MLB World Series

A groundskeeper runs over the logo before an opening day baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Milwaukee Brewers in San Diego, Thursday, March 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
March 29, 2018 - 7:08 pm
The Latest on baseball's opening day (all times Eastern): 7 p.m. Felix Hernandez will join select company when he makes his 10th straight opening day start for the Seattle Mariners. Hernandez will become just the seventh pitcher to make at least 10 straight opening day starts, joining Steve Carlton...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) works in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Verlander will be on the mound Thursday, March 29, in a season opener against Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
March 28, 2018 - 4:57 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Verlander and Cole Hamels were both acquired in midseason trades by teams looking for championships. Verlander and the Houston Astros needed only two months together last year before winning the World Series. The Texas Rangers are still trying 2½ seasons after getting...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws warm-up pitches before the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday,, in Glendale, Ariz. Clayton Kershaw anchors a deep rotation that features Alex Wood, Rich Hill, Kenta Maeda and Hyun-Jin Ryu.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
March 22, 2018 - 1:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers start a new season with an old burden: they haven't won a World Series since 1988. Winning 104 games and owning baseball's best record last year didn't get it done. However, the Dodgers bring back most of their roster and boast depth in the rotation and up and down...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros relief pitcher Justin Verlander, left, and third baseman Alex Bregman cheer after Josh Reddick hit an RBI single in the eighth inning in Game 4 of the baseball team's American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox in Boston. Soon after the Astros won the World Series, Bregman learned that Verlander wasn't simply a late-season rental but was under contract with the team for two more seasons. Bregman's reaction, which was caught on a teammate's Instagram Live account, was one of pure glee as he repeatedly shrieked and hollered with an immovable grin on his face. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
March 22, 2018 - 11:58 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Not long after the Houston Astros won the World Series, third baseman Alex Bregman got another big reason to smile. Justin Verlander wasn't simply a late-season rental. He was under contract with the team for two more seasons. Bregman's reaction, caught on a teammate's Instagram Live...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2018, file photo, Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria drives a cart at the team's spring training baseball facility in Glendale, Ariz. For a franchise with five straight losing seasons and one playoff appearance since the 2005 World Series championship, the Chicago White Sox sure are an optimistic bunch. We're going to shoot high and we'll see where it falls,” manager Rick Renteria said. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
March 22, 2018 - 3:27 am
CHICAGO (AP) — For a franchise with five straight losing seasons and one playoff appearance since the 2005 World Series championship, the Chicago White Sox sure are an optimistic bunch. They come into the year with a long line of promising prospects to go with a strong belief that they are setting...
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President Donald Trump poses for photographs as Houston Astros' Josh Reddick, right, presents him with a jersey during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 12, 2018, where he honored the World Series Champion Houston Astros for their 2017 World Series victory. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 12, 2018 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump recognized the Houston Astros on Monday for their first World Series win, an "incredible victory" that Trump said was even more special following the devastation Hurricane Harvey wrought on the Texas city. Houston defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7...
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March 11, 2018 - 3:50 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dallas Keuchel's new suit arrived not a moment too soon. Now the ace pitcher has the proper attire to wear when visiting the most famous residence in the country. Keuchel and his World Series champion Houston teammates will leave their spring training home Monday...
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Tony Clark, left, head of the Major League Baseball Players Association, shakes hands with free agent player Chris Colabello before an exhibition baseball game against JR East, a Japanese amateur team, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 09, 2018 - 2:09 pm
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Baseball players' union head Tony Clark claims the Marlins' rebuilding decision is different from the ones that led to World Series titles for the Chicago Cubs and Houston because Miami broke up a competitive club. "Those teams didn't tear themselves down," Clark said Friday. "...
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March 08, 2018 - 2:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube TV has started carrying the MLB Network as part of a deal that makes the company presenting sponsor of the next two World Series. Major League Baseball announced the agreement Thursday. YouTube TV, an over-the-top service launched last year, also will carry the streaming...
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February 20, 2018 - 6:56 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is preparing to open a baseball exhibition including works from its collection, rare cards, memorabilia and collectibles. "Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA" runs March 30 through Sept. 16. Cards, memorabilia and collectibles are from the Rochester-based E...
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