| Aug 2, 2011
| 9:10 PM
As the Orioles' rotation continues to crumble and the front office scrambles for replacements, perhaps it is fitting that one of the club's only reliable options is a player who many thought wouldn't throw a pitch in 2011.
Alfredo Simon, who spent two...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:10 PM
On one pitch, Jeremy Guthrie's outing against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night quickly morphed from unlucky to unsuccessful.
Despite trailing by a run, Guthrie took a quality start into the bottom of the seventh, when Billy Butler crushed a...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Since being called up Aug. 9, rookie Manny Machado has started each of the Orioles' last 19 games — all at third base.
Pretty impressive for a 20-year-old, who was drafted with the third overall pick in 2010 to be the shortstop of the future and...
| May 16, 2012
| 11:40 PM
Adam Jones stepped up the plate for his seventh at-bat Wednesday night with the voices of the hecklers around home plate ringing in his ears. With Kauffman Stadium emptied out from 15 innings of baseball, he could hear the Royals fans reminding him of his...
| May 19, 2012
| 10:36 PM
Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas homered, Bruce Chen won his third straight start and the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 Saturday night.
Butler homered to left-center in the third with Alcides Escobar aboard. Butler also drove in...
| May 26, 2012
| 7:26 PM
The hit that turned the tables on the Orioles on Saturday evening was one that reliever Darren O'Day had never seen in his two-decade-long baseball career. It opened the door for a young Kansas City Royals team that needed just that opportunity against an...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 1:06 PM
With the non-waiver trade deadline coming at the end of the month, the Orioles are "going hard" after Milwaukee Brewers' Zack Greinke, according to an industry source.
The source, an executive with another big-league club, said the Orioles appear to be...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 10:23 PM
The Kansas City Royals have signed shortstop Alcides Escobar to a $10.5 million, four-year contract extension that includes two option years that could drive the value to $21.75 million.
The team announced the deal Thursday.
Escobar will make $1 million...
| Apr 2, 2011
The Angels' season-opening series with the Royals calls for four games starting at four different times. So with Saturday's 12:10 p.m. CDT start -- the earliest first-pitch on the trip -- following Friday's 7:10 game -- the latest first pitch......
| Apr 1, 2011
With the Angels facing left-hander Jeff Francis on Friday, Manager Mike Scioscia made a few switches to his lineup, elevating switch-hitting shortstop Erick Aybar from sixth to first in the batting order, sitting switch-hitter Maicer Izturis and giving...
| Apr 3, 2011
Angels Manager Mike Scioscia used more than 130 different lineups last year. But four games into the new season he's already on pace to better that mark. When Erick Aybar was removed from the batting order late Sunday morning Scioscia......