With large, glowing red numbers, the timer on the center-field wall at Goodyear Ballpark ticked down Tuesday, counting off seconds and ushering in change. Major League Baseball introduced its new pace of play initiatives during five exhibition…TOM WITHERS (AP Sports Writer)
Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam in his first game for Detroit, Ian Kinsler added a three-run homer and the Tigers routed the Baltimore Orioles 15-2 Tuesday in a spring training opener. The Tigers got the slugger from Boston in an offseason trade.…JEFF BERLINICKE (Associated Press)
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The New York Yankees say they have fired a part-time ticker seller accused by Curt Schilling of making offensive comments on Twitter about the daughter of the former Boston pitcher.
World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was roughed up in his exhibition debut, and Marcus Semien hit a pair of home runs as the Oakland Athletics opened their new spring training home by beating the champion San Francisco Giants 9-4 Tuesday. Bumgarner…RICK EYMER (Associated Press)
Newly trim, Ryan Howard singled in his first two at-bats of spring training and then broke his silence. He had not spoken with media since arriving for his 15th season with the Philadelphia Phillies. Following the offseason trade of Jimmy Rollins…RONALD BLUM (AP Sports Writer)