Indianapolis catcher Tony Sanchez hit a three-run homer in the second inning, and the International League all-stars defeated the Pacific Coast League 4-3 in the Triple-A All-Star Game at Reno Aces Ballpark on Wednesday.
UNLV rising junior Erick Fedde pitched three scoreless innings in the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team’s 16-2 victory over the Metro Collegiate Baseball League of Illinois All-Stars at Geneva, Ill., on Tuesday.
Mariano Rivera was all set up to save his final All-Star game — or so it seemed. Summoned in the eighth inning to make certain he would pitch, Rivera soaked up a 90-second standing ovation and got three straight outs while helping the American League to a 3-0 victory over the National League on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
Regardless of how many balls were flying out during the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night, Citi Field typically is a difficult place to score runs.
Yoenis Cespedes has won baseball’s Home Run Derby, becoming the first player left out of the All-Star game to take home the crown.
The Oakland Athletics slugger beat Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round Monday night at reconfigured Citi Field, hitting the decisive drive with five swings to spare.
Thirty of the 32 NFL teams made Forbes’ list of 50 most valuable sports teams, but it is European soccer clubs that dominate the Top 5.
One fan at Sunday’s game between the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field grabbed four foul balls, a once-in-several-lifetimes achievement.
SAN DIEGO — Tim Lincecum pitched his first career no-hitter and the second in the majors in 11 days, a gem saved by a spectacular diving catch by right fielder Hunter Pence in the San Francisco Giants’ 9-0 win over the last-place San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
At Cashman Field, Alvarado allowed just one run on four hits in 6 2/3 innings as the 51s (49-46) earned a split of the four-game series against the Southern Division-leading Padres (53-45).
After already promoting 19 players this season to the parent New York Mets, the 51s could hardly be faulted for falling out of the Pacific Coast League playoff race.
CHICAGO — Kris Bryant, like many before him, hopes he can help the Chicago Cubs become a winner.
At Cashman Field, Wilmer Flores homered twice, doubled, singled and had four RBIs for the 51s (48-44), who pulled within 1½ games of the Pacific Southern division-leading Padres (51-44).
San Francisco Giants pitcher Chad Gaudin has been charged with lewdness after police say he touched the breast of a woman on a gurney at a Las Vegas hospital earlier this year.
There’s little special about MLB’s All-Star game anymore, as evidenced by the fact it has lost half its television audience in the last 20 years, but Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig could make the mid-summer classic fun and interesting.
At Tucson, Ariz., the Padres (49-40) were down to their last strike when pinch hitter Mike Wilson singled, scoring Dan Robertson and Gregorio Petit to extend their lead to 2½ games over the second-place 51s in the Pacific South Division.