| Jun 28, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: Franchise with reputation for polishing young talent is only team that hasn’t used a rookie this season. (1)
2. MILWAUKEE: Marco Estrada has given...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Since the season ended, I’ve been asked several times whether the Orioles are going to get an ace this offseason.
My answer is no. I don’t even hesitate. The reasoning is simple. There are no true aces on the market (Matt Garza? Japan’...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 10:14 PM
BOSTON — When Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino strolls to the plate at Fenway Park, the public-address system blares the opening lyric to his walk-up song:
"Don't worry about a thing …"
The Red Sox faithful promptly finish the...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:51 PM
DETROIT — It took only one bad pitch from Justin Verlander to decide Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday at Comerica Park.
But one was enough for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli.
With Verlander continuing the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:38 PM
DETROIT — After watching the Tigers lose in the American League Championship Series in 2011 and seeing the Giants sweep them in last year's World Series, Motown is getting antsy.
And when the crowd of 42,669 began booing star first baseman...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 1:30 PM
NEW YORK -- If the Orioles advance to the American League Championship Series, their starting pitching options for the first two games in Detroit would hinge on how they use their staff tonight.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said "all hands are on...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:16 PM
A pitching staff that included Ryan Dempster, Paul Maholm, Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and Carlos Marmol went belly up in 2012, despite prolonged stretches of dominance from those four starters and the closer.
The Cubs finished 24th among all major...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Nov. 11, 2011: Florida Marlins become the Miami Marlins.
Dec. 5, 2011: Closer Heath Bell is signed as a free agent for three years, $27 million.
Dec. 7, 2011: Shortstop Jose Reyes signed as a free agent for six years, $106 million.
Dec. 8, 2011: Left-...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 8:40 PM
A sellout crowd was on hand Saturday for Joey Votto Bobblehead Night at Great American Ball Park, but for seven innings Marlins starter Josh Johnson had them sitting on their hands.
That changed in a hurry when the Marlins bullpen, which was handed a 3-0...
| May 1, 2011
| 1:37 PM
Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said he feared the worst when he saw second baseman Omar Infante grab the hamstring on the back of his right leg when leaving the batter's box in the fifth inning of Saturday's game.
"Right off the bat that is two or three...