Major League Baseball

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera, left, celebrates with catcher Cam Gallagher, right, following a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. The Royals defeated the Indians 7-4. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
August 21, 2017 - 3:03 am
A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE PARK The Kansas City Royals are off, and several of them already have big plans for their day away from Kauffman Stadium — they're going to watch the eclipse. Manager Ned Yost says he has the special glasses to see it...
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Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) and catcher Yasmani Grandal celebrate after the final out against the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 21, 2017 - 3:02 am
Around this time last year, the Cleveland Indians were providing a preview of the American League postseason. Manager Terry Francona was using newly acquired reliever Andrew Miller in all sorts of situations, and for more than one inning if necessary. It was an approach that eventually helped the...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, lower right, is introduced as Little League World Series teams, rear, from around the world line the infield before the Little League Classic baseball game between the Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals at Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 20, 2017 - 11:38 pm
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Despite spending the afternoon with 12-year-old Little Leaguers who idolize pros like himself, Josh Bell didn't find himself dispensing much advice. "No one came to me and asked, 'What do you think about my swing?'" Bell said. "It was more like, 'Follow me on Instagram' or...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, lower right, is introduced as Little League World Series teams, rear, from around the world line the infield before the Little League Classic baseball game between the Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals at Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 20, 2017 - 11:31 pm
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Despite spending the afternoon with 12-year-old Little Leaguers who idolize pros like himself, Josh Bell didn't find himself dispensing much advice. "No one came to me and asked, 'What do you think about my swing?'" Bell said. "It was more like, 'Follow me on Instagram' or...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, lower right, is introduced as Little League World Series teams, rear, from around the world line the infield before the Little League Classic baseball game between the Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals at Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 20, 2017 - 10:48 pm
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Josh Bell homered and drove in four runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in the Little League Classic on Sunday night. The teams played at renovated Bowman Field, a minor league ballpark located 5 miles from where the Little League World...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, lower right, is introduced as Little League World Series teams, rear, from around the world line the infield before the Little League Classic baseball game between the Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals at Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 20, 2017 - 10:33 pm
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Josh Bell homered and drove in four runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in the Little League Classic on Sunday night. The teams played at renovated Bowman Field, a minor league ballpark located 5 miles from where the Little League World...
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Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez, left, scores as Toronto Blue Jays' Raffy Lopez, right, applies a late tag during the 10th inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in Chicago. The Cubs won 6-5. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
August 20, 2017 - 8:17 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Alex Avila felt for Raffy Lopez. It was quite a day for catchers. Avila capped Chicago's three-run 10th inning with a two-run single, and the Cubs swept the Toronto Blue Jays with a wild 6-5 victory on Sunday. With two outs and the bases loaded, Avila lined a base hit into right...
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Home plate umpire D.J. Rayburn wears a wristband to protest "abusive player behavior" on umpires by players as Rayburn heads to his position to call the first inning of a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and and the Colorado Rockies late Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 20, 2017 - 7:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball umpires have ended their protest of what they called "abusive player behavior" after Commissioner Rob Manfred offered to meet with their union's governing board. Most umpires wore white wristbands during Saturday's games after Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler...
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Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera, left, celebrates with catcher Cam Gallagher, right, following a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. The Royals defeated the Indians 7-4. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
August 20, 2017 - 7:24 pm
A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday: ___ TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE PARK The Kansas City Royals are off, and several of them already have big plans for their day away from Kauffman Stadium — they're going to watch the eclipse. Manager Ned Yost says he has the special glasses to see it...
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Chicago Cubs' Rene Rivera, right, scores on a three-RBI double hit by Albert Almora Jr. off Toronto Blue Jays' Marco Estrada during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
August 20, 2017 - 6:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Alex Avila capped Chicago's three-run 10th inning with a two-run single, and the Cubs swept the Toronto Blue Jays with a wild 6-5 victory on Sunday. With two outs and the bases loaded, Avila lined a base hit into right field against Roberto Osuna (3-4). Ben Zobrist scored easily and...
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