| 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 6, 2014
| 7:16 PM
BOSTON -- With his team going deep into another extra-inning game at Fenway Park, Orioles manager Buck Showalter scanned the dugout and saw first baseman Chris Davis. His mind immediately went back to that 17-inning game in 2012 when he was forced to call...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Don't you think Robin Ventura over-managed a bit (against the Red Sox on Wednesday)? Chris Sale has owned Dustin Pedroia. Should have let him finish the inning. Somebody needs to write that. – Jeff S.
Honestly, I wasn’t surprised that...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:26 PM
BOSTON — A red and purple bruise colored the side of Conor Gilllaspie's right knee Tuesday afternoon, the result of the pitch that hit his leg and sidelined him Sunday and Monday.
The White Sox third baseman said from the visitors' clubhouse at...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Anthony Rizzo's rising popularity is showing up not only in Final Vote ballots for the All-Star Game, but also in jersey sales.
The Cubs first baseman ranks 15th on Major League Baseball's list of jersey sales since opening day.
Heading into his...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Is Mike Trout or Yasiel Puig the most popular ballplayer in Southern California?
Neither, at least based on jersey sales in the first half of the season. Clayton Kershaw beats them both -- and ranks third in Major League Baseball, behind Derek Jeter...
| 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 9, 2014
| 8:40 PM
BOSTON — A giant cutout photo of Chris Sale's head hung in the visitors' dugout at Fenway Park before the White Sox played the Red Sox on Wednesday night.
The game could have been about the White Sox showcasing their left-hander to secure him...
| 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'...