| May 25, 2014
| 6:30 PM
At the age of 34, with his once-roaring fastball diminished by time, Josh Beckett pitched the game of his life.
In the 321st start of a distinguished 14-year career, Beckett threw his first no-hitter Sunday in a 6-0 victory over the Philadelphia...
| May 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Josh Beckett’s next turn in the rotation will be Friday, when the Dodgers face the Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium.
The starter for the Pirates that day is scheduled to be Francisco Liriano, with whom Beckett shares a link.
| May 29, 2014
| 11:00 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Pirates broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning against Brandon League, who hadn't given up an earned run in his last 16 appearances. League gave up the go-ahead run on a single by Josh Harrison, who advanced to second base on Andre Ethier's...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:45 PM
The trouble with an outstanding performance is trying to follow it. Harper Lee wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird” and called it a career. Steam never could follow up “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye,” which was a genuine American...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:59 PM
KEY MOMENT: Chone Figgins drew a two-out, 11-pitch walk in the fifth inning to load the bases for Yasiel Puig. But Puig popped out to second base to end the inning and the Dodgers still trailed, 2-0. The Dodgers are now four for 37 this season with the...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:11 PM
With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals.
The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
| Jul 6, 2014
Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:
OAKLAND: AL's best pitching staff (3.18 ERA) gets a lot better with addition of Samardzija and Hammel. (1)
DETROIT: Victor Martinez has nearly as many home runs (21) as...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:47 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The selections for the National and American leagues in the All-Star Game are 3 1/2 weeks away.
But Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is making a strong push.
Rizzo, who went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles Tuesday night...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:33 PM
The Dodgers could have a huge playoff edge, and it has nothing to do with home field.
With one month to play, the National League playoff field looks like this: The Dodgers as NL West champions, the Atlanta Braves as NL East champions, and the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:57 PM
ST. LOUIS — Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates played like veterans.
Cole gave up two hits in six dominant innings and had an RBI in his postseason debut, Pedro Alvarez homered for the second straight day and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Since the season ended, I’ve been asked several times whether the Orioles are going to get an ace this offseason.
My answer is no. I don’t even hesitate. The reasoning is simple. There are no true aces on the market (Matt Garza? Japan’...