It’s a paradox for today’s big-league pitchers: M.L.B. is on a pace for another strikeout record, but fewer pitches than ever are going inside the rule-book zone.
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The last was a three-run shot off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning.
The third baseman started the year in the minors, but he has used his bat and glove to push the team to many wins, including Sunday’s over Toronto.
Cano had four hits and homered for a second consecutive game, helping give Jacob deGrom a win.
Toronto won, 2-1, on Saturday, but the Yankees’ sole run extended their streak of scoring at least one run to 172 games.
Cano hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning that lifted the Mets to a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins.
For the Angels, their fans and even numerologists, the combined no-hitter and emotional 13-0 rout was something to behold.
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.
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.
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.
Police charged the former Yankee and Mets star after a traffic stop last month.
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.
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.
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.
A pitcher who had modest success with the Yankees in the 1960s, Bouton revealed the seamier side of baseball in a book that was a best seller.
The American League won, 4-3, and Cleveland players past and present had their moments in the spotlight.
Led by Justin Verlander and Shane Bieber, the American League pitchers record 16 strikeouts.
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.
At 36, Verlander is not only pumping mid-90s fastballs. He’s also spreading the wisdom of getting eight, 10 or even 12 hours of sleep per night.
Alonso displayed his personal blend of confidence and earnestness on the All-Star stage. And in doing so, he beat out Vladimir Guerrero Jr.