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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...
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  • Grapefruit League starts with old college try

    The first story line of the exhibition season: Can a college kid upstage the New York Yankees? No, seriously. The Yankees open the Grapefruit League season Tuesday against Florida State, and the Seminoles' roster includes Heisman Trophy winner Jameis...
  • Pitcher Homer Bailey, Reds agree to six-year, $105-million deal

    Starter Homer Bailey agreed to a six-year, $105-million deal on Wednesday that avoids arbitration and will help the Cincinnati Reds with their cash flow by temporarily deferring some of the salary. The deal includes a $25 million mutual option for...
  • Lake Brantley graduate itches to return to Braves after 2nd elbow surgery

    Lake Brantley graduate itches to return to Braves after 2nd elbow surgery
    Spring training is a time for renewed beginnings, preparing for a season of endless possibilities, all in a relaxed atmosphere. When Jonny Venters took the mound for a game last spring against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, a week before opening day,...
  • Dodgers come up short, again and again, in 4-3 loss to Braves

    Dodgers come up short, again and again, in 4-3 loss to Braves
    One day after almost everything went right for the Dodgers, precious little did. They received a strong outing from Zack Greinke and Hanley Ramirez had three extra-base hits, but otherwise little fell into place Friday in their 4-3 loss in Game 2 of...
  • Dodgers' Don Mattingly's margin for error just got smaller

    Dodgers' Don Mattingly's margin for error just got smaller
    ATLANTA¬†— He stared sullenly from the dugout as thousands of red-foam tomahawks were shaking above him. He quietly shook his head at the field as ominous chanting echoed around him. Later, in a cramped and still interview room, he spoke slowly...
  • Dodgers add Roy Clark as key scouting executive

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Dodgers on Wednesday hired Roy Clark as a top scouting executive, the latest step in the expansion of a front office that had been decimated by cuts under former owner Frank McCourt. Clark, a key ally of Dodgers President Stan Kasten...
  • Dodgers' Dee Gordon insists he was safe on stolen base attempt

    Dodgers' Dee Gordon insists he was safe on stolen base attempt
    ATLANTA¬†— Dee Gordon was adamant: When he attempted to steal second base in the ninth inning of the Dodgers' 4-3 defeat to the Atlanta Braves Friday night, he was safe. "I'm not going to harp on what he called, but I thought I was safe," Gordon...