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'Gone': MLB umpire Tripp Gibson home in tornado-hit Mayfield

Tripp Gibson was on the treadmill at his house near Seattle, a solid workout before heading to a holiday party with his wife. To pass the time Friday afternoon, the Major League Base...

O'Neil, Miñoso, Hodges, Kaat, Oliva, Fowler get baseball HOF

Buck O'Neil never uttered a single word of bitterness or regret about not being elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. Till the end, he urged those who loved and rooted for him to do the same. ...

Winter of waiting: Baseball fans hope MLB lockout fleeting

PHOENIX (AP) — The only hint of activity outside of Chase Field on Thursday afternoon was the low humming noise from a construction crew, which was busy hanging some signs for an upcoming college foot...

Toronto lefty Ray wins AL Cy Young, Brewers' Burnes takes NL

In this Year of the Pitcher, both Robbie Ray and Corbin Burnes completed their own kind of comebacks. Ray rebounded from a dismal season that saw him take a rare pay cut to win the A...

Hammerin' Braves rout Astros to win 1st WS crown since 1995

HOUSTON (AP) — Most of the season, it just seemed this wasn’t their year. They dropped their first four games, and soon injuries piled up. They lost their most dynamic player before ...

Braves GM Anthopoulos has COVID-19, misses Series clincher

HOUSTON (AP) — Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos tested positive for COVID-19 and wasn’t with the team when it clinched the World Series championship Tuesday night. Ant...

With pitchers fried, Braves' Fried tries to win World Series

HOUSTON (AP) — At this point, they’re all fried. Starters, openers, closers and the rest of them. So many pitching changes by the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves, it’s sometimes ha...

Correa, Astros rally past Braves 9-5, cut WS deficit to 3-2

ATLANTA (AP) — Just in time, Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros broke out the bats. Because if they had waited any longer, this World Series would’ve been over. S...

Swing, then miss it: MLB pitchers could bat for final time

ATLANTA (AP) — Grinning the whole time, Zack Greinke slipped into his Astros warmup jacket, joked with Freddie Freeman and got a friendly pat from the Atlanta star first baseman. Who...

Astros a big zero in key spots, one loss from WS elimination

ATLANTA (AP) — Time and time again, the Houston Astros clogged the bases. So much traffic early, it looked like the notorious congestion on the Downtown Connecter that drives Atlanta...

Falling stars: Astros big hitters stuck in World Series skid

ATLANTA (AP) — The loudest noise when Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman stepped to the plate came from the crowd, not their bats. Greeted by chants of “Cheater!” all night,...

A World Series short on drama so far shifts scene to Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — His day on the diamond almost done, Jose Altuve walked over to a clutch of Astros fans clustered behind the netting down the right field line at Minute Maid Park. For ...

Soler, Braves overcome Morton injury, top Astros in Game 1

HOUSTON (AP) — A healthy swing by Jorge Soler powered the Atlanta Braves to a smashing start in the World Series. In the lineup for the first time since a positive COVID-19 test, Sol...

Vilified in sports world, Astros begin another World Series

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman whipped the ball around during a crisp infield drill, then came together for a group hug near second base after finishing up Monday. ...

AP source: Cards replacing Shildt with bench coach Marmol

The St. Louis Cardinals plan to announce Monday that bench coach Oliver Marmol will be promoted to replace fired manager Mike Shildt, according to a person familiar with the decision. ...