| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:12 PM
As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market.
With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:25 PM
So what if five of his seven starts this season have come against former All-Stars, two of them Cy Young Award winners. Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker counters those aces with a wild card of his own, the mound bravado of baseball's all-time...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:14 PM
KEY MOMENT: After Clayton Kershaw got the first out in the first inning, Eric Hosmer singled. That ensured Johnny Vander Meer would remain the only pitcher in major league history with consecutive no-hitters.
AT THE PLATE: Justin Turner, leading off for...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:57 PM
Some hits do not help the batting average, but they can win games.
The Dodgers were locked in a 4-4 tie with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night when A.J. Ellis came to the plate with the bases loaded in the eighth inning. Normally this is an...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 6:10 PM
White Sox manager Robin Ventura realizes his team will need contributions from more than its front-line players to contend in the American League Central.
That includes pitchers in the back of the rotation. Right-handers Hector Noesi and Andre Rienzo...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:21 PM
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement this evening regarding the passing of longtime Major League player, manager, coach and Tampa Bay Rays senior advisor Don Zimmer, who was 83:
"Like everyone in Major League...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 7:01 PM
Cautious optimism surrounded the White Sox as they entered the weekend just 31/2 games out of first place. But getting swept in three games at home against the Royals has tempered enthusiasm, at least temporarily.
The red-hot Royals have won seven...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:34 PM
The once-in-a-lifetime performance remained a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Five days removed from the first no-hitter of his career, Josh Beckett didn't throw a second.
Beckett looked considerably more human in the 2-1 defeat to the Pittsburgh...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 7:22 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Shortstop Derek Jeter collected two RBI in his final regular season game at Kauffman Stadium, and righthander Michael Pineda pitched into the seventh inning as the New York Yankees drubbed the Kansas City Royals 8-1 on Monday night....
| Aug 26, 2014
The Sports Xchange
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Don't write the obituary yet on the New York Yankees.
Shortstop Derek Jeter collected two RBIs in his final regular-season game at Kauffman Stadium and right-hander Michael Pineda pitched into the seventh...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:26 PM
It took a decade for the Royals finally to achieve a winning season, and they're still in search of their first playoff berth since 1985.
Yet their latest blueprint for building a playoff-caliber team mirrors what the Cubs are trying to do and sustain...