| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:58 PM
By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange
MIAMI — Henderson Alvarez pitched 7 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball as the Miami Marlins defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 on Tuesday night at Marlins Park.
Alvarez (12-6) allowed just five hits and one...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:03 PM
— It has been a season with little tangible return for Brad Hand.
The Miami Marlins left-hander's final start provided the final frustration as his inability to get the opposing pitcher out marred an otherwise solid 2014 swan song.
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:58 AM
NEW YORK — With the trade deadline approaching at 4 p.m. Thursday, the Philadelphia Phillies as they are currently constructed may have taken the field for the last time Wednesday when they were routed by the New York Mets, 11-2, at Citi Field.
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:30 PM
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves' struggling offense badly needed a boost and rookie catcher Christian Bethancourt supplied it.
Bethancourt, promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs as the Braves defeated the...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 7:12 PM
ATLANTA — Wildness cost Cole Hamels a chance at his first no-hitter, but the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander got to share in a combined one.
Hamels (8-6) didn't allow a hit through six innings and the bullpen did the rest as the Phillies recorded...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:01 PM
ATLANTA — Philadelphia right-hander Kyle Kendrick won his third straight start Tuesday, holding the Atlanta Braves scoreless over seven innings in a 4-0 win at Turner Field.
Kendrick (8-11) gave up three hits, two walks and struck out four in...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:56 PM
PHILADELPHIA — It seems with each passing day, another player takes issue with Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg.
Tuesday night, it was Cole Hamels' turn.
Hamels was visibly upset with Sandberg as he was pulled after allowing a game-tying home run in...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 7:44 PM
With four players in two weeks publicly disrespecting or questioning Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg, some are under the impression he no longer has control of the clubhouse.
Don't count Sandberg among that group. He was asked before the team wrapped...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:20 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Kendrick is a little over a month away from becoming a free agent and with each rough outing, his payday continues to shrink.
Before Friday night's game, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg left open the possibility of free agency...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:26 PM
White Sox: Rush hour: Promote top draft pick Carlos Rodon from Class A to Triple A after four appearances.
Indians: Surgery on both knees ends disappointing season for Nick Swisher. Still two years left on $56...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:12 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Heading into Tuesday night's game against the Houston Astros, the Phillies had three streaks they wanted to see end.
The first was a 21-inning scoreless stretch they carried into the evening. The other two were Ryan Howard's 0-for-...