Posts Tagged Professional baseball

Young Royals fan who fought cancer has died

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas boy whose fight against cancer and love of the Kansas City Royals received national attention during last year’s World Series has died. He was 7.

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Bassitt makes emergency start for A’s in 2-1 loss to Rockies

Oakland Athletics' Chris Bassitt watches a delivery to the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chris Bassitt was in Nashville early Tuesday morning when he learned he was going to pitch on short rest in Oakland that night. Hours later, he was on his way up from the minors.

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Hernandez struggles in 10th, D-backs lose 6-4 to Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers' Jimmy Rollins  scores on a base hit by Howie Kendrick during the seventh inning of a baseball game, as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo looks on, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX (AP) — David Hernandez’s arm feels fine. It’s location he’s having a problem with in his return from Tommy John surgery.

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Grandal’s 4 RBIs lift Dodgers to 6-4 win over D-backs in 10

Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal (9) points upward after hitting a two run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX (AP) — Yasmani Grandal heard all the negative comments after he arrived in Los Angeles — about his recovery from knee surgery, his ability to handle the pressure of playing for the Dodgers, being the centerpiece of a trade for Matt Kemp.

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De La Rosa pitches Rockies to 2-1 win over Athletics

Colorado Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After 21 years in the majors, Colorado reliever LaTroy Hawkins isn’t trying to trick anyone with pitch sequences.

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