Slumping Yanks shut out for second straight game, 4-0 by Rays

NEW YORK (AP) — The declining New York Yankees were shut out in consecutive games for the first time since 2016, losing 4-0 to Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. New York provided no run support to ace Gerrit Cole (9-5), whose only run allowed followed a misplay in center field … Read more

cease vs. Verlander in ‘A Good Classic’

If the season ended today, Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander would likely be the AL Cy Young Award winner, closely followed by the White Sox’s Dylan Cease. Both righties are having terrific seasons, with Verlander (15-3, 1.85 ERA) only slightly better than Cease (12-5, 1.96). There’s still plenty of season left for the 26-year-old Cease … Read more

Phillies loss to Mets crushes momentum and optimism

The frustration mounts. It’s been an unlikely promotion for the Phillies this summer, making noise in the NL wild-card race and trying to steal the spotlight on the city’s sports scene. The Fightins had won 12 of their previous 14 games heading into Citi Field with a weekend against the first-place Mets. This was an … Read more

The Mets are the best show in MLB, but it’s about to get expensive

Buck Showalter saw “The Music Man” last week, but the Mets manager saw a much better show on Saturday. An advertised crowd of 43,857 took to their seats at Citi Field, then he got up once the first strings of “Simple Man” filled the stadium. Jacob deGrom, the best pitcher in the world, took the … Read more

Texas Rangers beat Seattle Mariners in Sunday showdown – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Corey Seager doubled twice and scored twice, including the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning as the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Sunday to win the three-game series. Josh Sborz (1-0) struck out five of the seven batters he faced in the seventh and eighth innings, including all three in the eighth, … Read more

Texas Rangers win over Seattle Mariners – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Corey Seager tied a career high with his 26th home run and rookie Bubba Thompson drove in a run on a sacrifice bunt as the Texas Rangers overcame an early deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-4 on Saturday. Texas trailed 3-0 before a four-run fourth-inning explosion against Marco Gonzalez (7-12). That was capped off … Read more

Surprise hero, small ball helps Yankees flip the script

BOSTON — Knocked off their months-long march to historic greatness by a sudden and surprise slump that had lasted too long, the Yankees needed something out of the ordinary to happen on Saturday night — something completely unexpected. They desperately needed to change the narrative, flip the script. Enter surprise hero Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who had … Read more