Stories by Mike Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Long game have been the norm this postseason

With baseball playoff games now commonly pushing past 3½ hours, sticking around from start to finish is becoming a time-consuming task like never before.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Jeter stars in home finale

NEW YORK - Derek Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth, the latest storybook moment in a charmed career, to give New York a 6-5 victory.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Braves fall to Mets

NEW YORK - Juan Lagares hit a two-run homer and ran down one ball after another in center field, sending Dillon Gee and the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Thursday, July 3, 2014

All-Star Game might have an international flavor to it this year

NEW YORK — All-Stars from all over the world are ticketed for the Twin Cities, where hometown favorite Joe Mauer will be conspicuously absent from the lineup.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Yankees honor Martinez with plaque in Monument Park

Former first baseman Tino Martinez was honored by the Yankees on Saturday with a plaque to be placed in Monument Park.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Braves fall in 14 innings

Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning and New York outlasted the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Kimbrel pulled in Braves' win over Mets

NEW YORK - Jordan Walden got the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled star closer Craig Kimbrel, and the Braves held off the New York Mets 7-5 Saturday night.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Minnesota wins NIT

NEW YORK - Austin Hollins hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 46.1 seconds left and Minnesota won the NIT championship Thursday night, beating SMU 65-63 to give the Pitino family its latest ...
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tigers' run comes to end in NIT

NEW YORK - Markus Kennedy had 21 points, including the clinching three-point play, and Southern Methodist rallied from 13 down in the second half to beat Clemson 65-59 Tuesday.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

Steroids Era is hardly over

Some of the annoying aftereffects of the Steroids Era are just starting to roll around, infesting the Hall of Fame ballot.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Francona and Hurdle are managers of the year

NEW YORK - Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians has won the AL Manager of the Year award in a close vote, and Clint Hurdle of the Pittsburgh Pirates is a runaway winner in the National League.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013

Fernandez, Myers named Rookies of the Year

NEW YORK - Jose Fernandez arrived early. Wil Myers made it big after a blockbuster trade. Neither one needed much time to create a splash, and together they brought both Rookie of the Year awards ...
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

McCutchen poised to be Pirates latest MVP

Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen, one of the league's best all-around players, should be the favorite to win the National League's Most Valuable Player award.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Andy Pettitte will retire for final time

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte formally announced his decision to retire Friday.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013

Braves' Heyward suffers fractured jaw

NEW YORK - Atlanta's Jason Heyward suffered a fractured jaw after being hit in by a pitch Wednesday in the Braves' 4-1 win over the Mets in 10 innings.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Braves' Heyward suffers fractured jaw

NEW YORK - Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward suffered a fractured jaw after being hit by a pitch during Wednesday's win over the New York Mets.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ex-GreenJacket beats Braves again

NEW YORK - John Buck drove in three runs and ex-GreenJacket Zack Wheeler beat the Atlanta Braves for the second time in seven major league starts, sending the New York Mets to a 7-4 victory Thursday.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Braves lose Hudson in rout

NEW YORK - Tim Hudson took a shutout into the eighth inning before getting spiked at first base and carted off the field during the Atlanta Braves' 8-2 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday ...
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Rivera lifts AL in his final All-Star Game

NEW YORK - Summoned in the eighth, New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera tossed a perfect inning and soaked up a pair of standing ovations while helping the American League to a 3-0 victory over ...
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Monday, July 15, 2013

Oakland slugger captures Derby title

NEW YORK - Yoenis Cespedes won baseball's Home Run Derby on Monday night, becoming the first player left out of the All-Star Game to take home the crown.
By Mike Fitzpatrick
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