| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:16 PM
PITTSBURGH — Michael Wacha says the biggest game he had pitched before joining the St. Louis Cardinals was two years ago when he held Florida State to three hits, sending Texas A&M to the College World Series.
“It was an elimination game,&...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:43 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Gerritt Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates played a game of role reversal, and pulled even with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The hard-throwing rookie gave up two hits in six dominant innings and also had an RBI in his postseason debut, Pedro...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:54 PM
September has been a cruel, frightening month for the Rangers and Rays, who held their ground in a terrific series last week at Tropicana Field. But all of the angst could wash away easily in October.
Since spring training, the Rays and Rangers have...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:43 PM
How much difference does a baseball manager make anyway?
It's an age-old question, and it is impossible to accurately quantify. But with the Cubs kicking Dale Sveum to the curb and the White Sox sticking with Robin Ventura after a 99-loss disaster, it's...
| Oct 1, 2013
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Tigers (1): Sure, you'd rather not get no-hit in the regular-season finale, nor swept in Miami at any point in the season. But none of that will matter on Friday in Oakland, when the division series rolls around....
| Sep 28, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Thank you, Miguel Cabrera. You too, Josh Hamilton.
From someone who is voting for the American League Most Valuable Player award, it's really nice to have an easy choice when you write the first name on the ballot — or type it, actually, as the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if the Packers are worried yet:
1. Poor Mike Burkhart. Under normal circumstances, few people in baseball have tougher jobs than the guy who runs the tiny, antiquated visiting clubhouse behind the first-base dugout at...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:29 PM
I don't own a crystal ball, but I sometimes pretend I do for professional reasons. This is one of those times, if you will indulge me.
Based on the latest vibrations coming my direction, I expect to see the Twins call a news conference sometime in the...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 2:44 PM
The Pittsburgh Pirates have proved their staying power this season with top-flight pitching and strong performances by young position players, but the organization continued on Saturday to improve its lineup with the acquisition of left-handed slugger...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:46 PM
With seven weeks left in the season, we're about to round the quarter pole and head for home. Here is some of what I have come to believe:
•The most likely World Series outcome is Tigers over Dodgers in a terrific matchup, with Detroit favored only...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Usually the umpires are the ones who try to keep the peace when tempers heat up on the baseball diamond.
But during Tuesday afternoon's game between Pittsburgh and St. Louis at PNC Park, home plate umpire Eric Cooper had to be restrained by Pirates...