| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Rookie first baseman Jose Abreu and veteran shortstop Alexei Ramirez will represent the White Sox in the July 15 All-Star Game in Minneapolis. It will be the first appearance for both Cuban players.
Sox ace pitcher Chris Sale also is in the running to...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:26 AM
The Dodgers ought to consider a new organizational strategy for the Home Run Derby.
Just say no.
The Dodgers' derby futility continued Monday, when Yasiel Puig was shut out. For all the anticipation over the degree of flourish in a derby bat flip,...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Mike Hiserman ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses; statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: Catchers Derek Norris, John Jaso and Stephen Vogt have combined for a .309 average, 20 homers and 83 RBIs. (1)
| Jul 19, 2014
| 7:51 PM
Other than the noticeable swelling on the top of Yasiel Puig's left hand, there was no indication anything was wrong.
Puig smiled. He playfully rolled his eyes. He joked.
"I'm not worried about what's happening right now," he said.
But the Dodgers...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:46 AM
There are lot of things about the Cubs’ plan that I get. What Theo Epstein is doing with prospects is smart. They need new grandstands and better player amenities. I get all that. What I don't get is the Ricketts' insistence on all the outfield...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:28 PM
It’s the middle of June and do you know where the Dodgers’ first four-game winning streak is?
Waiting in the second half? Never to be seen? Lost in Stan Kasten’s summer dreams?
It might as well be the Lost City of Atlantis to the...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Dodgers do not know when Hanley Ramirez might play again. Maybe Saturday. Maybe not. Maybe he goes on the disabled list.
He could not play Thursday, one day after he got a cortisone injection to combat inflammation in his throwing shoulder. He could...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 7:22 PM
After Tuesday night's 5-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners, A.J. Burnett walked to the middle of the Phillies clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park as he does after each home start.
However, this time, the mood was quite somber.
It took a few seconds for the...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 2:18 PM
CINCINNATI Per Garrett Jones' characterization, he "got a little piece of it."
That's really all you need to hit an Aroldis Chapman fastball off the wall for a double. Before his ninth inning at-bat Saturday, the left-handed hitting Jones was 0 for 7...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Chris Heisey's go-ahead home run in the seventh inning lifted the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory over the visiting New York Mets on Saturday.
Todd Frazier also homered among his two hits and Brayan Pena supplied two hits for the Reds, who bounced back...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw will be making his third consecutive All-Star game appearance and Angels outfielder Mike Trout his second.
And rookie sensation Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers still has a chance of making his first.
Puig, who has played...