“St-riike! … And we’re talking outside of outside corners.”
Baseball’s Hall of Fame is cutting the number of voters in its annual election by eliminating writers who have not been active for more than 10 years.
Smoltz’s Hall of Fame speech illuminated a growing problem at the youth level of the sport.
Sanchez gave up three runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. The right-hander had won seven straight decisions.
Price said he would prefer to stay and help Detroit get back to the World Series.
In three starts since returning from Triple-A Toledo just before the All-Star break, Greene is 0-2 with a 11.20 ERA with batters hitting a staggering .393 against him.
Simon threw the second pitch of the inning to Pablo Sandoval and shortstop Jose Iglesias and catcher James McCann trotted to the mound.
Every year it happens: Big-league trades send hitters and pitchers from the National League to the American League—and vice versa. This isn’t always a good thing, though, as pitchers have a hard time adjusting going from the NL to the AL, while hitters have a hard time adjusting going from the AL to the NL.
Xander Bogaerts’ single up the middle off Blaine Hardy in the 11th inning drove home the winning run.
The first baseman, who has been on the disabled list since July 4 with a left calf strain, took some swings in batting practice Friday at Fenway Park.