No hits, no prob: Bucs win with 0 hits, top Greene, Reds 1-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Reds starter Hunter Greene and reliever Art Warren combined to allow zero hits in a complete game, but it didn’t count as a no-hitter — or even a win — because the Pittsburgh Pirates eked out a run in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 1-0 victory Sunday. Ke’Bryan Hayes’ […]

MLB deal took 11 months of bargaining, most moves at end

NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred had just made a 6 o’clock decision to cancel a second week of games, and MLB Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem was thinking the lockout could go on quite a while longer. Then at 6:24 p.m. on March 9, a new proposal from union deputy general counsel Matt Nussbaum plopped […]

MLB players vote to end lockout, salvaging 162-game season

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s acrimonious lockout ended Thursday when a divided players’ association voted to accept management’s offer to salvage a 162-game season that will start April 7. Owners approved the five-year labor contract with a 30-0 vote, and MLB formally lifted the lockout at 7 p.m. on its 99th day. “I […]

MLB cancels 93 more games, gap narrows in bargaining

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred canceled 93 more games Wednesday, appearing to close the remaining chance to play a full 162-game schedule and threatening locked out players with loss of salary and service time. After the sides narrowed many economic differences and became bogged down over management’s attempt to gain an international […]

LEADING OFF: Astros try to clinch trip to World Series

Houston (AP), October 22 – A look at what’s happening around the majors today: BACK ON THE HILL Astros rookie Luis García will start against the Red Sox in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series with a trip to the World Series on the line. García started Game 2 and gave up a grand […]

Chance MLB won’t play increases in money fight

NEW YORK (AP) — The chance that there will be no Major League Baseball season increased substantially Monday when the the commissioner’s office told the players’ association it will not proceed with a schedule unless the threat of legal action by the union is resolved. MLB informed the union it would announce a schedule and […]

All 10 MLB playoff slots filled; A’s, Rays in, Indians out

The creative Tampa Bay Rays and the tenacious Oakland Athletics earned playoff spots Friday night, filling out the 10-team field for the Major League Baseball postseason. Most of the pairings and sites are still to be determined before the playoffs begin Tuesday night with the NL wild-card game. Any tiebreakers that need to be decided […]

LEADING OFF: Astros on verge of clinch, Cards baffling Cubs

A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday: TEXAS ONE-STEP The Astros can clinch a third straight AL West title with a win over the Angels or a loss by Oakland. Houston has won six straight games and is already assured a postseason spot, and it’s getting shortstop Carlos Correa in the swing of […]