Guardians hit with COVID-19 outbreak, manager Francona out
APTOPIX Guardians White Sox Baseball Cleveland Guardians' Franmil Reyes throws a football to teammate Myles Straw as the scoreboard informs fans that the baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Guardians has been postponed due to multiple positive COVID-19 tests within the Guardians organization, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) (Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak that has sidelined manager Terry Francona and several of the team's coaches, leading to the postponement of Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox. At this point, it's unclear who will manage the Guardians when they open a three-game series in Minnesota on Friday. He took over those duties during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season after Francona was forced to step away after just 14 games due to a health issue. White Sox: RHP Dylan Cease (3-1, 2.38 ERA) will face the New York Yankees on Thursday.wftv.com
Cole, Yanks sweep Guardians in series blighted by fan issues
Guardians Yankees Baseball New York Yankees' Anthony Rizzo (48) and Yankees' Aaron Judge celebrate after Rizzo's home run against the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 24, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Jessie Alcheh) (Jessie Alcheh)NEW YORK — (AP) — Gerrit Cole bounced back from the shortest start of his career, Anthony Rizzo powered an early offensive barrage and the New York Yankees pounded the Cleveland Guardians 10-2 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep in a series marred by fan misbehavior. Myles Straw and Oscar Mercado were heckled after misplays, and breakout rookie Steven Kwan left early with right hamstring tightness. Working with backup catcher Jose Trevino for the first time, Cole limited the Guardians to a walk and four hits. Yankees: Resume a six-game homestand Tuesday night with RHP Luis Severino (1-0, 2.08) taking on Orioles RHP Jordan Lyles (1-1, 3.52).wftv.com
Cole, Yanks sweep Guardians in series blighted by fan issues
Gerrit Cole bounced back from the shortest start of his career, Anthony Rizzo powered an early offensive barrage and the New York Yankees pounded the Cleveland Guardians 10-2 to complete a three-game sweep in a series marred by fan misbehavior.
Yanks up security, Straw taunted after fans pelt Guardians
Guardians Yankees Baseball Cleveland Guardians' Myles Straw (7) climbs the left field wall to talk with a fan during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Saturday, April 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — (AP) — The New York Yankees say they've increased security in the stands a day after fans threw bottles, cans and other debris at Cleveland Guardians outfielders following a walk-off victory. The Bronx's famed Bleacher Creatures greeted Guardians center fielder Myles Straw with chants of “Crybaby!” on Sunday after Straw called Yankee Universe the “worst fan base on the planet." A security guard was stationed at the bottom of each aisle in right field on Sunday, but otherwise, all seemed normal. Among the barbs: fans taunted him with cries of “Peter Parker!” after his Spiderman-like climb up the right field wall to yell at a fan Saturday.wftv.com
Fans at Yankee Stadium throw trash, beer cans at Guardians outfielders
Fans get rowdy: Cleveland outfielder Myles Straw (7) climbs a wall at Yankee Stadium to confront taunting fans during the ninth inning of Saturday's game. >> Read more trending newsFans in the right-field bleachers at Yankee Stadium showered Cleveland Guardians outfielders with bottles, cans and other debris moments after the New York Yankees secured a come-from-behind 6-5 victory on Saturday, ESPN reported. Moments before the final scene in the outfield in the bottom of the ninth, Myles Straw went right back at fans at Yankee Stadium. “I don’t think people can throw stuff at our players on the field,” Cleveland manager Terry Francona told reporters. “I’ve never seen anything like this anywhere else.”Myles Straw describes the behavior of fans at Yankee Stadium at the end of today’s game.wftv.com
Yanks fans pelt Cleveland outfielders with debris after win
Guardians Yankees Baseball Cleveland Guardians' Myles Straw (7) climbs the left field wall to talk with a fan during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Saturday, April 23, 2022, in New York. Cleveland closer Emmanuel Clase (0-2) was one strike away from preserving a 5-4 lead when Kiner-Falefa hit a 100 mph fastball for a tying double. The Yankees won for the fourth time in five games and got their second walk-off win following a rare bullpen meltdown. Chad Green allowed a two-run homer to Austin Hedges with two outs in the eighth that put Cleveland ahead 4-3. UP NEXTRHP Aaron Civale (0-1, 6.14 ERA) will start for Cleveland against New York RHP Gerrit Cole (0-0, 6.35).wftv.com
Yanks fans pelt Cleveland outfielders with debris after win
Some Yankees fans in the right-field bleachers pelted Cleveland outfielders with bottles, cans and debris in a chaotic scene moments after Isiah Kiner-Falefa and pinch-hitter Gleyber Torres got RBI hits with two outs in the ninth inning to lift New York to a 5-4 win.
Ramirez guaranteed $141M in 7-year deal with Guardians
Guardians Reds Baseball Cleveland Guardians' Jose Ramirez watches his two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster) (Aaron Doster)CLEVELAND — (AP) — All-Star third baseman José Ramírez is guaranteed $141 million under his seven-year contract with the Cleveland Guardians. Ramirez agreed in March 2017 to a $26 million, five-year contract, a deal that included an $11 million team option for 2022 with a $2 million buyout and a $13 million option for 2023. A three-time All-Star, Ramirez finished third in AL MVP voting in 2017 and '18, second in 2020 and sixth last season. Cleveland also recently agreed to a $20 million, five-year contract with closer Emmanuel Clase, a deal that could be worth $38 million over seven seasons, and a $25 million, five-year contract with outfielder Myles Straw that could be worth $39.5 million over seven seasons.wftv.com
Witt a debut! Royals rookie stars in 3-1 win over Guardians
Guardians Royals Baseball Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws against the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 7, 2022 in Kansas City, Mo. — (AP) — Bobby Witt Jr. capped his highly anticipated big league debut with his first hit, a go-ahead double with two outs in the eighth inning, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 victory over the rechristened Cleveland Guardians on Thursday. 1 prospect in the game, roped a double down the left-field line to give Kansas City its first lead. Several members of the Kansas City Chiefs, including coach Andy Reid, dressed up in Royals gear. Except maybe Greinke, who wore short sleeves for his first start in a Kansas City uniform since Sept. 30, 2010.wftv.com
Brewers' Burnes, Hader combine for MLB record 9th no-hitter
In a sometimes sticky season, Corbin Burnes got a grip on history. Milwaukee's ace combined with reliever Josh Hader to pitch baseball’s record ninth no-hitter this season, breaking a mark set when pitchers began throwing overhand in 1884 as the Brewers beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 on Saturday night. Months after Major League Baseball clamped down on pitchers' use of illicit foreign substances following a rash of early no-hitters, Burnes cemented 2021 as the Season of the No-No with just the second no-hitter in Brewers history.news.yahoo.com
Astros lose combo no-hit try in 8th; Rangers' skid hits 11
Rangers Astros Baseball Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez winds up during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke) (Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — (AP) — Framber Valdez and the Houston bullpen took a no-hit try into the eighth inning and Astros sent the Texas Rangers to their season-worst 11th straight loss, 4-1 on Saturday night. A half-hour or so before the Astros' bid was broken up, Patrick Sandoval of the Angels lost his no-hit try with one out in the ninth inning at Minnesota. Yordan Alvarez homered in the seventh and Carlos Correa added two RBIs for the Astros, who won their 60th game. UP NEXTZack Greinke (9-3, 3.58 ERA) will start for Houston on Sunday when the Astros try to complete the sweep.wftv.com
Astros lose combined no-hit bid against Rangers in 8th
Rangers Astros Baseball Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez throws to a Texas Rangers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke) (Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — (AP) — The Houston Astros lost their combined no-hit bid in the eighth when Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled to start the inning for the Texas Rangers. The Rangers, who have lost a season-high 10 straight, did not hit a ball in the air through six innings. Trevino hit a sharp ground ball with one out in the fifth that looked like it might get by Correa, but he spun to grab it. ___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Ohtani fans 5 in return to mound; Harper HR on 1st swing
The 2018 AL Rookie of the Year is off to a strong start this spring on both sides. PHILLIES 3, PIRATES 0Bryce Harper homered on his first swing of spring training, launching a opposite-field drive to left. Chad Kuhl made his second start for Pittsburgh, allowing two runs on three hits. Brad Keller worked three innings in the start for the Royals and allowed a run on four hits and two walks. BRAVES 4, TWINS 0 (7)Kyle Wright fared much better in his second start for Atlanta, allowing one hit in three shutout innings with two strikeouts.
Spring games begin with fans, new faces, moment for Mancini
AdJazz Chisholm of the Marlins and Adam Haseley of the Phillies did even better — they led off games with home runs. Mancini took off his helmet to acknowledge a standing ovation that included the fans, the Orioles and the Pirates. Marco Gonzales made his first spring start for Seattle, allowing two hits and an unearned run in two innings. Center fielder Trent Grisham, coming off his first Gold Glove last season, doubled and scored a run for San Diego. Top prospect Jeter Downs had a two-run home run and RBI single, while Michael Chavis hit a solo shot.
Trout sets franchise HR mark, Angels rally to beat Astros
One out later, Adell lined a two-run single to right off Enoli Paredes (1-2) for his first game-ending hit. Kyle Tucker homered and drove in three runs for the Astros, who lost in walk-off fashion for the second straight game. With two outs and runners on second and third, Martin Maldonado hit a two-run single to right-center. After Yuli Gurriel's two-run single in the third, Tucker extended the lead to 4-1 with a run-scoring infield single. It is the seventh game to start with triple-digit temperatures since the ballpark opened in 1966.
Maldonado's 3-run shot leads Astros over Giants 5-1
Houston Astros' Martin Maldonado hits a three-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON Martn Maldonado hit a three-run home run to back a strong start by Zack Greinke and help the Houston Astros to a 5-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. Maldonado then knocked his two-strike homer into the seats in left field to make it 5-1. San Francisco starter Trevor Cahill, who was selected to the Major League roster before the game, walked four in 1 2/3 innings. UP NEXTGiants: San Francisco is off on Thursday before Johnny Cueto (1-0, 5.40) is scheduled to start on Friday night in the first of three games against Oakland.
Astros outlast Angels 6-5 in 11; Ohtani has arm discomfort
Before those two dramatic extra innings, Ohtani started the day by issuing five walks and getting only five outs before getting pulled from his second rough start of the season. That first inning was outstanding, said Angels manager Joe Maddon, who apparently wasn't aware Ohtani was headed for an MRI during his postgame interview. Any sustained absence would be a double blow to the struggling Angels, who use Ohtani as their designated hitter on most days between his pitching starts. After a strong eight-pitch first inning, Ohtani walked his first three batters of the second. UP NEXTAstros: Baker hasn't said who will start Tuesday night when the Astros open a three-game series at Arizona.
All quiet till Ros HR in 13th lifts Dodgers over Astros 4-2
Los Angeles Dodgers' Edwin Rios watches his two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the 13th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON After a testy, noisy game in the series opener, all was quiet between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Until the loud crack of Edwin Ros' bat for a two-run homer in the 13th inning lifted the Dodgers to a 4-2 victory. The Dodgers played without manager Dave Roberts, suspended one game for his part in Tuesday night's heated matchup that saw the dugouts clear. Stripling allowed four hits and one run with seven strikeouts in seven innings in a win over the Giants on Friday.