| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:30 PM
The Angels are excited, and justifiably so. They are on pace for their first playoff spot since 2009, with an 8 1/2 game lead in the American League wild-card standings.
Yet they are winning with a starting rotation that is a better fit for the long...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Who looks like the Cy Young Award winners as we take our midseason break?
In the National League, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (11-2 win-loss record, league-leading 1.78 earned-run average) now has a no-hitter to go with his two previous Cy Young Awards,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Developing baseball talent is always an inexact science.
Even when a team drafts or signs a bona fide prospect, injuries sometimes get in the way of the most promising careers.
Such is the case this year for three of the game's top prospects,...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Everyone loves Mike Trout. There was no mystery in his selection to the All-Star game on Sunday. Trout got more fan votes than any player in the major leagues except Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays. And, in the ultimate sign of respect among his...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:30 AM
I realize that it is almost comical to be checking the American League East standings right now.
These teams, with the exception of the surprisingly bad Tampa Bay Rays, are bunched up. And they will play each other so many more...
| 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 12, 2014
| 9:05 PM
Whether Kevin Gausman's strong start Thursday night, in which he shut down a Toronto Blue Jays team with one of the most dangerous lineups in baseball, solidified him a place in the Orioles starting rotation remains to be seen.
But he has made it...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 8:30 AM
MIAMI – The Marlins’ blockbuster trade with the Blue Jays in November 2012, which featured the payroll purging of Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, yielded starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria among...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:15 PM
TORONTO -- This time of the year in Toronto, fans typically are gearing up for preseason hockey camps and satisfying their need for sports with the Canadian Football League. In other words, the Blue Jays haven’t been relevant this late in the season...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:30 AM
TORONTO – Orioles manager Buck Showalter doesn’t like to draw attention to any of the tweaks that he makes to the lineup.
But when he dropped Chris Davis to the No. 7 spot -- the lowest the first baseman has hit since 2012 -- for Tuesday's...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:40 PM
TORONTO — There's more to solving Mark Buehrle than not allowing him to jam you with his cut fastball or fool you with his pedestrian speed pitches. You also can't let him pitch at his preferred quick tempo.
But the Cubs fells short in several...