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00:34 2019-10-15

How the Yankees Won Game 1 of the A.L.C.S. Gleyber Torres drove in five runs to lead the Yankees to an easy win over the Astros, while Masahiro Tanaka continued his pitching brilliance in the postseason....
06:51 2019-10-13

Pitchers’ Duel: Yankees and Astros Meet in a Series Both Saw Coming “I heard it from Day 1,” Houston’s manager said about predictions of a playoff showdown against the Yankees. Now it’s here, and many expect this rematch to be decided on the mound....
19:51 2019-10-12

For Nationals, an Old Tactic Proves a Good One Washington’s deep pitching lineup has shown that durable starters working deep into playoff games can still be a reliable route to winning in October....
19:51 2019-10-12

Can the Rebirth of a Negro League Stadium Revive a Distressed City? Paterson, N.J., plans to restore Hinchliffe Stadium, which once played host to Negro leagues baseball, and turn it into a museum and a multisport facility....
02:17 2019-10-12

How the Yankees Won Game 3 to Sweep the Twins The Yankees continued their postseason dominance of Minnesota, clinching their series with a win in Minneapolis and advancing to the American League Championship Series....
12:51 2019-10-08

Ryan Zimmerman and Max Scherzer Lift Nationals Past Dodgers The teams will return to Dodger Stadium to decide their division series after Zimmerman hit a three-run homer and Scherzer delivered a strong seven innings....
12:51 2019-10-08

Rays Top the Astros and, for Once, Fill Their Stadium Tampa Bay has struggled to pack Tropicana Stadium despite success on the field, but their first home postseason game in six years drew a lively crowd....
02:17 2019-10-08

The Twist in a Yankees-Astros A.L.C.S. Rematch? Houston Is Even Better This Time Both teams are cruising past opponents toward a rematch of the 2017 league championship series the Astros won on their way to their first World Series win....
16:51 2019-10-06

A.L.D.S. Game 2: How the Yankees Beat the Twins Didi Gregorius broke out of his slump with a grand slam and Masahiro Tanaka was dominant on the mound as the Yankees cruised to a two-games-to-none lead in the A.L.D.S....
04:51 2019-10-06

For Rocco Baldelli, Managing the Twins Is a Team Effort The Twins’ hierarchy is more democracy than monarchy, with Baldelli leaning heavily on the bench coach Derek Shelton, and Thad Levine sharing front-office duties with Derek Falvey....
00:34 2019-10-05

Buehler, Muncy Lead Dodgers Past Nats 6-0 in NLDS Opener The Dodgers overpowered the Nationals on the mound and at the plate, extending the dominance that led to a franchise-record 106 victories in the regular season right on into the playoffs....
09:34 2019-10-04

How a Mid-Season Revelation Revived James Paxton’s Season Paxton, the Yankees’ starter for their postseason opener on Friday, was struggling until the team’s brain trust delivered a message: Stop using your fastball so much....
09:34 2019-10-04

A Hidden Yankees Yearbook Got Plenty of New Signatures This Year Any player to appear in a game for the Yankees — whether one game or several hundred — can sign a wall nestled in the Yankee Stadium clubhouse. This season, it has become much more crowded....
16:34 2019-10-02

Nationals Advance at Last. Now They Seek a Crowning Achievement. Even after Bryce Harper’s departure, Washington was left with a fearsome rotation and potent sluggers. After their wild-card win on Tuesday, will the Nationals finally advance to a championship series...
07:00 2019-10-02

With a Strong Foundation, the Nationals Seek a Crowning Achievement Even after Bryce Harper’s departure, Washington was left with a fearsome rotation and potent sluggers. Will it be enough to finally advance to a championship series?...
03:34 2019-10-02

The Mets Had Pete Alonso and Jacob deGrom. So Why Did They Fall Short? Pete Alonso and Jacob deGrom provided reasons for Mets fans to hope, but the team’s first season under General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen ended without a playoff berth....
19:34 2019-09-30

Despite Bright Spots, Mets Fall Short in Season of High Hopes Pete Alonso and Jacob deGrom provided reasons for Mets fans to hope, but the team’s first season under General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen ended without a playoff berth....
03:34 2019-09-30

Mets’ Pete Alonso Ties Rookie Home Run Record Alonso, who had already broken the Mets’ record for home runs in a season, hit his 52nd homer to match the mark set by the Yankees’ Aaron Judge in 2017....
23:34 2019-09-29

Baseball Saw a Million More Empty Seats. One Reason: Standing. A 12-year slide in M.L.B. attendance has clubs turning to deals like standing room subscription passes. But revenue is still rising, making tickets less crucial to baseball’s bottom line....
23:34 2019-09-29

Joe Maddon Will Not Return to Cubs Next Season Theo Epstein, the Chicago Cubs’ president of baseball operations, said the team would not renew its contract with Maddon, who guided the Cubs to their first championship in 108 years in 2016....
23:34 2019-09-29

How Good Is the Yankees’ Defense? Depends on Who’s Keeping Track A sea of advanced data can help determine whether a club’s defense is improving or regressing, and the Yankees have been puzzled by differences between their numbers and outside models....
03:34 2019-09-28

Smash ’Em, Bake ’Em or Sit on ’Em: The Inexact Science of Breaking In Gloves Even major league fielders struggle to find that perfect shape for their most important defensive tool. And despite plenty of technology in the game, old-school techniques still reign....
20:00 2019-09-27

M.L.B. Awards 2019: Who Deserves the Honors? The hardware won’t be handed out until after the postseason, but as the regular season wraps up this weekend, here are the players and managers who deserve baseball’s top honors....
20:00 2019-09-27

Giants’ Bruce Bochy Bidding Farewell After 3 Titles and Much More “This is what I should be doing,” the San Francisco Giants manager said to himself when he ran his first club 30 years ago, a rookie-league team in Spokane, Wash....
21:34 2019-09-22

The Mets’ Other Chase: Jacob deGrom Seeks a Second Cy Young The pitcher’s pursuit of the award for the second time in two years is an additional story line in the wild-card chase, which got a little bleaker on Sunday night....
05:51 2019-09-16

Dellin Betances Is Back. Yankees Hope His Fastball Returns, Too. The reliever, who made his season debut on Sunday, is trying to regain his lost velocity, but he also knows that secondary pitches have allowed him to thrive....
05:51 2019-09-16

Is the Mets’ Wild Season Careening Into the Playoffs? It would have been hard to imagine a month ago, but the Mets are squarely in the race for a wild-card spot — and with an apparent camaraderie that other teams might envy....
09:34 2019-09-13

Injuries Mar Yankees’ Doubleheader Sweep of the Tigers Gary Sanchez left the second game an inning after he had been thrown out in his first stolen-base attempt this year, and Edwin Encarnacion homered in the first game but left with an oblique problem....
09:34 2019-09-13

For the Yankees, 6 Homers and a 6-Run Lead Aren’t Enough Jordy Mercer capped a six-run comeback with a game-winning single off Chance Adams in the ninth inning, as the Tigers overcame another onslaught by the Yankees in a 12-11 victory on Tuesday night....
16:00 2019-09-11

Red Sox Fire Dave Dombrowski a Season After Winning the World Series After capturing three straight A.L. East titles under Dombrowski, the team’s president, Boston is now just a few games above .500 and expected to miss the playoffs....
12:00 2019-09-09

After Tyler Skaggs’s Death, M.L.B. Turns a Cautious Eye to Its Drug Policy Baseball and the players’ union said the pitcher’s overdose death had caused them to re-examine the policy, which does not require testing for “drugs of abuse,” but any proposed changes could raise pr...
03:00 2019-09-09

After Tyler Skaggs’ Death, M.L.B. Turns a Cautious Eye to Its Drug Policy Baseball and the players’ union said the pitcher’s overdose death had caused them to re-examine the policy, which does not require testing for “drugs of abuse,” but any proposed changes could raise pr...
05:34 2019-09-07

Yankees Could Face Some Tough Calls as Their Regulars Return When injuries piled up, replacements led the Yankees to 90 wins. But as the playoffs approach, some names missing for months could make a case to play....
05:34 2019-09-03

Autopsy of Angels’ Tyler Skaggs Reveals Opioids in His System The coroner’s report said that the Angels pitcher, who died at 27 in a Texas hotel room last month, had been intoxicated by fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol....
01:34 2019-08-31

With Their Dominance Fleeting, the Cubs Search for Answers As Chicago tries to sort out an inconsistent offense and an inability to win at night on the road, even Manager Joe Maddon seems to be out of tricks....
02:34 2019-08-28

Mets’ Streak at Four After J.D. Davis Hits Game-Winner in Extra Innings Cleveland appeared to have the game won in the 10th but a pitcher failing to cover first on a potential double-play opened the door for another Mets win....
08:00 2019-08-22

The Yankees Continue to Dominate. Is That Enough? Despite Sunday’s loss to the Indians, the Yankees are focused on achieving the best record in the regular season and home field advantage in the playoffs....
03:34 2019-08-19

Worried About Aaron Judge? He Isn’t Judge, the Yankees’ star slugger, has struggled all August, with just one home run since July 20. But he’s already learned to avoid overreacting to slumps....
13:34 2019-08-16

Indians Score Early and Often in Shellacking of Yankees A seven-run first inning set the tone in a game in which the Yankees’ only real highlight was Mike Ford, a position player, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning....
13:34 2019-08-16

Pete Alonso’s Big Day Helps Halt Mets’ Losing Streak at Three Alonso, a rookie first baseman, went 5 for 5, reached base six times, and tied Cody Bellinger’s record for homers by a rookie in the National League....
13:34 2019-08-16

Amid a Great Run, the Mets Become an Earlier Version of Themselves A defeat in Atlanta gave the Mets a three-game losing streak, evoking memories of a weak first half. There were also echoes of 2015, as Ruben Tejada returned to a team he once inspired....
08:00 2019-08-15

Mets Lose Jeff McNeil and Call Up Ruben Tejada McNeil, one of the club’s best hitters, sustained a hamstring strain and will be out until at least Aug. 24. Tejada, 29, has not played for the Mets since the 2015 postseason....
22:34 2019-08-14

Facing Little Resistance, the Yankees Make Health Their Main Goal With a spot in the playoffs all but assured, the Yankees have the luxury of coasting through the last six weeks of the season while focusing on the recovery of several players....
12:00 2019-08-13

An Amazin’ Month for the Mets It seems like yesterday the Mets were deader than dead. Suddenly, they are the talk of baseball — even more so than that other pretty good team that plays in the Bronx....
02:00 2019-08-13

The Mets’ Latest August Run Stalls, but Optimism Abounds Their eight-game win streak came to an end, but the Mets are on the verge of a playoff spot. They carry plenty of momentum into a six-game road trip....
06:34 2019-08-12

Clint Frazier Knows Why He’s in Scranton, but Longs for New York The brash young outfielder has heard the criticisms of his personality and play, but he’s embraced the relative calm of the minor leagues to work on his game — for now....
16:34 2019-08-09

Mets Win Sixth Straight and Start Dreaming of ‘Something Special’ A four-game sweep of the Miami Marlins gave the Mets 13 wins in 14 games, and contributions from all over the roster provided more reason for optimism....
02:00 2019-08-08

Senators Call on M.L.B. for More Transparency on Foul Ball Injuries Senators Richard Durbin and Tammy Duckworth wrote a letter to Commissioner Rob Manfred urging him to release data on which seats at ballparks are most vulnerable to dangerous line drives....
07:00 2019-08-07

Yankees Add to Red Sox’ Pain, and Vice Versa The Yankees sent Boston to its sixth and seventh consecutive losses, but Edwin Encarnacion fractured his right wrist and Aaron Hicks hurt his right elbow....
15:17 2019-08-04

D.J. LeMahieu Hits 2 Homers as Yankees Continue Red Sox’ Pain Boston Manager Alex Cora and starting pitcher Chris Sale were ejected in the Yankees’ seven-run fourth inning as the Red Sox lost their sixth in a row....
23:17 2019-08-03

‘We’re Lab Rats’: A Baseball League Where Stealing First Is O.K. The Atlantic League has become an M.L.B. testing ground for ideas that could make the game livelier. Experiments include larger bases and an automated strike zone....
00:34 2019-08-03

The Yankees’ Trade Deadline Haul? A 20-Year-Old Pitching Prospect Yankees management stated for weeks that the team was seeking a top starting pitcher, but it whiffed on its efforts to improve the roster on Wednesday....
03:17 2019-08-01

Tanaka’s Ugly Start in Boston Sets Off October Alarms for the Yankees Masahiro Tanaka allowed 12 runs in three and a third innings against the Red Sox, reminding the Yankees that their offense, however improved this season, cannot be expected to win a title on its own....
19:51 2019-07-31

‘It’s Like an Explosion’: The Pain of a Foul Tip to the Catcher’s Mask Catchers are vulnerable to head trauma from balls glancing off hitters’ bats and into their masks, but, unlike in other sports, they must leave the game for good or deal with the effects....
19:51 2019-07-31

Mookie Betts’s 3 Homers Lead Another Red Sox Demolition of the Yankees Batters have had three-homer games on four straight days for the first time in big league history. Betts followed the Mets’ Robinson Cano, St. Louis’s Paul DeJong and Minnesota’s Nelson Cruz....
19:51 2019-07-31

Steven Matz Throws His First Complete Game as Mets Cruise In his third start since a brief stint in the bullpen, Matz allowed five hits and one walk on only 99 pitches. “My sinker and slider were a pretty good combo,” he said....
19:51 2019-07-31

‘We Needed to Do Something’: White Sox Unveil Extended Protective Netting As baseball comes to grips with a spate of serious fan injuries caused by foul balls, the White Sox took their nets to new lengths on Monday: all the way to each foul pole....
23:17 2019-07-23

Yankees, Coming Off a Hot Streak, Slog Through an Ugly Loss James Paxton’s first-inning struggles continued, and this time the Yankees’ bats were unable to bail him out. Can this rotation be trusted in October?...
02:34 2019-07-22

Mets Bullpen Shows Signs of Life in 2-Game Sweep of the Twins The Mets’ beleaguered relievers stifled Minnesota over two days, but the victories came with bad news: An injury to Zack Wheeler, a potential trade asset....
05:34 2019-07-18

Pumpsie Green, First Black Player for Boston Red Sox, Dies at 85 Green, who played mostly at second base and shortstop, broke the color barrier for the last major league franchise of the time that remained all white....
05:34 2019-07-18

For Love of the Baseball Movie Posters, Starring the Mets’ Clubhouse Guy Kevin Kierst, the team’s clubhouse manager, has collected a mind-boggling array of baseball artifacts — including thousands of dollars’ worth of baseball movie posters....
14:00 2019-07-13

Jim Bouton Opened Up the Major Leagues to Everyone Through both his everyman path to professional baseball and his revealing memoir “Ball Four,” Bouton, who died on Wednesday, made a gilded world seem attainable....
00:34 2019-07-12

Tony Clark’s Second Chance He was unexpectedly thrust into the position of leading the players’ union. Now, as owners have seemingly gained an advantage, can he fix the sport’s labor landscape?...
15:17 2019-07-08

At Intermission, the Mets Stagger off the Stage The Mets end the first half of the season with another loss and a 40-50 record that suggests little reason for optimism. But the manager isn’t giving up....
05:34 2019-07-08

‘This One Was Worth It’: Yankees Set Record With Jasson Dominguez Signing The Yankees spent more than $5 million on Dominguez, a 16-year-old prospect from the Dominican Republic. It’s the most they’ve ever spent on an amateur signing....
03:34 2019-07-03

With Little to Celebrate, Mets Honor a Title-Winning Team Fifty years after a talented pitching staff carried the Mets to their first World Series title, the franchise must acknowledge that its current plan has failed....
02:51 2019-06-30

‘If You Don’t Have It, You’re Behind’: College Baseball’s Tech Arms Race The technological wave that swept M.L.B. has reached college baseball, but the price of high-tech devices has created a bigger gulf between the haves and have-nots....
23:00 2019-06-27

As the Twins Stay Hot, La Tortuga Earns a Warm Embrace in Minnesota Willians Astudillo, a.k.a. la Tortuga (or the Turtle), doesn’t look like most major leaguers. And with a rare ability to make contact, he doesn’t hit like them, either....
23:00 2019-06-27

Baseball in London? It’s a Real Thing, Even When the Yankees Aren’t Visiting Britain’s rare baseball devotees hope the visit from the Red Sox and Yankees this weekend will make the sport more than a niche activity in their country....
23:00 2019-06-27

Jay Bruce’s Double Leads the Phillies Over the Mets The Phillies overcame a 4-0 deficit against the Mets’ bullpen, spoiling a strong start from Jason Vargas, who tied a career high with 10 strikeouts before being pulled after only 77 pitches....
23:00 2019-06-27

‘Hot Dogs! Cold Beer!’ M.L.B. Will Bring the Familiar to London Stadium The Yankees and Red Sox will bring the peanuts and Cracker Jack to an overseas series. But there will also be British twists, like appearances by Churchill and Henry VIII....
23:00 2019-06-27

David Ortiz Shooting Was Case of Mistaken Identity, Officials Say The shooting last week that left Ortiz wounded was actually intended to target a friend of his who was wearing a similar shirt, the authorities in the Dominican Republic said....
10:17 2019-06-20

Giancarlo Stanton Returns, as Yankees’ Offense Continues to Power Up Stanton saw hurdle after hurdle in his recovery from what was initially a biceps tear, but he brought his powerful bat back to the lineup on Tuesday....
03:17 2019-06-19

Yankees Top Mets in Error-Riddled Opener to Subway Series There were several miscues on both sides in the first game of a doubleheader, but the big bats of several replacement Yankees made all the difference....
03:51 2019-06-12

David Ortiz ‘Resting Comfortably’ After 2nd Surgery in Boston Ortiz’s wife, Tiffany, said he was expected to remain at the hospital for several days while investigators in the Dominican Republic continued investigating the shooting....
00:34 2019-06-12

C.C. Sabathia Prepares for His Goodbye to Cleveland. Or Maybe Not. Saturday loomed as his last start ever in the city where he began his career. Still, this year’s All-Star Game is in Cleveland. And what if Sabathia takes part?...
22:51 2019-06-08

Todd Frazier, and the Mets, Dig In for a Series Win Over the Giants Frazier got underneath an eighth-inning curveball to help the Mets to a 7-3 win, delivering a positive end to a series that began with criticism of Mickey Callaway....
03:34 2019-06-07

Yankees’ Clint Frazier Defends His Silence “I didn’t feel like I needed to stand in front of everyone and explain myself,” Frazier said of avoiding reporters on Sunday, when he struggled defensively. His decision clashed with team standards....
05:17 2019-06-05

A Foul Ball, an Injured Little Girl and Another Cycle of Anguish Without Answers Despite additional netting at baseball parks, spectators remain vulnerable, and some players and fans are wondering what it will take to spur more change....
14:17 2019-06-01

A Rare Defensive Lapse by Gio Urshela Dooms Yankees to Defeat A tough hop in the 10th inning got past the sure-handed third baseman, and the Yankees, who had come back from a six-run deficit, lost to the Royals....
14:17 2019-05-27

A Heads-Up Play and Another Unlikely Hero Fuel a Win for the Mets Todd Frazier bunted against a shift to start a rally, and Adeiny Hechavarria put the team ahead with an unlikely homer. Business as usual for the injury-hampered, depth-fortified Mets....
02:17 2019-05-27

Can This Man Keep the A’s in Oakland? Dave Kaval, the Athletics’ president, has become the face of the franchise by campaigning for a new stadium. But not everyone is lining up behind him....
16:00 2019-05-24

Yankees Show Off Their Depth, Beating the Orioles Once Again The red-hot Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez did not enter the game until the ninth inning, but the first-place Yankees still managed to walk away with a win....
01:34 2019-05-24

A Novel Idea in the Majors: Using Batting Practice to Get Better B.P. has been a baseball tradition for more than a century, but there is evidence that the usual methods might make batters worse. So some teams are experimenting....
11:34 2019-05-23

Carter Stewart, 19, Chooses Japan Over the M.L.B. Draft Stewart, who was drafted by the Braves last year but did not sign, has chosen to start his career abroad, which would allow him to become a major league free agent more quickly....
02:34 2019-05-23

The Yankees (and a Power Failure) Turn the Lights Out at Tropicana Field A delay resulted in a single at-bat taking 45 minutes. But when play resumed, the Yankees got right back to business with a solo homer that helped seal the win....
21:00 2019-05-22

Money and Modern Strategy: How the Depleted Yankees Kept Winning Despite 17 players spending time on the injured list this year, the Yankees have kept pace in the A.L. East with smart moves rather than splashy ones....
21:00 2019-05-22

Yankees Beat Rays With a Taste of Their Own Medicine With James Paxton injured, the Yankees employed a so-called opener to start the game. The strategy paid off thanks to a seven-run explosion in the sixth inning....
21:00 2019-05-22

Yankees Continue to Pummel Orioles Pitching Clint Frazier homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs as the Yankees kept up their assault on Baltimore pitching in an 11-4 rout Tuesday night....
08:51 2019-05-22

Mariners 10, Yankees 1: A Rookie Mariners Pitcher Stifles the Yankees Manager Aaron Boone said he would look into images that TV cameras captured of a dark substance smudged under the brim of the cap worn by Mariners starter Yusei Kikuchi....
20:34 2019-05-21

After Jacob deGrom and Corey Kluber, Stetson University Dreams Even Bigger With the pair of Cy Young Award winners among its alumni, the small college in Central Florida has a potent recruiting pitch as it eyes the national stage....
20:34 2019-05-21

Yankees 7, Rays 1: The Yankees (and a Power Failure) Turn the Lights Out at Tropicana Field A delay resulted in a single at-bat taking 45 minutes. But when play resumed, the Yankees got right back to business with a solo homer that helped seal the win....
20:34 2019-05-21

At Black Colleges, the Baseball Teams Increasingly Aren’t As the number of African-American baseball players continues to decline, black players are often surprised to find themselves in the minority even at historically black colleges....
20:34 2019-05-21

Julio Urias of Dodgers Placed on Leave After Domestic Violence Arrest Urias, 22, was arrested on Monday night for “intimate partner battery,” the police in Los Angeles said. The commissioner’s office will investigate the situation....
20:34 2019-05-21

For These Minor Leaguers, the Living Is Good if You Don’t Mind the Dead Below Players in the lower levels of professional baseball often settle for less-than-desirable living arrangements, but few residences are eerier than the funeral home where several Yankee prospects have l...
20:34 2019-05-21

The Rays Are a Surrealist’s Delight In an era of baseball’s richest teams dominating smaller-market clubs, Tampa Bay has managed a third way: spending less and winning more through ceaseless innovation....
20:34 2019-05-21

Yankees 4, Rays 3: Money and Modern Strategy: How the Depleted Yankees Kept Winning Despite 17 players spending time on the injured list this year, the Yankees have kept pace in the A.L. East with smart moves rather than splashy ones....
20:34 2019-05-21

Yankees 13, Rays 5: Yankees Beat Rays With a Taste of Their Own Medicine With James Paxton injured, the Yankees employed a so-called opener to start the game. The strategy paid off thanks to a seven-run explosion in the sixth inning....
20:34 2019-05-21