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  • The Stan Simpson Show: UConn Women, UConn UConn And MLB Spring Training

    Courant sportswriters John Altavilla and Dom Amore join Stan to talk about the UConn women and men's basketball teams. WTIC AM sportscaster Scott Gray gives a rundown of where the Yankees, Red Sox and Mets stand heading into spring training. For...
  • Live Tweets From MLB's Spring Training

    Live Tweets From MLB's Spring Training
    Follow live updates from MLB's Spring Training with the Hartford Courant's baseball writer Dome Amore:
  • Angels' Matt Joyce says he felt pressure of replacing Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton has haunted the Angels in so many ways, even in his absence. Matt Joyce, who replaced the banished Hamilton as the Angels' left fielder, did not hit a home run in April. He ranked last in the major leagues in OPS.  And, after hitting his...
  • Chris Denorfia destined for DL

    Chris Denorfia destined for DL
    ST. LOUIS -- Chicago Cubs outfielder Chris Denorfia faces a return to the 15-day disabled list after re-injuring his left hamstring Monday night. Denorfia, who started the season on the DL and was held out of a game last week, hurt his leg while running...
  • Fatigue settling in Cubs' bullpen

    Fatigue settling in Cubs' bullpen
    ST. LOUIS -- A frustrating night for the Chicago Cubs’ pitching staff started when left-hander Travis Wood hit Jon Jay on an 0-2 pitch to start the bottom of the first inning with a five-run lead. From there, the frustration gradually swelled into...
  • Orioles open two-game interleague series tonight against the Mets

    Orioles open two-game interleague series tonight against the Mets
    The Orioles will open their six-day road trip to New York tonight with the first of two interleague games against the New York Mets at Citi Field. The club will face a pair of teams in first place in their respective divisions. The Mets (16-10) lead the...
  • 100 years ago Babe Ruth entered the baseball world, and changed it forever

    As the visiting Boston Red Sox took the field in the bottom of the first inning, a tall and barrel-chested pitcher walked to the mound. Both the crowd of 5,000 in New York's Polo Grounds and the Yankees in the dugout watched the left-handed George "Babe"...
  • LEADING OFF: Billingsley back on mound after 2-year layoff

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ WELCOME BACK After a long road back to the big leagues, Chad Billingsley makes his first start in more than two years. The Philadelphia Phillies plan to activate him from the disabled...
  • Bumgarner pitches Giants past Padres for fourth straight win

    Madison Bumgarner refuses to talk about the notion of getting on a roll. It's not the way he operates, and his way has worked out pretty well so far. Still, beating Clayton Kershaw and Tyson Ross in consecutive outings and shutting down two top NL...
  • Chirinos' sacrifice fly in 9th lifts Rangers past Astros

    The Texas Rangers got a much-needed win in a close game and cooled off the hottest team in baseball. Robinson Chirinos hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, and the Rangers snapped Houston's 10-game winning streak with a 2-1 win over the...
  • Cruz hits 14th HR, Hernandez pitches Mariners past Angels

    Nelson Cruz and Felix Hernandez are both off to a scintillating start, and that combination was too much for the Los Angeles Angels to overcome. Cruz hit his major league-leading 14th home run hours after being selected AL Player of the Month for April,...