4:03 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — Pitcher Luis Severino was activated by the New York Yankees before Monday’s series opener against Texas and is in position to make his first major league appearance in nearly two years. Yankees manager Aaron Boone says he plans to use the two-time All-Star out of the
7:00 AM ET There are just two weeks to go in the 2021 MLB regular season and we are pumped. There’s a thrilling National League West race raging between baseball’s two best teams, the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The wild-card races are crowded in both leagues, with three American League East
9:52 PM ET ESPN News Services Just days after Los Angeles manager Joe Maddon indicated Shohei Ohtani might not pitch again this season because of a sore right arm, the Angels‘ two-way sensation not only took the mound Sunday but matched a season high with 10 strikeouts in a 3-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics.
4:47 PM ET Associated Press CINCINNATI — Clayton Kershaw pitched five sharp innings for his first win since June 27, Gavin Lux and Corey Seager each hit two-run homers and the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers beat the sliding Cincinnati Reds 8-5 Sunday. Will Smith also homered as the Dodgers won for the eighth time in
11:09 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Manny Machado screamed at All-Star teammate Fernando Tatis Jr. in the dugout during the fifth inning of the San Diego Padres’ crucial game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. Machado shouted and cursed at Tatis, telling him “it’s not about you” and “you go play
11:05 PM ET Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Manny Pina homered twice, Eduardo Escobar and Jace Peterson also connected, and the Milwaukee Brewers clinched their fourth straight postseason berth with a 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. The Brewers won for the seventh time in nine games to ensure themselves at least a
5:17 PM ET ESPN News Services Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Wright has been suspended three games and manager Tony La Russa for one stemming from an incident in which both were ejected after Angels slugger Shohei Ohtani was hit by a pitch on Thursday. La Russa will serve his suspension during Saturday’s game vs.
1:31 AM ET Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Kevin Gausman heard the boos when he stepped into the batter’s box, realizing right away the fans had no idea the Giants were down to their last options with no position players left. So the pinch-hitting pitcher stood in and delivered, lofting a full-count, bases-loaded sacrifice fly
11:18 PM ET Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani will pitch for the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday after his sore arm apparently felt much better in a bullpen session. Ohtani threw about 30 pitches Friday, and the Angels decided their two-way superstar isn’t done yet on the mound as they finish out another
12:30 PM ET October is right around the corner. Wondering which teams will be playing in the 2021 MLB playoffs? Well, we’re about to find out. With the final stretch of the Major League Baseball season in full swing, teams are getting ready to clinch postseason berths — whether it’s a division crown and a
7:34 PM ET Associated Press SEATTLE — When the Seattle Mariners started down the path of bidding for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the target was 2024 or later to host for a third time. When MLB came back to the club earlier this year to ask if 2023 was a possibility, the Mariners
6:24 PM ET ESPN News Services KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Royals slugger Salvador Perez tied Johnny Bench’s record for homers in a season by a catcher with his 45th in a 7-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. Perez hit a two-run homer in the first inning, matching Bench’s total from 1970
3:39 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — Two-way star Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch Friday for the Los Angeles Angels because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a pitcher for the rest of the season. “If there’s any kind of lingering soreness, you may not see him pitch,” Angels manager Joe Maddon
7:00 AM ET We’re halfway through September and there is still a lot to be settled in MLB’s playoff races. Only two teams have clinched a postseason berth so far. Have the red-hot Toronto Blue Jays vaulted up the rankings? Will the San Francisco Giants finally find breathing room in their race against the Los
7:38 PM ET CHICAGO — Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout isn’t expected to play the rest of the season, according to manager Joe Maddon. Trout, 30, has been out of action since mid-May with a right calf injury. With only weeks remaining in the regular season, Maddon doesn’t see time being on his side.
10:36 AM ET Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich is purchasing 10,000 tickets to an upcoming home series and giving them away for free, the team announced Wednesday. Yelich, 29, is buying the tickets in appreciation of the fans for next week’s four-game series against the second-place St. Louis Cardinals. “The fans are a big part
7:45 AM ET Devin Gordon ONE SURE SIGN of true charisma is a multitude of nicknames, and along with the legendary name he inherited, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the Toronto Blue Jays’ powerful first baseman, also answers to Vlad Jr., Vladdy and Vladito. Then there’s Plákata, which is more of a synonym for Guerrero than a
11:11 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Seattle has been chosen to host Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in 2023, sources familiar with the decision told ESPN on Tuesday. Plans to bring the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby