| Jun 15, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Can a backup catcher be an All-Star?
Absolutely, if Evan Gattis is the backup catcher in question. The Braves rookie lost his spot in the lineup when Brian McCann was activated from the disabled list, but he just keeps bashing the ball, most recently as...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:20 PM
Derek Holland struck out eight and Nelson Cruz hit a long tiebreaking three-run homer and the Texas Rangers beat the weary Kansas City Royals 7-2 Friday night.
Holland (5-2) allowed two runs, one earned, over seven innings to wrap up his undefeated May....
| May 1, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles.
29:1 -- Kevin Gausman’s strikeout-to-walk ratio in his first five starts at Double-A Bowie.
Kevin Gausman, the team's first-round...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Down 2-0 to the Rays in the eighth inning Wednesday, the Rangers got runners to second and third with one out. Right-hander Joel Peralta was on the mound, and the Rangers had switch-hitter Lance Berkman and the left-handed-hitting A.J. Pierzynski on the...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Baseball’s best head to Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City for the 2012 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 10, at 7:30pm ET on FOX. In the American League, top vote getters included Prince Fielder, Adrian Beltre, Josh Hamilton, Derek Jeter, Mike Napoli...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:32 PM
2012 MLB Wild Card playoffs TV schedule has the Cardinals at the Braves and the Orioles at the Rangers Oct. 5 on TBS. If baseball seems even more unpredictable this fall, it’s because MLB planned it that way. MLB fast-tracked an expanded 10-team...
| Oct 3, 2012
It starts at the top.
I look at the Angels, all that talent, a $159-million payroll, and they can't finish ahead of the $55-million Athletics from Oakland?
And that's with baseball offering an extra wild card this season to make up for a slow start....
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:30 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — The torch has been passed, and John Danks did not get burned.
Given the assignment he's facing, a fire suit like the ones NASCAR drivers wear, would seem to have been in order Friday. Danks wore his usual No. 50 road jersey and...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 10:14 PM
A game that was supposed to be all about Yu Darvish's pitching debut instead turned into a reminder of the Rangers' potent offense as Texas topped the Mariners, 11-5, on Monday at Rangers Ballpark.
Seattle jumped on Darvish for four runs in the first...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Mariners pitcher Blake Beavan has watched hundreds of games at the Ballpark in Arlington, having grown up 25 minutes away in Irving, Texas. But he couldn't recall if he'd ever seen a 1-0 contest.
That's understandable, given there had been only nine...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:50 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Chris Davis was on the roster of two Texas Rangers teams that eventually went to the World Series.
He didn't make the postseason cut in 2010 and was traded to the Orioles halfway through 2011.
On Friday, he'll play the first big...