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  • Royals' bats wake up for an inning in 4-2 win over Indians

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. From the first pitch, the Royals were determined to not bring the same offensive futility that had sent them into a recent spiral. Alcides Escobar got around on Indians pitcher Corey Kluber's sinker and sent a shot up the left field line...
  • To emulate Royals, Joe Maddon believes Cubs must bolster bullpen, defense

    To emulate Royals, Joe Maddon believes Cubs must bolster bullpen, defense
    The recipe for developing a burgeoning young baseball team into a strong contender has gone viral. Joe Maddon has seen it recently with the defending American League champion Royals, and he was the master chef, so to speak, when the upstart Rays...
  • The Times' baseball rankings

    The Times' baseball rankings
    Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games: 1. ST. LOUIS: The Cardinals responded to Adam Wainwright's injury by winning 10 of their next 13. (2) 2. DODGERS: Each Zack Greinke start is becoming must-watch. Of course,...
  • Angels drop second consecutive game to Royals

    Angels drop second consecutive game to Royals
    KEY MOMENT: Within a span of six pitches in the fourth inning, Angels starter Jered Weaver gave up a two-run single to Alex Rios and hung a 2-and-2 changeup to Salvador Perez, who belted it into the left-field seats for a two-run homer that capped a five-...
  • White Sox take a beating, but Jeff Samardzija leaves a mark

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In football, a lineman may intentionally commit an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty during the opening series to let the other team know what they're in for the rest of the game. So perhaps White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija...
  • AL West preview: Angels in mix, but Mariners pick up talent, and buzz

    AL West preview: Angels in mix, but Mariners pick up talent, and buzz
    Lloyd McClendon sensed the momentum early in spring training, before exhibition games began. His Seattle Mariners were emerging as a trendy pick to win the American League West, and the second-year manager felt a little uncomfortable with the pressure...
  • Angels' Joe Smith and Huston Street are artful relievers

    Angels' Joe Smith and Huston Street are artful relievers
    They're slingshot-wielding relievers in a game of flame throwers, two stick-and-move artists among punch-out specialists. Angels closer Huston Street and setup man Joe Smith won't wow you with stuff. Street mixes a 90-mph fastball with a slider and...
  • Closer David Robertson gives White Sox a sense of well-being

    Closer David Robertson gives White Sox a sense of well-being
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — A strong hint of cow manure wafted over the back fields at Camelback Ranch on Friday, prompting a White Sox executive to ask head groundskeeper Roger Bossard: "What's that smell?" Fortunately, the scent was coming from a farm a...
  • After busy Winter Meetings, more deals left to be made

    After busy Winter Meetings, more deals left to be made
    SAN DIEGO — Baseball's Winter Meetings invariably consist of a lot of talk and little action. Not this year, though, as the four-day gathering that concluded Thursday at the Manchester Grand Hyatt included 19 transactions that involved 44 players....
  • Baseball clubs look to improve title chances with trades

    Baseball clubs look to improve title chances with trades
    Hundreds of front-office executives, managers, coaches and scouts will descend upon San Diego this week for Major League Baseball's annual winter meetings, all with the singular purpose of molding their teams into World Series contenders. But what...
  • Royals take series lead with 3-2 win over Giants

    Royals 3, Giants 2: Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 and scored twice as visiting Kansas City edged San Francisco to take a 2-1 lead in the World Series. Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer had RBI hits as the Royals won their second straight game after losing...