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2019-07-18 21:47

Yankees Beat Rays in a Game Full of Firepower Aaron Judge hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth, and soon after that, Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam. Two innings before, the benches cleared and Gregorius had to restrain C.C. Sabathia....
2019-07-17 11:32

For Modern Strikeouts, Pitchers Veer Outside the Strike Zone It’s a paradox for today’s big-league pitchers: M.L.B. is on pace for another strikeout record, but fewer pitches than ever are going inside the rule-book zone....
2019-07-16 15:48

Marlins Keep the Mets Reeling Miami’s Caleb Smith (5-4) pitched six innings, allowing two unearned runs and three hits. He struck out six and worked around a season-high five walks....
2019-07-13 06:16

Domingo German and Edwin Encarnacion Help the Yankees Pick Right Up German (11-2) beat the Blue Jays with six innings of three-hit ball, and Encarnacion hit a three-run double as the Yankees, with the best A.L. record, began the second half of the season....
2019-07-13 06:16

Jim Bouton Opened Up the Major Leagues to Everyone Through both his everyman path to professional baseball and his revealing memoir “Ball Four,” Bouton, who died on Wednesday, made a gilded world seem attainable....
2019-07-11 23:16

With Little to Celebrate, Mets Honor a Title-Winning Team Fifty years after a talented pitching staff carried the Mets to their first World Series title, the franchise must acknowledge that its current plan has failed....
2019-06-30 02:48

Mets Go Ahead in 9th, but Lose on Home Run by Phillies The Mets’ Todd Frazier hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Hector Neris with one out in the ninth, but the Phillies rallied in the bottom of the inning to win it....
2019-06-28 05:16

Yankees’ Homer Streak Breaks a Record, but Lacks the Power to Surprise As Yankees blasts have become a daily affair, a few other teams have ended up on pace to surpass the major league home run record that the Bombers set last season....
2019-06-28 03:48

‘If You Don’t Have It, You’re Behind’: College Baseball’s Tech Arms Race The technological wave that swept M.L.B. has reached college baseball, but the price of high-tech devices has created a bigger gulf between the haves and have-nots....
2019-06-27 19:16

As the Twins Stay Hot, La Tortuga Earns a Warm Embrace in Minnesota Willians Astudillo, a.k.a. la Tortuga (or the Turtle), doesn’t look like most major leaguers. And with a rare ability to make contact, he doesn’t hit like them, either....
2019-06-27 19:16

Baseball in London? It’s a Real Thing, Even When the Yankees Aren’t Visiting Britain’s rare baseball devotees hope the visit from the Red Sox and Yankees this weekend will make the sport more than a niche activity in their country....
2019-06-27 19:16

Jay Bruce’s Double Leads the Phillies Over the Mets The Phillies overcame a 4-0 deficit against the Mets’ bullpen, spoiling a strong start from Jason Vargas, who tied a career high with 10 strikeouts before being pulled after only 77 pitches....
2019-06-27 19:16

‘Hot Dogs! Cold Beer!’ M.L.B. Will Bring the Familiar to London Stadium The Yankees and Red Sox will bring the peanuts and Cracker Jack to an overseas series. But there will also be British twists, like appearances by Churchill and Henry VIII....
2019-06-27 19:16

Astros Offer Yankees a Potential Glimpse of the Postseason Houston was missing two of its best hitters for this series. But Justin Verlander was on the mound Sunday and the Astros won the season series between the teams....
2019-06-24 05:00

Aaron Judge Returns to a Yankees Lineup That Hasn’t Skipped a Beat The Yankees have managed to keep winning despite a makeshift lineup, and now they have welcomed back several stars from the injured list, including Judge....
2019-06-22 03:00

Braves’ Mike Soroka Beats the Mets for 8th Straight Win The 21-year-old Soroka’s winning streak is the longest in the majors by a pitcher under 22 since Dontrelle Willis won the same number for the 2003 Florida Marlins....
2019-06-18 07:32

Pete Alonso, the Giddy Star Rising in Queens Amid another largely frustrating season for the Mets and their fans, the 6-foot-3 rookie slugger has provided both awe-inspiring and lighthearted moments....
2019-06-10 09:16

C.C. Sabathia Prepares for His Goodbye to Cleveland. Or Maybe Not. Saturday loomed as his last start ever in the city where he began his career. Still, this year’s All-Star Game is in Cleveland. And what if Sabathia takes part?...
2019-06-08 22:32

Todd Frazier and the Mets Dig In for a Series Win Over the Giants Frazier got underneath an eighth-inning curveball to help the Mets to a 7-3 win, delivering a positive end to a series that began with criticism of Mickey Callaway....
2019-06-07 06:32

Dallas Keuchel Is Returning to the Majors as an Atlanta Brave The Braves landed Keuchel, who missed more than a third of the season, after signing free agents like him and Craig Kimbrel no longer meant giving up a draft pick....
2019-06-07 06:32

Yankees Defeat Red Sox on Gary Sanchez Home Run The catcher hit his 18th homer and the bullpen threw five and a third scoreless innings, helping give the Yankees their fourth win in their first four games against Boston in the season series....
2019-06-02 18:32

A Foul Ball, an Injured Little Girl and Another Cycle of Anguish Without Answers Despite additional netting at baseball parks, spectators remain vulnerable, and some players and fans are wondering what it will take to spur more change....
2019-06-01 15:00

In Kikuchi vs. Ohtani, Japan Sees Another Great Rivalry Japanese baseball fans, more than those in North America, tend to focus on specific pitcher-batter showdowns. Yusei Kikuchi and Shohei Ohtani could offer a tantalizing one on American soil....
2019-05-30 03:48

A Rare Defensive Lapse by Gio Urshela Dooms Yankees to Defeat A tough hop in the 10th inning got past the sure-handed third baseman, and the Yankees, who had come back from a six-run deficit, lost to the Royals....
2019-05-27 12:48

A Heads-Up Play and Another Unlikely Hero Fuel a Win for the Mets Todd Frazier bunted against a shift to start a rally, and Adeiny Hechavarria put the team ahead with an unlikely homer. Business as usual for the injury-hampered, depth-fortified Mets....
2019-05-27 02:00

Yankees Show Off Their Depth, Beating the Orioles Once Again The red-hot Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez did not enter the game until the ninth inning, but the first-place Yankees still managed to walk away with a win....
2019-05-24 02:32

For the Mets, Carlos Gomez’s Blast Caps a Fraught Stretch on a High Note Gomez hit a three-run homer in the eighth that gave the Mets a four-game sweep of the Washington Nationals, but two new injuries tempered the positivity....
2019-05-24 02:32

A Novel Idea in the Majors: Using Batting Practice to Get Better B.P. has been a baseball tradition for more than a century, but there is evidence that the usual methods might make batters worse. So some teams are experimenting....
2019-05-23 12:00

Carter Stewart, 19, Chooses Japan Over the M.L.B. Draft Stewart, who was drafted by the Braves last year but did not sign, has chosen to start his career abroad, which would allow him to become a major league free agent more quickly....
2019-05-23 03:16

The Yankees (and a Power Failure) Turn the Lights Out at Tropicana Field A delay resulted in a single at-bat taking 45 minutes. But when play resumed, the Yankees got right back to business with a solo homer that helped seal the win....
2019-05-22 17:32

Money and Modern Strategy: How the Depleted Yankees Kept Winning Despite 17 players spending time on the injured list this year, the Yankees have kept pace in the A.L. East with smart moves rather than splashy ones....
2019-05-22 17:32

Yankees Beat Rays With a Taste of Their Own Medicine With James Paxton injured, the Yankees employed a so-called opener to start the game. The strategy paid off thanks to a seven-run explosion in the sixth inning....
2019-05-22 17:32

Mets’ Brodie Van Wagenen Isn’t Ready to Give Up on His Roster, or His Manager Firing Manager Mickey Callaway would be admitting flaws in the Mets’ plan, but Van Wagenen opted to double down on the team he assembled in his first off-season as a general manager....
2019-05-22 17:32

Mariners 10, Yankees 1: A Rookie Mariners Pitcher Stifles the Yankees Manager Aaron Boone said he would look into images that TV cameras captured of a dark substance smudged under the brim of the cap worn by Mariners starter Yusei Kikuchi....
2019-05-21 16:16

After Jacob deGrom and Corey Kluber, Stetson University Dreams Even Bigger With the pair of Cy Young Award winners among its alumni, the small college in Central Florida has a potent recruiting pitch as it eyes the national stage....
2019-05-21 16:16

Yankees 7, Rays 1: The Yankees (and a Power Failure) Turn the Lights Out at Tropicana Field A delay resulted in a single at-bat taking 45 minutes. But when play resumed, the Yankees got right back to business with a solo homer that helped seal the win....
2019-05-21 16:16

At Black Colleges, the Baseball Teams Increasingly Aren’t As the number of African-American baseball players continues to decline, black players are often surprised to find themselves in the minority even at historically black colleges....
2019-05-21 16:16

Julio Urias of Dodgers Placed on Leave After Domestic Violence Arrest Urias, 22, was arrested on Monday night for “intimate partner battery,” the police in Los Angeles said. The commissioner’s office will investigate the situation....
2019-05-21 16:16

Yankees 4, Rays 3: Money and Modern Strategy: How the Depleted Yankees Kept Winning Despite 17 players spending time on the injured list this year, the Yankees have kept pace in the A.L. East with smart moves rather than splashy ones....
2019-05-21 16:16

For These Minor Leaguers, the Living Is Good if You Don’t Mind the Dead Below Players in the lower levels of professional baseball often settle for less-than-desirable living arrangements, but few residences are eerier than the funeral home where several Yankee prospects have lived....
2019-05-21 16:16

The Rays Are a Surrealist’s Delight In an era of baseball’s richest teams dominating smaller-market clubs, Tampa Bay has managed a third way: spending less and winning more through ceaseless innovation....
2019-05-21 16:16

Yankees 13, Rays 5: Yankees Beat Rays With a Taste of Their Own Medicine With James Paxton injured, the Yankees employed a so-called opener to start the game. The strategy paid off thanks to a seven-run explosion in the sixth inning....
2019-05-21 16:16