| 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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:48 PM
MIAMI – The Marlins this season have encountered spells in which they've been unable to close out hitters or close out innings. During their current rut, they've struggled to close out series.
For the fourth time in as many series Wednesday, the...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 10:46 PM
AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton walked ahead of Howie Kendrick's run-scoring double over left fielder Jordan Schafer's head in the fourth inning, and Hamilton scored on Schafer's throwing error. Erick Aybar hit an RBI single to right, and David...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado will not be ready to play when he's eligible to return from the disabled list Wednesday and the Batimore Sun reported that Machado will have season-ending surgery on his right knee.
Machado sprained the knee while...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:21 PM
The Tribune’s Mark Gonzales answers readers’ questions about his Hall of Fame criteria and the Cubs’ catching situation.
Can you remind us of what you look for when you cast a vote for the Hall of Fame? And can you speak to the issue...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 9:42 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Angels were hitless against starter Phil Hughes in the fourth through seventh innings, but Albert Pujols greeted reliever Casey Fien with a leadoff single in the eighth, and Howie Kendrick hit a run-scoring triple off the center-field wall...
| May 15, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Zack Greinke did his job, even a tad more. Then the rest of the Dodgers did just enough of theirs to emerge with a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 36,721.
Greinke, making his first start...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Through the first two months of the Orioles' season, second baseman Ryan Flaherty's reputation hinged much more on his glove than his bat.
In 30 games, Flaherty was perfect in the field. At the plate, though, he struggled, starting the year 0-for-17...
| May 27, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel, even when he has put up a so-called “quality start” this season, has been visibly and vocally disappointed by how he has pitched.
By his exacting standards, he needs to do more, command his fastball...
| May 30, 2013
| 3:09 PM
The last time Orioles closer Jim Johnson had walked off the mound, it was after his fourth blown save in five opportunities Sunday, when was unable to preserve a three-run ninth-inning lead in a 6-5 walk-off loss to Toronto at Rogers Centre.
| May 30, 2013
| 8:31 PM
The clinic that Orioles right-hander Freddy Garcia put on Thursday night against the Washington Nationals wasn't one in power pitching, but it was effective nonetheless.
After the Orioles and Nationals combined for 14 homers the previous two nights, the...