Sports

LEADING OFF: Nats skidding into LA, Kikuchi under scrutiny

Combined Shape

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:

NATIONAL MATTERS

The Nationals try to stop a four-game slide in the series opener at Dodger Stadium. Washington was swept over three games in Milwaukee this week, dropping to 14-22, closer in the standings to the last-place Marlins than the first-place Phillies. Scheduled starter Patrick Corbin (2-1, 3.71) was 1-0 with a 0.77 ERA in four starts against Los Angeles last season while with Arizona.

STICKY SITUATION

Yankees manager Aaron Boone says he is looking into what appeared to be a substance under the bill of Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi’s cap during Seattle’s 10-1 win over New York on Wednesday night. Social media users spotted a greasy, brown spot on the Japanese rookie’s hat during the broadcast, making a stink while Kikuchi threw 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball. Boone said he was made aware in the eighth inning and will “see what we make of it” after taking a look.

Trending:
New York AG: CNN, MSNBC Parent Companies Funded Millions of Phony Comments to Sway Trump Administration

FAN BANNED

The Chicago Cubs have banned indefinitely from Wrigley Field the fan that used what appeared to be a racist hand gesture behind an African American television reporter during a game at their ballpark. The Cubs sent a letter Wednesday to the bearded man who flashed the offensive sign in back of former Cubs outfielder Doug Glanville, who was working for NBC Sports Chicago on Tuesday night. The team said it had been unable to contact the fan by phone, and didn’t publicly identify him.

MAY FREEZE

Rain and snow could interrupt the Rockies’ scheduled home game against the Giants. Forecasts were calling for snow overnight that would change to rain in the afternoon. Colorado has already postponed one game this year because of projected snow, against Atlanta in early April. Kyle Freeland (2-5) is slated to face Giants’ lefty Derek Holland (1-4) if the teams do play.

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

The Western Journal has not reviewed this Associated Press story prior to publication. Therefore, it may contain editorial bias or may in some other way not meet our normal editorial standards. It is provided to our readers as a service from The Western Journal.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →






We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
,
The Associated Press is an independent, not-for-profit news cooperative headquartered in New York City. Their teams in over 100 countries tell the world’s stories, from breaking news to investigative reporting. They provide content and services to help engage audiences worldwide, working with companies of all types, from broadcasters to brands.
The Associated Press was the first private sector organization in the U.S. to operate on a national scale. Over the past 170 years, they have been first to inform the world of many of history's most important moments, from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the fall of the Shah of Iran and the death of Pope John Paul.

Today, they operate in 263 locations in more than 100 countries relaying breaking news, covering war and conflict and producing enterprise reports that tell the world's stories.
Location
New York City




Conversation