| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:09 PM
If there’s anything fans will remember about the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s All-Star Game in Kansas City, it’ll probably be seeing flamethrowers Craig Kimbrel and Aroldis Chapman light up the radar gun one after the other for...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:44 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera turned the All-Star game into a Giant blowout.
Flashing their bright orange spikes and booming bats, the San Francisco sluggers keyed a five-run blitz against Justin Verlander in the first...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 7:59 PM
Darin Ruf homered for his first major league hit, Carlos Ruiz and Domonic Brown also went deep and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the playoff-bound Washington Nationals 6-3 Tuesday night.
Cole Hamels (16-6) overcame five shaky innings to set a career...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:39 PM
A year ago Friday, Robert Andino etched his name into Orioles lore with a ninth-inning sinking liner to left that escaped the glove of Boston’s Carl Crawford, plated Nolan Reimold with the game-winner, extinguished the Red Sox’s playoff...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 5:39 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Let me make one thing clear right now: This idea Charlie Manuel has is out there.
Nonetheless, it goes to show you how desperate he is, how discouraged he is and how much he wants to avoid a repeat performance of the mess that is the...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 6:25 PM
In his role as the Triple-A manager in the Phillies organization, Ryne Sandberg talks often to his players about opportunity.
It's always there, he says. And when it opens the door, be prepared to burst through it.
Wednesday's signing of Cole Hamels...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 8:21 PM
Jimmy Rollins hit two solo home runs, Nate Schierholtz connected in his Philadelphia debut, and the Phillies received a sharp pitching performance from Vance Worley in a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.
After hitting the...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 7:37 AM
I don’t know why Carlos Marmol is still a Cub.
I don’t know if Marmol knows why he’s still a Cub.
Only Theo Epstein knows, and he should know better.
Marmol is the European sports car of closers --- finely tuned and destined to cost a...
| Feb 11, 2013
The luxuries the Philadelphia Phillies have been afforded during their most recent spring trainings are no more.
With their aging roster, with the injuries that afflicted three of their star players a season ago and with all the question marks in the...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:38 PM
PHILADELPHIA — The days of flashy free-agent signings that break the bank, or eye-popping trades that stir up excitement may be over in Philadelphia — at least for a while.
The two most recent deals the Phillies have reached, including the...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 5:56 PM
BOSTON (AP) — If Joel Hanrahan can do for the Boston Red Sox what he did against them, they should be very happy with their new closer.
In the first of his two All-Star seasons, the right-hander posted back-to-back saves for the Pittsburgh...