. He has 11 homers in his past 12 games, and 23 in the past 35. Only Sammy Sosa (25 in 1998) and Barry Bonds (24 in 2001) have hit more in that span, according to Elias.
MIAMI (AP) — All eyes are on Giancarlo Stanton and he keeps delivering.
Baseball's $325-million man homered in his sixth consecutive game to give him a major league-leading 44, but the Miami Marlins fell 9-4 to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.
"Obviously very dangerous right now," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said.
Stanton hit a solo shot to deep left-center field off Madison Bumgarner (3-5) in the third inning, tying the game at 2.
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton homered in his sixth consecutive game when he hit his 44th home run off San Francisco Giants' left-hander Madison Bumgarner on Tuesday night.
Stanton has hit 10 home runs in his last 11 games, and 23 in the last 35.
Coming into the game, his 22 homers in 34 games has only been exceeded twice in Major League history with Sammy Sosa hitting 25 in 1998 and Barry Bonds hitting 24 in 2001 according to Elias.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After 17 seasons in the big leagues, Albert Pujols already knows how to navigate every peak and valley a hitter can encounter.
When he followed up an ugly five-game hitless stretch with six hits and three homers in the past two games, nobody around the Los Angeles Angels was remotely surprised their slugger found his way back.
Today in History for March 17th
A look at what's happening today at the baseball winter meetings in Oxon Hill, Maryland:
A BUDDING QUESTION
Former Commissioner Bud Selig will be on site in suburban Washington, a day after he was voted into the Hall of Fame. His election has already raised a question with fans: If the person who oversaw the game during the Steroids Era is going to Cooperstown, should the players who took performance-enhancing drugs also be welcome?
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis was raised on Chicago's North Side, and like so many other kids, he grew up idolizing Ryne Sandberg, watching Sammy Sosa smash home runs and listening to Harry Caray.
He bled Cubs blue.
And he never once blamed Steve Bartman — they went to the same high school, by the way.