# Baseball

Last year
Houston Astros capture second World Series in six seasons after overcoming Phillies
Yordan Alvarez picked up a three-run home run on the way to a 4-1 victory.
Former Major League Baseball standout Jeremy Giambi dies aged 47
Giambi spent six seasons in MLB and had his best success alongside older brother Jason in Oakland.
All time
Atlanta Braves edge Houston Astros to reach brink of World Series title
Atlanta take a 3-1 series lead and could clinch the title in Game Five on Sunday.
Braves pitchers baffle Astros to grab World Series lead
The Braves, who improved to 6-0 at home in the playoffs, seek their first championship since 1995.
Soler smashes home run off first swing of World Series as Braves take Game 1
Braves pitcher Charlie Morton, who played a portion of the game with a broken fibula, has been ruled out of the rest of the series.
Baseball player hospitalised after being struck in the head with ball
Oakland pitcher Chris Bassitt was conscious when loaded into the ambulance.
Baseball mourns death of long-time home run king Hank Aaron
Aaron passed Babe Ruth’s long-standing record in 1974 and his mark stood until an era rife with performance enhancing drugs.
Cleveland to drop 'Indians' from their name after 105 years due to criticism
Native American groups have branded the moniker as racist, but Donald Trump opposes the move.
Dodgers end long wait for World Series with 3-1 victory over Rays
The Dodgers’ Justin Turner was pulled in the eighth inning after testing positive for coronavirus, but later appeared in the on-field celebrations.
Rays rally with walkoff stunner to level World Series against Dodgers
Rays come from 7-6 down in the bottom of the ninth.
Dodgers strike first as Kershaw steers them to World Series Game One win
The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 as the World Series got underway.
More major sporting events postponed, as soccer, tennis and baseball join protest
Naomi Osaka withdrew her semi-final, saying ‘before I am an athlete, I am a black woman’.
Quiz: How well do you know Field of Dreams?
Can you get a home run…?
Sign-stealing tensions simmer again as Astros have to dodge Kelly's pitches
It was the first meeting between the sides since the Astros were sanctioned for sign-stealing.
Start of new Major League Baseball season pushed back by at least eight weeks
The 2020 season will not start until mid-May at the earliest.
Giants hire first full-time female coach in Major League Baseball history
Alyssa Nakken will hope to help the Giants to bounce back from a disappointing 2019 season.
Astros manager and GM banned and sacked in scandal rocking baseball
The duo were deemed to have ignored a warning about illegal ‘sign-stealing’, observing the signals of opposing teams.
Baseball star to skip White House over 'divisive' Trump
Sean Doolittle is not a fan of the US President.
Baseball World Series winners to visit White House despite fans booing Donald Trump
The Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros to become Major League champions.
Underdog Nationals time their run perfectly to take Game 7 World Series win
They started the season 19-31 and were down 2-0 in Houston last night, but Washington has its first World Series since 1924.
Nationals force winner-takes-all World Series decider in explosive Game 6
Nationals boss Dave Martinez became the first manager ejected in the World Series since 1996.
Trump roundly booed at baseball's World Series as Astros move to brink of victory
The US President was met by a chorus of ‘lock him up’ in Washington last night.
Astros alive in World Series after Game 3 win in Washington
The Astros are back in contention for a second World Series in three seasons after a 4-1 win.
Nationals rout Astros to take command of World Series
The Washington Nationals used a six-run seventh inning to pull away from the Houston Astros and take a 2-0 lead in the series.
Doping scandal guru says drugs still widespread in baseball
Victor Conte told USA Today that players had worked out how to elude testers.
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dies aged 27
Major League Baseball player was found dead in a Texas hotel room on Monday.
Boston Red Sox star Ortiz recovering after being shot at Dominican Republic bar
Ortiz has undergone surgery and is in a stable condition.
'I'm just praying' - Child taken to hospital after being hit by foul ball during MLB game
Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr was reduced to tears after the incident.
US baseball star set to sign €379m deal - the most lucrative sports contract ever
Mike Trout, 27, has agreed an eye-watering 12-year extension with the LA Angels.
Falcao declares ambition to emulate Jordan with career in pro baseball
The Monaco striker has a retirement plan in place.
Muncy's walk-off homer sees Dodgers win longest game in World Series history
The Dodgers finally got the better of the Boston Red Sox after a record-breaking seven hours and 20 minutes.
Strong outing from David Price sees Red Sox take 2-0 lead over Dodgers in World Series
Price fired six innings of two-run ball on Wednesday night at Fenway Park as the Red Sox secured a 4-2 win.
Red Sox top Dodgers in World Series opener
How’d you like them apples?
Orioles become first pro team to wear braille jerseys
The baseball team were celebrating the 40th anniversary of the NFB’s move to Baltimore.
Even The Mets had to laugh a little after a humiliating record defeat last night
A 25-4 loss in Washington keeps the Mets firmly on course for a 90-loss season.
Star pitcher denies video game caused him to miss Yankees game
David Price was scratched from a scheduled start for the Red Sox this week.
Rivals Red Sox and Yankees to meet in London double-header next year
The 2019 games, set for June 29-30 at London’s Olympic Stadium, will be the first regular-season MLB games played in Europe.
Baseball player faces record 21 pitches in unprecedented 13 minutes at bat
“I wasn’t going to give it up, and the pitcher wasn’t either,” Brandon Belt said.
Bryce Harper breaks his bat, still hits a 400 foot home run
The Nationals star wasn’t about to let some broken lumber stop him from hitting it out of the park.
Yankees and Red Sox clear benches in brawl that renewed baseball's biggest rivalry
Just when we thought they were friends…