World Series 2022: Astros 1B Trey Mancini goes from cancer to title in 2 years
Of the many interesting stories that make up the Houston Astros' 2022 World Series title, Trey Mancini's might be the most heartwarming. Fast forward 31 months, he was winning his first career World Series title. Trey Mancini: World Champion 🏆 pic.twitter.com/z7A7ANwGj8 — FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) November 6, 2022It was a long road back for Mancini, but not without support from across baseball. The Mancini trade was an odd one, as the Orioles hadn't entirely ruled out pushing for a postseason berth. pic.twitter.com/o6HtgAKStW — Houston Astros (@astros) November 4, 2022Mancini was promoted to starting first baseman for Game 6 due to a knee injury to Yuli Gurriel, and he was on the field for the final out.wftv.com
Astros' McCormick, Mancini show off glovework, stop Phils
PHILADELPHIA — (AP) — Trey Mancini saved the Houston Astros with the play of the game. Until teammate Chas McCormick topped him with the play of a lifetime. “You have to play defense,” McCormick said Thursday night after a 3-2 win gave Houston a 3-2 edge in the Series. I was going to run through a wall and catch it, no matter what.”“I saw it up in the air. Astros reliever Ryan Pressly pointed toward McCormick, and his teammates broke into huge smiles.wftv.com
Phillies' bats go cold in crunch time in Game 5 loss
But defensive replacement Trey Mancini snagged the ball from his knees and tapped first base to leave two Phillies runners stranded and end the inning. Tough luck or not, the Phillies' crunch-time flops cost them again in Game 5 on Thursday night. A night after the Phillies became the second team ever to be no-hit in the World Series, a punchless lineup had another meager game after Schwarber led off the game with a home run. Philadelphia’s failures with runners on base led to the 3-2 loss to the Astros and the NL champions are also down 3-2 in the World Series headed into Game 6. The Texans put the score of the World Series on the big screens early and often.wftv.com
Verlander gets World Series win, Astros lead Phillies 3-2
PHILADELPHIA — (AP) — Justin Verlander overcame an early jolt to grit out the World Series win that long eluded him, rookie Jeremy Peña hit a go-ahead home run and the Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Thursday night to head home with a 3-2 lead. Then Philly's Kyle Schwarber homered leading off the bottom half, harkening to the five-run lead Verlander wasted in Houston's opening 6-5, 10-inning loss. He made a leaping catch at shortstop to foil the Phillies in the third, then regained the lead an inning later with his fourth postseason homer. Jose Altuve drove his second pitch high off the wall in right-center and took third when center fielder Marsh fumbled the pickup for an error. Peña jumped on a hanging curveball in the fourth for his fourth postseason homer, Syndergaard’s 44th and final pitch.wftv.com
Jill Biden joins Stand Up to Cancer tribute at World Series
PHILADELPHIA — (AP) — First lady Jill Biden joined the Stand Up to Cancer tribute in the middle of the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series on Wednesday night. Attendees held up signs with the names of people they want to pay tribute to. “I competed in the home run derby the day before, so I was on the flight back and saw that,” Mancini said. It was a really cool thing to see.”Astros manager Dusty Baker had surgery for prostate cancer in 2001. And a lot of guys that have had cancer, especially prostate cancer, called me for advice or asked me what I did for mine.”____https://apnews.com/hub/mlb and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Las Vegas police investigate fatal hotel shooting
Police said they were investigating a fatal shooting Thursday in a hotel room at the Mirage hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas police said early Friday one person was dead, two others were injured and a suspect was at large. (Aug. 5)news.yahoo.com
Twins land Orioles closer Jorge López in deadline-day deal
Orioles Reds Baseball Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Jorge Lopez (48) celebrates with catcher Adley Rutschman after the team's win over the Cincinnati Reds in a baseball game Friday, July 29, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) (Jeff Dean)MINNEAPOLIS — (AP) — The Minnesota Twins bolstered their bullpen ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline by acquiring closer Jorge López in a deal with the Baltimore Orioles for four pitching prospects. The 29-year-old López is in the middle of a breakout season, with a sparkling 1.68 ERA and 19 of his 20 career saves. But they traded slugger Trey Mancini to Houston as part of a three-team deal on Monday before shipping López to the AL Central leaders. Baltimore received minor league pitchers Cade Povich, Yennier Cano, Juan Nuñez and Juan Rojas in the deal with Minnesota.wftv.com
Montas to Yankees, Mancini to Astros ahead of trade deadline
(AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) (Godofredo A. Vásquez)NEW YORK — (AP) — The trade market got busy ahead of Tuesday's deadline, with the New York Yankees acquiring pitcher Frankie Montas from Oakland for four prospects. Montas became the second front-line starting pitcher to switch teams ahead of the deadline, after Seattle got Luis Castillo from Cincinnati. Hader went to the Padres for recently benched closer Taylor Rogers, right-hander Dinelson Lamet, outfielder Esteury Ruiz and pitching prospect Robert Gasser. The Padres obtained Rogers from Minnesota on opening day. He’s got elite stuff.”Houston acquired Mancini in a trade that moved speedy outfielder Jose Siri to the Rays.wftv.com
Astros acquire 1B Mancini from Orioles in 3-team trade
Rays Orioles Baseball Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Trey Mancini watches his inside the park home run hit against Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Shawn Armstrong during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 28, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams) (Terrance Williams)HOUSTON — (AP) — The Houston Astros acquired first baseman Trey Mancini from the Baltimore Orioles in a three-team trade Monday that also moved speedy outfielder Jose Siri to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Astros were in the market for a first baseman with Yuli Gurriel struggling this season. The 30-year-old Mancini is hitting .268 with 10 homers and 41 RBIs in 92 games this season. The Astros sent Siri to the Rays and minor league right-hander Chayce McDermott to the Orioles.wftv.com
Orioles fly ball bounces off Rays rookie's head, turns into inside-the-park HR
Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JULY 27: Trey Mancini #16 of the Baltimore Orioles hits a single in the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 27, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)After years as an AL East doormat, the Baltimore Orioles have found new life this season. That continued on Thursday, with a little help from the Tampa Bay Rays. In the eighth inning with Baltimore leading 1-0, Orioles designated hitter Trey Mancini hit what should have been a routine fly ball for Rays right fielder Josh Lowe for the second out of the inning. It was center fielder Roman Quinn who eventually corralled the ball after an unfortunate bounce further into right field.wftv.com
Alonso, Pujols, Acuña, Soto in for Home Run Derby
Mets slugger Pete Alonso will try to become the first player to win the All-Star Home Run Derby three consecutive times against a field that will also include the Cardinals’ Albert Pujols, Phillies slugger Kyle Schwarber, the Braves’ Ronald Acuña Jr. and Washington's Juan Soto.
‘Beautiful day’: White Sox give 7-year-old cancer patient a chance to run bases
A beautiful day: The Chicago White Sox gave a 7-year-old cancer patient a thrill as he got to round the bases before Saturday's game. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox gave a young fan battling cancer the thrill of a lifetime on Saturday. The White Sox stood on the third-base line and the Orioles lined up on the first-base line as Dowling stepped to the plate. White Sox manager Tony La Russa waved and tipped his hat as the boy ended his run. “It’s just amazing for the Baltimore Orioles to come out of the dugout and the White Sox players to come out of their dugout.wftv.com
Ohtani voted player of the year by fellow major leaguers
(AP Photo/Ashley Landis) (Ashley Landis)NEW YORK — (AP) — Los Angeles Angels two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani was voted player of the year and the American League outstanding player by fellow major leaguers in the annual Players Choice Awards from the Major League Baseball Players Association. Philadelphia outfielder Bryce Harper was voted National League outstanding player, the union said Thursday. Toronto infielder Marcus Semien was selected Marvin Miller man of the year, given to a player whose leadership inspires others. The Blue Jays’ Robbie Ray was selected the AL outstanding pitcher and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Scherzer the NL outstanding pitcher. Baltimore first baseman and outfielder Ryan Mountcastle was picked as outstanding AL rookie and Cincinnati second baseman Jonathan India as outstanding NL rookie.wftv.com
Yanks toss it away in 9th, fall to Hays, Orioles 3-2 in 10th
Yankees reliever Clay Holmes threw a wild pitch with two outs in the ninth inning that let the tying run score, then Austin Hays chopped an RBI single in the 10th that lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-2 win and dropped New York back in the AL wild-card race.
Alonso bests Mancini, Ohtani for 2nd straight HR Derby title
All Star Home Run Derby Baseball National League's Pete Alonso, of the New York Mets, reacts during the second round of the MLB All Star baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 12, 2021, in Denver. Batting second, Alonso trailed 22-17 after the first two minutes of the final round, then hit six homers on six swings over the first 28 seconds of his final minute. Alonso hit a first-round record 35 dingers, seven more than Josh Hamilton in 2008 at the original Yankee Stadium, and topped Kansas City’s Salvador Pérez with 27. Alonso, batting second, beat Soto 16-15 in the second round. Mancini knocked out Story 13-12 in the second round, hitting second and advancing with a drive to center.wftv.com
The Latest: Mets' Alonso to HR Derby final, to face Mancini
All Star Home Run Derby Baseball National League's Pete Alonso, of the New York Mets, cheers during the first round of the MLB All Star baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 12, 2021, in Denver. Wielding his blue-and-orange bat, Alonso hit 14 homers and with 63 seconds left called timeout. 6 seed Trey Mancini earned a spot in the final of the Home Run Derby by knocking off hometown favorite Trevor Story. He’s trying to join Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. (1998-99) and Yoenis Céspedes (2013-14) as the only back-to-back Home Run Derby champions. This is the second Home Run Derby held at Coors Field, with Ken Griffey Jr. winning in 1998.wftv.com
The Latest: Pete Alonso hits record 35 HR in Derby 1st round
(AP Photo/Gabriel Christus) (Gabriel Christus)DENVER — (AP) — The Latest on the Home Run Derby (all times local):7:15 p.m.Pete Alonso began his Home Run Derby title defense in grand style by swatting a first-round record 35 homers to knock off Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals. He’s trying to join Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. (1998-99) and Yoenis Céspedes (2013-14) as the only back-to-back Home Run Derby champions. This is the second Home Run Derby held at Coors Field, with Ken Griffey Jr. winning in 1998. The top-seeded Shohei Ohtani warmed up for Monday night’s Home Run Derby in Denver by hitting one into the third deck in batting practice. Ohtani kicks off a big All-Star week with the Home Run Derby.wftv.com
The Latest: Rockies' Story upsets Gallo, advances at Derby
All Star Home Run Derby Baseball National League's Trevor Story, of the Colorado Rockies, hits during the first round of the MLB All Star baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 12, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/Matt York) (Matt York)DENVER — (AP) — The Latest on the Home Run Derby (all times local):6:55 p.m. Hometown favorite Trevor Story hit a 518-foot homer as the Colorado Rockies shortstop upset second-seeded Joey Gallo in the first round of the Home Run Derby. This is the second Home Run Derby held at Coors Field, with Ken Griffey Jr. winning in 1998. The top-seeded Shohei Ohtani warmed up for Monday night’s Home Run Derby in Denver by hitting one into the third deck in batting practice.wftv.com
The Latest: O's Mancini tops A's Olson in HR Derby 1st round
(AP Photo/Gabriel Christus) (Gabriel Christus)DENVER — (AP) — The Latest on the Home Run Derby (all times local):6:35 p.m.Baltimore slugger and No. 6 seed Trey Mancini held off Matt Olson in the opening round of the Home Run Derby as the Oakland first baseman’s tying attempt at the horn curled foul. This is the second Home Run Derby held at Coors Field, with Ken Griffey Jr. winning in 1998. The top-seeded Shohei Ohtani warmed up for Monday night’s Home Run Derby in Denver by hitting one into the third deck in batting practice. The eight-player field includes 2019 champion Pete Alonso, Juan Soto, Matt Olson, Trey Mancini, Joey Gallo, Salvador Perez and local favorite Trevor Story of the Rockies.wftv.com
Pérez joins Ohtani, Mancini, Alonso, Story in Home Run Derby
Kansas City catcher Salvador Pérez will join Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels, Trey Mancini of the Baltimore Orioles, Pete Alonso of the New York Mets and Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies in the All-Star Home Run Derby at Denver’s Coors Field on July 12.
LEADING OFF: MLB eases protocols, Altuve on power tear
Major League Baseball has taken another big step in relaxing coronavirus regulations, allowing fully vaccinated players and staff to stop wearing masks in dugouts, bullpens and clubhouses, according to a memo sent by the league and players’ association.
Mullins' sac fly propels Orioles past Yankees 4-3 in 10
Cedric Mullins delivered a winning sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, Trey Mancini had his first three-hit game since returning from colon cancer surgery, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 4-3 Thursday for a four-game series split.foxnews.com
Padres star Tatis has shoulder problem, to be re-evaluated
The Padres said Tatis had discomfort in his non-throwing left shoulder and would be re-evaluated on Wednesday. Corbin Burnes turned in 4 2/3 innings, striking out six while allowing two runs on three hits. Jon Lester allowed one run and three hits in 3 2/3 innings in his second start of the spring for Washington. He gave up five hits, hit two batters and struck out three. PADRES 5, REDS 4MacKenzie Gore worked 3 2/3 innings in his third start for San Diego, allowing two runs on three hits.
Twins newcomer Happ back on mound after positive virus test
The two-time AL Central champion Twins are hoping Happ can give them a veteran presence at the back of their rotation. Ian Anderson pitched two scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk. Houston piggy-backed a pair of starters with Framber Valdez yielding McNeil's homer in the first two innings, striking out two. AdBLUE JAYS 4, PHILLIES 2 (6)Steven Matz allowed a hit in two scoreless innings, striking out three without a walk. CUBS 3, ROYALS 2 (7)Outfielder Rafael Ortega, who signed a minor league deal with Chicago after playing 34 games for Atlanta last season, hit a bases-loaded triple.