Stories by Howie Rumberg

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015

Royals rally, move within one win of title

NEW YORK — The Kansas City Royals keep finding new ways to win this October. And now with one more victory in November, they will be World Series champions.
By Howie Rumberg

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Estrada keeps Blue Jays alive

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 on Wednesday to close to 3-2 in the best-of-seven AL Championship Series.
By Howie Rumberg

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Royals on verge of returning to World Series

TORONTO - Ben Zobrist hit a two-run homer on knuckleballer R.A. Dickey's fourth pitch of the game and the Kansas City Royals romped past the Toronto Blue Jays 14-2.
By Howie Rumberg

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

Blue Jays outslug Royals

TORONTO - Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson each homered in a six-run third inning, and Toronto's bats broke out at home for an 11-8 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
By Howie Rumberg

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Sabathia enters alcohol rehab center

NEW YORK - CC Sabathia is checking into an alcohol rehab center and will miss the postseason, a setback to the Yankees pitching staff the day before the team's opening playoff game.
By Howie Rumberg

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Freeman's homer helps Braves topple Mets

NEW YORK - Freddie Freeman broke a ninth-inning tie with a three-run homer after driving in two as a pinch hitter in the seventh, and the Atlanta Braves stunned the Mets 6-3 Wednesday night in the ...
By Howie Rumberg

Monday, July 13, 2015

Youthful All-Star Game will still have veteran presence

CINCINNATI - A.J. Burnett sat at his table during the National League media session Monday wearing a white T-shirt that showed off his tattooed arms, his hair styled in a faux hawk similar to the ...
By Howie Rumberg

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Maybin's single propels Braves past Mets

NEW YORK - Cameron Maybin had a two-run single in the 11th inning, and the Atlanta Braves' beleaguered bullpen shut down the Mets over the final four-plus innings in a come-from-behind, 5-3 ...
By Howie Rumberg

Friday, June 12, 2015

Mets beat Braves for fifth consecutive time

NEW YORK - Bartolo Colon moved into a tie for the major league lead with his ninth win, Wilmer Flores and John Mayberry Jr. homered, and the New York Mets held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on ...
By Howie Rumberg

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

New Hall class shares laughter, admiration

NEW YORK - From the moment John Smoltz stood on a chair to place a cap atop 6-foot-10 Randy Johnson's head, it was clear this gathering of baseball's newest Hall of Famers was going to be ...
By Howie Rumberg

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Golden Era baseball hall candidates fall short

SAN DIEGO - The baseball Hall of Fame's Golden Era committee failed to elect any of the 10 candidates from a group whose primary contributions were from 1947-72.
By Howie Rumberg

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Yankees retire Torre's number

NEW YORK — Joe Torre unveiled his number alongside those of 16 other retired numbers in Monument Park at the start of the ceremony. 
By Howie Rumberg

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Posting period for Japanese pitcher begins

NEW YORK - All 30 major league teams have been notified that the 30-day period to sign Masahiro Tanaka began at 8 a.m. EST Thursday.
By Howie Rumberg

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Torre, LaRussa easy votes for Hall of Fame

Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa were easy votes for baseball's new Hall of Fame class, which was announced on Monday. The two men won seven World Championships over three decades.
By Howie Rumberg

Monday, Aug 12, 2013

Rivera, Yankees not concerned about recent slips

Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees are not concerned about the recent slips by the career saves leader.
By Howie Rumberg

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Orioles acquire Norris on mostly-quiet day

In the playoff mix for a second consecutive year, the Baltimore Orioles made the biggest move on a quiet trade-deadline day, acquiring Bud Norris to keep pace with the Boston Red Sox.
By Howie Rumberg

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fill-in starter handcuffs Braves

NEW YORK - Carlos Torres pitched six impressive innings as a fill-in starter and had an RBI single, Ike Davis turned an angry crowd in his favor with a go-ahead double in a three-run sixth and the ...
By Howie Rumberg

Monday, July 22, 2013

Heyward's catch saves Braves' comeback win

NEW YORK - Jason Heyward made a diving catch with runners on first and second and two outs in the ninth inning after pinch-hitter Reed Johnson hit a go-ahead single with two outs in a two-run top ...
By Howie Rumberg

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Major League Baseball's second act starts

Fans who have been celebrating Mariano Rivera during his farewell tour should watch returning stars Derek Jeter, Chris Carpenter and A-Rod after a first half dominated by 20-somethings.
By Howie Rumberg

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Yankees' Cano leaves All-Star Game with injury

NEW YORK - Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano hobbled off the field soon after being hit on the right leg by a pitch from Mets ace Matt Harvey in the first inning of the All-Star Game Tuesday night.
By Howie Rumberg
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