The Dallas Morning News
Mariners first team to homer in first 15 games
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Seattle Mariners became the first major league team to homer in each of their first 15 games when Dee Gordon connected in the sixth inning of a 76 win over the Kansas City Royals in 10 innings.
The 2002 Cleveland Indians had homered in each of their first 14 games. Seattle’s 36 home runs are tied with the 2000 St. Louis Cardinals for the most in a club’s first 15 games.
Gordon pulled an 01 curveball over the wall in right field for his first homer of the season and 16th of his career, which has spanned nine seasons and 866 games.
Congressmen want MLB documents: Two congressmen want Major League Baseball to produce documents by April 25 tied to its attempt to purchase control of 21 regional sports networks.
The two Democrats are Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, chairman of the House oversight and reform committee, and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois, chairman of the subcommittee on economic and consumer policy.
They wrote to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday, saying they are wary of “anticompetitive conduct.” They asked for documents on potential acquisition and operation of the regional networks plus MLB’S strategies. They also want MLB officials to brief committee staff.
Philadelphia to get 2026 Allstar Game: A person familiar with the planning told The Associated Press that the 2026 Allstar Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. An announcement is scheduled for next week.
AROUND THE MAJORS
Atlanta: Allstar second baseman Ozzie Albies and the Braves have agreed to a $35 million, sevenyear contract, a deal that includes a pair of team options that could make it worth $45 million for nine seasons.
Chicago Cubs: Scott Sanderson, the righthander who helped the Chicago Cubs make two playoff appearances and was a member of four postseason teams during a 19year career, died Thursday. He was 62.
LA Dodgers: Ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to make his season debut Monday at home against Cincinnati. The 31yearold lefthander, troubled by left shoulder inflammation since early in spring training, made his second minor league injury rehabilitation start on Tuesday.
Minnesota: The Twins postponed their Friday series opener against the Detroit Tigers because of wintry weather, opting for a doubleheader next month.