| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:50 PM
CLEVELAND -- The Kansas City Royals moved closer to their first playoff appearance since 1985 with another well-pitched game in a 7-1 thrashing of the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on Tuesday.
Right-hander Yordano Ventura pitched seven...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Kyle Crockett got his major-league call-up Friday, and the Cleveland Indians wasted no time throwing him into the fire.
Called in from the bullpen with the Indians trailing the Oakland Athletics 8-1 with one out in the top of the second inning at...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:58 PM
If travel is the bane of a big-time athlete’s existence, Kyle Crockett will be the exception Thursday through Sunday, when the Cleveland Indians visit Baltimore for a four-game series against the Orioles at Camden Yards.
The trip will be his...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:35 PM
After the Orioles completed a four-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 5-2 win Thursday night, the real battle began.
The plane that was supposed to take them to Boston for Friday’s series opener against the Red Sox wasn't expected to arrive in...
| 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 18, 2014
KEY MOMENT: The score was tied, 2-2, in the fifth inning when Mike Trout, after fouling off three 1-and-2 pitches and taking a ball from right-hander Josh Tomlin, poked an opposite-field, three-run home run off the top of the right-field wall to cap a...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Heavy rain washed out Wednesday night's game between the Angels and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field, but critics of Angels Manager Mike Scioscia did not take the night off.
Raul Ibanez was in the lineup for the third consecutive game, leaving...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 10:47 PM
The Angels were playing their third game in three days in three cities, a somewhat dizzying array of flights, bus rides and hotels that prompted Manager Mike Scioscia to quip before Tuesday night's game against the Texas Rangers: "Where are we?"
| Sep 6, 2014
| 9:12 PM
The White Sox managed just five hits off Indians starter Corey Kluber in a 3-1 loss Saturday night at Progressive Field, their third straight setback.
Sox reliever Zach Putnam took the loss after allowing two runs in the seventh inning....
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:57 PM
The San Francisco Giants trail the Dodgers in the National League West standings, but they are second to none in one category: home ballpark. According to Los Angeles Times sportswriters Kevin Baxter, Mike DiGiovanna, Dylan Hernandez and Bill Shaikin,...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 8:44 PM
The Orioles have played well enough this season that even their biggest concerns don't seem particularly urgent.
But sometime soon the club must decide whether it can afford to leave its most expensive pitcher in the rotation as the postseason nears....