| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Groupthink compels us to believe the Cubs calling up minor leaguers Kris Bryant and Javier Baez or — gasp — signing ace Jeff Samardzija rather than trading him for more prospects would be as smart as bunting with two strikes.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 7:11 PM
CLEVELAND — Two days into the final month of the baseball season, the bats are back — and so are the smiles — in the Orioles clubhouse.
Opening their three-game series in Cleveland on Monday, Indians right-hander Justin Masterson was...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:12 AM
When discussing the teams competing for the second AL wild-card spot, you can say they all deserve each other right now.
Of the Rays, Orioles, Yankees and Indians, none of them have been able to pull away from the pack. All four teams are within 3 ½...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw will be making his third consecutive All-Star game appearance and Angels outfielder Mike Trout his second.
And rookie sensation Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers still has a chance of making his first.
Puig, who has played...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:32 PM
MLB All-Star Game TV schedule 2013: Baseball’s best head to Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., for the 2013 All-Star Game Tuesday, July 16, at 7:30pm ET on FOX. ALSO SEE: 2013 MLB-All Star Week coverage on MLB Network 2013 MLB Home Run Derby Monday on ESPN...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 1:45 PM
CLEVELAND -- Five runs ahead and 10 outs away from a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians, the Angels collapsed in the sixth and seventh innings for a 6-5 loss at Progressive Field on Sunday.
Cleveland catcher Carlos Santana led off the seventh...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 8:33 PM
Alexi Casilla has had a difficult enough time breaking into the Orioles’ starting lineup recently, let alone being a home run threat.
But when Orioles manager Buck Showalter selected his batting order for Tuesday night’s game against the...