LONDON (AP) — The Premier League has approved the proposed sale of Chelsea to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly, although the British government still needs to sign off on the deal before it can be completed.
NEW YORK (AP) — The business arm of the baseball players' association has reached a licensing deal with the marketing organization for retired major leaguers.
MLB Players Inc., an affiliate of the Major League Baseball Players Association, said Tuesday it reached a multiyear agreement with Major League Alumni Marketing, a for-profit subsidiary of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.
NEW YORK (AP) — The first thing Atlantic League hitters notice about Kelsie Whitmore is the obvious: the Staten Island FerryHawks pitcher is the only woman in a league full of former major leaguers.
1906 — Jesse Tannehill’s 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox snapped a 20-game losing streak — 19 at home — for the Boston Red Sox.
1935 — Babe Ruth, winding up his career with the Boston Braves, hit three homers and a single at Pittsburgh, but the Pirates won 11-7.
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
Miami Marlins (18-22, fourth in the NL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (24-17, second in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Pablo Lopez (4-1, 1.76 ERA, .91 WHIP, 48 strikeouts); Rays: Shane McClanahan (3-2, 2.33 ERA, .86 WHIP, 65 strikeouts)
Los Angeles Dodgers (28-13, first in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (14-29, fifth in the NL East)
Washington; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Walker Buehler (5-1, 2.89 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 39 strikeouts); Nationals: Josiah Gray (4-3, 4.36 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 46 strikeouts)
Boston Red Sox (19-22, fourth in the AL East) vs. Chicago White Sox (21-20, second in the AL Central)
Chicago; Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (2-4, 4.22 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 41 strikeouts); White Sox: Dylan Cease (4-1, 3.09 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 67 strikeouts)
Philadelphia Phillies (20-22, second in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (19-23, third in the NL East)
Atlanta; Tuesday, 7:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Kyle Gibson (3-2, 3.98 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 37 strikeouts); Braves: Max Fried (4-2, 3.31 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 47 strikeouts)
Cleveland Guardians (18-20, third in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (27-16, first in the AL West)
Houston; Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Zach Plesac (1-3, 4.42 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 23 strikeouts); Astros: Framber Valdez (3-2, 2.68 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 39 strikeouts)
Baltimore Orioles (18-25, fifth in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (29-13, first in the AL East)
New York; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Bruce Zimmermann (2-2, 2.83 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 34 strikeouts); Yankees: Jordan Montgomery (0-1, 3.35 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 32 strikeouts)
Toronto Blue Jays (22-20, third in the AL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (24-18, second in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Tuesday, 7:45 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Kevin Gausman (3-3, 2.52 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 57 strikeouts); Cardinals: Jordan Hicks (1-3, 4.21 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 26 strikeouts)
Colorado Rockies (19-22, fifth in the NL West) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (17-24, fourth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Kyle Freeland (1-4, 4.85 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 34 strikeouts); Pirates: Roansy Contreras (0-0)
Detroit Tigers (14-27, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (26-16, first in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Tuesday, 7:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Beau Brieske (0-3, 5.13 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 15 strikeouts); Twins: Sonny Gray (1-1, 3.48 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 25 strikeouts)
Texas Rangers (18-22, third in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (26-17, second in the AL West)
Anaheim, California; Tuesday, 9:38 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Dane Dunning (1-2, 3.92 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 43 strikeouts); Angels: Noah Syndergaard (3-2, 3.60 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 22 strikeouts)
Kansas City Royals (14-27, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (22-22, fourth in the NL West)
Phoenix; Tuesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Jonathan Heasley (0-2, 4.32 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, two strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Zac Gallen (3-0, 1.14 ERA, .71 WHIP, 39 strikeouts)
Chicago Cubs (17-24, third in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (12-29, fifth in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Marcus Stroman (1-4, 4.88 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 28 strikeouts); Reds: Tyler Mahle (2-4, 5.23 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 44 strikeouts)
New York Mets (29-15, first in the NL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (22-19, third in the NL West)
San Francisco; Tuesday, 9:45 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Chris Bassitt (4-2, 2.77 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 49 strikeouts); Giants: Logan Webb (5-1, 3.54 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 34 strikeouts)
Oakland Athletics (17-27, fifth in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (18-25, fourth in the AL West)
Seattle; Tuesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: James Kaprielian (0-2, 4.50 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 16 strikeouts); Mariners: George Kirby (0-1, 3.60 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 11 strikeouts)
Milwaukee Brewers (26-16, first in the NL Central) vs. San Diego Padres (28-14, second in the NL West)
San Diego; Tuesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Corbin Burnes (1-2, 2.26 ERA, .83 WHIP, 62 strikeouts); Padres: Blake Snell (0-1, 7.36 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, five strikeouts)
BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 31 points and the Boston Celtics took their turn pounding the Miami Heat early, jumping out to a 26-4 lead and cruising to a 102-82 victory that evened the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's familiarity with Zack Greinke led to a solid offensive night against the Diamondbacks' former pitcher.
Christian Walker and Pavin Smith homered and Ketel Marte’s two-run double broke a fourth-inning tie to help the Diamondbacks beat Kansas City 9-5 Monday night in Greinke’s first appearance at Chase Field since he left at the 2019 trade deadline after 3 1/2 seasons in Arizona.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Veteran manager Bob Melvin had faith in José Azocar with the bases loaded and two outs in the 10th inning, and the rookie delivered.
Azocar lined a single into center field to bring in Manny Machado and lift the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 win against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.
SEATTLE (AP) — The first three times Julio Rodríguez homered, the reaction was mostly silence. The cost of hitting long balls on the road.
The prized Seattle rookie finally got to hear the hometown roar he's been anticipating.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ramón Urías hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning off Gerrit Cole and the Baltimore Orioles withstood Aaron Judge’s two home runs to beat the Yankees 6-4 on Monday night and send New York to its season-high third straight loss.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buck Showalter believes in this New York Mets offense, especially if his players keep taking tough at-bats the way they did in the series opener against San Francisco.
Pete Alonso hit an early three-run homer moments after Francisco Lindor's tying, two-run double, and the Mets kept slugging all night to rout the stumbling Giants 13-3 on Monday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler hit an early grand slam, and Gio Urshela's infield single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Zack Wheeler is rounding into the form that helped him finish second in the Cy Young Award voting last year.
“Getting there, yeah," he said. “I mean, the results have been good, but still working on some things and try to continue to get better every time out.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit a walkoff grand slam in the 10th inning Monday night, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
“I was just trying to make sure I could put something in play,” Goldschmidt said.
HOUSTON (AP) — After Triston McKenzie stymied Houston's powerful offense Monday night, Cleveland manager Terry Francona lauded the young pitcher for his splendid outing.
“Their lineup is potent and they’re dangerous and he really pitched well," Francona said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyler Anderson pitched eight shutout innings, Trea Turner had three RBIs in his first game against his former team and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Washington Nationals 10-1 on Monday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) — There's something about Cincinnati for Ian Happ.
The Cubs left fielder played college baseball at the University of Cincinnati, a few miles away from Great American Ball Park.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ramón Urías hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning off Gerrit Cole and the Baltimore Orioles withstood Aaron Judge’s two home runs to beat the Yankees 6-4 Monday night and send New York to its season-high third straight loss.
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball suspended Josh Donaldson for one game Monday after the New York Yankees slugger made multiple references to Jackie Robinson while talking to White Sox star Tim Anderson during the weekend.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ke’Bryan Hayes had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run on Yoshi Tsutsugo’s infield single in the eighth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Monday night.
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday:
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers placed right-hander Freddy Peralta on the 15-day injured list with a right lat strain Monday and put closer Josh Hader on the family medical emergency list.
Milwaukee filled their places on the roster by recalling right-handers Trevor Kelley and Miguel Sánchez from Triple-A Nashville.
NEW YORK (AP) — As a big leaguer, Joe Pignatano had a career that was more noteworthy than notable: He played in the last game at Ebbets Field, he homered off three future Hall of Famers and he hit into a triple play with his final swing in the majors.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals placed star catcher Yadier Molina on the bereavement list on Monday.
The Cardinals also announced that right-hander Alex Reyes is going to have shoulder surgery later this month.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of the Southern California city of Anaheim is resigning amid a swirling political scandal over the sale of Angel Stadium to the baseball team.
NEW YORK (AP) — The hearing on Trevor Bauer’s attempt to overturn his unprecedented two-year suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy began Monday before an arbitrator.
Bauer was suspended by Commissioner Rob Manfred on April 29, a penalty that if unchanged will cost the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher just over $60 million of his $102 million, three-year contract.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The slumping Washington Nationals hitters are heading home with a confidence boost while the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers begin their longest trip of the season without one of their All-Star pitchers available.
NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Newly elected Hall of Famer David Ortiz knows he’s got to enjoy life every day after his shooting in the Dominican Republic nearly three years ago.
“Without a doubt,” he told The Associated Press Monday morning at his charity golf tournament.
“Swing and a Hit” by Paul O’Neill with Jack Curry (Grand Central Publishing)
By now, nearly ever starter on the New York Yankees dynasty that won four World Series titles in six years (1996, 1998-2000) has written a memoir.
1918 — Cleveland’s Stan Coveleski pitched 19 innings in the Indians’ 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees. Former pitcher Joe Wood hit a home run for the win.
1935 — In the first major league night game in Cincinnati, the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 before 25,000.
1905 — Harry Payne Whitney’s Tanya becomes the second filly to win the Belmont Stakes. Ruthless was the first filly to win the Belmont, in 1867. Whitney would also win the Kentucky Derby with a filly, Regret, in 1915.
Toronto Blue Jays (22-19, third in the AL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (23-18, second in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Monday, 7:45 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (3-2, 4.83 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 28 strikeouts); Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (3-2, 1.68 ERA, .99 WHIP, 36 strikeouts)