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Hammerin' Braves win 1st WS crown since 1995, rout Astros

Hammerin' Braves win 1st WS crown since 1995, rout Astros

Ben Walker, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov. 2 - 10:44 p.m.

Atlanta Braves win World Series for first time since 1995 by hammering Houston Astros 7-0 in Game 6.
Padres fire manger Jayce Tingler after second-half collapse

Padres fire manger Jayce Tingler after second-half collapse

Bernie Wilson, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct. 6 - 6:32 p.m.

The San Diego Padres still believe they have a World Series-caliber team despite a brutal late-season collapse that left them with yet another losing record.
MLB to end 70-year partnership with Topps trading cards

MLB to end 70-year partnership with Topps trading cards

Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 20 - 8:44 a.m.

Major League Baseball is ending a 70-year relationship with trading card company Topps after signing a new partnership with a rival company.
Japan beats US 2-0 to win 1st Olympic baseball gold medal

Japan beats US 2-0 to win 1st Olympic baseball gold medal

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 7:13 a.m.

A Japanese team of All-Stars fulfilled a determined national mission to win the Olympic baseball gold medal for the first time, beating the United States 2-0 Saturday night behind Munetaka Murakami's third-inning home run.
Have You Seen This? Praying mantis crashes Major League Baseball game

Have You Seen This? Praying mantis crashes Major League Baseball game

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 3:46 p.m.

Should it be against the rules if a player has a praying mantis on his hat that's possibly coaching him like the rat from "Ratatouille"? Probably, but that didn't stop Victor Robles from having a great time with his new friend on Monday.
Cleveland's baseball team goes from Indians to Guardians

Cleveland's baseball team goes from Indians to Guardians

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Updated July 23 - 4:46 p.m.

Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland's Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians.
Former SLCC infielder Alvarez chosen to carry US flag at opening ceremony

Former SLCC infielder Alvarez chosen to carry US flag at opening ceremony

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Updated July 21 - 4:06 p.m.

Four-time Olympic women's basketball gold medalist Sue Bird and baseball player Eddy Alvarez were chosen as U.S. flag bearers for the opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday night.
Osterman strikes out 9, US tops Italy 2-0 in softball opener

Osterman strikes out 9, US tops Italy 2-0 in softball opener

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Updated July 21 - 4:13 a.m.

Cat Osterman looked ahead, not behind, in the start of the United States' quest to regain the Olympic softball gold medal, 13 years after she lost the championship game.
Japan, rivals dominate their openers as Games action begins

Japan, rivals dominate their openers as Games action begins

Paresh Dave, Reuters  |  Updated July 21 - 2:42 a.m.

Japan, the United States and Canada let a lone run among them during victories in softball on Wednesday as the first event of the pandemic-postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics began without spectators against the backdrop of the lush hills of Fukushima.
AP source: Ohtani donates HR Derby earnings to Angels' staff

AP source: Ohtani donates HR Derby earnings to Angels' staff

Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Updated July 17 - 1:49 a.m.

Shohei Ohtani donated his earnings from this week's Home Run Derby to members of the Los Angeles Angels' support staff.
Sho-case: Shohei Ohtani gets All-Star win for AL, bats, too

Sho-case: Shohei Ohtani gets All-Star win for AL, bats, too

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted July 13 - 9:28 p.m.

A Sho-case for Shohei Ohtani became a grand stage for Vladimir Guerrero Jr., too.
Alonso bests Mancini, Ohtani for 2nd straight HR Derby title

Alonso bests Mancini, Ohtani for 2nd straight HR Derby title

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted July 12 - 9:14 p.m.

Pete Alonso danced to his second straight Home Run Derby title, besting Shohei Ohtani, Trey Mancini and Juan Soto on a night of record long balls in the thin Rocky Mountain air of Coors Field.
Angels take former Fremont High pitcher Ky Bush with 2nd-round pick

Angels take former Fremont High pitcher Ky Bush with 2nd-round pick

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 12 - 5:51 p.m.

Former Fremont pitcher Ky Bush, who spent last season at St. Mary's, was selected with the No. 45 overall pick by the Los Angeles Angels during Monday's second round of the 2021 MLB draft.
Have You Seen This? Dad catches foul ball, nearly drops child, but saves his drink

Have You Seen This? Dad catches foul ball, nearly drops child, but saves his drink

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted July 6 - 8:44 p.m.

A lot going on in this very short video. A whole lot.
MLB extends minor league season, Bees to play 10 more games

MLB extends minor league season, Bees to play 10 more games

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted July 2 - 1:49 p.m.

The Salt Lake Bees will get five more home games this year following a decision to extend the minor league season.
Have You Seen This? Kevin Durant's classic reaction to vomiting baseball player

Have You Seen This? Kevin Durant's classic reaction to vomiting baseball player

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 29 - 6:22 p.m.

It's hard to watch someone else vomit. Especially when it occurs without warning during a major sporting event.
Bees outfielder Jo Adell here to 'do damage' as he adjusts into the top prospect the Angels envisioned him to be

Bees outfielder Jo Adell here to 'do damage' as he adjusts into the top prospect the Angels envisioned him to be

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 9:33 a.m.

Nobody is cranking out home runs in minor league baseball quite like Jo Adell. After a rough start to his big league career, he's knocking on the door now.
Major League Baseball sued for moving All-Star Game out of Georgia

Major League Baseball sued for moving All-Star Game out of Georgia

Jonathan Stempel, Reuters  |  Posted June 1 - 8:17 a.m.

A conservative group representing small businesses has sued Major League Baseball and its players' union over the decision to move next month's All-Star Game out of Georgia in response to that state's new voting restrictions.
Pujols moves to Dodgers, disputes Angels' everyday claims

Pujols moves to Dodgers, disputes Angels' everyday claims

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Updated May 17 - 6:34 p.m.

Albert Pujols is grateful to be chasing another World Series ring now with the Los Angeles Dodgers, yet he's also disputing the Los Angeles Angels' version of the circumstances that led to his big move up the freeway.
AP source: Albert Pujols signing with Los Angeles Dodgers

AP source: Albert Pujols signing with Los Angeles Dodgers

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Updated May 15 - 8:44 p.m.

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Los Angeles Dodgers are signing veteran first baseman Albert Pujols to a major league deal.
Padres' Tatis, Myers test positive for virus; 3 others out

Padres' Tatis, Myers test positive for virus; 3 others out

The Associated Press  |  Updated May 11 - 11:00 p.m.

San Diego star Fernando Tatis Jr. and outfielder Wil Myers have tested positive for COVID-19 while first baseman Eric Hosmer and two backups are now out for contact tracing, leaving the Padres shorthanded at Coors Field.
Heckled Harper homers, Realmuto exits early, Phils top Nats

Heckled Harper homers, Realmuto exits early, Phils top Nats

Patrick Stevens, Associated Press  |  Updated May 11 - 10:12 p.m.

Bryce Harper treated heckling fans to a long home run, Andrew Knapp delivered a key pinch-hit in place of injured catcher J.T. Realmuto and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Tuesday night.
MLB tells Athletics to explore relocation if no new ballpark

MLB tells Athletics to explore relocation if no new ballpark

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Updated May 11 - 4:08 p.m.

Major League Baseball instructed the Athletics to explore relocation options as the team tries to secure a new waterfront ballpark it hopes will keep the club in Oakland long-term.
Slumping slugger Pujols cut by Angels, still wants to play

Slumping slugger Pujols cut by Angels, still wants to play

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Updated May 6 - 6:14 p.m.

Albert Pujols was cut by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, abruptly ending the 41-year-old superstar slugger's decade with his second major league team.
Could future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols end up with the Salt Lake Bees?

Could future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols end up with the Salt Lake Bees?

Sean Walker and Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 6 - 1:42 p.m.

It's complicated and unlikely, but Pujols could find his way to play his final season under contract with the Angels at Triple-A Salt Lake. Here's how.
Baseball lifts San Diego's spirits. Can it revive a pandemic-stricken U.S. economy?

Baseball lifts San Diego's spirits. Can it revive a pandemic-stricken U.S. economy?

Daniel Trotta, Howard Schneider and Chris Canipe, Reuters  |  Updated May 6 - 8:37 a.m.

It was Saturday night in downtown San Diego, and J Street near the Petco Park baseball stadium was bustling.
'My dad was there today': Orioles' Means felt late father's presence in team's 1st no-hitter since 1969

'My dad was there today': Orioles' Means felt late father's presence in team's 1st no-hitter since 1969

Reuters  |  Updated May 5 - 10:21 p.m.

Orioles pitcher John Means said he felt the presence of his late father as he clinched his team's first no-hitter since 1969 on Wednesday, after an exhausting and near-perfect 12-strikeout performance.
Salt Lake Bees players eager for a 'bit of normalcy' and 'fire' with fans in the stands

Salt Lake Bees players eager for a 'bit of normalcy' and 'fire' with fans in the stands

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 5 - 7:43 p.m.

The Salt Lake Bees home opener Thursday won't just be fans' first live baseball game in 600 days but also the first game back in front of fans for many players on the team.
Robot umps and dogs, minor league ball back after lost year

Robot umps and dogs, minor league ball back after lost year

Mark Didtler, Associated Press  |  Updated May 4 - 9:08 p.m.

It took just four batters at George Steinbrenner Field before a fan yelled "C'mon, blue!" toward home plate umpire Kaleb Devier after two consecutive close pitches were called balls.
Angels prospect Jo Adell, BYU alum Brennon Lund highlight Salt Lake Bees opening day roster

Angels prospect Jo Adell, BYU alum Brennon Lund highlight Salt Lake Bees opening day roster

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 3 - 1:08 p.m.

The Salt Lake Bees haven't played a game in over 600 days but there will be some familiar faces when the team trots out onto the field Thursday.
Hall of Famer Alomar fired by MLB over sexual misconduct

Hall of Famer Alomar fired by MLB over sexual misconduct

Jake Seiner, Associated Press  |  Updated April 30 - 1:34 p.m.

Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar has been fired as a consultant by Major League Baseball and placed on the league's ineligible list after an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct.
'Sudden death' home run duel and other interesting rules coming to the Pioneer League this year

'Sudden death' home run duel and other interesting rules coming to the Pioneer League this year

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated April 27 - 8:46 p.m.

The Ogden Raptors and other teams in their league will say goodbye to extra innings and instead play a "knock out" round to decide tied games after nine innings.
MLB roundup: Carlos Rodon tosses no-hitter for White Sox

MLB roundup: Carlos Rodon tosses no-hitter for White Sox

Reuters  |  Posted April 15 - 2:07 a.m.

Left-hander Carlos Rodon pitched the 20th no-hitter in Chicago White Sox franchise history on Wednesday, striking out seven and allowing one hit batsman to defeat the visiting Cleveland Indians 8-0.
Hometown no-no: Musgrove no-hitter for a first for Padres

Hometown no-no: Musgrove no-hitter for a first for Padres

Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press  |  Updated April 9 - 10:16 p.m.

A long-time member of the Friar Faithful, Joe Musgrove knew all about San Diego's no-hitter history.
AP source: MLB moving All-Star Game to Denver's Coors Field

AP source: MLB moving All-Star Game to Denver's Coors Field

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Updated April 5 - 9:41 p.m.

Major League Baseball plans to relocate the All-Star Game to Coors Field in Denver after pulling this year's Midsummer Classic from Atlanta over objections to sweeping changes to Georgia's voting laws, according to a person familiar with the decision.
MLB All-Star Game yanked from Georgia over voting law

MLB All-Star Game yanked from Georgia over voting law

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Updated April 2 - 7:16 p.m.

Atlanta lost Major League Baseball's summer All-Star Game on Friday over the league's objections to sweeping changes to Georgia voting laws that critics — including the CEOs of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola — have condemned as being too restrictive.
What cold? Frigid temps can't stop joy as fans return to MLB

What cold? Frigid temps can't stop joy as fans return to MLB

Jay Cohen and David Brandt, Associated Press  |  Updated April 1 - 9:53 p.m.

Wearing a Chicago Cubs jacket and hat, Marc Passoni took in the moment. His buddy, Greg Cooper, stood nearby on his 59th birthday, holding an orange sign that read "First Masked Game 4-1-21."
Salt Lake Bees to allow 3.2K fans when season begins May 6

Salt Lake Bees to allow 3.2K fans when season begins May 6

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated March 30 - 6:27 p.m.

The Salt Lake Bees will return with fans in the stands in May following the cancelation of last year's season due to COVID-19.
Dodgers still hungry, look to repeat as World Series champs

Dodgers still hungry, look to repeat as World Series champs

Rory Carroll, Reuters  |  Updated March 30 - 12:52 p.m.

After winning last season's World Series in a COVID-shortened, 60-game sprint, the Los Angeles Dodgers are confident they have the roster, and the hunger, to repeat as champions when their marathon 162-game campaign begins on Thursday.
One year on, U.S. sports eye post-pandemic rebound

One year on, U.S. sports eye post-pandemic rebound

Rory Carroll, Reuters  |  Updated March 11 - 10:47 a.m.

The night the life-altering impact of the novel coronavirus dawned on many U.S. sports fans came moments before the tip-off of an anticipated Jazz-Thunder game on March 11, 2020.
Salt Lake Bees push back season to early May in conjunction with Triple-A baseball

Salt Lake Bees push back season to early May in conjunction with Triple-A baseball

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated March 3 - 11:09 p.m.

Opening day for the Salt Lake Bees' first season following the the coronavirus pandemic will have to wait another month.
Pujols' wife suggests Angels slugger to retire after season

Pujols' wife suggests Angels slugger to retire after season

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 22 - 7:29 p.m.

Albert Pujols' wife apparently disclosed that the Los Angeles Angels slugger intends to retire after the upcoming season, although she later amended her social media post to be less definitive.
Minor leagues switch to 6-game series, common off day

Minor leagues switch to 6-game series, common off day

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 18 - 10:18 a.m.

Baseball's minor leagues will shift to regionalized six-game series with a common off day in an effort that cuts scheduled travel mileage by 28-56% and reduces expenses in their first season of operations under Major League Baseball.
Tim Tebow retires from baseball after five years with Mets

Tim Tebow retires from baseball after five years with Mets

Jake Seiner, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 17 - 6:21 p.m.

Tim Tebow is retiring from baseball after five years as a minor leaguer with the New York Mets.
Salt Lake Bees, Los Angeles Angels to remain partners through 2030 in new 'Triple-A West'

Salt Lake Bees, Los Angeles Angels to remain partners through 2030 in new 'Triple-A West'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 12 - 1:36 p.m.

The Salt Lake Bees will remain the Los Angeles Angels' affiliate through 2030 but it appears some of the teams it will face will change.
Baseball Hall gets no new members; Schilling 16 votes shy

Baseball Hall gets no new members; Schilling 16 votes shy

Jake Seiner, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 7:45 p.m.

The baseball Hall of Fame won't have any new players in the class of 2021 after voters decided no one had the merits — on the field or off — for enshrinement in Cooperstown.
'No Hard Feelings': Patriots fans still rooting for Brady

'No Hard Feelings': Patriots fans still rooting for Brady

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 5:05 p.m.

As soon as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the NFC title game, Brian Pope went shopping for a Tom Brady jersey to wear when he watches them play in the Super Bowl.
Former MLB home run king Hank Aaron dead at 86

Former MLB home run king Hank Aaron dead at 86

Reuters  |  Updated Jan. 22 - 10:17 a.m.

Baseball Hall of Famer Henry "Hank" Aaron, who once held Major League Baseball's record for most career homes runs, has died, according to multiple media reports. He was 86.
AP Exclusive: MLB suspends political donations after DC riot

AP Exclusive: MLB suspends political donations after DC riot

Jake Seiner, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 13 - 3:58 p.m.

Major League Baseball is suspending all political contributions in the wake of last week's invasion of the U.S. Capitol by a mob loyal to President Donald Trump, joining a wave of major corporations rethinking their efforts to lobby Washington.
Francisco Lindor all smiles after trade from Indians to Mets

Francisco Lindor all smiles after trade from Indians to Mets

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 11 - 12:02 p.m.

Francisco Lindor smiled widely for a full 40 minutes, enthralled to join a New York Mets team bulking up under new owner Steven Cohen.
Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93

Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 8 - 8:22 p.m.

Growing more and more frail, Tommy Lasorda looked on from a suite at Globe Life Field in Texas, watching as the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the World Series in Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Reaction to the death of Tommy Lasorda

Reaction to the death of Tommy Lasorda

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 8 - 12:45 p.m.

Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda. He died Thursday at the age of 93:
Padres acquire RHP Yu Darvish in blockbuster trade with Cubs

Padres acquire RHP Yu Darvish in blockbuster trade with Cubs

Jay Cohen, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec. 30 - 10:38 a.m.

San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller reunited with an old friend in another blockbuster move Tuesday night.
Indians manager Francona says team's name change "correct"

Indians manager Francona says team's name change "correct"

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 18 - 1:34 p.m.

Manager Terry Francona praised the Cleveland Indians for trying to "do the right thing" with a name change that was inevitable — and necessary.
MLB reclassifies Negro Leagues as major league

MLB reclassifies Negro Leagues as major league

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 17 - 2:08 p.m.

MLB said Wednesday it was "correcting a longtime oversight in the game's history" by elevating the Negro Leagues on the centennial of its founding.
MLB gives 1920-1948 Negro Leagues 'Major League' status

MLB gives 1920-1948 Negro Leagues 'Major League' status

Reuters  |  Updated Dec. 16 - 3:34 p.m.

Major League Baseball (MLB) is giving the Negro Leagues of 1920 through 1948 to "Major League" status, MLB said on Wednesday, calling the move a correction of "a longtime oversight."
Ex-MLB star Vizquel accused of domestic violence

Ex-MLB star Vizquel accused of domestic violence

Reuters  |  Posted Dec. 16 - 10:02 a.m.

Former All-Star shortstop Omar Vizquel has been accused of domestic abuse by his wife, Bianca, according to a report in The Athletic.
MLB owners, players at odds about season start

MLB owners, players at odds about season start

Reuters  |  Posted Dec. 15 - 9:45 a.m.

A disagreement between Major League Baseball owners and players over COVID-19 protocols is brewing and could put the start of spring training in question, USA Today reported Tuesday.
Mets' new GM excited by Cohen's title expectations

Mets' new GM excited by Cohen's title expectations

Mike Fitzpatrick, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec. 14 - 11:53 p.m.

Jared Porter knows his new boss with the Mets is counting on a championship.