| Apr 10, 2015
| 12:23 PM
Opening Day is a celebration of a new season, with looks back at previous successes and excitement for the future. Here are the highlights and firsts of Friday's home opener between the Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Masters of ceremony: Jim...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 6:04 PM
The Orioles’ home opener qualifies as an unofficial holiday in Baltimore, so the gloomy fog and threat of rain that loomed over Camden Yards on Friday afternoon did little to take away from the anticipation of a new season, especially after a...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 10:10 AM
Friday's press briefing with manager Buck Showalter was a bit subdued.
The manager, known for always being in his office, came to the ballpark later than usual as he stayed longer at home with his wife and family. Showalter's father-in-law, Phil...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 7:54 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run since serving a yearlong drug suspension, but the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 6-3 Thursday night in the first major league win for eccentric rookie Daniel Norris.
| Apr 5, 2015
| 1:32 PM
For the second time in three years the Marlins have a chance to capture the South Florida sports spotlight. And this time there's a feeling they'll do much better than they did in 2012, when they debuted a new stadium and a high-dollar roster, but fielded...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 8:00 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Devoted Cubs fan George McCaskey, representing the Bears at the NFL owners meetings a few cacti down the road, took advantage of the boondoggle to attend a weekend spring-training game at Sloan Park.
Did McCaskey see a Cubs team...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 2:33 PM
The Marlins this offseason initiated conversations with several of their young players about multi-year extensions. Those discussions are about to yield an agreement.
A source confirmed the club and Gold Glove-winning outfielder Christian Yelich are...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 4:06 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Josh Donaldson homered and Mark Buehrle threw two scoreless innings in his spring debut as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 Saturday.
Buehrle worked around two straight singles by the Phillies to...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 1:56 PM
— As recently as 2008 Dan Haren threw 96 mph. He no longer has that in his back pocket, but what he does have continues to do the job.
Like just about every other guy who makes his living 60-feet, 6-inches from home plate, Haren has lost...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:45 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Top prospects Kris Bryant and Carlos Rodon are in the same boat on opposite sides of the valley.
One of the biggest questions facing the Cubs in Mesa this spring is whether Bryant will get a chance to start the season at third...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 4:20 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — John Danks said he would pit the top of the White Sox rotation against anybody. He considers the trio of Chris Sale, Jeff Samardzija and Jose Quintana one of the toughest in baseball.
The left-hander also knows the heightened...