Yankees’ Jameson Taillon ‘excited’ about upcoming MLB crackdown

MINNEAPOLIS — Jameson Taillon is one pitcher who is pleased Major League Baseball appears set to finally reduce — if not eliminate — foreign substances being permitted. “I’m really excited for it,’’ the right-hander said Thursday before the Yankees’ 7-5 loss to the Twins at Target Field. “I think it’s gonna help talented teams. … … Read more

Josh Donaldson was right to call out MLB cheaters: Sherman

Good for Josh Donaldson. If you are deciding how to feel about his actions based on which team he plays for or the outcome of a pitcher/hitter confrontation, then you are doubling down on a problem far more problematic to our society than sticky stuff on a baseball. Predetermining your opinion based on a team … Read more

Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton wants doctored baseballs out of game

MINNEAPOLIS — Giancarlo Stanton made his stance clear: He wants sticky stuff out of the game. “I think the balance for me is to have everyone on an even playing field,’’ Stanton said when asked about the balance of supporting his pitchers, while wanting the greatest chance to perform at his best at the plate. … Read more

Stanton Powers Yankees Past Twins 9-6 – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gerrit Cole got back on track with six sharp innings amid the hubbub in the game around pitcher grip aids, and Giancarlo Stanton hit two of the New York Yankees’ four home runs to fuel a 9-6 victory Wednesday night over the Minnesota Twins. Cole (7-3) won for the first time in … Read more