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Kean Wong powers Durham to Triple-A National Championship Game win

MOOSIC — There had never been a grand slam in the Triple-A National Championship Game. Until Tuesday. And it came off the bat of one the most unlikely players in the Durham Bulls’ lineup, Kean Wong. Facing a two-run deficit in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Bulls second baseman lifted a fastball over […]

Comments - 11:51 pm

Triple-A National Championship Notebook: IL president Randy Mobley happy with turnout

MOOSIC — It was still over an hour until first pitch and fans were working their way through the front gates of PNC Field, but Randy Mobley was happy with what he was seeing. After months of planning, stressing and hard work, the Triple-A National Championship Game was finally here. “This is going to sound […]

Comments - 11:48 pm

Durham Bulls look to represent the IL with pride in National Championship Game

MOOSIC — To Jake Bauers, Tuesday night is about pride. Bauers and the rest of the Durham Bulls laid it all on the line in the Governors’ Cup Finals to beat the defending champion Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders for the right to represent the International League in the Triple-A National Championship Game. Now the Bulls get the […]

Comments - 12:02 am

Red Sox fined for stealing signs; Yanks docked lesser amount

NEW YORK — The Boston Red Sox have been fined by Major League Baseball for using electronic equipment to steal signs given by a Yankees catcher this season, and New York has been fined a lesser amount for improper use of a dugout telephone in an earlier year. The discipline was announced Friday by baseball […]

Comments - 5:40 pm

Cleveland Indians set American League record with 21st straight win

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians hit baseball blackjack — 21! Making history almost every time they take the field, the Indians won their 21st straight game on Wednesday, 5-3 over the Detroit Tigers, to set an American League winning-streak record and join only two other teams in the past 101 years to win that many […]

Comments - 3:41 pm

Roaring 20: Indians tie AL record with 20th straight win

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians share a record with a team celebrated by Hollywood. “Moneyball” has its sequel. Following a familiar script of scoring first, playing strong defense and riding dominant pitching, the Indians extended their winning streak to 20 games and matched the AL mark held by the 2002 Oakland Athletics, beating the Detroit […]

Comments - 10:25 pm

SWB RailRiders undergo roster shake up after Yankees’ Sept. 1 call-ups

When Ben Heller stood in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders clubhouse Thursday afternoon, he questioned what his future would entail. It was Aug. 31, a day before Sept. 1 call-ups, and Heller was one of the RailRiders likely to be called to help out the New York Yankees as the big-league club makes its push for the […]

Comments - 12:14 am

Rich Hill loses no-hit try on HR in 10th; Pirates top Dodgers 1-0

PITTSBURGH — Dodgers lefty Rich Hill lost his perfect game on an error in the ninth inning, then lost his no-hitter on a leadoff home run in the 10th by Josh Harrison that sent the Pittsburgh Pirates over Los Angeles 1-0 Wednesday night. The Pirates didn’t have a runner until Jordy Mercer led off the […]

Comments - 11:52 pm

The key to his return: Starlin Castro and his iPad

MOOSIC — When New York Yankees come down to rehab with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders the one thing they’re often looking to get back is their timing. After spending weeks, and sometimes months, on the disabled list, players need to get used to live pitching again. And depending on the way some swings are constructed, it […]

Comments - 7:57 pm

Eager N.Y. Yankees 2B Starlin Castro starts Major League rehab with the SWB RailRiders Friday

MOOSIC — Starlin Castro learned a lesson from his first stint on the disabled list back in June. He rushed his return from the DL after suffering a right hamstring strain on June 27. At first he thought he might have been able to avoid the disabled list all together, but that didn’t prove to […]

Comments - 4:14 pm

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