Sunday, January 23, 2022

MLB

Among his many statistical accomplishments in 2021, Bryce Harper led the National League and tied for the major league lead with 42 doubles.

Bryce Harper, Phillies slugger, wins second NL MVP Award

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Bryce Harper is the National League's most valuable player for the second time during his major league career.Harper collected 17 of 30 first-place votes to edge Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals and Fernando...
Melania Trump and Donald Trump do the tomahawk chop at Truist Park during Game 4 of the World Series.

Donald Trump does a tomahawk cut at World Series Game 4 Atlanta

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ATLANTA — Former president Donald J. Trump, returning to a region that dealt him a bitterly contested defeat during his failed reelection bid in 2020, attended Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday...
Braves starting pitcher Ian Anderson held the Astros hitless over five innings.

Braves' weird World Series win – who needs a no-hitter? It was a contemporary...

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ATLANTA – The modern baseball fan is best advised to accept the inevitable.Whether or not you love or loathe the way the game is planned, played and managed, the sport is entrenched, for...
Braves starting pitcher Ian Anderson held the Astros hitless over five innings.

Braves pitchers combined for 7 hitless innings during Game 3 of World Series.

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HOUSTON – The Atlanta Braves nearly made a most unique bit of World Series history.The Braves held the Houston Astros hitless through seven innings of Game 3 on a damp Friday night at Truist...
Astros players celebrate after winning the ALCS against Boston.

Predictions for 2021 MLB World Series: Experts divided on Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros...

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With the Atlanta Braves taking on the Houston Astros, the 2021 World Series begins Tuesday at Minute Maid Park. The two teams will be competing for Major League Baseball’s highest prize.Houston has won...
Astros hitting coach Troy Snitker, left, stands with his father, Braves manager Brian Snitker, before a spring baseball exhibition game in 2019.

Is it one happy family? Snitkers, father and son duels in Braves – Astros...

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HOUSTON — In any World Series, themes of resilience and perseverance and love will abound. You don’t navigate a 162-game season and three rounds of playoffs without them.Yet while those concepts exist more often...
Astros close out Red Sox in Game 6 of ALCS, return to World Series for third time in five seasons

Astros beat Red Sox 6 to 1 in ALCS. Returning to World Series is...

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HOUSTON – Capping a decade like no other in baseball history, the Houston Astros are returning to the World Series, aiming to win the club’s second championship, one that would shine a little...
Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez crushes a solo home run off Chris Sale in the second inning.

Astros take down Red Sox in ALCS Game 5, one win away from punching...

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BOSTON – When Jose Altuve came to bat in the top of the seventh inning Wednesday night, the boos from the Fenway Park crowd scarcely registered, a stark contrast to the full-throated cries...
Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo stands in front of the Green Monster scoreboard.

'Boom, boom, boom': Astros score seven runs in ninth, beat Red Sox in Game...

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BOSTON – These aren’t entirely the Houston Astros you love to hate, deep and indomitable and treating a World Series berth practically as a birthright.In a game that was virtually a must-win, however,...
Christian Arroyo (right) celebrates with Kyle Schwarber (18) after hitting a two-run home run against the Houston Astros.

'It's an addicting feeling': Kyle Schwarber's grand slam sinks Astros in ALCS Game 3...

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BOSTON — They've gone from a maddening second-place team to a juggernaut,  punishment seemingly imminent as a well-earned walk gives way to a timely hit and then, of late, baseball's ultimate prize. The Boston...
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