Five-run first carries Red Sox past Cubs

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 28, 2017, at 11:12 p.m.

UMaine baseball, softball teams hit the road for conference series

on April 28, 2017, at 6:23 p.m.
Boston's Dustin Pedroia tags out New York's Matt Holliday trying to stretch a single into a double during the seventh inning of Thursday night's game at Fenway Park in Boston. The Yankees won 3-0.

Tanaka outduels Sale as Yankees sweep Red Sox

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 28, 2017, at 1:25 p.m.

MLB’s first African-born player takes field as Pirates promote Gift Ngoepe

By Des Bieler, The Washington Post on April 28, 2017, at 6:22 a.m.
The Pittsburgh Pirates made history Wednesday when they promoted Mpho Gift Ngoepe to their major league squad. The 27-year-old infielder became the first African-born player in MLB history.
New York's Aaron Judge is congratulated in the dugout after scoring during the sixth inning of Wednesday night's game against Boston at Fenway Park. The Yankees won 3-1.

Judge, Severino pace Yankees past Red Sox

By Joe McLaughlin on April 26, 2017, at 10:47 p.m.
University of Maine third baseman Danny Casals catches a pop fly during the first game of America East baseball doubleheader against University of Massachusetts Lowell in Orono, March 31, 2017.

UMaine baseball team loses third baseman for season

By Larry Mahoney on April 26, 2017, at 8:36 a.m.
Third baseman Danny Casals, the team’s leading hitter a year ago, has been lost for the season and will have shoulder surgery in Florida within the next two weeks.

Six-run sixth leads UMaine baseball past UMPI

By Larry Mahoney on April 25, 2017, at 9:36 p.m.

Red Sox place third baseman Sandoval on DL

By The Sports Xchange on April 25, 2017, at 4:28 p.m.
Post 51's Zach Mathiev (left) avoids the tag at home past Comrades' Sam Huston during their American Legion baseball tournament game in July 2015 at Husson University in Bangor.

American Legion state tourney returning to Bangor

By Ernie Clark on April 25, 2017, at 3:44 p.m.
The American Legion baseball state tournament will return to the Queen City this summer — a year earlier than anticipated.
Bangor High School pitcher Trevor DeLaite adjusts the ball for a pitch during practice Thursday in Red Barry Gym in Bangor.

High school baseball coaches adapting to new pitch limits

By Ernie Clark on April 25, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Maine high school baseball officials spent much of 2016 working to comply with a national mandate to develop pitch limits. Implementation time has arrived.
Bangor senior Peter Kemble pitched a five-hit shutout on Monday in the Rams' 1-0 high school baseball victory over Brewer at Mansfield Stadium Monday. 
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Kemble, Bangor outlast Brewer in pitchers’ duel

By Ernie Clark on April 24, 2017, at 8:21 p.m.
The University of Maine-bound right-hander threw a five-hit shutout as the three-time defending state champions edged their cross-river rivals 1-0 in a one-hour, 20-minute pitchers’ duel at Mansfield Stadium.
Boston's Xander Bogaerts slides safety into third base after a first inning hit by teammate Andrew Benintendi during Sunday's game against Baltimore at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Tempers flare as Red Sox prevail

By Jeff Seidel, The Sports Xchange on April 23, 2017, at 8 p.m.
Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts jumps over Baltimore's Jonathan Schoop while turning a double play to end the eighth inning during Saturday night's game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Red Sox 4-2.

Orioles top Red Sox for fourth straight victory

By Jeff Seidel, The Sports Xchange on April 23, 2017, at 12:13 a.m.
Jeremy Pena (left) of the University of Maine, pictured during a game in 2016, extended his hitting streak to nine games on Saturday, but the Black Bears dropped an America East doubleheader to Binghamton at Vestal, New York.

Binghamton posts baseball sweep of UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on April 22, 2017, at 8:48 p.m.
Mattanawcook Academy's Cameron Fournier throws to first to try to get a Katahdin player out during their baseball scrimmage at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor Tuesday. Three years ago Fournier was involved in a shop class accident, severing several fingers on his left hand.

Nearly 3 years after saw accident, senior pitcher returns to the mound

By Ernie Clark on April 22, 2017, at 1:01 a.m.
Cameron Fournier had not seen game action in nearly three years, after having his left (non-throwing) ring finger severed and his pinky finger and thumb damaged in a table saw accident in a woodworking class.
Bangor's George Payne (right) celebrates with teammate Tyler Parks after scoring a run against Lewiston during their baseball game at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor Friday.

Bangor baseball team holds off Lewiston in season opener

By Ernie Clark on April 21, 2017, at 8:03 p.m.
The Bangor High School baseball team battled through raw, damp conditions and a pesky challenge from Lewiston to open its season with a 7-5 victory.
Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar (11) slides safe into second base ahead of the tag by Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) in the seventh inning during Wednesday night's game at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Blue Jays blank Red Sox, snap skid

By Perry Lefko, The Sports Xchange on April 20, 2017, at 10:54 a.m.
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco attempts to turn a double play in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn.

Twins, Indians wrap up series shortened by rain

By Brian Halverson, The Sports Xchange on April 20, 2017, at 6:25 a.m.
The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians square off in the finale of a rain-shortened series at Target Field on Thursday thanks to Mother Nature washing out the third of a scheduled four-game set.

Sea Dogs shut out Rumble Ponies

on April 19, 2017, at 11:55 a.m.
Boston's Hanley Ramirez (left) congratulates teammate Mookie Betts after Betts hit a solo home run against Toronto in the seventh inning of Tuesday's game at Rogers Centre in Toronto.
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Benintendi, Red Sox beat Blue Jays 8-7

By Dhiren Mahiban, The Sports Xchange on April 18, 2017, at 11:19 p.m.