| Apr 12, 2012
| 1:05 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - Jamey Carroll and the Minnesota Twins were in one heck of an offensive slump to start the season and badly in need of a pick-me-up to get them going.
Little did they know that 4-year-old Cole Carroll would be the one to provide it.
| Oct 7, 2012
DETROIT — On the American League side of October, the handwriting is already on the wall.
This sets up to be a playoff showcase for home run hitters and Justin Verlander.
The Tigers' dominator is in a group of five guys who seem likely to be...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Chuck Finley, a former Major League star pitcher best known for his time with the Angels, says he likes to keep himself busy these days.
The 49-year-old Newport Beach resident enjoys playing in charity golf events. He's all for doing autograph signing...
| May 2, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he is "kind of going caveman" with the starting lineup Wednesday against the Twins at Angel Stadium.
He has moved Vernon Wells to No. 2 in the order, with Erick Aybar leading off. Then come the big bats -- Albert Pujols,...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:12 AM
U.S. ambassador denies blind Chinese activist's claim he was pressured to leave Embassy
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. officials said Thursday they are still trying to help a blind Chinese activist who says he fears for his family's safety, and denied he...
| May 4, 2012
| 6:46 AM
The Los Angeles Angels’ commitment to Jered Weaver is paying off.
Signed to a five-year, $85 million contract extension last August, the 29-year-old right-hander pitched his first no-hitter Wednesday night, dominating lowly Minnesota in a 9-0...
| May 18, 2012
| 9:17 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Two outs were all that separated Justin Verlander from yet another rare achievement — and an exclusive club that includes Cy Young, Nolan Ryan and only three other pitchers.
With the crowd on its feet in anticipation of...
| May 24, 2012
| 8:36 AM
OAKLAND — Mike Scioscia won't declare that Ernesto Frieri is his new closer — he'd still like the option of using veteran left-hander Scott Downs at the end of games — but the Angels manager's actions and Frieri's performance suggest the...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Orioles fans need to wait until next week to find out if Buck Showalter has won the prestigious American League Manager of the Year Award.
But the first step toward that is now out of the way.
Showalter was announced Wednesday night as one of three...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 6:24 PM
Does Jim Leyland have a flair for the dramatic?
We're going to find out when he sets the Tigers' pitching rotation for next weekend's series against the White Sox. If he prioritizes the head-to-head meeting with the first-place Sox, we will get one of...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:45 AM
[Editor's note: Down the stretch is a new daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming night for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason intensifies.]
About last night
Orioles thrash Jays 12-0, pull into a...