| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:36 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alex Presley hit a game-ending single with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a doubleheader on Tuesday.
Presley hit a sharp bouncer that...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:09 PM
Hanley Ramirez has waited his entire career to feel what he's feeling now.
"That's it right there," Ramirez said. "That's the feeling."
Two months in advance, Ramirez has been offered a glimpse of what it's like to play October baseball. If what he...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 10:21 PM
In the playoff mix for a second straight year, the Baltimore Orioles made the biggest move on a quiet trade-deadline day, acquiring Bud Norris to keep pace with the Boston Red Sox.
Hoping to catch the NL West-leading Dodgers, the Arizona Diamondbacks...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Left-hander Francisco Liriano did not allow a hit until the sixth inning against a struggling and depleted Nationals lineup, and Pedro Alvarez homered off an otherwise-dominant Stephen Strasburg, leading Pittsburgh past Washington 4-2 Wednesday night....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Maybe it's just me, but we're so far through the looking glass in baseball's PED scandal that it's hard to take anything at face value, including the unprecedented 65-game suspension of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.
First of all, I don't want...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:36 PM
As White Sox slugger Paul Konerko leaned against the dugout after returning from a three-week layoff due to a lower back strain, the cerebral 37-year-old sipped a cup of hot tea.
Like so many people in baseball Monday, Konerko sought something soothing....
| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:18 PM
At the end of a very long day, the Cincinnati Reds were fretting on their bench. How would starter Mat Latos describe the mood?
"Anxiety," he said.
And, with a few 100-mph fastballs, Aroldis Chapman turned the anxiety into instantaneous joy....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:15 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are used to this part, the one where they spend the first half of the season stunning the baseball world with their play. Call it a byproduct of two decades of mediocrity.
Yet promising starts in 2011...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:05 AM
For What it’s Worth—Toure, Gal and Baseball at the Break
You know that baseball is to the All-Star Break when you start zoning in on NBA summer hoops, that or your life is utterly pathetic. I spent portions of my afternoon...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:13 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jonathan Pettibone pitched neatly into the sixth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped the Pittsburgh Pirates' nine-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.
The surprising Pirates missed out on a chance...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:33 PM
ESPN Sunday Night Baseball schedule 2013 begins on March 31 with the opening night game between the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros. ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball has John Kruk moving to the broadcast booth alongside Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser...