| Jun 29, 2014
| 3:04 PM
The Sports Xchange
By Nate Barnes, The Sports Xchange
Pirates take advantage of opportunities in win over Mets
PITTSBURGH -- Baseball can be a mind-boggling game.
The Pittsburgh Pirates recorded hits in just three innings, but took advantage of...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:20 PM
ATLANTA As encouraged as the Braves were in winning six of seven games against last-place teams to complete an 8-3 road trip Sunday, it couldn't be overlooked that they hit just .211 in the last nine games of that trip.
And while they fattened up their...
| May 22, 2014
| 10:11 PM
Yasiel Puig made a diving catch in right-center field Thursday that was spectacular even by his standards.
Manager Don Mattingly said no other player would have come close to making that second-inning play at Citi Field, which prevented an extra-base...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:35 PM
It was going to happen someday. Nobody keeps a roll going like that forever, not even Zack Greinke. Inevitable as a spring breeze.
Greinke’s streak of giving up two or fewer runs in 21 consecutive starts finally came to an end Thursday, if...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:56 PM
This was more like how the Dodgers pictured themselves playing.
Even after Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to put them in front, they continued scoring runs. They didn't make any errors on defense. Their bullpen pitched four...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:30 AM
I realize that it is almost comical to be checking the American League East standings right now.
These teams, with the exception of the surprisingly bad Tampa Bay Rays, are bunched up. And they will play each other so many more...
| May 20, 2014
| 11:03 PM
ON THE MOUND: Josh Beckett wasn't at his best but still won for the second consecutive time. He was charged with four runs and eight hits over five innings. Of the four runs, three came in the sixth inning on home runs by Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda....
| May 21, 2014
| 7:21 PM
That’s called a nice return. Particularly when you’ve been out for almost a month and didn’t so much as make a single rehab appearance.
But Hyun-Jin Ryu pretty much pitched like he’d never been away – which is to say very...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:15 PM
First baseman Ryan Howard's fourth hit of the night, an RBI single with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, snapped a tie and lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field.
The Phillies (17-18) won their...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:45 AM
— As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections.
1 l Washington
2013 l 86-76, second place
Last year in playoffs l 2012
They are supposed to blossom after years of suffering, top draft...