Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead.
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Major League Baseball suspended umpire Joe West for one game without pay on Wednesday for grabbing the jersey of Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon.
LOS ANGELES — The owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers have reached an agreement to buy a stake in the Oklahoma City RedHawks, and the team will change its Triple-A affiliation to Oklahoma City next year.
The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division title in three years against the team that knocked them out of the top spot last season.
The Baltimore Orioles won their first AL East crown since 1997, using home runs by Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Tuesday night before a boisterous crowd of 35,297 at Camden Yards.
Chicago starting pitcher Jake Arrieta had a no-hit shutout going through seven innings, but gave up a double with one out in the eighth inning to lose the bid.
51s outfielder Matt Reynolds was named the Sterling Award winner by the New York Mets as the Most Valuable Player of the organization’s Triple-A club this season.
Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended seven games and fined by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire.
The Miami Marlins lost much more than a game. They’ve likely lost All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton for the rest of the season after a frightening scene at Miller Park.
Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball for using a performance enhancing substance, Baltimore manager Buck Showalter confirmed Friday.
Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton was stretchered off the field Thursday night after being hit in the face with a pitch.
A former New York Mets ticket sales executive sued the baseball club for discrimination on Wednesday, alleging in a federal lawsuit she was “frequently humiliated” and later fired by the team owner’s son because she was pregnant while unmarried.
Major League Baseball sent a memo to teams and umpires clarifying this year’s experimental rule intended to limit collisions at home plate, saying runners should not be called safe if the ball clearly beats them.
Las Vegas starter Logan Verrett had 11 strikeouts in five innings Saturday night in Game 4 but also threw three wild pitches and allowed five runs (two earned) to the Aces in a 7-3 defeat before a crowd of 5,420 at Aces Ballpark.
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington resigned Friday afternoon. The club named bench coach Tim Bogar as interim manager.
The Arizona Diamondbacks fired general manager Kevin Towers on Friday.
On the final $1 beer night of the season at Cashman Field, Reno left-hander Andrew Chafin crashed the party, silencing the 51s’ bats and the crowd of 3,063 in a masterful performance.
It’s been a great season for local baseball fans, who got to watch the Mountain Ridge Little Leaguers and the champion Las Vegas 51s, cheer for hometown heroes Kris Bryant, Joey Gallo, Chris Carter and Bryce Harper, and see Greg Maddux inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Playoff baseball is not to be taken for granted at any level, its importance felt on the field and at the box office and everywhere in between. The 51s have made it a reality for consecutive seasons.
The son of Lee Mazzilli — who had two key hits for the New York Mets in the 1986 World Series — L.J. Mazzilli delivered the decisive hit for the 51s in their 5-4 win over the Reno Aces in their Pacific Coast League playoff opener on Wednesday night before 4,083 at Cashman Field.
Mountain Ridge Little League’s team was in attendance for the first game of the 51s’ best-of-five series with the Reno Aces.
Kris Bryant, the former Bonanza High star, was named the 2014 Minor League Player of the Year by USA Today on Wednesday.
The New York Yankees will celebrate Derek Jeter’s career by wearing a special patch on their caps and jerseys during his final few weeks in the majors.