| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The Angels bullpen had taken a pounding in the previous eight games, allowing 17 earned runs in 21 2/3 innings and blowing four saves. Relievers entered Tuesday night with an 11-8 record, 4.49 earned run average and an American League-high 12 blown saves....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:10 PM
KEY MOMENT: A five-run cushion in the ninth was almost not enough for deposed closer Ernesto Frieri. The Twins loaded the bases with two outs on a single and two walks. Joe Smith gave up a three-run double to Joe Mauer to make it 6-4 and raise Frieri's...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:41 AM
There are two numbers we will remember in association with Tony Gwynn. One is 19, of course, the uniform number he wore with distinction as the right fielder for the San Diego Padres.
The other is 5.5, a reference to the hole between third base and...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Tony Gwynn, appreciated throughout baseball for his wizardry with a bat and beloved in San Diego for his loyalty to his adopted city, died Monday. He was 54.
Gwynn died in a Poway hospital after a four-year battle with cancer, the National Baseball Hall...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:45 PM
MINNEAPOLIS – Standing in his office late Thursday afternoon, Robin Ventura gazed down at the green blob on his computer screen.
“This does not look good,” he said. “Looks like an avocado.”
It was not an avocado, but an...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — According to the Target Field video board, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier can solve a Rubik's Cube in less than two minutes.
Solving the White Sox puzzle has been just as easy for the Twins, who came into the series with a five-...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:52 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson has coined several memorable nicknames to players over the years, including "Big Hurt" for Frank Thomas, "One Dog" for Lance Johnson and "El Caballo" for Carlos Lee.
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:40 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Field is revving up for the upcoming All-Star Game, when a national audience will get a chance to see the charms of a relatively new downtown ballpark built four years ago to revitalize the Twins organization.
It follows the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 5:31 PM
HARTFORD — The expected departure of the Rock Cats to Hartford for 2016 will leave New Britain, a city of 73,000, without minor league baseball for the first time since 1983.
It will also leave a 6,000-seat stadium, only 18 years old, quiet on...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 11:51 AM
All-Stars Robinson Cano, Adam Jones, Yasiel Puig and Albert Pujols lead the Major League roster that will travel to Japan in November for a five-game series against Samurai Japan, the country's National Team, in All-Star Series 2014.
| Aug 2, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Six months ago, the NFL season ended with Seattle winning the Super Bowl in Met Life Stadium, the place the Giants and Jets call home. That sure was a bummer for them. And then it snowed. But on Sunday, the 2014 season begins — for the Giants ...