| Nov 25, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Judging from the various degrees of interest, the only stress free agent left-hander Jon Lester will encounter will be saying ‘’no thanks’’ to the teams he’ll turn down.
The interest in Lester, 30, has swelled and become...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:36 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Boston bills Fenway Park as the "most beloved ballpark in baseball" while the Cubs marketed Wrigley Field this year as the "party of the century."
But if you're looking for a ballpark that actually helps its team win championships,...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:31 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Giants reliever Hunter Strickland began jawing at catcher Salvador Perez in the sixth inning of Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, the Royals knew they finally had arrived.
Up until then, they were just the...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 8:11 PM
The Kansas City Royals might have skipped the World Series for three decades, but they have an identity now. Ladies and gentlemen, the Royals Way: a lockdown bullpen, suffocating defense and speed to kill.
The Oakland Athletics have a way, the zig-when-...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:39 PM
And in today’s edition of how the Dodgers can really tick off Australia, it appears they are seriously considering not starting star left-hander Clayton Kershaw in their two games to open the season in Sydney.
Manager Don Mattingly has gone from...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:07 PM
As the Cactus League opens for play Wednesday, the most immediate story line is not difficult to determine: Is there really a rivalry between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks?
The Dodgers won the National League West. The Diamondbacks complained...
| May 25, 2014
| 4:55 PM
SAN DIEGO — Getting an overdue victory for ace Jeff Samardzija has been overwhelmingly difficult for the Cubs, who face an ominous challenge Monday in their next attempt to get their ace a win.
Samardzija, who is winless in 10 starts despite a...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 7:58 PM
ON THE MOUND: Nearly three weeks after the Dodgers broke camp, veteran left-hander Paul Maholm made his first start for his new team. The pitcher who replaced a sidelined Clayton Kershaw in gave up five runs and seven hits over 41/3 innings. Maholm gave...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:03 PM
Yasiel Puig made himself the story again Saturday.
A day after he was benched for showing up late to batting practice, Puig slid head first into first base when he didn't have to, leaving the Dodgers waiting for X-rays of his left thumb to be reviewed...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Eighteen months ago, Matt Kemp did something at Dodger Stadium he was supposed to do, that he did fairly routinely.
He hit a home run.
This is the stunning thing, though: That was the last time he hit a homer at Chavez Ravine, or at least it was until...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 11:00 PM
As Yasiel Puig watched from the bench nursing a sprained ligament in his left thumb, Matt Kemp turned back time at Dodger Stadium.
Sunday, in the Dodgers' sweep-preventing 6-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants, Kemp hit the kinds of home runs he...