Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Baseball

The ball flies past Chicago Cubs third baseman Jeimer Candelario, left, as Washington Nationals' Michael Taylor, right, steals third during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Washington.

BY STEPHEN WHYNO WASHINGTON (AP) — Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero blamed pitcher Jake Arrieta for allowing seven stolen bases in a 6-1 loss to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday ...
Florida celebrates after defeated LSU in Game 2 of the NCAA baseball College World Series finals, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Omaha, Nebraska.

BY ERIC OLSON OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Maybe this wasn’t Florida coach Kevin O’Sullivan’s best team. It is, however, his first national championship team. A year after the Gators went ...
In this May 3, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watches the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit.

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ STOPPING BY Manager Joe Maddon and some of the Chicago Cubs will go for what the White House calls ...
In this April 6, 2017, file photo, Columbia Fireflies outfielder Tim Tebow looks out from the dugout before the team's minor league baseball game against the Augusta GreenJackets in Columbia, S. Carolina.

BY TIM REYNOLDS PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow knows he can still improve on everything. Given his numbers, that’s obvious. If he’s the world’s most popular minor ...
Los Angeles Angels' Eric Young Jr., second from left, and Danny Espinosa jump in the air as they celebrate their team's 4-0 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Los Angeles.

BY JILL PAINTER LOPEZ LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricky Nolasco was pitching well while holding the big-hitting Dodgers scoreless. The only thing that stopped him was a liner that hit ...
Washington Nationals relief pitcher Joe Blanton, right, is pulled from the game by manager Dusty Baker (12) during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Washington.

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ CAN HE HELP? The NL East-leading Washington Nationals were angling to add Francisco Rodriguez to their biggest trouble spot ...
Cleveland Indians' Roberto Perez watches the ball after hitting a one-run double off Texas Rangers relief pitcher Preston Claiborne in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Cleveland. Carlos Santana scored on the play.

BY STEVE HERRICK CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians trailed by seven runs and were without manager Terry Francona by the fourth inning Monday night. Coming off a disheartening sweep to ...
Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez catches a single by Washington Nationals' Trea Turner during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Washington.

BY IAN QUILLEN WASHINGTON (AP) — After a nail-biting victory over the NL East leading Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon still cringed to consider what could’ve happened. He ...
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, June 26, 2017.

BY KEN POWTAK BOSTON (AP) — The way Chris Sale and the Boston relievers were pitching, the Red Sox didn’t need to score a lot. Sale went 6 1/3 overpowering ...
Florida's Jonathan India (6) and teammates react after watching a replay of a score by Christian Hicks during the seventh inning of the team's NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game against TCU in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 24, 2017.

BY ERIC OLSON OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some things to know as Florida (50-19) and LSU (52-18) play for the national championship in the best-of-three College World Series finals starting ...
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