Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Baseball

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) — Alex Faedo dominated TCU for a second straight time, and now he and his Florida Gators teammates will face a familiar opponent in ...
Members of the grounds crew roll out the tarp as rain begins to fall, delaying the start of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers, Friday, June 23, 2017, in New York.

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ WELCOME BACK Old-Timers’ Day is always a popular event at Yankee Stadium, and former catcher Jorge Posada figures to ...
Texas Rangers' Austin Bibens-Dirkx delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Saturday, June 24, 2017, in New York.

BY MIKE FITZPATRICK NEW YORK (AP) — A dozen years of minor league bus rides paid off with a day in the sun at Yankee Stadium for Austin Bibens-Dirkx. The ...
LSU players, including Jared Poche (16), celebrate after Michael Papierski scored a three-run home run against Oregon State in the third inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 24, 2017.

BY ERIC OLSON OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nothing LSU encounters in the College World Series championship series will be any more daunting than the task the Tigers had to complete ...
Boston Red Sox baseball great David Ortiz, right, laughs with Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez, Friday, June 23, 2017, at Fenway Park in Boston as the team retired Ortiz's jersey No. 34 worn when he led the franchise to three World Series titles. It is the 11th number retired by the Red Sox.

BY JIMMY GOLEN BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz stepped up to the microphone, wiped the tears from his eyes and waited for the sold-out Fenway crowd to shout “Papi!” a ...
In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws during the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Los Angeles.

BY STEVE DILBECK LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers tried to do everything they could to protect the young, slight frame of prized prospect Julio Urias. They limited ...
Texas Rangers' Yu Darvish, left, of Japan, watches from the dugout during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ DARVISH VS. TANAKA The last meeting between Yu Darvish (6-5, 3.35 ERA) and Masahiro Tanaka (5-7, 6.34) was six ...
Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig slowly leaves the plate after hitting a three-run home run, while New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, right, watches along with home plate umpire Lance Barksdale during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Los Angeles.

BY STEVE DILBECK LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another day, another power outburst by the Los Angeles Dodgers. And the struggling New York Mets were in no mood for Yasiel Puig’s ...
Detroit Tigers' starting pitcher Justin Verlander, left, looks toward first base after Seattle Mariners' Jarrod Dyson, right, hit a single during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Seattle.

BY JIM HOEHN SEATTLE (AP) — After five innings of offensive futility, Jarrod Dyson was just looking to get on base. He did, and turned the game around. Dyson’s bunt ...
Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer delivers a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Miami.

BY STEVEN WINE MIAMI (AP) — Max Scherzer’s bid for the third no-hitter of his big league career ended with one out in the eighth inning, and he then gave ...
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