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09/16/2019

Dellin Betances Is Back. Yankees Hope His Fastball Returns, Too. The reliever, who made his season debut on Sunday, is trying to regain his lost velocity, but he also knows that secondary pitches have allowed him to thrive....
03:39, 09/16/2019

In Cleveland, a Young Pitching Corps Grows Up Quickly Three years after they were selected in the same draft, Shane Bieber, Aaron Civale and Zach Plesac are suddenly starring on the major league stage for a contending club....
18:39, 09/13/2019

Injuries Mar Yankees’ Doubleheader Sweep of the Tigers Gary Sanchez left the second game an inning after he had been thrown out in his first stolen-base attempt this year, and Edwin Encarnacion homered in the first game but left with an oblique problem....
10:01, 09/13/2019

Is the Mets’ Wild Season Careening Into the Playoffs? It would have been hard to imagine a month ago, but the Mets are squarely in the race for a wild-card spot — and with an apparent camaraderie that other teams might envy....
02:52, 09/13/2019

Brewers Lose Christian Yelich for the Season With Knee Injury Yelich, the reigning National League M.V.P., fouled a ball off his right leg and broke his kneecap, a big blow to Milwaukee’s pursuit of a playoff berth....
21:00, 09/12/2019

Yankees Lose Series Opener to the A’s The Yankees ended a four-game winning streak hours after placing Gio Urshela on the 10-day injured list, giving the club a record 29 players on the I.L. this season....
06:52, 08/31/2019

Autopsy of Angels’ Tyler Skaggs Reveals Opioids in His System The coroner’s report said that the Angels pitcher, who died at 27 in a Texas hotel room last month, had been intoxicated by fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol....
01:39, 08/31/2019

Angels’ Tyler Skaggs Had Opioids in His System When He Died, Coroner Says An autopsy report said the Angels pitcher had fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his blood when he was found dead in a Texas hotel room before a game in July....
23:13, 08/30/2019

With Their Dominance Fleeting, the Cubs Search for Answers As Chicago tries to sort out an inconsistent offense and an inability to win at night on the road, even Manager Joe Maddon seems to be out of tricks....
05:13, 08/28/2019

Mets Lose to Braves Despite Jacob deGrom’s Two-Way Excellence DeGrom became the first pitcher since at least 1900 to strike out 13 and homer in a game twice in the same season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau....
08:52, 08/24/2019

Didi Gregorius Leads Yankees to Rout of Dodgers Gregorius hit a grand slam and added a solo shot to help the Yankees set a club record for homers in a month and win a showdown between the two teams with the best records in M.L.B....
08:52, 08/24/2019

Dugout Antics Lead to Another Brett Gardner Ejection Gardner, Aaron Boone and C.C. Sabathia were all ejected in the bottom of the sixth inning amid disputes with the umpires in a victory over the Cleveland Indians....
02:13, 08/18/2019

Yankees’ Mike Tauchman First Did His Homework, Then Got His Chance The outfielder embraced what it means to be a modern player, using video, data and opportunity to emerge as an invaluable contributor to his new team....
03:00, 08/17/2019

Indians Score Early and Often in Shellacking of Yankees A seven-run first inning set the tone in a game in which the Yankees’ only real highlight was Mike Ford, a position player, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning....
06:39, 08/16/2019

Pete Alonso’s Big Day Helps Halt Mets’ Losing Streak at Three Alonso, a rookie first baseman, went 5 for 5, reached base six times, and tied Cody Bellinger’s record for homers by a rookie in the National League....
06:39, 08/16/2019

Worried About Aaron Judge? He Isn’t Judge, the Yankees’ star slugger, has struggled all August, with just one home run since July 20. But he’s already learned to avoid overreacting to slumps....
04:13, 08/16/2019

Amid a Great Run, the Mets Become an Earlier Version of Themselves A defeat in Atlanta gave the Mets a three-game losing streak, harking to their ugly first half. There were also echoes of 2015, as Ruben Tejada returned to a team he once inspired....
06:39, 08/15/2019

Mets Lose Jeff McNeil and Call Up Ruben Tejada McNeil, one of the club’s best hitters, sustained a hamstring strain and will be out until at least Aug. 24. Tejada, 29, has not played for the Mets since the 2015 postseason....
01:00, 08/15/2019

The Mets’ Latest August Run Stalls, but Optimism Abounds Their eight-game win streak came to an end, but the Mets are on the verge of a playoff spot. They carry plenty of momentum into a six-game road trip....
04:13, 08/13/2019

An Amazin’ Month for the Mets It seems like yesterday the Mets were deader than dead. Suddenly, they are the talk of baseball — even more so than that other pretty good team that plays in the Bronx....
04:13, 08/13/2019

Facing Little Resistance, the Yankees’ Main Goal Is Health With a spot in the playoffs all but assured, the Yankees have the luxury of coasting through the last six weeks of the season while focusing on the recovery of several players....
04:13, 08/13/2019

Clint Frazier Knows Why He’s in Scranton, but Longs for New York The brash young outfielder has heard the criticisms of his personality and play, but he’s embraced the relative calm of the minor leagues to work on his game — for now....
20:26, 08/09/2019

Mets Win Sixth Straight and Start Dreaming of ‘Something Special’ A four-game sweep of the Miami Marlins gave the Mets 13 wins in 14 games, and contributions from all over the roster provided more reason for optimism....
04:52, 08/08/2019

Senators Call on M.L.B. for More Transparency on Foul Ball Injuries Senators Richard Durbin and Tammy Duckworth wrote a letter to Commissioner Rob Manfred urging him to release data on which seats at ballparks are most vulnerable to dangerous line drives....
03:26, 08/07/2019

Yankees Sweep Red Sox Even as Injuries Continue to Mount Edwin Encarnacion and Aaron Hicks are out, and Gleyber Torres has been sent for tests, but the resilient Yankees pulled off a four-game sweep at home....
10:13, 08/05/2019

Yankees Add to Red Sox’ Pain, and Vice Versa The Yankees sent Boston to its sixth and seventh consecutive losses, but Edwin Encarnacion fractured his right wrist and Aaron Hicks hurt his right elbow....
19:39, 08/04/2019

D.J. LeMahieu Hits 2 Homers as Yankees Continue Red Sox’ Pain Boston Manager Alex Cora and starting pitcher Chris Sale were ejected in the Yankees’ seven-run fourth inning as the Red Sox lost their sixth in a row....
00:13, 08/04/2019

Yankees, Coming Off a Hot Streak, Slog Through an Ugly Loss James Paxton’s first-inning struggles continued, and this time the Yankees’ bats were unable to bail him out. Can this rotation be trusted in October?...
02:39, 07/22/2019

North of Cooperstown, a Hall of Fame That Fits Canada Just Fine The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame has modest roots, but a recent expansion offers more room to preserve the country’s sometimes-quirky involvement in the game....
11:26, 07/19/2019

Mets Bullpen Shows Signs of Life in 2-Game Sweep of the Twins The Mets’ beleaguered relievers stifled Minnesota over two days, but the victories came with bad news: An injury to Zack Wheeler, a potential trade asset....
03:13, 07/18/2019

Domingo German, the Yankees’ Surprising Ace, Has an Ideally Flawed Mentor As he floundered last season, German sought out a stranger from his hometown in the Dominican Republic who knew all too well what it meant to stumble in the majors....
15:39, 07/17/2019

For Love of the Baseball Movie Posters, Starring the Mets’ Clubhouse Guy Kevin Kierst, the team’s clubhouse manager, has collected a mind-boggling array of baseball artifacts — including thousands of dollars’ worth of baseball movie posters....
10:26, 07/13/2019

Marlins Keep the Mets Reeling Miami’s Caleb Smith (5-4) pitched six innings, allowing two unearned runs and three hits. He struck out six and worked around a season-high five walks....
07:39, 07/13/2019

Domingo German and Edwin Encarnacion Help the Yankees Pick Right Up German (11-2) beat the Blue Jays with six innings of three-hit ball, and Encarnacion hit a three-run double as the Yankees, with the best A.L. record, began the second half of the season....
07:39, 07/13/2019

For the Second Half, the Yankees Have a Short Wish List: Pitching A strong bullpen and an overwhelming offense have lifted the Yankees to a stellar record. They know they’ll need a pitching upgrade to win a championship....
13:26, 07/12/2019

The Mets at Midseason: Can They Dig Their Way Out? It was a trying first half in Queens — with a few bright spots. Manager Mickey Callaway has continued to express optimism, but his club has plenty of questions to answer....
13:26, 07/12/2019

Jim Bouton Opened Up the Major Leagues to Everyone Through both his everyman path to professional baseball and his revealing memoir “Ball Four,” Bouton, who died on Wednesday, made a gilded world seem attainable....
23:26, 07/11/2019

‘Just Come Out and Say It’: Players Want Answers on the Changing Ball The numbers show that the baseball used in the majors is flying farther than before. While M.L.B. insists it wasn’t intentional, players just want to know how — and why — it happened....
12:26, 07/10/2019

Tony Clark’s Second Chance He was unexpectedly thrust into the position of leading the players’ union. Now, as owners have seemingly gained an advantage, can he fix the sport’s labor landscape?...
11:26, 07/08/2019

Yankees’ Bats Are Too Much for the Red Sox in London In M.L.B.’s first game in London, the Yankees and Red Sox put on a show of home runs in a matchup that stretched nearly five hours, including a 12-run first inning....
04:39, 06/30/2019

With Little to Celebrate, Mets Honor a Title-Winning Team Fifty years after a talented pitching staff carried the Mets to their first World Series title, the franchise must acknowledge that its current plan has failed....
02:13, 06/30/2019

Mets Go Ahead in 9th, but Lose on Home Run by Phillies The Mets’ Todd Frazier hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Hector Neris with one out in the ninth, but the Phillies rallied in the bottom of the inning to win it....
09:52, 06/28/2019

Baseball in London? It’s a Real Thing, Even When the Yankees Aren’t Visiting Britain’s rare baseball devotees hope the visit from the Red Sox and Yankees this weekend will make the sport more than a niche activity in their country....
23:39, 06/26/2019

Aaron Judge Returns to a Yankees Lineup That Hasn’t Skipped a Beat The Yankees have managed to keep winning despite a makeshift lineup, and now they have welcomed back several stars from the injured list, including Judge....
02:39, 06/22/2019

With a Lift From Jacob deGrom, the Mets Trounce the Braves DeGrom took a shutout into the ninth inning, and Pete Alonso homered to highlight the first four-hit game of his career as the Mets routed the first-place Atlanta Braves, 10-2....
09:13, 06/19/2019

Braves’ Mike Soroka Beats the Mets for 8th Straight Win The 21-year-old Soroka’s winning streak is the longest in the majors by a pitcher under 22 since Dontrelle Willis won the same number for the 2003 Florida Marlins....
11:52, 06/18/2019

M.L.B. and Players’ Union Set to Begin Early Labor Talks Never before have the two sides attempted such a significant renegotiation in the middle of a contract’s term, underscoring the urgency felt in both camps....
02:13, 06/18/2019

Yankees Top Mets in Error-Riddled Opener to Subway Series There were several miscues on both sides in the first game of a doubleheader, but the big bats of several replacement Yankees made all the difference....
02:13, 06/12/2019

A Foul Ball, an Injured Little Girl and Another Cycle of Anguish Without Answers Despite additional netting at baseball parks, spectators remain vulnerable, and some players and fans are wondering what it will take to spur more change....
18:52, 06/01/2019

A Rare Defensive Lapse by Gio Urshela Dooms Yankees to Defeat A tough hop in the 10th inning got past the sure-handed third baseman, and the Yankees, who had come back from a six-run deficit, lost to the Royals....
12:52, 05/27/2019

A Heads-Up Play and Another Unlikely Hero Fuel a Win for the Mets Todd Frazier bunted against a shift to start a rally, and Adeiny Hechavarria put the team ahead with an unlikely homer. Business as usual for the injury-hampered, depth-fortified Mets....
06:26, 05/27/2019

Yankees Show Off Their Depth, Beating the Orioles Once Again The red-hot Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez did not enter the game until the ninth inning, but the first-place Yankees still managed to walk away with a win....
06:13, 05/24/2019

For the Mets, Carlos Gomez’s Blast Caps a Fraught Stretch on a High Note Gomez hit a three-run homer in the eighth that gave the Mets a four-game sweep of the Washington Nationals, but two new injuries tempered the positivity....
06:13, 05/24/2019

A Novel Idea in the Majors: Using Batting Practice to Get Better B.P. has been a baseball tradition for more than a century, but there is evidence that the usual methods might make batters worse. So some teams are experimenting....
12:13, 05/23/2019

The Yankees (and a Power Failure) Turn the Lights Out at Tropicana Field A delay resulted in a single at-bat taking 45 minutes. But when play resumed, the Yankees got right back to business with a solo homer that helped seal the win....
22:39, 05/22/2019

For These Minor Leaguers, the Living Is Good if You Don’t Mind the Dead Below Players in the lower levels of professional baseball often settle for less-than-desirable living arrangements, but few residences are eerier than the funeral home where several Yankee prospects have lived....
22:39, 05/22/2019

Yankees Beat Rays With a Taste of Their Own Medicine With James Paxton injured, the Yankees employed a so-called opener to start the game. The strategy paid off thanks to a seven-run explosion in the sixth inning....
22:39, 05/22/2019

As Minor Leaguers Try to Keep Their Careers Alive, Some of Their Neighbors Are Not Players in the lower levels of professional baseball often settle for less-than-desirable living arrangements, but few residences are eerier than the funeral home where several Yankee prospects have lived....
14:13, 05/15/2019

Julio Urias of Dodgers Placed on Leave After Domestic Violence Arrest Urias, 22, was arrested on Monday night for “intimate partner battery,” the police in Los Angeles said. The commissioner’s office will investigate the situation....
06:00, 05/15/2019

At Black Colleges, the Baseball Teams Increasingly Aren’t As the number of African-American baseball players continues to decline, black players are often surprised to find themselves in the minority even at historically black colleges....
11:00, 05/13/2019

Yankees 7, Rays 1: The Yankees (and a Power Failure) Turn the Lights Out at Tropicana Field A delay resulted in a single at-bat taking 45 minutes. But when play resumed, the Yankees got right back to business with a solo homer that helped seal the win....
02:39, 05/13/2019

After Jacob deGrom and Corey Kluber, Stetson University Dreams Even Bigger With the pair of Cy Young Award winners among its alumni, the small college in Central Florida has a potent recruiting pitch as it eyes the national stage....
14:39, 05/10/2019

Mets 4, Reds 3 | 10 innings: Mets Blow Lead in Ninth but Pete Alonso Wins Game in Tenth The rookie first baseman hit a sacrifice fly that was the difference in a win over Cincinnati in which Jeurys Familia failed to secure a six-out save....
01:00, 05/09/2019

Keeping Score: Mike Fiers Records Baseball’s 300th No-Hitter (Besides the 31 They Took Away) Taking a look back at the history of a delightfully random feat that has rewarded some unlikely players — Fiers included — while leaving out some legends....
01:00, 05/09/2019

Gio Urshela Is Creating Magic, and a Logjam, at Third Base Urshela, who grew up as a soccer goalkeeper in Colombia before choosing to focus on baseball, has excelled at third base even as starter Miguel Andujar returns....
04:13, 05/08/2019

On Baseball: Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard Remind the World What They Can Do DeGrom threw seven shutout innings on Wednesday and Syndergaard was even better in a shutout on Thursday. If they have returned to form, the Mets could soar....
04:13, 05/03/2019

Aaron Judge Is Everywhere for the Yankees, Except on the Field The Yankees’ slugger decided to stay with the team on its West Coast road trip even while rehabilitating his team, underscoring his status as a club leader....
09:39, 04/30/2019

Mets 5, Brewers 2: Mets Bid Travis d’Arnaud Adieu, Then Beat Brewers D’Arnaud had struggled since returning to the majors less than a year since undergoing Tommy John surgery. The Mets’ win wasn’t without worry: Robinson Cano was hit by a pitch on his hand....
02:52, 04/29/2019

Phillies 14, Mets 3: An Inning to Forget: Steven Matz of the Mets Allows 8 Runs and Records No Outs Matz established a new nadir for the struggles of Mets starting pitchers, exiting with his team down by 8-0. The Phillies made it 10-0 by the end of the first before winning 14-3....
17:52, 04/28/2019

Yankees 8, Red Sox 0: James Paxton Gives Yankees a Much-Needed Jolt Against the Red Sox Paxton limited the Sox to two hits over eight innings and recorded 12 strikeouts, while the Yankees lineup feasted on Boston’s struggling ace, Chris Sale....
17:52, 04/28/2019

Luis Severino’s Injury Remains a Mystery. Detective Brian Cashman Is on the Case. The Yankees’ general manager is doing his best to pinpoint how a significant back injury could happen to his ace starter. He is leaving no stone unturned....
17:52, 04/28/2019

Royals 6, Yankees 1: After Scorching the Red Sox, the Yankees Wilt Against the Royals Domingo German had a decent start, and he and four Yankees relievers combined for 14 strikeouts. But he allowed two homers, while the Yankees’ offense managed only four hits....
17:52, 04/28/2019

Extra Bases: C.C. Sabathia and the Rotation of Starters Tossing Out Questions on Podcasts Sabathia, along with his fellow pitchers Collin McHugh and Trevor Williams, have “way more time” to share and record relaxed conversation with other players....
17:52, 04/28/2019

Mets Place Jacob deGrom on Injured List With Sore Elbow DeGrom, who struggled in his last two games, was scratched from his scheduled start in St. Louis on Saturday and will undergo an M.R.I. exam in New York....
17:52, 04/28/2019

Concerned About Aroldis Chapman’s Slowing Fastball? He Isn’t "My objective now isn’t to throw as hard but to pitch,” said the Yankees’ closer, who is adjusting his approach as age takes away some of his trademark velocity....
17:52, 04/28/2019

Yankees 9, Royals 2: In Yankees’ Win, Bad News: Aaron Judge Leaves With an Oblique Injury The right fielder left the game after appearing to injure himself on a swing in the sixth inning. The Yankees hit four home runs in support of pitcher Masahiro Tanaka....
17:52, 04/28/2019

Zack Wheeler, With His Bat and Arm, Carries the Mets Over the Phillies Wheeler hit his first major league home run and struck out 11 in seven sharp innings as the Mets handed the Philadelphia Phillies their fifth loss in six games....
17:52, 04/28/2019

On Baseball: C.C. Sabathia Nears 3,000 Strikeouts in a Triumph of Reinvention As dominant as Sabathia was early in his career, he has piled up statistics worthy of the Hall of Fame by finding a different gear well into his 30s....
17:52, 04/28/2019