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  • Spring training: AL East preview

    Go ahead, pick an American League East champion. Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
  • Quick rise, fast start for Orioles rookie Xavier Avery

    Quick rise, fast start for Orioles rookie Xavier Avery
    Xavier Avery could have excelled in any sport, but he chose baseball because he saw it as a game his talents could grow into with hard work. He enjoyed the challenge of playing a sport in which there's always room for improvement — where getting...
  • Power rankings: No. 4 Rays

    Power rankings: No. 4 Rays
    No. 4 Rays: 27th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Rangers. Who is crazier? Joe Maddon or Andrew Friedman? Or do the two men running baseball's best operation — without question the most efficient — know something that...
  • Rays beat Angels on walkoff wild pitch, 2-1

     
    Tampa Bay's James Shields may be the hottest pitcher in baseball. But for a time Saturday, he also seemed to be the unluckiest as well. After coming within three outs of a third consecutive complete game and second straight shutout,......
  • Question of the Day: Which is the toughest division in baseball? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss the Major League Baseball season. Check back throughout the day for more responses, vote in the poll and feel free to weigh in with a comment of your own. Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune There......
  • Mike Scioscia shakes up Angels lineup for game against Rays

     
    Right fielder Torii Hunter was moved from his usual cleanup spot to the second spot for Wednesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, part of lineup shakeup Manager Mike Scioscia hopes will spark an offense that has scored only......
  • Who will win the MLB All-Star game and who will be MVP? [Poll] [Updated]

     
    Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss Major League Baseball's All-Star game, which takes place Tuesday in Phoenix. Check back throughout the day for more responses and participate in the discussion by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of......
  • Celtics’ Ray Allen joins Disney pro-am as NBA lockout drags on

     
    The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic pro-am picked up another idled NBA employee when Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen signed up to spend part of the week on Disney's fairways. Allen joins Celtics coach Doc Rivers, a Winter Park resident, in the...
  • Justin Verlander is unanimous choice for AL Cy Young Award

     
    Justin Verlander received all 28 first-place votes for the American League Cy Young Award in results announced Tuesday....
  • It's time to gaze at All-Stars

    Every team has its guy — a fringe candidate it believes should be recognized as an All-Star. For the Rays, it's Kyle Farnsworth, the journeyman reliever manager Joe Maddon refuses to call his closer, even though he entered the weekend 15 of 16 in...
  • Felix, League Named to A.L. All-Star Team; Ichiro Out

    Felix, League Named to A.L. All-Star Team; Ichiro Out
    Mariners ace Felix Hernandez and closer Brandon League were named to the American League All-Star team on Sunday, as announced on the MLB All-Star Selection Show presented by Taco Bell. Hernandez's selection is not a big surprise, given he won last year'...