Rangers fire manager Chris Woodward short of his 500th game
Mariners Rangers Baseball Texas Rangers starting pitcher Josh Sborz (66) is checked on by athletic trainer Matt Lucero, center, and manager Chris Woodward after Sborz was struck by the ball on a single by Seattle Mariners' Mitch Haniger during the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (Tony Gutierrez)ARLINGTON, Texas — (AP) — The Texas Rangers fired manager Chris Woodward on Monday, with the team on pace for its sixth consecutive losing season, and fourth since he took over the team. The move came two days before Woodward would have managed his 500th game with the Rangers. Woodward was under contract through next season, and the team held an option for the 2024 season. Third base coach Tony Beasley was named the team’s interim manager, starting with Monday night’s game against the Oakland A’s.wftv.com
Yankees' Urshela awarded walk after only 3 balls vs Tigers
Yankees Rangers Baseball New York Yankees' Gio Urshela stands on first alongside first base coach Reggie Willits, right, after drawing a walk against Texas Rangers relief pitcher Josh Sborz in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, May 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (Tony Gutierrez)DETROIT — (AP) — Gio Urshela of the New York Yankees was the beneficiary of an apparent mix-up over the count Friday night, drawing a walk after only three balls. Urshela came to the plate in the sixth inning against Detroit. After he fouled off several 2-2 pitches, the next offering from Kyle Funkhouser was way outside and went to the backstop. During last year's playoffs, Miami's Pablo López threw four balls to Atlanta's Adam Duvall, but Duvall wasn't awarded first.wftv.com
Dodgers 1st team to clinch playoff spot, beat Padres 7-5
The Los Angeles Dodgers bench claps for Will Smith after he hit a two-run double against the San Diego Padres in the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)SAN DIEGO – The Los Angeles Dodgers became the first team to clinch a playoff spot in the pandemic-shortened season, beating the San Diego Padres 7-5 Wednesday behind Dustin May's gutty effort out of the bullpen and home runs from AJ Pollock and Chris Taylor. Los Angeles is seeking its first World Series title since 1988. Grisham angered the Dodgers by briefly posing at the plate after homering off Clayton Kershaw in the Padres' 7-2 win Monday night. He was scheduled to have an MRI in Los Angeles on Wednesday after facing just one batter Tuesday night.
Gonsolin cools off Padres, Rios homers in Dodgers' 3-1 win
Los Angeles Dodgers' Edwin Rios reacts as he crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run against the San Diego Padres starting pitcher Zach Davies in the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in San Diego. The Padres, cruising toward a berth in the expanded playoffs, lost for just the third time in 15 games. Gonsolin (1-1) held the Padres to one run and four hits, struck out two and walked none. The 26-year-old rookie kept the Padres off balance except for the third, when they manufactured one run. Both of his decisions came against San Diego.
Benches clear as Dodgers beat Astros 5-2
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly (17) looks back at Houston Astros' Carlos Correa (1) after the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON The Houston Astros are trying to put their sign-stealing scandal behind them. The fracas occurred after Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly threw high-and-tight pitches to Astros stars Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa in the sixth inning. There were two outs in the inning when Kelly threw an errant breaking ball over Correas head. UP NEXTRight-hander Dustin May (0-0, 2.08 ERA) will start for the Dodgers when the series wraps up on Wednesday night.