| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:53 PM
Recovering from a career-threatening operation and reinventing himself as a pitcher was only part of Josh Beckett's comeback.
Now comes what could be the greatest obstacle: Maintenance.
Beckett made one of his least effective starts of the season...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:31 PM
NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter tied Hall of Famer Honus Wagner for sixth place on the career hits list and Carlos Beltran highlighted a five-RBI night with a sixth-inning grand slam as the New York Yankees opened a three-game series with a 10-6 victory over...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 3:05 PM
By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange
NEW YORK — In his previous incarnation as a starting pitcher, Carlos Carrasco often spent four days doing a lot of thinking about the opposing hitters. During his three-month stint as a reliever, Carrasco...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 5:43 PM
When the Orioles clinch their first division title in 17 years, outfielder Delmon Young will be in the middle of another postseason celebration — his sixth in six years with four different teams.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to be on...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Middle relievers are the offensive linemen of baseball, guys who toil in relative anonymity until something goes wrong, like a holding penalty on a key fourth-quarter play or a seventh-inning meltdown that turns a one-run game into a blowout loss.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The Angels bullpen had taken a pounding in the previous eight games, allowing 17 earned runs in 21 2/3 innings and blowing four saves. Relievers entered Tuesday night with an 11-8 record, 4.49 earned run average and an American League-high 12 blown saves....
| Jun 20, 2014
KEY MOMENT: Ernesto Frieri tried to "stay down and away" with a 1-and-2 fastball to Nick Swisher in the 10th inning, but the Angels reliever "left the ball up." Swisher lined it over the right-field wall for a grand slam, turning a 3-1 Indians deficit...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Kyle Crockett got his first Major League win with Cleveland Indians on Thursday although he pitched only a third of an inning in the 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Crockett, a former Poquoson High and University of Virginia star, came on with the...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:12 PM
If it was Mike Scioscia's intent to move the Raul Ibanez vs. C.J. Cron debate to the back burner, the Angels manager did a fabulous job of it Thursday.
Otherwise, it was a disastrous afternoon for Scioscia, whose head-scratching bullpen moves in the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:37 PM
After discussing his bullpen with the media for several minutes, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia grinned at the next question.
"Has there been too much made of the bullpen issue?" one reporter asked before Friday's game. "No," Scioscia replied...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 9:18 PM
Albert Pujols, slowed by lower-back spasms that knocked him out of Friday night's game in the sixth inning, did not start Saturday night against the Rangers, only the second time this season the first baseman has not been in the lineup.
"I felt it two...