| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:59 PM
The list of players who were the most valuable on their team through the first half of the 2014 baseball season includes usual suspects such as Andrew McCutchen, Troy Tulowitzki, Paul Goldschmidt, Felix Hernandez and David Price.
As with every season,...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:35 PM
The all-Jeter-all-the-time All-Star game started the way it was supposed to Tuesday night when Derek Jeter dived to his left for a shot off Andrew McCutchen's bat and rifled a throw to first base.
The fact McCutchen legged out an infield hit made no...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Mike Hiserman ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses; statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: Catchers Derek Norris, John Jaso and Stephen Vogt have combined for a .309 average, 20 homers and 83 RBIs. (1)
| Jun 28, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: Franchise with reputation for polishing young talent is only team that hasn’t used a rookie this season. (1)
2. MILWAUKEE: Marco Estrada has given...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Five Orioles made the All-Star Game last year in New York.
That won’t happen again July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.
This year, the Orioles will have one All-Star for sure: Nelson Cruz, who is nearly 1 million votes ahead of the Boston Red...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:27 PM
KEY MOMENT: With Houston leading, 4-3, in the eighth inning, Angels reliever Cam Bedrosian — who made his big league debut Tuesday — walked the bases loaded. Fernando Salas replaced him and immediately gave up a two-run double to Jose Altuve...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 9:54 PM
KEY MOMENT: Jose Altuve hit a one-out double to left field in the eighth inning and Chris Carter hit a two-out home run to right against reliever Fernando Salas to extend a 2-1 Astros lead to 4-1. It was Carter's second home run of the game, his 35th this...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:01 PM
AT THE PLATE: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, who leads the major leagues with a .340 average, had a home run, double and two singles for his ninth career four-hit game, and Robbie Grossman had two doubles and a single. Angels third baseman Gordon...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 10:17 PM
The Angels are fully prepared to use a bullpen relay team to fill the rotation spot vacated by the injured Garrett Richards. They did not think they'd need a similar relief effort in the games C.J. Wilson pitches.
But Wilson dropped the baton Tuesday...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:41 PM
NEW YORK -- It would have been easy for Brandon McCarthy to think he has a small margin of error with a three-run lead.
Instead, McCarthy treated his latest start like a scoreless game and remained locked in on the opposing hitters.
| Aug 17, 2014
| 6:37 PM
The first career grand slam for Jose Altuve was one of three homers crushed by the Houston Astros as they beat the Boston Red Sox 8-1 Sunday to earn a split of a four-game set at Fenway Park.
"The big guy put a charge into that one," Astros manager Bo...