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  • The Times' baseball rankings

    The Times' baseball rankings
    Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. ANGELS: If Chris Iannetta had more plate appearances, his .385 OBP would tie for third in the AL. (1) 2. BALTIMORE: Seven with at least 10 HR: N. Cruz, C. Davis,...
  • Phillies can't complete sweep of Nationals, lose 3-2

    Phillies can't complete sweep of Nationals, lose 3-2
    By Harvey Valentine, The Sports Xchange WASHINGTON —Adam LaRoche hit a pair of solo home runs and Gio Gonzalez pitched six solid innings as the Washington Nationals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Sunday, salvaging the finale of the three-...
  • Spring Training 2014: 10 games worth catching this spring

    Spring Training 2014: 10 games worth catching this spring
    The unfamiliar and unwanted chill in the Florida air will soon subside, and that means one thing -- it's time for spring training baseball in the Sunshine State.  Pitchers and catchers begin reporting for Grapefruit League teams in the second week of...
  • The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

    The Times' Major League Baseball rankings
    Kevin Baxter ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. MILWAUKEE: Brewers haven’t won 17 of first 23 games since 1987. They also lead MLB with 15 sacrifice bunts. (1) 2....
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    What happens when Javier Baez comes up? Does Starlin Castro get traded? -- Hank, Rock Island There are many considerations. Assuming Castro rebounds and Baez earns a major league promotion, I believe Baez would move to second or third base. If Darwin...
  • Zack Greinke, Dodgers are left all wet in Washington

    Dodger catcher Drew Butera says teammate Zack Greinke is a student of the game. “I follow the statistics,” Greinke admitted. “But not to the extreme.” Yet even a cursory familiarity with the numbers was probably enough to...
  • Andre Ethier powers Dodgers past Nationals, 3-2

    Andre Ethier powers Dodgers past Nationals, 3-2
    addCustomPlayer('8cqmm3yooufw16fbocvnmn2rk', '', '', 600, 418, 'perf8cqmm3yooufw16fbocvnmn2rk', 'eplayer15'); WASHINGTON — About month and a half ago, Andre Ethier spoke to Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly and the hitting coaches about how he wasn'...
  • Deal with Nationals makes Soriano top-paid reliever in MLB

    The sting from the wrenching, bitter end of the Washington Nationals' first playoff run might have faded for some by the dead of winter, but not, apparently, for the man at the very top of the organization, not for the 87-year-old real estate tycoon who...
  • AL's most interesting storyline of spring?

    A-Rod makes it a zoo Paul Doyle Hartford Courant The Yankees have plenty of intriguing stories, starting with two future Hall of Famers (Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter) coming off injuries at an advanced age. But the status of their icons may be...
  • Spring training: AL East preview

    Go ahead, pick an American League East champion. Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
  • Knorr is Nats' in-house candidate to replace departing Johnson

    Sometimes, Randy Knorr sits in his room, all alone, and laughs. Late at night, he sits on his balcony overlooking Nationals Park. In the mornings, he leaves his apartment and thinks to himself, "Oh, my God. I get to go to that stadium to work." He works...