| Mar 31, 2015
| 6:03 PM
Oakland 13, Angels 10
AT THE PLATE: Collin Cowgill and Kole Calhoun hit home runs, Mike Trout doubled, and David Freese hit a two-run home run to deep center field in a four-run third inning, which ended Athletics left-hander Barry Zito's scoreless...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 5:10 PM
Seattle 5, Angels 3
AT THE PLATE: Matt Joyce snapped Seattle right-hander Taijuan Walker's 19-inning spring scoreless streak with a long solo homer to center field in the second, giving the Angels left fielder eight hits, including two homers and two...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 3:55 PM
Given a choice between dunkers and and 3-point bombers, I'll take muscle-flexing beasties every time. Which is why I like Purdue's chances for making more postseason noise than Indiana.
The Boilermakers convinced this skeptic when they swept Indiana by...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 1:57 PM
Have glove will travel — to any position on the field.
That is Don Kelly's selling point in quest of a utility job with the Miami Marlins. And when he says he can play anywhere, he means it.
Infield. Check. Outfield. Check. Pitcher? Catcher?...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:41 PM
As our friend the Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “Big results require big ambitions.”
Say this for Yasiel Puig, he is nothing if not hugely ambitious. No, bigger than that. Still bigger.
Remember that talk Dodgers hitting coach...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 8:29 PM
Theo Epstein has a phrase for the potential of local TV revenue.
He says it will be "a paradigm shift" in keeping the Cubs on pace with baseball's richest teams. But will the club president get his money?
In a rapidly changing media landscape, there...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:26 PM
Theo Epstein has mentioned on several occasions that local TV revenue will be a game-changer for the Cubs. The president of baseball operations calls it “a paradigm shift” in keeping up with baseball’s big-money teams.
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Jose Abreu's harrowing journey to the White Sox began last year on a small boat on the shores of Cuba.
"I've heard Abreu's story, and I thought mine was crazy," said teammate and fellow Cuban native Adrian Nieto, who came to the U.S. on a raft with...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Irrelevance arrived in Safeco Field in the bottom of the fifth inning Sunday when Oakland's wild-card-clinching victory over Texas was posted on the left-field scoreboard.
That result eliminated the Seattle Mariners from playoff contention, making their...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Free agent Nelson Cruz finished seventh in the American League Most Valuable Player voting Thursday night. That seems a little low to me, especially since he led the majors in homers and was the biggest contributor for an Orioles team that won 96 games...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Robinson Cano, the Seattle Mariners' All-Star second baseman, will miss the next three to four weeks after breaking the small toe on his right foot when he was hit by a pitch Saturday during an exhibition game in Tokyo.
Cano was struck by a pitch thrown...