| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:11 PM
There are plenty of baseball slang terms for the hit that pushed the Angels toward a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium, none of them very manly or flattering — dying quail, jam shot, blooper, lawn dart,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Joe Smith was asked last week if he knew how long it had been since he'd given up a run. The Angels' setup man responded by plugging his index fingers into his ears and walking away.
He wasn't being rude. The sidearm-throwing right-hander really didn'...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 10:17 AM
The Phillies are in last place and hemorrhaging losses. Ryan Howard is hitting .219; Jimmy Rollins, .239. Cliff Lee is hurt, and Cole Hamels wants out.
Then, there is Taney.
The Sixers are a rebuilding embarrassment. The Flyers just re-signed Kimmo...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 1:37 PM
White Sox: Chance that Avisail Garcia could return before end of year buoys hopes for inconsistent offense.
Indians: Pitching keeping Indians in contention with 3.19 ERA over first 20 games in July (12-8).
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:58 AM
NEW YORK — With the trade deadline approaching at 4 p.m. Thursday, the Philadelphia Phillies as they are currently constructed may have taken the field for the last time Wednesday when they were routed by the New York Mets, 11-2, at Citi Field.
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:33 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Heading into the final game before the All-Star break, the Phillies hoped to shake off Saturday night's extra-inning loss and win their sixth game in seven attempts.
To achieve that, Philadelphia would need starter Kyle Kendrick...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:34 PM
NEW YORK — His numbers this season — 21 home runs, 66 RBIs entering the All-Star break — are impressive, and one can just imagine how they would look in the middle of the Phillies' oft-punchless lineup.
Some believe that were it not...
| 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 18, 2014
| 7:46 PM
ATLANTA — Right-hander Ervin Santana, supported by a string of two-out hits, won for the third time in four starts as the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Friday.
Santana (8-6) pitched six innings and allowed four runs, three...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 7:34 PM
ATLANTA -- Jimmie Rollins supplied all of the offensive support left-hander Cole Hamels needed to defeat the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
The veteran Philadelphia shortstop hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and Hamels struck out nine in...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:47 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The selections for the National and American leagues in the All-Star Game are 3 1/2 weeks away.
But Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is making a strong push.
Rizzo, who went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles Tuesday night...