Dodgers top wild Rockies, 1st NL team to 110 wins since 1909
Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman and the Los Angeles Dodgers became the first National League team in more than a century to win 110 regular-season games, taking advantage of 10 walks to rally past the Colorado Rockies 6-4 on Saturday night. Cody Bellinger had three hits and two RBIs for the NL West champions, who are 110-48 after overcoming a three-run deficit with the help of six free passes in the seventh inning. Honus Wagner and the 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates (110-42) were the previous NL club to win 110 games.news.yahoo.com
Timmy Trumpet plays horn, Nimmo saves Mets in 2-1 win vs LAD
Brandon Nimmo saved Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets with a breathtaking catch atop the center-field fence, and Edwin Díaz entered to Timmy Trumpet’s live horn at pulsing Citi Field before closing out the Los Angeles Dodgers for a scintillating 2-1 victory.
Buehler stars in 100th career start as Dodgers sweep Cubs
Walker Buehler pitched seven sparkling innings in his 100th career start, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the sliding Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Sunday night for their sixth consecutive victory. Buehler (4-1), a two-time All-Star who made his big league debut in 2017, improved to 3-0 with a 0.43 ERA over his last three outings. Cody Bellinger had three hits for Los Angeles, and Justin Turner and Freddie Freeman each contributed a sacrifice fly.news.yahoo.com
Betts leads MLB in jersey sales, 4 Dodgers in top 10
Mookie Betts and the reigning World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers had four of the top 10 selling jerseys in Major League Baseball this season. Betts' No. 50 uniform claimed the top spot for the second straight year after he was acquired prior to the 2020 season from the Boston Red Sox. Kershaw and Seager are set to become free agents.news.yahoo.com
Dodgers' first World Series championship win since 1988 attracts 12.6 million viewers, much lower than last year's ratings
The Los Angeles Dodgers' first World Series championship in more than three decades attracted 12.6 viewers on Tuesday night, the most-viewed game of the series. Game six of the 2020 World Series between the Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays peaked at 14.3 million viewers on Fox Sports. By comparison, Game 6 of the 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals drew 15 million while Game 7 of the series attracted 23 million viewers. Shortstop Corey Seager took home World Series Most Valuable Player honors for the Dodgers, who won their first World Series since 1988. Game Three attracted slightly over 8 million and became the least-watched World Series game ever -- or at least since Nielsen began tracking ratings in 1968.cnbc.com
Dodgers-Rays game one had the lowest TV ratings ever for a World Series game
The Los Angeles Dodgers' appearance in Major League Baseball's top event couldn't save the league from the impact of a sports viewership decline. Game One of the Dodgers' series against the Tampa Bay Rays attracted 9.1 million viewers, Fox Sports said. The game was the most watched program on Tuesday but also became the least-watched World Series game ever -- or at least since Nielsen began tracking ratings in 1968. The last time the Dodgers reached the World Series in 2018 against the Boston Red Sox, Game One drew 13.8 million viewers. Last year's World Series opener between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros attracted 12.1 million viewers for the first game.cnbc.com
MLB reaches agreement to keep players paid, even if the season never starts due to coronavirus
Major League Baseball approved of a payment plan with its players union that will guarantee partial compensation for the 2020 season, which has been postponed due to the coronavirus, according to people familiar with the agreement. Only players on a big league or split contracts (veteran players on minor league deals) are eligible to receive compensation. The MLB started discussions on the agreement with the players union shortly after the league delayed the start of the 2020 regular-season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Before the coronavirus suspended play, Betts was scheduled to make $27 million for the 2020 season. Stanton will make $29 million next season as part of a 13-year, $325 million deal he signed in 2014 as member of the Miami Marlins.cnbc.com
MLB arbitration deadline roundup: Betts, Bryant, Lindor and more reportedly lock in new deals
There isn't much variation among player salaries in the first several years. MLB players are no longer eligible for arbitration once they hit six years in the Major Leagues and become free agents. Betts and the Boston Red Sox reportedly agreed to a one-year, $27 million deal ahead of the deadline, according to a tweet from ESPN's Jeff Passan. There were reports that Indians shortstop Lindor also reached a $17.5 million deal, according to MLB.com. If a settlement has not been reached by the deadline, then each player and the Yankees will face arbitration hearings.cnbc.com
Red Sox's Mookie Betts promised a fan he would homer for him
(CNN) - Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts promised a fan before Friday's game that he would hit a home run for him. Betts ended up hitting three home runs, and there was probably only one person at Fenway Park who was more excited about the Red Sox's 10-5 victory: 10-year-old Nico Sapienza. Just hours prior, Nico, who has a nervous system genetic disorder known as spinal muscular atrophy, met Betts, his favorite baseball player, through the Make-a-Wish Foundation. "I'm a really big fan of baseball and the Red Sox, and I really wanted to meet Mookie Betts because he's my favorite player," Nico said. The 26-year-old slugger ended up 4-for-5 with five RBIs and four runs during the Red Sox's win against the New York Yankees.
MLB London Series: Yankees crush Red Sox
Meghan embraced Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, who is believed to be her distant relative. Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who is from Puerto Rico, echoed the sentiment. Among them were Bob and Maureen Gatulis, lifelong Red Sox fans living in Needham, Massachusetts, who were "more than surprised" to hear their team was coming to London. Briton Bob Carter, 60, was gifted his tickets from his daughter, and the two decided they were rooting for the Red Sox on Sunday. The Yankees and Red Sox attracted the most fans for any MLB regular season game in 16 years on Saturday, according to Baseball Reference.
Harry and Meghan greet Yankees, Red Sox players
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex look on during the pre-game ceremonies before the MLB London Series game between Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at London Stadium on June 29 in London, England. (Photo by Dan(CNN) - Baseball royalty met real-life royalty Saturday when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle greeted players from the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Harry threw out the first pitch of the series, hosted in partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation. London is the MLB's latest international locale, following two spring series in Mexico and another in Tokyo earlier this year. Officials had three weeks to overhaul London Stadium, famous for its use for track and field in the 2012 Summer Olympics, into a proper ballpark.