| Jun 28, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: Franchise with reputation for polishing young talent is only team that hasn’t used a rookie this season. (1)
2. MILWAUKEE: Marco Estrada has given...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:17 PM
NEW YORK — Mookie Betts was at his Rhode Island hotel with his fiancee late Friday night, and had just ordered pizza when Pawtucket manager Kevin Boles called. The PawSox had beaten Norfolk 4-2, but Boles wanted Betts to return to McCoy Stadium....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:19 PM
BOSTON — A tense pitchers' duel didn't provide nearly as much suspense for the Cubs as a game-ending replay that validated their 2-1 win over the Red Sox.
"It was nerve-wracking, especially with Papi (David Ortiz) coming up," Anthony Rizzo said....
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Anyone familiar with pitcher Alfredo Aceves' history in Boston knows the Orioles dodged a bullet when Aceves, a non-roster invitee to spring training this year, didn’t make the 25-man roster.
That the team wasn't relying on Aceves during this...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 4:03 PM
BOSTON – Fenway Park was emptied, cleaned and reopened in a matter of about an hour and a half for the nightcap of today’s Orioles doubleheader in Boston.
In between, right-hander Bud Norris threw a two-inning simulated game to test his...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:12 PM
The Orioles have been searching the past few weeks for the Chris Tillman who showed up Tuesday night at Camden Yards -- the guy who can survive a rough situation, pitch through it and keep his team in the game.
The problem, though, is that the Orioles'...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:21 AM
When it comes time to arrange the 2025 New York Yankees' old-timers' game, make sure you keep Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano on opposite sides of the locker room.
In his book "The Closer," Rivera, the legendary closer who retired after last season,...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Is Clayton Kershaw the most popular pitcher in Major League Baseball?
By one measure, yes. The Dodgers ace and defending National League Cy Young winner led all pitchers in jersey sales during the off-season, based on sales from MLB's online shop....
| May 3, 2014
| 7:20 PM
"It does feel good. I hope everybody enjoyed their bobblehead."
—Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay Rays infielder, after the Rays were forced to play a day-night doubleheader Thursday at Boston's Fenway Park. The Rays had wanted to make up a Wednesday...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:47 PM
The Derek Jeter Farewell Tour stops in Anaheim on Monday, 18 years after the celebrated shortstop played his first game there, so long ago that the home team had Jim Abbott on the mound, Rex Hudler in center field and California Angels as its name.
| Mar 2, 2014
| 1:46 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Left-hander Brian Matusz pitched two scoreless innings in his first start of the exhibition season, but the Orioles suffered their first loss in three Grapefruit League games, 8-6, to the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Stadium....