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Computer to call balls and strikes in minor league

NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready for strikes by robots. No, overworked machines aren’t walking out in a labor protest. Computers will be used for ball/strike calls starting April 28 in the independent Atlantic League, where the distance between home and first will be shortened by 3 inches. The ground between the mound and home plate … Continue reading Computer to call balls and strikes in minor league

AP source: Yankees buy back YES control with Amazon help

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are buying back the YES Network, partnering with Amazon in a deal that will give the company the right to stream games in the team’s broadcast territory. The deal for the team’s parent company to purchase 80 percent of the network from The Walt Disney Co. values YES … Continue reading AP source: Yankees buy back YES control with Amazon help

Even in nice weather, spring training can be a grind

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Earlier this week, Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire left several of his top players out of the starting lineup. It was a rainy morning, but that wasn’t the only reason. Gardenhire said some were dealing with aches and pains. “I talked to a number of our guys,” Gardenhire said Tuesday. “Because of these … Continue reading Even in nice weather, spring training can be a grind

Yankees ace Luis Severino expects to throw in 2 weeks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP)  — New York Yankees ace Luis Severino expects to resume a throwing program in two weeks. Severino will miss his scheduled start on opening day on March 28 because of right shoulder inflammation. He was scratched from his first planned start of spring training on Tuesday after feeling discomfort after throwing his first … Continue reading Yankees ace Luis Severino expects to throw in 2 weeks

Bryce Gouging: Harper makes Phillies hottest ticket in town

PHILADELPHIA AP) — Bryce Harper swag is going, going and just about gone before he takes a swing in Philadelphia. Phillies merchandise stores and ticket vendors are certainly getting their hefty cuts thanks to Harper hype. Harper has Phillies fans spending stupid money on his No. 3 jerseys, tees and caps, and the franchise has set … Continue reading Bryce Gouging: Harper makes Phillies hottest ticket in town

Dodgers ace Kershaw could miss opening day start

Clayton Kershaw might not be on the mound when the two-time NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers start the season. The lefty ace is working his way back from shoulder soreness that caused him to shut down his spring training. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said “that’s fair” when asked Monday whether Kershaw might miss the opener … Continue reading Dodgers ace Kershaw could miss opening day start

BRADENTON, Fla | Spring roundup: Farquhar returns, Syndergaard goes wild

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Danny Farquhar took the mound in a game again. That was more than enough on Saturday. Farquhar’s spring training appearance for the New York Yankees was his first game since the 32-year-old reliever collapsed in the Chicago White Sox dugout on April 20 because of a ruptured aneurysm and brain hemorrhage. … Continue reading BRADENTON, Fla | Spring roundup: Farquhar returns, Syndergaard goes wild

FORT MYERS, Fla | Slowly, baseball rolls out pitch clock in spring training

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Baseball is on the clock. The traditionally timeless sport implemented a pitch clock all around major league spring training for the first time Saturday in an attempt to hurry up both pitchers and hitters and keep the modern fan from tuning out the increasingly lengthy games. Sixteen games across Florida … Continue reading FORT MYERS, Fla | Slowly, baseball rolls out pitch clock in spring training

NEW YORK | Happ shines for Yankees again in 4-1 win over Rays

NEW YORK — This is exactly what the New York Yankees were hoping for when they added J.A. Happ. The veteran left-hander permitted just one soft single in seven shutout innings to win his third start in a row, pitching the Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Tuesday night. “It was a clinic,” … Continue reading NEW YORK | Happ shines for Yankees again in 4-1 win over Rays

OAKLAND, Calif. | Mariners’ Cano returns from drug suspension, now playing 1B

OAKLAND, Calif.  — Robinson Cano is back in the major leagues with the Seattle Mariners after serving an 80-game drug suspension. The eight-time All-Star has a new position — first base, for the first time — and a new spot in the batting order, too. “It feels great to be back, especially the way the … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Mariners’ Cano returns from drug suspension, now playing 1B

NEW YORK | Gray, Yankees flop in 7-5 loss to lowly Orioles

NEW YORK — Sonny Gray was chased in the third inning by the team with worst record in the majors, big league-loss leader Alex Cobb ended a nine-start winless streak and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 7-5 Wednesday. Despite what appeared to be a midgame lecture in the dugout by third base … Continue reading NEW YORK | Gray, Yankees flop in 7-5 loss to lowly Orioles

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | Resorts-DraftKings approved for Jersey online sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Resorts Casino Hotel and DraftKings on Wednesday received approval to become the first companies to offer online and mobile sports betting in New Jersey. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement gave approval to the casino and its Boston-based online partner to launch an invitation-only version of mobile sports betting, which will … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | Resorts-DraftKings approved for Jersey online sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | Harrah’s becomes 4th Atlantic City casino with sports bets

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J — A Frank Sinatra impersonator asked Luck to be a lady as he bet on the New York Yankees on Wednesday and an Elvis impersonator thanked the clerk very much for handing him a similar bet slip as Harrah’s became the fourth Atlantic City casino to offer sports betting. The casino started … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | Harrah’s becomes 4th Atlantic City casino with sports bets

BOSTON | Red Sox put ace Sale on disabled list with sore shoulder

BOSTON  — The Boston Red Sox put ace Chris Sale on the disabled list Tuesday with left shoulder inflammation, meaning he will miss his scheduled start this week against the New York Yankees. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told reporters the soreness is mild and Sale was “adamant” that he would only … Continue reading BOSTON | Red Sox put ace Sale on disabled list with sore shoulder

BOSTON  | Red Sox get Kinsler from Angels, replaces injured Pedroia

BOSTON  — The Boston Red Sox acquired Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night, replacing the injured Dustin Pedroia at second base even as the AL East leaders distance themselves from the New York Yankees — and the rest of baseball, too. Boston will send Triple-A pitchers Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez … Continue reading BOSTON  | Red Sox get Kinsler from Angels, replaces injured Pedroia

BOSTON  | BoSox get Kinsler from Angels to fill in for injured Pedroia

BOSTON  — The Boston Red Sox have acquired Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels to fill in for injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Boston is sending Triple-A pitchers Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez to Los Angeles in a deal announced Monday night. The Angels are also sending cash. Red Sox president of baseball operations … Continue reading BOSTON  | BoSox get Kinsler from Angels to fill in for injured Pedroia

WASHINGTON | Manafort trial to focus on lavish lifestyle, not collusion

WASHINGTON — The trial of President Donald Trump‘s onetime campaign chairman will open this week with tales of lavish spending, secret shell companies and millions of dollars of Ukrainian money flowing through offshore bank accounts and into the political consultant’s pocket. What’s likely to be missing: answers about whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Manafort trial to focus on lavish lifestyle, not collusion

NEW YORK  | Going batty: Phillips borrows lumber for Royals debut

NEW YORK  — Brett Phillips could be excused for going batty. While he quickly made his way from Colorado to New York to join the Kansas City Royals after he was traded from Milwaukee, his bats were not so fast. The 24-year-old outfielder’s own lumber remained lost, so he planned to use a Hunter Dozier … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Going batty: Phillips borrows lumber for Royals debut

NEW YORK | Yankees rally late, beat Royals 5-4 to split doubleheader

NEW YORK — Greg Bird homered to begin a two-run rally in the eighth inning as the New York Yankees survived a rough outing by newly acquired reliever Zach Britton and a tumble by CC Sabathia, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Saturday for a split of their day-night doubleheader. The Royals won the opener … Continue reading NEW YORK | Yankees rally late, beat Royals 5-4 to split doubleheader

NEW YORK | Yanks’ Judge on fractured wrist: “Could’ve been a lot worse’

NEW YORK — Aaron Judge immediately knew something was wrong. He’d been hit by pitches before, and they never felt like this. A day later, the New York Yankees slugger could smile. Sort of. His fractured right wrist will put him out for three weeks, not the rest of the season. “It could’ve been a … Continue reading NEW YORK | Yanks’ Judge on fractured wrist: “Could’ve been a lot worse’

NEW YORK | Judge fractures wrist on hit by pitch, Yanks beat Royals 7-2

NEW YORK — Aaron Judge winced, and so did most everyone else at Yankee Stadium. All geared up for a pennant race, the New York Yankees caught a bad break Thursday night: Their All-Star slugger sustained a fractured right wrist when he was hit by a fastball and is expected to miss three weeks. After … Continue reading NEW YORK | Judge fractures wrist on hit by pitch, Yanks beat Royals 7-2

WASHINGTON | Harper’s future is shadow hanging over DC’s All-Star moment

WASHINGTON — By the time Bryce Harper gets to the plate at the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer could already be done. Harper is batting sixth in his fifth All-Star start, the lowest he has been in the National League lineup since the No. 9 spot in 2013. Scherzer getting the start against Boston’s Chris Sale … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Harper’s future is shadow hanging over DC’s All-Star moment

CLEVELAND | Indians C Yan Gomes finds out he’s an All-Star while batting

CLEVELAND — Indians catcher Yan Gomes walked to the plate Saturday night and found out he was an All-Star. Gomes will replace Tampa Bay’s Wilson Ramos in Tuesday’s game in Washington D.C., giving Cleveland six All-Stars. Gomes said he wrestled with emotions when he came up in the ninth to face New York Yankees closer … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Indians C Yan Gomes finds out he’s an All-Star while batting

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | Bauers homers in 12th, Rays sweep Yankees with 7-6 win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Jake Bauers and the Tampa Bay Rays made it a lost weekend for the New York Yankees. An injury to Gary Sanchez turned the trip into an even bigger loss. Bauers led off the 12th inning with a home run and Tampa Bay completed a three-game sweep of the … Continue reading ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | Bauers homers in 12th, Rays sweep Yankees with 7-6 win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla | Yankees C Sanchez likely to DL after pulling up on grounder

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is likely headed to the disabled after pulling up while running out a double-play grounder Sunday at Tampa Bay. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Sanchez hurt his right groin/hip abductor and “it’s probably going to be a DL situation.” Sanchez was injured in the … Continue reading ST. PETERSBURG, Fla | Yankees C Sanchez likely to DL after pulling up on grounder

WASHINGTON | Nationals get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3 players

WASHINGTON (AP) — Right-hander Kelvin Herrera has been acquired by the Washington Nationals from the Kansas City Royals for three minor leaguers. The Nationals sent infielder Kelvin Gutierrez, outfielder Blake Perkins and right-hander Yohanse Morel to Kansas City in the deal announced Monday during Washington’s doubleheader against the New York Yankees. Herrera has 14 saves … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Nationals get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3 players

LEADING OFF: Astros go for team record-tying 12th win in row

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: HOT HOUSTON The Astros aim for their 12th straight victory, which would tie for the longest winning streak in franchise history set in 1999 and duplicated in 2004. Fresh off a 10-0 road trip to Texas, Oakland and Kansas City in which they outscored opponents 74-35, … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Astros go for team record-tying 12th win in row

NEW YORK | Severino sharp, steals a popup, too, as Yankees top Rays 4-1

NEW YORK (AP) — In his latest peak performance, Luis Severino took matters into his own hands — and glove. Severino jumped to steal away a popup from catcher Gary Sanchez while pitching eight sharp innings, leading the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 Saturday. “He didn’t say, ‘I got it’ and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Severino sharp, steals a popup, too, as Yankees top Rays 4-1

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | Panel: Sports bets on phones have huge growth promise

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a New Jersey racetrack and a casino start taking bets on sporting events Thursday, they will be part of an industry primed for tremendous growth, much of it taking place on smartphones, according to a panel of national gambling experts. Speaking Wednesday at the east Coast Gaming Congress at … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | Panel: Sports bets on phones have huge growth promise