| Aug 23, 2011
There will be Giants
Seldom has a wild-card era September offered less excitement for baseball fans. About the only real drama lies in whether two of baseball's best pitching staffs — the Giants and Angels —...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 11:09 PM
The way Ervin Santana was issuing free passes to first base on Thursday night, a Mariners offensive outburst seemed there for the taking.
But Santana, who allowed a season-high seven walks -- after giving up six freebies in his previous three starts...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 10:32 PM
Justin Smoak launched his first home run of the spring and Dustin Ackley ripped a triple as the Mariners got some offense from their top young prospects en route to a 10-2 victory over the A's on Saturday in Cactus League play.
Smoak, who had been...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 8:37 PM
For 14 seasons, Camden Yards has been devoid of playoff hopes in September.
Now, that malaise is spreading to the visitors' dugout.
With a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night, the Orioles (62-88) have won four consecutive games...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 3:19 PM
First baseman Mark Reynolds was out of the starting lineup Sunday for precautionary reasons after he was hit in the head by Los Angeles Angels pitcher Ervin Santana in the third inning of Saturday night's game.
Reynolds said Sunday morning that he felt...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 4:11 PM
The mystery that is Alfredo Simon is not really a mystery at all. He showed again Sunday afternoon that what you see is what you get — if what you see is an on-again, off-again pitcher who was off again in a lopsided 11-2 loss to the Los Angeles...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Sep 19, 2011
| 6:45 PM
Orioles infielder Mark Reynolds missed the club's doubleheader on Monday and may be out longer as he deals with the lingering effects of being hit in the helmet with a pitch Saturday.
Reynolds said he didn't pass cognitive tests that were administered...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 3:17 PM
The way Erik Bedard was shutting down the Angels Wednesday night, the Mariners needed just about anything on offense to avoid a sweep to the Angels.
Enter Carlos Peguero and second base.
With the teams locked in a scoreless tie with the bases loaded...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Pretty ordinary as a relief pitcher, Jerry DiPoto is a natural as a general manager.
Serving as an interim GM for the Diamondbacks in 2010, DiPoto flipped the switch on the rebuilding that led to an unexpected division title last season, adding Daniel...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:24 PM
White Sox and Angels
Los Angeles Times
The White Sox might be the biggest surprise, since management appears to vacillate between keeping an old team together and rebuilding. The Sox won the World Series in 2005, but they have won one...