| Sep 7, 2014
| 2:25 PM
By Harvey Valentine, The Sports Xchange
WASHINGTON —Adam LaRoche hit a pair of solo home runs and Gio Gonzalez pitched six solid innings as the Washington Nationals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Sunday, salvaging the finale of the three-...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Those scary hits to the head that pitchers sometimes take on line drives might not be quite as scary this year.
A new protective cap designed to reduce the effects of such blows has been approved by Major League Baseball and was introduced on Tuesday....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:54 PM
In rebuilding the Orioles into a contender, manager Buck Showalter knew a greater priority needed to be placed on playing exceptional defense.
Now, after a year during which the club set new standards for defensive excellence, the Orioles are being...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:57 PM
DETROIT — Bud Norris had to wait longer than last year to make his first of the regular season, but now that it is here, he couldn't be more psyched.
"It's a little different, but we have such a good five-man rotation that as long as I get the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:00 AM
There probably have been five times in the past 20 months or so that I've written a game story about Chris Tillman's continued emergence/maturation as a pitcher.
Several times I've written about whether he is – or is at least on his way to...
| 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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:52 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles added another player to their infield mix Monday, acquiring switch-hitting local product Steve Lombardozzi Jr. in a trade that sent veteran infielder Alex Gonzalez to the Detroit Tigers.
Lombardozzi, 25, who is from...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:51 AM
What happens when Javier Baez comes up? Does Starlin Castro get traded? -- Hank, Rock Island
There are many considerations. Assuming Castro rebounds and Baez earns a major league promotion, I believe Baez would move to second or third base. If Darwin...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 1:30 PM
NEW YORK -- If the Orioles advance to the American League Championship Series, their starting pitching options for the first two games in Detroit would hinge on how they use their staff tonight.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said "all hands are on...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 3:47 PM
No. 6 Tigers: 25th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Diamondbacks.
This not just in: Justin Verlander is a stud.
He makes an in-his-prime Richard Gere look like Don Knotts. If he was a guitarist, Eric Clapton would never go on stage...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 6:25 PM
Robin Ventura? I guess this means "All in" is now "Everybody out of the Pool!" The only way this works is if Ventura gets to grow as they let the kids play as KW was quoted as saying recently. Otherwise, if they get a bench coach with managerial...