| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Baseball's postseason blew in like a hurricane Tuesday night. No gentle sprinkles growing to a downpour. No breeze slowly turning to a gale.
The Kansas City Royals won the American League wild-card game over the Oakland A's, 9-8, and it only took 12...
| Oct 1, 2014
By David Smale, The Sports Xchange
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez's single down the left field line capped a two-run, 12th-inning rally, and the Kansas City Royals stunned the Oakland Athletics 9-8 Tuesday in the American League wild-card game....
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:24 PM
— As bad as things got for the Oakland Athletics in August and early September, and they were historically bad for a while, the A's are still in a decent position for a team on the verge of one of baseball's greatest collapses.
| Sep 21, 2014
| 7:34 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — When Oakland A's third baseman Josh Donaldson came to the plate with one out and a runner on first base in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday of a 6-6 game against Philadelphia, he relished the moment.
After all, Donaldson...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:17 PM
KEY MOMENT: Oakland loaded the bases off setup man Joe Smith in the eighth when Eric Sogard singled and Josh Donaldson and Brandon Moss walked with two outs. But Smith got Stephen Vogt to fly to right to snuff out the rally.
AT THE PLATE: Erick Aybar...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Derek Jeter will be in the spotlight for perhaps the final time when he starts at shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game.
The New York Yankees captain, who is retiring following the season, heads the AL squad for the July 17 game in...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:13 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right-hander Jeff Samardzija was pitching in the first inning of his Oakland A's debut Sunday, and things weren't going as planned.
Samardzija gave up one-out singles to Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Munenori Kawasaki and left...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:58 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Yoenis Cespedes successfully defended his All-Star Home Run Derby title Monday night at Target Field.
Cespedes, representing the American League, beat Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier 9-1 in the final round. A year ago, the...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:31 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On July 21, it seemed the Kansas City Royals were doomed to sit out the playoffs for the 29th consecutive year. They had lost four straight, were eight games behind the Detroit Tigers and two games below .500.
How things have changed...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:42 PM
The rosters for the Home Run Derby are set.
Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau was added to the National League team and Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson was selected to complete the American League lineup on Thursday....
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:05 PM
The question of whether Kyle Schwarber will wind up as a regular an everyday catcher in the major leagues is one the Cubs don't have to answer for a while.
But it's one everyone keeps asking, especially after Schwarber proved what he can do...