New York Yankees star Aaron Judge hits 61st home run of season, tying Roger Maris’ mark

4:54 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for and TORONTO — New York Yankees star Aaron Judge hit his 61st home run of the season Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, tying Roger Maris’ American League record. It took Maris until Oct. 1, the final game of … Read more

MLB discussing contingency plans for Mets-Braves series in Atlanta

NEW YORK — With Hurricane Ian bearing down on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Major League Baseball is discussing contingency plans with the Mets and Braves in the event that the storm affects their three-game series in Atlanta this weekend, according to multiple people briefed on the talks. Realistic options include shifting game times or … Read more

Yankee Stadium effect on Aaron Judge home run chase

Aaron Judge has 60 home runs, a number that is part milestone (he’s just one away from tying the American League record, if you haven’t heard) and part legend (while 60 isn’t the single-season MLB record or even close to it, it’s a number that’s been burned into the hearts of baseball fans for generations). … Read more

MLB discusses plans for New York Mets-Atlanta Braves series with Hurricane Ian looming

Major League Baseball is considering contingency plans for this weekend’s crucial series in Atlanta between the Mets and Braves as Hurricane Ian bears down on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The rapidly intensifying hurricane was scheduled to make landfall Wednesday morning in Florida, while parts of Georgia are expected to see flooding rains and some coastal surge … Read more

Mets, Braves in for fight to finish in NL East

The crowd was a bit sleepy. The Mets were even sleepier. The team from Queens still controls its own destiny, but if the Mets are going to continue to play like they did Tuesday night, they may as well make plans for the wild-card round, in which they’d likely face the Padres, who have recently … Read more

St. Louis Cardinals seal NL Central title with win over Milwaukee Brewers

MILWAUKEE — The St. Louis Cardinals finally separated themselves from the Milwaukee Brewers in early August after chasing them for much of the season. They haven’t looked back since, turning what had been a nip and tuck NL Central race into something of a runaway. MVP contender Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a pair of … Read more

Ronald Acuña Jr. comes off bench to lead Braves to win

PHILADELPHIA — Memories of last year’s postseason celebrations were stirred as the jubilant screams were heard outside the Braves’ clubhouse following an 8-7 win in 11 innings over the Phillies on Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. “This is a fun team,” Braves center fielder Michael Harris II said. “That’s why we were so excited.” … Read more

Manny Machado caps 13-run outburst vs. Rockies

DENVER — On Saturday night — after he finished his media responsibilities and before he left for the team bus — Padres third baseman Manny Machado grabbed a blue dry-erase marker and drew a massive “8” on the whiteboard at the exit to Coors Field’s visitors’ clubhouse. Then he circled it. For full effect. In … Read more

Pete Alonso’s record-breaking day helps Mets rout A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — Pete Alonso wasn’t subtle in setting the Mets’ single-season RBI record on Sunday. There was his no-doubt home run in the fourth inning that gave him the record, moving him ahead of Mike Piazza and David Wright. But Alonso kept going, banging a shot off the right-field fence with the bases loaded … Read more