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BOSTON (AP) — The Mariners traded him. The Twins released him. And even the Boston fans gave up on David Ortiz a couple of times after he struggled to start the spring or limped away before the year was over. But when this Red Sox season is done and Ortiz's career ends along...
ATLANTA (AP) — Turner Field has aged well. It's got all the expected amenities of a modern big league ballpark, from luxury boxes to a mammoth video board to the restaurant that hovers above right field to concession stands selling all manner of food and drink. Want a gourmet...
There are a handful of stadiums in Major League Baseball's modern era that were used for fewer seasons than Atlanta's Turner Field, which has been home of the Braves since 1997. ONE SEASON Sick's Stadium, Seattle (1969) — A minor-league park that opened in 1938, it hosted the...
BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz stole the show from himself. On the opening night of a three-day celebration of his career, Ortiz hit a game-deciding homer to lead the Red Sox to a 5-3 victory over Toronto on Friday night and overshadow the pregame ceremony to honor him. "You expect...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon tied an AL record by striking out the first seven Minnesota Twins batters Friday night. The 23-year-old Rodon matched the mark set by Joe Cowley of the White Sox on May 28, 1986, at Texas. The major league record to start...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dick Enberg spent many Midwestern nights and Saturday afternoons listening to baseball and football broadcasts on the radio. As soon as he could, he got behind a microphone himself. It was a vastly different era, one that helped shape a distinguished...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is back on the field for the New York Yankees in his new role as an instructor. A-Rod arrived Friday at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa, Florida, to work with prospects taking part in instructional league. Rodriguez, wearing white...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is back on the field for the New York Yankees in his new role as an instructor. A-Rod arrived Friday at the Yankees minor league complex in Tampa, Florida, to work with prospects in the instructional league. Rodriguez talked with Clint Frazier,...
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ___ AL CHASE Toronto (at Boston, facing 22-game winner Rick Porcello) and Baltimore (at Yankee Stadium) hold the top two wild-card spots in the American League going into the final weekend of the regular season schedule...