| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:24 PM
By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange MIAMI - Jonathan Papelbon was effective during the game and combative immediately following.
Right fielder Marlon Byrd stroked an eighth-inning, game-winning single, and Papelbon returned from a suspension to get the...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:09 PM
PHILADELPHIA — When teams don't meet expectations — or they clinch last place in their division like the Phillies did Thursday — you can expect a number of changes both on the field and in the front office.
The first of those changes...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:32 AM
When I wrote a few weeks ago that the Phillies should dump all their older players and commit to discovering which youngsters can play, I got a voice mail message from a fan who thought I was crazy.
He believed the team's aging core deserved one...
| Sep 30, 2014
When players arrived in Clearwater for spring training, they were welcomed by a manager beginning his first full season with a focus on fundamentals.
Ryne Sandberg opened camp by concentrating on defensive drills to cut down on errors, pitchers...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The Angels will be making their seventh appearance in the American League Division Series, and it will be the first time they won't be playing either Boston or New York. A look at their previous six ALDS matchups:
Angels 3, New York Yankees 1...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:15 PM
First baseman Ryan Howard's fourth hit of the night, an RBI single with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, snapped a tie and lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field.
The Phillies (17-18) won their...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:54 PM
It should have been an unqualified good day for the Angels. They needed a left-handed reliever, and they got one. Their team got a little better.
But the Angels are chasing the Oakland Athletics, the best team in baseball. The A's did not appear to need...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 11:15 PM
The Oakland Athletics made their intentions clear last week when they bolstered an already stout rotation by trading for Chicago Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija and right-hander Jason Hammel. The best team in baseball won't be satisfied with a third straight...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Phillies reliever Jonathan Papelbon has been known for saying what's on his mind.
That was the case once again Wednesday when Papelbon spoke to beat reporters in Milwaukee.
While Chase Utley has made it clear he wants to stay in...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:26 PM
The Angels made their second move in five days in an effort to bolster their bullpen, acquiring veteran left-hander Rich Hill from the Boston Red Sox organization for cash before Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox in U.S....
| Sep 17, 2014
| 10:48 AM
The Philadelphia Flyers are coming to the PPL Center this month to christen hockey in Allentown. The Flyers will scrimmage the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Sept. 27, one day after the Phantoms open training camp. The game, being billed as the 'Battle on...