| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:06 PM
PITTSBURGH — Baseball's awards races are winding down, and the Baseball Writers Association of America has some difficult choices to make in the four voting categories for each league.
Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and Jose Abreu appear to be shoo-...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:18 PM
BOSTON — White Sox manager Robin Ventura quipped this week that he questions Red Sox manager John Farrell's education for not picking left-hander Chris Sale for the American League All-Star team that he will be leading next week.
It was a joke...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:55 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Alexei Ramirez's hugging skills were on full display Tuesday night during his All-Star Game debut.
The White Sox shortstop and Sox left-hander Chris Sale both entered Tuesday night's game in the top of the fourth inning when American...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 12:49 PM
BOSTON — It was barely a year ago when Anthony Ranaudo stood in the rear of the New Britain Stadium press box, stretched to his full 79 inches and smiled at a question he knew was coming.
"Yeah, I was definitely a Yankee fan growing up," Ranaudo...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 9:36 PM
KEY MOMENT: With the Angels trailing, 2-1, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton led off the sixth inning with singles, and Howie Kendrick, on his 31st birthday, lofted a run-scoring single to right-center, his third hit of the game. David Freese added a...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Seattle Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez was named the starting pitcher for the American League for Tuesday's All-Star Game, while St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny gave the nod to his own ace, Adam Wainwright, over Los Angeles Dodgers left-...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:11 PM
With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals.
The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:18 PM
As Derek Sanderson Jeter graced his final All-Star game, what made the moment special was what it was not.
Not contrived. Not manufactured. Not choreographed by a video board operator with his button on the oversized clapping hands, or by event planners...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Anyone familiar with pitcher Alfredo Aceves' history in Boston knows the Orioles dodged a bullet when Aceves, a non-roster invitee to spring training this year, didn’t make the 25-man roster.
That the team wasn't relying on Aceves during this...
| Jul 6, 2014
Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:
OAKLAND: AL's best pitching staff (3.18 ERA) gets a lot better with addition of Samardzija and Hammel. (1)
DETROIT: Victor Martinez has nearly as many home runs (21) as...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Everyone loves Mike Trout. There was no mystery in his selection to the All-Star game on Sunday. Trout got more fan votes than any player in the major leagues except Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays. And, in the ultimate sign of respect among his...