Dodgers defeat Padres in longest extra-innings game since runner-on-second rule: ‘This was really weird’

Dodgers defeat Padres in longest extra-innings game since runner-on-second rule: 'This was really weird'

[ad_1] MLB’s implementation of the “runner on second base” rule was supposed to help shorten extra-innings games. Largely, it has worked, as no game had lasted longer than 13 innings since the rule went into effect. Well, at least none had until Wednesday night. The Dodgers and Padres beat the previous record by three innings, playing a … Read more

‘Make this momentum matter’: Tigers expect 2021 success will lead to 2022 playoff contention

'Make this momentum matter': Tigers expect 2021 success will lead to 2022 playoff contention

[ad_1] ST. LOUIS — Through their first 33 game of the season, the Tigers had the worst record in the majors, a 9-24 mark that was 3 1/2 games worse than the 29th-best team in the bigs.  “A miserable start,” manager A.J. Hinch called it on Tuesday. That .273 winning percentage was worse than the … Read more

Meet Gavin Weir, the Little League World Series ace drawing Chris Sale comparisons with no-hitters

Little League World Series scores 2021: Updated bracket, results, how to watch LLWS games live

[ad_1] Little League batters know that if Gavin Weir is on the mound, it’s going to be a tough day. The southpaw from Sioux Falls Little League, representing South Dakota, has been on a tear throughout his team’s run through districts, states, regionals and the Little League World Series. In what is his final start … Read more

How Fernando Tatis Jr., Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Juan Soto made 2021 the best year ever for 22-year-olds

How Fernando Tatis Jr., Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Juan Soto made 2021 the best year ever for 22-year-olds

[ad_1] There is a youth movement taking over baseball. It doesn’t take more than a glimpse at the promotions put out by MLB and the latest cover star of the league’s most popular video game franchise to see the new wave of talent already leaving its mark.  And it’s not just talk. These young players are … Read more

Could AL MVP favorite Shohei Ohtani win the AL Cy Young award, too?

Could AL MVP favorite Shohei Ohtani win the AL Cy Young award, too?

[ad_1] Shohei Ohtani is basically a lock to win the AL MVP at this point. He’s neck-and-neck with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. as a hitter this season — both have been pretty incredible — but Ohtani’s pitching numbers make it almost an unfair competition. And it’s not just that he has decent pitching numbers. He has … Read more

White Sox manager Tony La Russa caught yelling at rookie catcher Seby Zavala

White Sox manager Tony La Russa caught yelling at rookie catcher Seby Zavala

[ad_1] It must not be easy to be a rookie playing under White Sox manager Tony La Russa. First, it was calling out rookie slugger Yermin Mercedes during a news conference. Now, he’s been caught yelling at rookie catcher Seby Zavala in the dugout for what appears to be a mistaken location on a pitch … Read more

That time Tippy Martinez picked off three Blue Jays in one inning during the 1983 playoff race

That time Tippy Martinez picked off three Blue Jays in one inning during the 1983 playoff race

[ad_1] The expansion Blue Jays went 54-107 in 1977, their first season in the majors, and played at a 100-plus loss clip in three of their next five years. It was tough sledding, but they turned the corner in 1983, the franchise’s sixth season and Bobby Cox’s second as the club’s manager.  The Jays entered … Read more

Little League World Series schedule: Full bracket, times, channels for every 2021 LLWS game

Little League World Series schedule: Full bracket, times, channels for every 2021 LLWS game

[ad_1] After a year’s hiatus, the top Little League teams in the nation will again face off against one another to determine the very best.  The 2020 Little League World Series was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will return in 2021, albeit without the presence of spectators as it has decided that … Read more

What channel is the Little League World Series on? Full TV schedule, live streams for 2021 LLWS

What channel is the Little League World Series on? Full TV schedule, live streams for 2021 LLWS

[ad_1] The Little League World Series is underway with 16 teams from across the U.S. coming to Williamsport, Pa., to face off in this year’s tournament.  The United States, which will be the only nation with teams this year, has seen its states win in each of the past two series, the longest streak for … Read more

Who is Ella Bruning? Meet the 20th girl to play in the Little League World Series

Who is Ella Bruning? Meet the 20th girl to play in the Little League World Series

[ad_1] Little League World Series viewers have likely noticed by now something about the catcher from Texas that differentiates from the rest of the players on the field: a pair of pigtails. They belong to Ella Bruning, the backstop for Wylie Little League out of Abilene, Texas. She is only the 20th girl ever to … Read more