Inaugural Girls’ Baseball Elite Development Invitational inspires females

VERO BEACH, Fla. – As Naomi Ryan demonstrates her strength at the plate, other players including London Studer and Maggie Foxx watch in awe. Ryan’s ability to line-drive across the field from either side of the plate shows the progress the girls have made on the diamond. “We’re as strong as the guys and now … Read more

Pasquantino hits unusual 1st MLB homer, Royals beat Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Vinnie Pasquantino took a most unusual route to the plate on his first home run in the big league — a furious sprint, a desperate slide and even a tag. Pasquantino and Hunter Dozier hit back-to-back homers to lead Brad Keller and the Kansas City Royals 3-1 over the Detroit Tigers on … Read more

Angels, Mariners disciplined for benches-clearing incident

Major League Baseball on Monday announced disciplinary action for 12 members of the Mariners and Angels after an ugly bench clearing incident that led to an on-field fight took place in Anaheim on Sunday. And the angels:• Coach Phil Nevin: 10 games• 3B Anthony Rendon (currently at IL): Five games if he returns and sits … Read more

Sorting the Stats with Baseball Reference

When the Brewers went top of the seventh inning in their game against Washington on Saturday, their offense was on the verge of unraveling. The timing wasn’t great though. The Brewers hit three runs that half-inning, including Mark Mathias’ first home run of the season. Those runs didn’t prove particularly noteworthy, however, as they were … Read more