| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:01 PM
AT THE PLATE: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, who leads the major leagues with a .340 average, had a home run, double and two singles for his ninth career four-hit game, and Robbie Grossman had two doubles and a single. Angels third baseman Gordon...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 10:17 PM
The Angels are fully prepared to use a bullpen relay team to fill the rotation spot vacated by the injured Garrett Richards. They did not think they'd need a similar relief effort in the games C.J. Wilson pitches.
But Wilson dropped the baton Tuesday...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:41 PM
NEW YORK -- It would have been easy for Brandon McCarthy to think he has a small margin of error with a three-run lead.
Instead, McCarthy treated his latest start like a scoreless game and remained locked in on the opposing hitters.
| May 31, 2014
| 6:16 PM
HOUSTON — The Orioles' offense didn't exactly erupt against the Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon, but it was productive enough to finally scrape out a much-needed win three days into their trip to Texas.
These Orioles have drawn their share of...
| May 19, 2014
| 11:15 PM
Jered Weaver had a feeling Garrett Richards' national profile was about to grow on April 27, as the Angels prepared to face Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka in Yankee Stadium on ESPN's national Sunday night telecast.
“I told Garrett that all the...
| May 10, 2014
| 9:29 PM
Following a 55-minute rain delay that they probably shouldn't have had to endure Saturday night, the Orioles had new life against the Houston Astros.
Closer Tommy Hunter had just blown a one-run lead in the top of the ninth inning before a downpour...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:19 PM
That seemed inevitable, the way the Dodgers have been going of late, the way their offense has underperformed and their bullpen struggled in the late innings.
The Dodgers wasted a terrific start by Josh Beckett and fell out of first place on a wet...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections.
1 l Tampa Bay
2013 l 92-71, second place Last year in playoffs l 2013
Tampa's young rotation — average age: 25 — may prove to...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:12 PM
As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market.
With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:52 PM
Colorado called up pitcher Juan Nicasio from the minors to start Friday’s matchup against the streaking Dodgers, who had won 16 of the last 19 games and five in a row. Instead of looking as if he was thrown into the fire, Nicasio brought it,...
| May 24, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Xavier Avery could have excelled in any sport, but he chose baseball because he saw it as a game his talents could grow into with hard work. He enjoyed the challenge of playing a sport in which there's always room for improvement — where getting...