Jorge Mateo hit by pitch causes White Sox Orioles benches to clear

Jorge Mateo hit by pitch causes White Sox Orioles benches to clear

CHICAGO — There were thankfully no hits involved when benches and bullpens emptied during the top of the second inning in Baltimore’s 4-1 victory over the White Sox Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. That disruption came after White Sox starter Michael Kopech hit Baltimore shortstop Jorge Mateo on the back with a 99 mph … Read more

Oneil Cruz Pirates callup

Oneil Cruz Pirates callup

PITTSBURGH — He’s here. “Now’s the time that we think [Cruz] can help us,” Shelton said. “We’ve talked about a lot of things developmentally. There’s still things we’re going to continue to work on, but we think now’s the time that he’s going to help us.” There has been speculation that Cruz would be called … Read more

Riley Greene reaches base 4 times in debut win over Rangers

Riley Greene reaches base 4 times in debut win over Rangers

DETROIT — Ever since the Tigers drafted Riley Greene fifth overall in 2019, his baseball skills have been under a microscope. But beyond the sweet swing, quick strides and instinctive play, there’s this: He hates to lose. “He’s a competitor,” said Braves prospect Vaughn Grissom, Greene’s best friend and high school teammate in Oviedo, Fla., … Read more