LOS ANGELES — Houston Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. informed manager A.J. Hinch after the fourth inning that he felt something different in the area around his forearm Saturday night. McCullers took his at-bat in the top of the fifth, came back out for the bottom half, fired some warm-up pitches, then looked into the
WASHINGTON — Nationals star Bryce Harper was pulled from Thursday night’s game after being hit by a pitch in the right knee, but the team expects him to be OK. Harper was struck in the sixth inning of Washington’s doubleheader nightcap against the Cincinnati Reds and was replaced defensively in the top of the seventh.
Ian Kinsler, who has played just three games with the Boston Red Sox since being acquired at the trade deadline, was put on the disabled list Saturday with a strained left hamstring. The Yankees-Red Sox game heated up quickly Friday night after New York leadoff hitter Brett Gardner was hit by a pitch and Boston
BOSTON — A harsh reality is beginning to set in for the New York Yankees: This might not be their year to win the American League East. As they continue to trudge through a second half that so far has been defined by mediocrity — they are 6-8 since the All-Star break — the odds
BOSTON — Red Sox manager Alex Cora was ejected one pitch into the bottom of the first inning of Friday’s 4-1 win over the New York Yankees for arguing after an inside pitch to Mookie Betts. In the top of the first, New York leadoff batter Brett Gardner was hit by a pitch from Boston’s
This fascinates me more than it probably should: Since the advent of the 162-game schedule, the Boston Red Sox have never won 100 games. Of course, many franchises have failed to achieve that mark, but it’s interesting in Boston’s case because the Red Sox have long been one of the most successful teams in the
BOSTON — Like an out-of-control snowball tumbling wildly down a mountain, the New York Yankees cascaded toward a 15-7 blowout loss to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday thanks to an avalanche of mental errors and moments of uninspired, lackluster play. The Yankees’ starting pitcher, C.C. Sabathia, wasn’t very good. Their bullpen was even worse.
PHOENIX — San Francisco Giants infielder Pablo Sandoval will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his right hamstring while sliding. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that Sandoval has a significant tear requiring surgery. Sandoval was injured while sliding into home plate Sunday against San Diego. Baseball’s non-waiver deadline has passed, but there
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is dealing with an injured right wrist and is not in the starting lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, manager Mike Scioscia said. Scioscia said Trout, who is listed as day-to-day, “tweaked” the wrist while sliding during an attempted steal of third base in the Angels’ 7-2
PITTSBURGH — It was the debut the Chicago Cubs were hoping for: Four-time All-Star Cole Hamels dazzled with his changeup on the way to a five-inning, nine-strikeout performance in the Cubs’ 9-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. It helped that the Cubs offense staked him to an early, 4-0 lead. “S—, four runs