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Brian McCann

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  • Blue Jays beat Yankees in opener 6-1 as Alex Rodriguez returns

    Blue Jays beat Yankees in opener 6-1 as Alex Rodriguez returns
    NEW YORK — Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer off Masahiro Tanaka, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 6-1 Monday in Alex Rodriguez's return to the major leagues. Without retired Derek Jeter in the lineup, an opening day crowd...
  • Jeter gone, A-Rod back and Yanks hope for postseason return

    Jeter gone, A-Rod back and Yanks hope for postseason return
    Derek Jeter is gone, the final remaining link to the New York Yankees' last dynasty. He left behind a team in transition, that failed to make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time in a generation and is beset with an older core coming off...
  • Aaron Nola didn't start against Yankees, but still threw three innings of scoreless ball in spring debut

    Aaron Nola didn't start against Yankees, but still threw three innings of scoreless ball in spring debut
    CLEARWATER, Fla. — Aaron Nola, who faced major league hitters for the first time in his career Friday at Bright House Field, didn't get a chance to talk to Cole Hamels before his outing. Hamels would have advised him: Don't try to do too much....
  • Phillies' Ryan Howard refuses to adjust approach at the plate to combat shifts

    Phillies' Ryan Howard refuses to adjust approach at the plate to combat shifts
    CLEARWATER, Fla. — Ryan Howard has heard the suggestions from commentators and fans who say he should drop down bunts or poke the ball into left field a few times to defeat the shift. The long ball made him one of baseball's top players, a...
  • Yankees Fall To Blue Jays In Opener, 6-1

    Yankees Fall To Blue Jays In Opener, 6-1
    NEW YORK — The great thing about Opening Day is the hope and optimism it evokes. The bad part? All of that fades quickly and the reality of the long baseball season sets in. And for the Yankees, who kicked off their season Monday before a sellout...
  • Reales, Atléticos, Medias Rojas y Toronto comienzan arrolladores

    Reales, Atléticos, Medias Rojas y Toronto comienzan arrolladores
    Houston (EEUU), 7 abr (EFE).- La jornada inaugural en la Liga Americana comenzó con victorias convincentes de los Reales de Kansas City, que defienden el banderín de campeones, Medias Rojas de Boston, en el primer partido de interligas, Orioles de...
  • Like Mittens And Cocoa, Signs Of Sox, Yanks, Mets Bring Warmth

    Like Mittens And Cocoa, Signs Of Sox, Yanks, Mets Bring Warmth
    Look beyond those massive snowbanks, past the forecast for the next winter storm, and focus on the trucks. Those glorious tractor-trailers will be packed with baseball equipment in Boston and New York before rolling south this week. Spring training is...
  • Who won the winter meetings? We'll find out in the fall

    SAN DIEGO — The flurry of activity at this year's winter meetings was in stark contrast to last year in Orlando, Fla., when there were no mega-signings or blockbuster deals. This was more like an old school meetings, with stars such as Matt Kemp,...
  • Chase Headley added an RBI while Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann each scored twice

    Chase Headley added an RBI while Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann each scored twice
    Stephen Drew drove in four runs against his former team Sunday night and Brett Gardner homered among three hits as the New York Yankees took the rubber match of the three-game series with an 8-7 victory over the Red Sox in Boston. Chase Headley added...
  • Just because Cubs can afford to overpay doesn't mean they should

    Just because Cubs can afford to overpay doesn't mean they should
    On paper it was a bad day for the Cubs, who watched their archrivals get better Monday while missing out on one of their primary free-agent targets The Cubs lost out on free-agent catcher Russell Martin, who signed a five-year, $82 million deal with the...
  • Pickoff Move: Sox Change Course, Splurge On Sandoval, Ramirez

    Pickoff Move: Sox Change Course, Splurge On Sandoval, Ramirez
    In the end, what they do is much more important than what they say. In the end, the players they put on the field in April and October are much more important than the words they stuff into microphones in November and February. Still, it is head-...