Pete Rose dismisses sexual misconduct questions at Phillies reunion

Pete Rose dismissed questions Sunday about his first appearance on the field in Philadelphia since the franchise scrapped 2017 plans to honor him because of a woman’s claim she had a sexual relationship with baseball’s hit king when she was a minor. ‘It was 55 years ago, babe,’ Rose told a female baseball writer for … Read more

Jose Barrero hits 1st two career home runs to beat Brewers

MILWAUKEE — Batting practice was optional for Reds hitters before Saturday’s game against the Brewers. But the pregame schedule had carved out extra time for young shortstop Jose Barrero and hitting coach Alan Zinter to work together, one-on-one, on the field and in the cages. “It’s incredible. To have this come up today just feels … Read more

Mets piling up wins by playing old-school gritty baseball

You’re telling me that Buck Showalter couldn’t get back into a major league dugout for three years because the teams’ owners and new-age front office personnel thought the old school manager would demand too much authority? Oh, my goodness gracious. The culture shift in Queens has been as dramatic as the turnaround in the Mets’ … Read more

Fantasy baseball pitcher rankings, lineup advice for Saturday’s MLB games

Look for our fantasy baseball starting pitcher rankings, hitter upgrades and downgrades daily to help you make smart fantasy baseball lineup decisions and for MLB betting tips. MLB game odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook, and fantasy advice is geared toward ESPN 10-team leagues with standard scoring. Note: This file will be updated with any … Read more

BenFred: Matt Carpenter’s comeback could help Cardinals save sinking hitters | Ben Frederickson

Matt Carpenter, Yankees hat atop his graying head, wiped away tears. “Excuse me,” Carpenter said Friday afternoon. “I didn’t want to do that. Sorry guys. The former Cardinals All-Star explained how he still pulls for the Cardinals — outside of this weekend, of course. He shared how excited his kids were to hear about this … Read more

Taijuan Walker’s ugly start dooms Mets in loss to Braves

With a doubleheader looming on Saturday, the Mets could ill afford a short start Friday night. But Taijuan Walker gave them that short start, a potential injury scare and an eight-run deficit in one fell swoop. Walker’s night ended before he could record a fourth out, and he had dug the Mets a big hole … Read more

Clay Holmes blows another save to sink the Yankees in a loss to the Cardinals

The Yankees would have found a way, during the first half of the season, to win the game they played Friday night. This is not the first half of the season anymore. Closer Clay Holmes struggled for a second straight appearance, coming in in the eighth inning and giving up an infield hit, a walk … Read more

Clay Holmes blows another save to sink the Yankees in a loss to the Cardinals

The Yankees would have found a way, during the first half of the season, to win the game they played Friday night. This is not the first half of the season anymore. Closer Clay Holmes struggled for a second straight appearance, coming in in the eighth inning and giving up an infield hit, a walk … Read more