| Apr 28, 2014
KEY MOMENT: The Angels were in position to hand Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka his first loss since Aug. 19, 2012, and end his 31-game win streak dating back to Japan. But Garrett Richards' two-seam fastball to Mark Teixeira didn't sink, and a pitch...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:59 PM
There are saves and blown saves for closers and holds for setup men, but there is no formal measure for the performance of those less-heralded relievers who enter with their team trailing by a few runs and hold the score, giving their offense a chance...
| May 22, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Right-handed reliever Brad Brach hadn't pitched four innings in a game since college, and he hadn't thrown more than two innings in a major league game in his career.
But Wednesday in Pittsburgh, Brach entered in the second inning in relief of starter...
| May 22, 2014
| 10:08 PM
In extra innings, every pitch becomes magnified, and after the Orioles' painful 8-7 loss to the Cleveland Indians in 13 innings, left-hander Troy Patton replayed one pitch in his mind.
Patton was one strike away from escaping a bases-loaded jam, but...
| 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...