| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:59 PM
The 2013 home run derby champion lit up the park again and defended his title.
In the derby final, Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes outslugged Reds third baseman Todd Frazier, 9-1, to win the MLB All-Star home run derby at Target Field in...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:11 PM
With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals.
The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:59 PM
The list of players who were the most valuable on their team through the first half of the 2014 baseball season includes usual suspects such as Andrew McCutchen, Troy Tulowitzki, Paul Goldschmidt, Felix Hernandez and David Price.
As with every season,...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:49 PM
With the All-Star Game done and dusted, Major League Baseball zeroes in on the race for the postseason, with five of the six divisions looming as fights to the finish.
The Oakland A's and Los Angeles Angels, who own the two best records in the major...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 1:29 AM
KEY MOMENT: Mike Trout doubled with one out in the bottom of the 16th inning and, after Albert Pujols grounded out to the pitcher and Josh Hamilton was intenionally walked, pinch-hitter Efren Navarro stroked reliever Dominic Leone's first pitch into...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Mike Hiserman ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses; statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: Catchers Derek Norris, John Jaso and Stephen Vogt have combined for a .309 average, 20 homers and 83 RBIs. (1)
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:45 PM
When Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton competes in this year’s All-Star Home Run Derby for the first time, he’ll have a familiar face throwing him batting practice: Mike Redmond.
Stanton, who was officially announced as one of the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Is Mike Trout or Yasiel Puig the most popular ballplayer in Southern California?
Neither, at least based on jersey sales in the first half of the season. Clayton Kershaw beats them both -- and ranks third in Major League Baseball, behind Derek Jeter...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Anthony Rizzo's rising popularity is showing up not only in Final Vote ballots for the All-Star Game, but also in jersey sales.
The Cubs first baseman ranks 15th on Major League Baseball's list of jersey sales since opening day.
Heading into his...
| May 26, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Tyler Skaggs seemed to pitch two different games in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners, a seven-inning start that was a microcosm of a month in which the Angels' 22-year-old left-hander has alternated between brilliance and turbulence.
| May 27, 2014
| 11:08 PM
KEY MOMENT: Angels pitcher Jered Weaver walked .153-hitting No. 9 batter Brad Miller to load the bases with two outs in the fourth inning and threw a fastball to the backstop for a wild pitch that allowed the Mariners to trim the lead to 4-3. But the...