| May 31, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:
1. SAN FRANCISCO: With 4 starters hitting over .300 in May, Giants have MLB's best record and largest division lead. (2)
2. TORONTO: Encarnacion ties Mickey Mantle's league...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Before long, whether through a rising price tag or poor performance, a baseball team will eventually move to its next closer.
The former is how Tommy Hunter replaced Jim Johnson at the back of the Orioles bullpen this year, but not before Johnson...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:39 PM
Finally losing to the Atlanta Braves, that was probably inevitable. Losing left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu to injury, that's not any part of the Dodgers’ future plan.
The Dodgers had gone 5-0 against the Braves this season, but fell, 3-2, on Wednesday at...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:47 PM
KEY MOMENT: Trailing by a run, the Dodgers threatened against All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning, loading the bases with one out. With two on and one out, Adrian Gonzalez hit a line drive that fell inches in front of Justin Upton in left...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:40 PM
PITTSBURGH – Baseball America this week is releasing the results of its annual "Best Tools" surveys of major and minor league managers. Not surprisingly, a couple of Marlins (Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez) made the list. Somewhat unexpectedly,...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 9:31 PM
Jim Peltz ranks Major League Baseball's 30 teams. Last week’s rankings are in parentheses, Statistics are through Friday’s games.
1. OAKLAND: The A’s have baseball’s best winning percentage (.624) and have won seven of their last...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:46 PM
ATLANTA — Right-hander Ervin Santana, supported by a string of two-out hits, won for the third time in four starts as the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Friday.
Santana (8-6) pitched six innings and allowed four runs, three...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:44 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Braves had two on with two outs in the first inning when Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson fell behind Braves catcher Evan Gattis with a three-ball count. Gattis got the green light and crushed a three-run homer to left-center field. Chris...
| Jun 15, 2014
Dino Ebel was looking forward to filling in for Manager Mike Scioscia on Saturday night, a rare opportunity for the Angels bench coach to call the shots in a game against the Atlanta Braves in Turner Field.
"It's fun when you get a chance to have the...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:07 PM
First-round draft pick Grant Holmes said Monday he will sign with the Dodgers if he passes a physical examination.
A hard-throwing 18-year-old right-hander from South Carolina, Holmes was selected 22nd overall.
With scouting director Logan White by...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:47 PM
Dodgers 6, Rockies 1
AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon was four for four with two runs and a walk, helping the Dodgers reduce their deficit to the first-place San Francisco Giants to six games. Matt Kemp maintained his solid form at the plate, as he was two...