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  • Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it

    Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it
    SARASOTA, Fla. — If there is one thing you need to know about reliever Tommy Hunter, it is that he is the interpersonal opposite of the guy the Orioles hope he replaces in the critical closer role. Jim Johnson, who last year became the first...
  • Angels season preview: Rotation holds key to success

    Angels season preview: Rotation holds key to success
    Mike Trout could have another monster season. Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton could bounce back from career-worst years. Joe Smith and Sean Burnett could add much-needed depth and reliability to the bullpen. And it might not matter. For the Angels...
  • Barry Bonds to return to Pittsburgh to honor Andrew McCutchen

    Barry Bonds to return to Pittsburgh to honor Andrew McCutchen
    Barry Bonds, long reviled by many in Pittsburgh after leaving the Pirates after the 1992 season to sign a free-agent deal with the San Francisco Giants, will get a chance to make amends Monday. Bonds, now a special instructor with the Giants, will...
  • Angels lose their groove right from the get-go; can they get it back?

    Angels lose their groove right from the get-go; can they get it back?
    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim began their 49th season down the street from Disneyland on Monday night, and with the usual opening-game pomp came some strange circumstance. First, the usual stuff was there. Both teams lined the baselines and were...
  • Angels didn't move fences; they just changed angles

    Angels didn't move fences; they just changed angles
    Mike Trout noticed it right away during batting practice. The center-field wall in Angel Stadium, which was 400 feet away from home plate last season, is now 396 feet. The distance to straight-away left field, which was 365 feet last season, is 347 feet,...
  • Orioles snap four-game losing streak with 3-1 victory over Detroit Tigers

    Orioles snap four-game losing streak with 3-1 victory over Detroit Tigers
    DETROIT -- Chris Tillman isn't going to admit it, but his progression into staff ace took another step Sunday afternoon when he outdueled the Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander and halted the Orioles' four-game losing streak. “He’s...
  • Dodgers defeat Tigers in 10 innings, 3-2

    Dodgers defeat Tigers in 10 innings, 3-2
    Dodgers 3, Tigers 2 (10 innings) KEY MOMENT: Carl Crawford's 10th-inning double skipped by Detroit left fielder Rajai Davis, allowing Chone Figgins to score the winning run from first base. Figgins opened the inning by drawing a walk. Detroit sent the...
  • Orioles' Buck Showalter assigns prospect homework on Frank Robinson

    Frank Robinson last played for the Baltimore Orioles in 1971. His final season as the team's manager was in 1991. Josh Hart was born in 1994. So it's not entirely surprising that the outfielder chosen 37th overall by Baltimore in last June's amateur...
  • For Angels and Mike Trout, money could buy happiness, and risk

    For Angels and Mike Trout, money could buy happiness, and risk
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Mike Trout could be the next to join baseball's growing fraternity of young stars who sign long-term contracts before they reach arbitration or free agency; the center fielder is in negotiations with the Angels on an extension that is...
  • Jackie Robinson Had Impact On America, Baseball And Courant

    Jackie Robinson Had Impact On America, Baseball And Courant
    In 1997, upon the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, Major Legaue Baseball went all out. Robinson, who lived in Stamford from 1955 until his death Oct. 24, 1972, was the rookie of the year in 1947, the National League's Most...
  • Hall of Fame slugger Mike Schmidt discusses skin cancer recovery

    Mike Schmidt, perhaps the greatest third baseman in baseball history and a harsh critic of players using performance-enhancing drugs, sat down with reporters Saturday to discuss his recovery from skin cancer. "I'm a very lucky man," said the former...