| Apr 7, 2015
| 9:54 AM
Bob Melvin did his best to keep Sonny Gray from becoming chatty between innings of his no-hit bid. The pitcher kept wanting to discuss his walk-up music and get the manager's approval.
"I'm not very superstitious," Gray said.
The right-hander didn't...
| Apr 7, 2015
OAKLAND, Calif. Sonny Gray's domination of the Texas Rangers carried over from 2014 on Monday as he took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in an 8-0 opening night win for the Oakland Athletics.
In bidding to become the first pitcher in 75 years to throw...
| Apr 7, 2015
Sonny Gray allowed a leadoff single by Ryan Rua in the eighth inning, ending the Oakland pitcher's opening-night bid for a no-hitter against the Texas Rangers.
Gray had allowed only two baserunners Monday night at the Oakland Coliseum before Rua sent a...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 6:50 PM
1. Seattle Mariners
2014: 87-75, third place. Last year in playoffs: 2001.
The addition of MLB home run leader Nelson Cruz was meant to turn around an offense that was second-worst in the league (.244/.300/.376) in 2014. But Safeco...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 11:14 AM
Record in 2014: 77-85 (fourth place, 19 games back)
Key additions: Stephen Souza Jr., acquired in a three-way trade from the Washington Nationals, was one of the minor leagues' top performers in 2014 and could be the Opening Day right fielder for the...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 1:26 PM
KISSIMMEE — In the interest of telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, we are biased when it comes to baseball prospects.
We — the media, teams and even fans — can tend to focus on a player's shortcomings...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 6:20 PM
Edwin Jackson relied on directions to HoHoKam Stadium on his phone Tuesday and arrived at Phoenix Municipal Stadium — the A's former spring park. Reliever Blake Parker started in place of Jackson, and the A's ripped the Cubs 14-2....
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:07 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Arismendy Alcantara didn't play the outfield until about one month before he was promoted to the Cubs in July.
That may have been a solid career move for Alcantara, especially with Joe Maddon as the Cubs' new manager.
| Feb 24, 2015
| 4:59 PM
They're slingshot-wielding relievers in a game of flame throwers, two stick-and-move artists among punch-out specialists.
Angels closer Huston Street and setup man Joe Smith won't wow you with stuff. Street mixes a 90-mph fastball with a slider and...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 5:36 PM
Before the San Francisco Giants enjoyed their third parade in five years, before a Chevrolet executive memorably advised World Series most valuable player Madison Bumgarner he had won a truck equipped with "technology and stuff," before the "Mad Bum"...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 12:49 PM
The acquisition of switch-hitting center fielder Dexter Fowler tentatively completes a massive offseason for the Cubs.
“If we can improve our team for now and the future, we’ll look to do it,” general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday...