| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:33 PM
The crazy notion pounded as loud as the ball Matt Holliday drove to the base of the center-field fence in the first inning, a shot that gave the St. Louis Cardinals a lead before the Dodgers had even broken a summer Missouri sweat.
The best starting...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:17 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were ahead, 3-2, until a rare meltdown by setup man Brian Wilson in the eighth inning. Wilson had not given up a run in 18 of his previous 19 appearances, but he started the inning by walking the first two batters. Wilson struck...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Matt Shoemaker was robbed of a chance to pitch his first complete game in the big leagues Tuesday night, but it was Mother Nature, not Manager Mike Scioscia, who gave the Angels right-hander the hook.
Shoemaker threw 94 pitches over eight innings,...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:12 PM
If it was Mike Scioscia's intent to move the Raul Ibanez vs. C.J. Cron debate to the back burner, the Angels manager did a fabulous job of it Thursday.
Otherwise, it was a disastrous afternoon for Scioscia, whose head-scratching bullpen moves in the...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:28 PM
Here's how The Times' Bill Shaikin ranks the 30 major league teams this week:
1. OAKLAND: Trout or Cabrera? Try 3B Josh Donaldson, who has outhomered both and leads the majors in runs. (4)
2. TORONTO: 1B Edwin Encarnacion hit 16 home runs in May....
| May 24, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Ten starts into his Orioles career, the organization is still trying to figure out which Ubaldo Jimenez they signed.
At times, Jimenez has been dominating, as he was during a three-start stretch this month. But when he’s struggled, it hasn’t...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 3:14 PM
The White Sox completed their series in Cleveland on Sunday, scoring just two runs over three games against the Indians at Progressive Field.
Right-hander Carlos Carrasco became the latest Indians pitcher to shut down the Sox, allowing...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 9:12 PM
The White Sox managed just five hits off Indians starter Corey Kluber in a 3-1 loss Saturday night at Progressive Field, their third straight setback.
Sox reliever Zach Putnam took the loss after allowing two runs in the seventh inning....
| Aug 16, 2014
| 8:44 PM
The Orioles have played well enough this season that even their biggest concerns don't seem particularly urgent.
But sometime soon the club must decide whether it can afford to leave its most expensive pitcher in the rotation as the postseason nears....
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
CLEVELAND -- Ever since the Orioles reached the postseason two years ago, they’ve made a point of not panicking when momentum appears to be slipping away. They just try and wait it out.
So after running into a buzzsaw of quality pitching for the...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:36 PM
CLEVELAND – Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy tested his sprained left thumb a few hours before game time Friday and told manager Buck Showalter that he was ready to play. So after missing three games, Hardy was back in the lineup Friday against the...