| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:47 AM
There's at least one person who will leap to the defense of Alex Rodriguez: Yankees Manager Joe Girardi.
Girardi on Tuesday was still upset that Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster hit Rodriguez with a pitch during Monday's game, and called on Major League...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:55 PM
This column is a high-five to Boston Red Sox fans and their baseball organization. It is also a wrinkled brow and shake of the head to the same groups of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Sunday night, before the last regular-season game at Fenway Park...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Dee Gordon has barely played for the Dodgers since he was recalled from the minor leagues Sept. 1, but he could still figure into Manager Don Mattingly's postseason plans.
Mattingly said Gordon could be used the way base-stealing sensation Billy...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:09 PM
CHICAGO — Mike Trout spent Monday with Albert Pujols and several other Angels teammates in a St. Louis suburb playing in the Pujols Family Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic.
Although Pujols, who is nursing right-knee and left-foot injuries, did...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:02 AM
I was putting together the American League Division Series previews and, for the first time this year, looked closely into the Boston Red Sox offense.
And then I had to, for my own curiosity, delve into the Orioles’ offense, for the sake of...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:35 PM
BOSTON — By 6:15 p.m., it was the favorite chant at Fenway Park, ahead of "So good! So good!" in the eighth-inning version of "Sweet Caroline." By 6:45 p.m., yeah, it clearly had become the favorite chant in all of Boston, ahead even of "love that...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:40 AM
To fill his friends at the Huntington Beach and Los Angeles police departments with envy, Larry Bullock would send them pictures of himself holding a hot dog and a beer at a baseball stadium.
The former officer — he spent 20 years with the LAPD...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:29 PM
BOSTON — One led the American League in stolen bases this season. The other led the American League in getting hit by pitches. Some have claimed, somewhat unfairly, certainly callously, that one does not play in pain. The other almost seems to...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:32 PM
MLB ALCS 2013 TV schedule: Tigers vs. Red Sox: The two teams who’ve emerged victorious from the American League Division Series, the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox, now face each other for the right to play for the World Series. Game 1 of the...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 9:52 PM
BOSTON — All that stuff about Fear the Beard, and the hard truth is that through two chilly October nights at Fenway Park Anibal Sanchez and Max Scherzer had cut through the most productive lineup in baseball like Schick and Gillette. All that stuff...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 10:14 PM
BOSTON — When Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino strolls to the plate at Fenway Park, the public-address system blares the opening lyric to his walk-up song:
"Don't worry about a thing …"
The Red Sox faithful promptly finish the...