DOG DAYS: The Tampa Bay Rays hosted “Bark in the Park” on Sunday and many fans brought their dogs to the stadium. Pitcher David Price brought his dog, Astro — whose likeness was turned into a bobblehead and given away to fans under 14. Sounds like a RUFF LIFE. (Photo: J. Meric/Getty Images; Chris O’Meara/The Associated Press)
MLB came together for Boston on Tuesday night — this little boy made a sign for the Red Sox when they played in Cleveland. The team loved it so much, they put it up in their dugout.
In New York, fans pushed the rivalry aside and paid tribute with a rendition of “Sweet Caroline” in the third inning. The popular sing-along song has been featured at Boston Red Sox home games since 2002. (Jason Miller/Elsa/Getty Images; MLB/Twitter/Indians)
Let it snow? The Rockies-Mets game was cancelled on Monday because of a different kind of April shower. Today, owner and Dick Monfort and general manager Dan O’Dowd (pictured above) got out a shovel and helped the crew get rid of the snow to avoid another delay. That’s the spirit. (Photo: Jack Dempsey/The Associated Press)
A moment of silence: The sports world was rocked by the news from Boston, where twin blasts killed three people and injured more than a hundred during the city’s famed marathons. (Photos: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images; Marc Serota/Getty Images; Ross D. Franklin/The Associated Press)
This. Was. Insane. Zack Greinke had his left arm in a sling and a dazed look on his face as he told his side of the story. Barely two hours before, the $147-million Dodgers pitcher was injured in a wild fight with the San Diego Padres that didn’t even end when the game did.
Greinke broke his left collarbone in a bench-clearing brawl during Los Angeles’ 3-2 victory Thursday night, leaving the Dodgers so furious that Matt Kemp confronted Padres slugger Carlos Quentin nose-to-nose as the two were leaving Petco Park.
Juan Uribe’s pinch-hit home run in the eighth put the Dodgers ahead, two innings after Greinke hit Quentin on the left shoulder with a pitch.
The slugger started walking toward the mound and Greinke appeared to say something. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Quentin then charged the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner, who is 6-2 and 195 pounds. They dropped their shoulders and collided, and Quentin tackled the pitcher to the grass.
Kemp, one of four players ejected following the fight, found Quentin in the hallway near the players’ exit as they were leaving the ballpark after the game. The 6-foot-4, 214-pound Kemp briefly went nose-to-nose with Quentin before Padres pitcher Clayton Richard, who is 6-5 and 245 pounds, stepped between them. Police and security moved in to break it up. (Photos: Lenny Ignelzi/The Associated Press; Dennis Poroy/Getty Images)