| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:56 AM
It’s one thing to play meaningless games in late September. Plenty of teams do that. It’s another to be so far out of playoff contention that you’re playing them in mid-August, with a quarter of the season left.
That’s a fate...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 9:23 PM
It's April Fool's Day, but there's no foolin' around in Vegas where sports wagering is at a feverish pitch with the start of baseball season and the NCAA tournament now down to its Final Four. Vegas likes Michigan, slightly, over Syracuse and Louisville...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:33 PM
ESPN Sunday Night Baseball schedule 2013 begins on March 31 with the opening night game between the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros. ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball has John Kruk moving to the broadcast booth alongside Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 8:53 PM
When the Orioles gathered for a workout Thursday at Rangers Ballpark for the start of the unofficial second half of the season, manager Buck Showalter gathered his team under the hot Texas sun for a brief meeting behind second base.
“The look on...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 10:42 AM
The Texas Rangers acquired pitcher Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs for rookie right-hander Justin Grimm, top prospect third baseman Mike Olt and Class-A pitcher C.J. Edwards.
“He's an extremely talented pitcher that's had success in the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if Johnny Oduya and his teammates could get out of bed today.
1. No big-leaguer has been more impressive this week than Ian Krol, the left-hander from Naperville who has given the Nationals another big weapon in the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:44 PM
As the Angels slipped into fourth place in a season slipping toward oblivion, it just got away from them. The inning, and maybe the year.
Ernesto Frieri, the Angels’ closer, started the 10th inning. He did not finish it. He gave up five runs....
| Aug 11, 2013
| 3:57 PM
CLEVELAND — It happened so fast, like one of those summer thunderstorms that can plunge a brilliant Midwest afternoon into darkness.
Five runs ahead and 10 outs away from a three-game sweep in Progressive Field, Angels starter Jerome Williams...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Chris Tillman, who in the past year has transformed from promising arm to All-Star, shut down a dangerous Oakland Athletics lineup through eight innings Saturday afternoon for one of the Orioles' most dominating starting performances of the season.
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:11 PM
Josh Phegley got the Gatorade bath. The happy beating from his teammates. And a special something Gordon Beckham had learned from A.J. Pierzynski.
Which was fitting, because the former Sox catcher was behind the plate when Sox rookie catcher Phegley...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 12:21 AM
The Angels made some noise in American League baseball Friday night. They had the postgame fireworks.
Otherwise, this is a team going nowhere. The last rites were administered recently. By the Angels. To themselves. No life support systems left.