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  • US-Cuba relations challenge ballplayers choosing pro path

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Yasmany Tomas had three choices to continue his baseball career: stay in Cuba and make up to $2,500 a month, play in Japan with a shot at a million dollar contract,…

  • Cubs promote highly touted prospect Addison Russell

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs called up highly touted infielder Addison Russell on Tuesday. The 21-year-old Russell will start at second base and bat ninth when the Cubs play the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday…

  • Naval Academy grad Harris called up to majors by Cardinals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — During his stint in the Person Gulf on a Navy carrier, Mitch Harris kept his pitching arm — and his hopes of eventually making it to the majors — in shape by…

  • Ortiz suspended 1 game by MLB for making contact with umpire

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston designated hitter David Ortiz was suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball on Tuesday. MLB said Ortiz was punished by senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr.…

  • MLB PITCHING COMPARISON

    Wednesday NATIONAL LEAGUE 2015 TEAM 2014 VS OPP PITCHERS LINE W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Miami Cosart (R) 7:05p 0-1 4.76 0-2 No Record Philadelphia Hamels (L) -135 0-2 5.00 1-2 0-2 33.0 3.27…

  • Major League Baseball

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Philadelphia -135 Miami +125 at Washington -125 St. Louis +115 at Pittsburgh -120 Chicago +110 at New York -150 Atlanta +140 Cincinnati -130 at Milwaukee +120 San Diego -130 at…

  • Royals’ Herrera suspended, Ventura fined for incident vs A’s

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Major League Baseball suspended Kansas Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera five games and fined him and pitcher Yordano Ventura on Tuesday after both targeted Oakland third baseman Brett Lawrie during a…

  • F-bombs away: Rants a time-honored part of sports culture

    Fellas, chill. It’s just a game, right? Losing stinks. We totally get it. Athletes and coaches have been angry about coming up on the short end since cavemen looked at each other, pointed to a…

  • Left-hander Ian Thomas recalled by Braves from Triple-A

    ATLANTA (AP) — Left-hander Ian Thomas has been recalled by the Atlanta from Triple-A Gwinnett. Atlanta made the move Tuesday, one day after left-hander Andrew McKirahan was suspended for 80 games following a positive test…

  • Reds’ Bryan Price apologizes for language, not message

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price apologized on Tuesday for using profanity during a pregame meeting with reporters, but says he stands by his message that media shouldn’t report developments he feels would…

  • Fan struck by foul ball released from hospital

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates say a woman who was injured by a foul ball during Monday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs has been released from the hospital. The woman was standing behind…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB Boston 8 5 .615 — Baltimore 7 6 .538 1 New York 6 7 .462 2 Tampa Bay 6 7 .462 2 Toronto 6 7 .462 2 Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 10 3 .769 — Atlanta 8 4 .667 1½ Washington 6 7 .462 4 Philadelphia 4 9 .308 6 Miami 3 10 .231 7 Central Division W…

  • Baseball Expanded Standings

    AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Boston 8 5 .615 — — 6-4 W-1 4-3 4-2 Baltimore 7 6 .538 1 — 5-5 L-1 3-3 4-3 New York…

  • This Date in Baseball

    April 22 1876 — In the first National League game, Joseph Borden of Boston beat the hometown Philadelphia team 6-5. 1898 — Theodore Breitenstein of the Cincinnati Reds and James Hughes of Baltimore each pitched…