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Craig Kimbrel

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  • The Times' baseball rankings

    The Times' baseball rankings
    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...
  • Although he has passed test so far, Orioles closer Tommy Hunter strives to be better

    Although he has passed test so far, Orioles closer Tommy Hunter strives to be better
    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...
  • Dodgers lose, 3-2, to Braves, may have lost Hyun-Jin Ryu to injury

    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...
  • Dodgers fall to Braves, 3-2

    Dodgers fall to Braves, 3-2
    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...
  • Marlins notes: Hechavarria not getting just due on defense

    Marlins notes: Hechavarria not getting just due on defense
    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,...
  • The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

    The Times' Major League Baseball rankings
    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...
  • Braves use two-out hits to edge Phillies 6-4

    Braves use two-out hits to edge Phillies 6-4
    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...
  • Angels lose, 4-3, to Braves

    Angels lose, 4-3, to Braves
    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...
  • It's a lucky 13th for the Angels against Atlanta

    It's a lucky 13th for the Angels against Atlanta
    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...
  • First-round pick Grant Holmes close to deal with Dodgers

    First-round pick Grant Holmes close to deal with Dodgers
    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...
  • Dee Gordon, Hyun-Jin Ryu lead Dodgers past Rockies, 6-1

    Dee Gordon, Hyun-Jin Ryu lead Dodgers past Rockies, 6-1
    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...