Gerrit Cole can’t hold lead vs. Orioles, Yankees’ struggles continue

Gerrit Cole can't hold lead vs. Orioles, Yankees' struggles continue

BALTIMORE—The dog days of summer have arrived for the Yankees. They’re dealing with an overworked and injury-depleted bullpen and a rotation that hasn’t matched its first-half success. The result has been three losses in four games coming out of the All-Star break, as they fell to the Orioles, 6-3, on Saturday night at Camden Yards. … Read more

Mets bats got quiet vs. Padres again for third straight loss

Mets bats got quiet vs. Padres again for third straight loss

Some help arrived Saturday for the Mets, but lefty-hitting Daniel Vogelbach was in the dugout, not in the lineup. And on another quiet night for their bats, and with a 1-through-9 that looked the same as it did months ago, the Mets appeared to need more reinforcements. They made a clear case for adding another … Read more

What’s next for Juan Soto? Potential landing spots, the Nationals’ strategy and more

What's next for Juan Soto? Potential landing spots, the Nationals' strategy and more

There are building blocks to almost every trade, with the final transaction typically built on a slow, methodical process through which the teams involved evaluate, theorize, swap concepts and haggle. But as the Juan Soto talks play out and Washington general manager Mike Rizzo weighs his options, Rizzo’s peers say he has a long history … Read more

Aaron Judge’s two homers lead Yanks to win over Orioles

Aaron Judge's two homers lead Yanks to win over Orioles

BALTIMORE — When the Yankees first examined the pitcher-friendly changes made to Camden Yards’ dimensions, Aaron Judge scowled, saying that the deeper left-field wall had spoiled one of his favorite locations to hit. He seems to have figured the place out. Judge homered twice in his first three trips to home plate on Friday evening … Read more

Numbers behind the Toronto Blue Jays’ domination of the Boston Red Sox

Numbers behind the Toronto Blue Jays' domination of the Boston Red Sox

The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t wait long to find their groove after the All-Star break. They put on an offensive clinic Friday night, defeating the Boston Red Sox 28-5. 1 Related Left fielder Raimel Tapia put on a show, finishing 3-for-7 at the plate with six RBIs and a grand slam. That homer was an … Read more

Former Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs outfielder Dwight Smith dies at 58

Former Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs outfielder Dwight Smith dies at 58

ATLANTA — Dwight Smith, a runner-up for NL rookie of the year who played on Atlanta’s World Series-winning team in 1995, died Friday, the Braves announced. He was 58. The Braves said the former outfielder and pinch-hitting specialist died of congestive heart and lung failure. Smith played in the big leagues for eight years, starting … Read more

Juan Soto trade talks may be telling of Yankees’ Hal Steinbrenner

Juan Soto trade talks may be telling of Yankees' Hal Steinbrenner

As caretaker of a special team in 1998, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman correctly gambled at the trade deadline that he could win a title without giving Seattle what it wanted for Randy Johnson. Cashman now faces similar circumstances with the Nationals and Juan Soto, only this time the call is a tougher one to … Read more