| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:30 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Clete Thomas had a career-high four hits for Minnesota and came home on a wild pitch for the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, giving the Twins a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia to stick the Phillies with their fifth straight loss.
| Jun 1, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Even genius seems replaceable in sports, including baseball.
Tony Gwynn and George Brett go into the Hall of Fame, and along come Ichiro Suzuki and Miguel Cabrera. Greg Maddux retires, and up pops Clayton Kershaw. Tony La Russa steps away, and the...
| May 24, 2013
| 8:34 PM
The Washington Nationals didn’t have a close shave, and neither did Davey Johnson.
The 70-year-old manager still looked closer to 80 after the Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 Friday night, sporting the scraggly beginnings of facial...
| May 25, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Zach McAllister didn't appear out of nowhere for the Indians last September at U.S. Cellular Field. He was making his 25th big-league start, but he looked too good to have a 4.56 ERA.
Turns out the six strong innings McAllister threw against the White...
| May 25, 2013
| 10:20 PM
Auto Racing--Formula One, Monaco Grand Prix, 6:30 a.m. (NBC); Indy Racing League, IndyCar, Indianapolis 500, 11 a.m. (ABC); NASCAR Sprint Cup, Coca-Cola 600, 5 p.m. (FOX)
Tennis--French Open, 11 a.m. (NBC), 4 a.m. (ESPN2)...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:33 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Maybe I should be more on board with the Phillies' new pitching addition.
I keep hearing, "What have they got to lose?"
Even assistant general manager Scott Proefrock downplayed the risk involved in signing veteran starting...
| May 12, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Baseball, perhaps more than any other sport, is a game of strategy. The glory is, that with 162 games, managers and coaches get the chance to tinker with things much more than football, ice hockey and basketball coaches.
The downside to that is it means...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 5:28 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Charlie Manuel doesn't want Carlos Ruiz to feel like he has to be the savior when he comes back.
To that, I say, "Good luck, Chooch."
With the way the Phillies played in their first 23 games, how can the Phillies catcher, who...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 8:19 PM
As a .179 career hitter, Tim Hudson doesn’t expect much when he steps to the plate.
After pulling off the unlikely feat of hitting a homer in his 200th career win, Hudson concluded “The stars were aligned and it was meant to be.”...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Talking baseball while hoping that it’s not a bad sign that the Blackhawks had to go into overtime to beat the Wild in their playoff opener:
1. Yoenis Cespedes was the guy last year. This time around, Hyun-jin Ryu is the guy.
Just as Cespedes...
| May 6, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Rangers (1): Ran their top three pitchers at the Red Sox in an impressive weekend sweep started by Derek Holland and finished by Yu Darvish, with Alexi Ogando in between. Looking very smart for letting Josh Hamilton...