| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:31 PM
The Kansas City Royals won their ninth straight game, stretching their longest winning streak in more than a decade by beating Minnesota 7-2 Thursday behind Billy Butler's hitting and Lorenzo Cain's highlight reel catch in center field.
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:56 PM
1. Tigers (4): Acquired closer Jose Veras from the Astros at a time Detroit hadn't had a blown save in 40 games. The bullpen has been much better since Joaquin Benoit took over as the closer.
2. Cardinals (1): They kicked the tires on Alexei Ramirez but...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Had the opportunity to talk to Orioles’ vice president Dan Duquette today about the trade market and the club’s thinking heading into Wednesday’s non-waiver trade deadline.
We’ll have a much larger story on that – and...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:42 PM
James Shields tossed seven shutout innings and rookie David Lough homered and drove in another run to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 5-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
The Royals (49-51) have won four straight and six of...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Has the worm turned?
If Jose Canseco gets the unintended credit for awaking baseball to its problems with performance enhancing drugs—might Ryan Braun be looked back at as the tipping point in the game’s fight against them? It’s...
| May 6, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if LeBron James and his kingsmen are taking the Bulls seriously.
1. When the Cubs get around to trading Alfonso Soriano, it would be ideal to have a homegrown replacement ready. There are none in sight, however, as Brett...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Miguel Cabrera and Andy Dirks homered as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Sunday to avoid being swept.
Doug Fister (8-5) picked up the victory with six strong innings, yielding a run, while allowing six hits and striking out five and...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman celebrated a Stanley Cup championship at Grant Park on Friday, the second time they have done that in four years. Rocky Wirtz beamed appropriately.
It's easy to give these three guys credit for all the Blackhawks'...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:05 AM
For What it’s Worth—Toure, Gal and Baseball at the Break
You know that baseball is to the All-Star Break when you start zoning in on NBA summer hoops, that or your life is utterly pathetic. I spent portions of my afternoon...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The Royals hit the All-Star break showing some cracks.
Kansas City staggered into baseball's unofficial midpoint Sunday with a 6-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians, who swept the three-game series and pushed the third-place Royals eight games out of first...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:22 AM
There are times when raising 14 and 11 year olds that the tax break is nowhere near enough.
Game of stats---
I love the minutia of baseball—the daily rush of numbers that somehow provides a better context to follow the night’s action with....