| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:56 PM
While whiffing on the No. 1 starters they were chasing, the St. Louis Cardinals landed another middle-of-the-rotation veteran Thursday, acquiring John Lackey from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for starting pitcher Joe Kelly and Allen Craig, who can...
| 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 17, 2014
| 12:12 PM
As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market.
With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 11:12 PM
ON THE MOUND: Dan Haren allowed only two baserunners in seven innings. He walked David Murphy and gave up an infield hit to Michael Bourn in the third inning, but nothing else. "That's the best I've thrown the ball this year," said Haren, who is...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:43 PM
Hey, it wasn’t like they were all going to be pretty little things the rest of the way.
Anyone suffering under the delusion that the Dodgers’ recent turnaround meant only blue skies ahead, had only to take in their 10-3 loss to the Cleveland...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:27 AM
Poquoson native Kyle Crockett threw a pitch that led to a triple play Tuesday night in the Cleveland Indians' 10-3 road win against the Los Angeles Dodgers -- his second major-league triumph against no losses.
Crockett, a rookie left-hander in just...
| Jun 18, 2014
KEY MOMENT: The score was tied, 2-2, in the fifth inning when Mike Trout, after fouling off three 1-and-2 pitches and taking a ball from right-hander Josh Tomlin, poked an opposite-field, three-run home run off the top of the right-field wall to cap a...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Heavy rain washed out Wednesday night's game between the Angels and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field, but critics of Angels Manager Mike Scioscia did not take the night off.
Raul Ibanez was in the lineup for the third consecutive game, leaving...
| Jun 20, 2014
KEY MOMENT: Ernesto Frieri tried to "stay down and away" with a 1-and-2 fastball to Nick Swisher in the 10th inning, but the Angels reliever "left the ball up." Swisher lined it over the right-field wall for a grand slam, turning a 3-1 Indians deficit...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 4:15 PM
With six walks in 5 2/3 innings during the Orioles' 5-3 loss Friday to the New York Yankees, Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez took over the major league lead in walks, with 51 in 81 2/3 innings pitched.
“I said [Friday] night, he was very...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:48 AM
Major league teams obsess throughout the month of July about the deadline for making trades without passing players through waivers, then some of them sacrifice their best young talent for the prospect of some instant postseason gratification.