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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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N.Y. Yankees promote SWB RailRiders first baseman Tyler Austin on Thursday

MOOSIC — Tyler Austin’s getting another shot in the bigs. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders first baseman learned of the news late Wednesday night and made his way to Queens to rejoin the New York Yankees in time for their series finale against the New York Mets. “For a guy that had worked so hard to get […]

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New Eagle Ronald Darby to face former team as preseason continues

The Philadelphia Eagles will host the Buffalo Bills on Thursday in its second preseason game. In the Eagles’ first preseason contest, they dropped a 24-9 decision to the Green Bay Packers. Since then, the Eagles traded wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft for Bills cornerback Ronald Darby to […]

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An excited N.Y. Yankees 1B Greg Bird nearing his Major League return

MOOSIC — Greg Bird walked to his locker bat in hand and a pair of gray Beats headphones slung around his neck on Monday with a smile across his face. He would play in his first game since June 14, when he was rehabbing with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders the first time, later that night and […]

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It’s time to make Betances the Yankees’ closer

NEW YORK — Joe Girardi can make all the excuses he wants about Aroldis Chapman’s blown save Sunday night, but there’s no denying there’s something critically wrong with the Yankees’ closer. Sunday’s 3-2 loss to the Red Sox dealt the Yankees a devastating setback in the East, and the blame rests entirely with Chapman. Just […]

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