| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:35 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — The Angels hope for great things from David Freese, their new third baseman. What they cannot hope for are the best days of Freese's baseball life.
He already had them.
In 2011, he saved the St. Louis Cardinals from extinction...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:31 PM
ST. LOUIS — Sunday night's bizarre ending necessitated a pep talk to rookie Kolten Wong from St. Louis Cardinals veterans.
The chat was to make sure Wong didn't put the weight of the Cardinals' 4-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 of the World...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:06 PM
ST. LOUIS – In the ninth inning, the manager called for a pinch-runner.
The pinch-runner was playing in his first World Series. He took first base. He took his lead.
And, with all of America watching him for the first time in his life, he was...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:20 PM
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.
Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) starting pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers: Even when he’s not battling injuries, Estrada still can’t seem to catch a break on the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:57 PM
ST. LOUIS — Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates played like veterans.
Cole gave up two hits in six dominant innings and had an RBI in his postseason debut, Pedro Alvarez homered for the second straight day and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the...
| May 25, 2013
| 7:50 PM
Give the Dodgers a moment for it to soak in, to refresh memories. It has been awhile.
The Dodgers lost a lead, rallied to regain it and then even built upon it a tad. All around a little Matt Kemp drama.
After losing a 3-1 lead almost solely...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:00 PM
ST. LOUIS — On what proved to be the final play of Saturday’s game against the Cardinals, Marlins rightfielder Giancarlo Stanton’s objective was simple: charge the ground-ball single, get the ball in quickly and prevent the go-ahead...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw will be making his third consecutive All-Star game appearance and Angels outfielder Mike Trout his second.
And rookie sensation Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers still has a chance of making his first.
Puig, who has played...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:01 PM
Manny Machado before 21
•He has 118 hits, second in the major leagues behind the Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera, who has 120.
•His 38 doubles have him on pace for 71, which would break Earl Webb’s single-season MLB record of 67,...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:32 PM
MLB All-Star Game TV schedule 2013: Baseball’s best head to Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., for the 2013 All-Star Game Tuesday, July 16, at 7:30pm ET on FOX. ALSO SEE: 2013 MLB-All Star Week coverage on MLB Network 2013 MLB Home Run Derby Monday on ESPN...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:49 PM
While managers have different preferences about using "small ball," it strikes me that the White Sox rarely use sacrifice bunts in games where one run can make the difference. Is this a strategical decision or are they just bad bunters? -- Bob Dunn;...