| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:24 PM
After their gritty, 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night, the Orioles will have to wait until August for the opportunity to claim true "Beltway Series" bragging rights. They took two of three against the Nationals this week, but...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:11 PM
KEY MOMENT: Raul Ibanez's three-run triple in the eighth inning was the decisive blow, but it would not have been possible if not for Erick Aybar's clutch two-out, run-scoring hit to right field that pulled the Angels even, 1-1, and Chris Iannetta's...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 9:07 PM
Dallas Beeler, who made his major league debut in the first game of Saturday's split doubleheader at Wrigley Field, eventually may represent a significant part of the Cubs' future.
In contrast, Jeff Samardzija, the starter in the second game, may become...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Jason Hammel insists he is oblivious to trade rumors that naturally accompany an impressive performer on a last-place team.
Baseball, after all, is a bottom-line business. Yet Hammel continues to pitch like nobody's business.
The towering right-hander...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 1:44 PM
“Let’s play two” is more than a familiar refrain by Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks.
The Cubs and Nationals will play a doubleheader Saturday. It is the first scheduled doubleheader for the Cubs since July 4, 1983, against the...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:09 PM
It started off like it would be a wild game, filled with the unexpected. Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg and the Dodgers’ undefeated Dan Haren were all over the plate.
Both pitchers gave up a pair of first-inning runs. Command was a...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
AT THE PLATE: The Angels scored twice in the sixth to take a 2-1 lead when Mike Trout walked, Albert Pujols hit a run-scoring double and Erick Aybar hit a run-scoring single. David Freese ended an 0-for-14 skid when he doubled to left-center and later...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:57 PM
WASHINGTON — The Angels were three outs away from their first series sweep in the nation's capital since 1962, their first winning record in 386 days and a highly anticipated Amtrak train ride to New York City when closer Ernesto Frieri drove them...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 10:16 AM
Shawn Pleffner, 24, took a lead off second base at the minor-league complex of the Washington Nationals at Viera, Fla., on a 72-degree day.
The former Arundel High School standout was among a group of four top minor-league prospects working on leads...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Nate McLouth, who spent two months of the 2012 season and all of last year with the Orioles, signed a two-year deal last week with the Washington Nationals worth a guaranteed $10.75 million with an option for a third year.
McLouth will make $5 million...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Left-hander Troy Patton -- who has allowed runs in five of his last six relief outings -- has started throwing bullpen sessions, hoping that the patterned repetitions can help refine his mechanics.
Relievers usually don't throw regular side sessions...