| 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....
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Baseball, such a stupid game. Such an impossible, wonderful, completely insane game.
It was all that and still more on a surreal Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. It wasn’t one game, it was about seven. Had more twists than 10 Agatha Christie...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:54 PM
The stretch drive called, and the Dodgers kind of yawned. Not exactly the desired response.
Not with the San Francisco Giants suddenly hot as a Death Valley Labor Day and the Washington Nationals in town trying to claim best-record status in the...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 9:41 PM
KEY MOMENT: After the teams traded first-inning home runs, Denard Span and Asdrubal Cabrera hit home runs one batter apart in the third inning, erasing a one-run deficit and putting the Nationals ahead to stay. But it wasn't always comfortable. The...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:56 PM
PHILADELPHIA — It seems with each passing day, another player takes issue with Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg.
Tuesday night, it was Cole Hamels' turn.
Hamels was visibly upset with Sandberg as he was pulled after allowing a game-tying home run in...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:46 PM
The Marlins got nine games and 35 at-bats out of projected leadoff hitter Rafael Furcal. They found a replacement in Christian Yelich. In turning himself into one of the league's most productive table-setters, Yelich merely re-affirmed what the Marlins...