Matt Harvey en Are You Ready Red Sox Fans? <p>The World Series gets underway with Game 1 tonight at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox host the St. Louis Cardinals. Left-hander Jon Lester will get the start for the Red Sox, while righty Adam Wainwright will head to the hill for the Cardinals. First pitch is at 8:00 p.m.</p><p>Meanwhile, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has undergone Tommy John surgery that will cause him to miss the 2014 season.</p><p>Tim Lincecum is staying put with the San Francisco Giants after reaching an agreement on a two-year $35 million contract extension through the 2015 season.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:26:24 +0000 Jaired Crofut 76132 at Are You Ready Red Sox Fans? Yankees Playoff Hopes Take Hit In Toronto's 2-0 Shutout <p>In baseball, Toronto blanked the Yankees 2-0. The Blue Jays dealt the Yanks their fourth straight loss and dropped them 3 ½ games behind in the wild-card race.</p><p>Elsewhere, Baltimore beat Boston 3-2 last night. That left the Red Sox's magic number at three for winning the AL East.</p><p>Texas passed Tampa Bay 7-1. The Texas Rangers put a halt to their seven-game losing streak while moving back into a tie with Tampa Bay for the two American League wild-card berths.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:50:27 +0000 Jaired Crofut 73849 at Yankees Playoff Hopes Take Hit In Toronto's 2-0 Shutout Red Sox Crush Baltimore In Boston <p>In baseball, two teams in the American League in the thick of things in the East met Tuesday night in Boston, and the Red Sox destroyed Baltimore 13-2. Shane Victorino led the way with two home runs and a career-high seven runs batted in.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:16:11 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72364 at Red Sox Crush Baltimore In Boston Mets' Matt Harvey Has Tear In His Elbow <p>In baseball, the New York Mets' rebuilding plan may have taken a huge hit.</p><p>National League All-Star game starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, but the Mets are still hoping he can avoid Tommy John surgery. A full prognosis will not be made until swelling in the elbow goes down in about two weeks.</p><p>Checking the scoreboard, the Mets suffered their fifth straight loss. Cody Asche supplied a go-ahead, two-run triple in the fourth inning of Philadelphia's 2-1 win.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:55:10 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72284 at Mets' Matt Harvey Has Tear In His Elbow Soriano Homers Twice As Yanks Take Angels 14-7 <p></p><p></p><p>In baseball news, Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, Alex Rodriguez had a two-run double, and the Yankees' bats bailed out a wild CC Sabathia for a 14-7 rout of the Angels on Tuesday night.</p><p>Elsewhere in the American League, Shane Victorino's two-run single in the 11th inning lifted the Red Sox to a 4-2 win over Toronto. Seattle topped Tampa Bay 5-4. Cleveland bested Minnesota 5-2. The White Sox outscored Detroit 4-3 in 11 innings and Oakland fell to Houston 5-4.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:08:16 +0000 Jaired Crofut 71386 at Soriano Homers Twice As Yanks Take Angels 14-7 Rodriguez Formally Appeals Suspension <p>The Major League Baseball Players Association formally appealed Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension. He was suspended through the 2014 season Monday when the league penalized 13 players following an investigation into Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:39:26 +0000 Jaired Crofut 70992 at Rodriguez Formally Appeals Suspension Napoli's 11th Inning Homer Help Sox Take Yankees 8-7 <p>In baseball news, Mike Napoli homered with two outs in the 11th inning — his second of the game — and the Red Sox beat the Yankees 8-7 on Sunday night.</p><p>Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez won’t be ready to rejoin the team any time soon. The team said in a statement that Rodriguez has a Grade 1 strain of his left quadriceps muscle.</p><p>Elsewhere in the American League, Tampa Bay beat Toronto 4-3. Cleveland topped Minnesota 7-1. Detroit slid by Kansas City 4-1. Seattle cruised ahead of Houston 12-5. Oakland shut out the Angels 6-0 and Baltimore doubled up Texas 4-2.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:47:14 +0000 Jaired Crofut 69711 at Napoli's 11th Inning Homer Help Sox Take Yankees 8-7 For Rivera, An Emotional Last All-Star Game <p>American League pitchers shut down the best of the National League and blanked the Senior Circuit 3-0 to win baseball's annual midsummer classic, the All-Star Game.</p><p>The emotional highlight was 43-year-old New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, the all-time leader with 638 career saves. Rivera, who is retiring at the end of the season, received a 90-second standing ovation from fans, teammates and opposing players when he entered the game. Rivera pitched a perfect eighth. He was named MVP.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:01:41 +0000 Jaired Crofut 69390 at For Rivera, An Emotional Last All-Star Game Cespedes Wins Home Run Derby <p></p><p></p><p>In baseball news, Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics won the Home Run Derby. He edged Washington's 20-year-old Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round of the eight-player competition.</p><p>In tonight’s All-Star game, the Mets' Matt Harvey will be the starting pitcher for the National League and Detroit's Max Scherzer for the American League. Harvey becomes the first pitcher from the host team to start an All-Star game since Houston's Roger Clemens in 2004 and just the 11th overall.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:35:08 +0000 Jaired Crofut 69288 at Cespedes Wins Home Run Derby Celtics To Send Doc Rivers To Clippers <p>In the NBA Doc Rivers is set to be the next coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. Rivers has three years and $21 million left on his Boston contract and the deal would bring Boston a first-round draft pick in 2015.</p><p>Meanwhile, State police officers and dogs searched the home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez for more than 3½ hours on Saturday as they continued to investigate the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:16:36 +0000 Jaired Crofut 67702 at Celtics To Send Doc Rivers To Clippers