| May 5, 2014
| 10:30 PM
There was this quick spurt of action, and then for a long time almost nothing. Unless you count that scintillating 3-hour, 17-minute rain delay.
Right-hander Zack Greinke, who had been remarkably consistent since the middle of last season, hiccuped with...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:26 PM
Dodger catcher Drew Butera says teammate Zack Greinke is a student of the game.
“I follow the statistics,” Greinke admitted. “But not to the extreme.”
Yet even a cursory familiarity with the numbers was probably enough to...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:25 PM
KEY MOMENT: Anthony Rendon followed Denard Span's leadoff double with his fifth home run of the season to give the Nationals the only runs they needed to beat Zack Greinke. The game was interrupted by rain for 3 hours 17 minutes midway through the...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:09 PM
It started off like it would be a wild game, filled with the unexpected. Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg and the Dodgers’ undefeated Dan Haren were all over the plate.
Both pitchers gave up a pair of first-inning runs. Command was a...
| May 8, 2014
KEY MOMENT: After a rough first inning, Dan Haren retired nine of the next 10 batters to keep the Dodgers in the game. But that came undone in the fifth when three of the first four batters reached base ahead of a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Wilson...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:16 PM
WASHINGTON —Jimmy Rollins had three hits, two steals and drove in a run and Ben Revere had four hits and scored twice as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 10-4 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.
| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:46 PM
By Jordan Hall, The Sports Xchange
PHILADELPHIA - A marquee pitching matchup featuring Stephen Strasburg against Cole Hamels turned into a subplot on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Instead, it was Ryan Zimmerman stealing the headlines.
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:11 PM
With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals.
The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
| Jul 6, 2014
Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:
OAKLAND: AL's best pitching staff (3.18 ERA) gets a lot better with addition of Samardzija and Hammel. (1)
DETROIT: Victor Martinez has nearly as many home runs (21) as...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 9:35 PM
WASHINGTON – In an incredibly close contest between two evenly matched teams Monday night, the Orioles picked up an 8-2 victory in 11 innings against the Washington Nationals and, potentially, something much more important.
The Orioles are...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:28 PM
Here's how The Times' Bill Shaikin ranks the 30 major league teams this week:
1. OAKLAND: Trout or Cabrera? Try 3B Josh Donaldson, who has outhomered both and leads the majors in runs. (4)
2. TORONTO: 1B Edwin Encarnacion hit 16 home runs in May....