| 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...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 11:41 AM
A fourth pitcher from UCLA's NCAA runner-up baseball team in 2010 has reached the major leagues.
Erik Goeddel, a 24th-round draft pick of the New York Mets in 2010, was put on the Mets' 40-man roster on Monday.
He joins Gerrit Cole, Trevor Bauer and...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 8:22 PM
PITTSBURGH -- Francisco Liriano had a difficult time throwing strikes. Yet with the way the Pittsburgh Pirates are playing, it didn't matter.
Liriano won his third straight start, first baseman Ike Davis hit a three-run home run and backup shortstop...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:05 PM
PITTSBURGH -- Pennant race games are often nerve wracking, but Gerrit Cole loves them.
The righthander pitched into the eighth inning for yet another September win, and left fielder Starling Marte homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:53 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Pirates 12-4.
Friday: 6:05 p.m., CSN
LH Tsuyoshi Wada (4-2, 2.95) vs. RH Gerrit Cole (8-5, 3.89).
Saturday: 6:05 p.m., CSN
LH Felix Doubront (1-1, 2.25) vs. LH Jeff Locke (7-4, 3.60).
Sunday: 12:35 p.m.,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:16 PM
PITTSBURGH — Michael Wacha says the biggest game he had pitched before joining the St. Louis Cardinals was two years ago when he held Florida State to three hits, sending Texas A&M to the College World Series.
“It was an elimination game,&...
| 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’...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:35 PM
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Columnists and reporters from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will be sharing their views with Los Angeles Times readers during the National League...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:06 PM
ST. LOUIS – In the ninth inning, the manager called for a pinch-runner.
The pinch-runner was playing in his first World Series. He took first base. He took his lead.
And, with all of America watching him for the first time in his life, he was...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 1:59 PM
UCLA Coach John Savage wins some and loses some in the battle with professional teams come draft day.
He got to keep Gerrit Cole out of Orange Lutheran for three years, but he lost out on Max Fried and Lucas Giolito from Harvard-Westlake and...