| Oct 28, 2013
| 11:05 PM
ST. LOUIS — This was baseball the old-fashioned way. None of this nonsense about a quality start. None of this feel-good stuff about keeping your team in the ballgame.
These were two of the finest pitchers in baseball taking the reins and not...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:03 PM
ST. LOUIS — Clay Buchholz not only has a chance to win a vital World Series game on Sunday night, the lean Red Sox righthander also has the chance to forever change the way so many Red Sox fans view him.
There is no pitching metric to put an exact...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, a Umatilla grad, was named Monday as the Brewers nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award.
The award honors Clemente, a 15-time all-star with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who was also known for his humanitarian...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:26 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Before Monday's game against the Miami Marlins, players were walking around the Phillies clubhouse wearing T-shirts with a picture of Cliff Lee on it and a caption that said, "But I'm different."
What Lee did Monday in the Phillies'...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Ichiro Suzuki approaches a milestone that probably only two other baseball players, living or dead, have reached. He needs three more hits to reach 4,000, and you can't help but be impressed.
While it's unclear exactly how many hits some warriors...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 5:35 PM
PHILADELPHIA — It was 9 a.m. on Day 1 of spring training, a day often filled with moaning and groaning about the long weeks ahead that would be packed with monotonous fielding practice, sprints and base running 101.
It took only minutes for Jim...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Maybe Ryan Braun will turn over a new leaf now, like Mark McGwire suggested he would when he told that congressional subcommittee that he would talk to kids about steroids, even if he wouldn't admit using them. Until further notice, however, it's hard...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 7:55 PM
When they were working the system in Boston, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer accumulated 16 additional picks in the first three rounds of the draft over a nine-year run. That helped greatly in building a Red Sox farm system that Curt Schilling called "a player...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:49 PM
While managers have different preferences about using "small ball," it strikes me that the White Sox rarely use sacrifice bunts in games where one run can make the difference. Is this a strategical decision or are they just bad bunters? -- Bob Dunn;...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:08 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The first and last pitch of the All-Star game could well be "New York, New York."
Young ace Matt Harvey of the Mets will start for the National League on his home mound. Mariano Rivera, in his final season, may well finish for...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 11:19 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets ace Matt Harvey will start Tuesday night's All-Star game on his home mound at New York's Citi Field, and the Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer will open for the American League.
Harvey will be the first pitcher from the host team...