| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:01 PM
The Angels on Monday shut down Albert Pujols for the rest of 2013 because of a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left heel, yet another concession that their season is essentially over.
The white flag went up in late July when the Angels, far...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:56 AM
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It’s one thing to play meaningless games in late September. Plenty of teams do that. It’s another to be so far out of playoff...
| 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...
| May 24, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Ten starts into his Orioles career, the organization is still trying to figure out which Ubaldo Jimenez they signed.
At times, Jimenez has been dominating, as he was during a three-start stretch this month. But when he’s struggled, it hasn’t...
| 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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:17 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were ahead, 3-2, until a rare meltdown by setup man Brian Wilson in the eighth inning. Wilson had not given up a run in 18 of his previous 19 appearances, but he started the inning by walking the first two batters. Wilson struck...
| 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 1, 2014
| 10:53 PM
Recovering from a career-threatening operation and reinventing himself as a pitcher was only part of Josh Beckett's comeback.
Now comes what could be the greatest obstacle: Maintenance.
Beckett made one of his least effective starts of the season...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:03 PM
TOP OF THE ORDER
Mike Hiserman ranks the 30 teams.
Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:
1. SAN FRANCISCO: Right-hander Jean Machi (0.31 ERA) has major league-best 23 1/3 -inning scoreless streak. (3)
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Matt Shoemaker was robbed of a chance to pitch his first complete game in the big leagues Tuesday night, but it was Mother Nature, not Manager Mike Scioscia, who gave the Angels right-hander the hook.
Shoemaker threw 94 pitches over eight innings,...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 9:08 PM
The Orioles desperately needed to go through a game like the one that played out Friday night against the Indians at Camden Yards — one that helps a sputtering offense regain life.
During the hottest day of the season so far — the game-time...