| May 8, 2013
| 7:59 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates manager Clint Hurdle predicted that it wouldn't matter how well the Pirates swung the bat if Mariners ace Felix Hernandez did his thing.
For about four batters on Wednesday, Hurdle looked like he might be wrong....
| May 1, 2013
| 11:02 PM
SEATTLE – After winning three of four in Oakland to begin their season-longest 11-game road trip, the Orioles headed to Seattle looking to capture another series and, perhaps, guarantee a winning West Coast jaunt without yet stepping foot in...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Javier Baez is considered widely to be the best prospect in the Cubs' farm system. His counterpart for the White Sox is Courtney Hawkins.
Baez, a 20-year-old shortstop, and Hawkins, a 19-year-old center fielder, both have tremendous hitting skills. They...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:30 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — When Zach Britton left the Orioles in March, he felt like he wasn't in a situation in which he could succeed in the majors.
The 25-year-old left-hander believed he needed to go the minors and recapture what made him so...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 10:10 AM
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander agreed Friday to a $180 million, seven-year contract, topping Felix Hernandez for the richest deal for a pitcher in baseball history.
"I love this city & the fans," Verlander tweeted....
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The Royals expect James Shields to be a difference maker. But were they close enough to being a playoff team before they added him?
That's the question about the deal in which the Royals sent future All-Star Wil Myers to the Rays.
It's too early to...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 12:16 PM
The Kansas City Royals have been absent from the playoffs since the day Billy Butler was born. They've barely had a winning season in the last two decades. They've often lost 100 games in a year.
And yet, buoyed by the best record in spring training,...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if Mark Cuban is serious about the Mavericks drafting Brittney Griner.
1. When Yu Darvish went out to work the ninth inning last night in Houston, he was facing three hitters who were looking for their first hits of the...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:26 PM
The Phillies' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award was announced Tuesday. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins is the five-time defending National League's nominee. The annual award recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 4:15 PM
The World Baseball Classic is coming back next spring, and it's time for the U.S. to remember who invented the game.
While the chance to play against the best players in the world is a huge deal for the competitors and fans in places like Japan, Korea,...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 9:45 AM
The Seattle Mariners will have the best record in Major League Baseball for at least a day after a 3-1 win in the season opener against the Oakland Athletics in Tokyo, Japan.
If Ichiro Suzuki is looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2011 campaign,...