| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:36 PM
ST. LOUIS — Hanley Ramirez will continue playing only if he remains the Dodgers' best option at shortstop, Manager Don Mattingly said Thursday.
Playing with a hairline fracture in a left rib, Ramirez was a combined 0 for 6 in Games 4 and 5 of...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Whether it was at the major or minor league level, plenty of former area baseball players competed on professional diamonds not only across the United States, but in Canada and Mexico.
There were a number of story lines along the way, as the 2013...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Losing a franchise-record 197 games in Theo Epstein's first two seasons as Cubs president didn't hurt the organization as much as Chicago losing confidence in Epstein's plan could.
Losses like that can be harder to quantify and recover from for sports...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:48 PM
My first Dodgers game was uncomfortable.
My college-newspaper colleagues and I were packed so tightly into our bleacher seats that a woman I had just met was basically sitting in my lap.
My second Dodgers game was infuriating.
A few of my buddies...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Orioles prospect Eduardo Rodriguez started and finished well in his first appearance for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday.
He struggled in the middle, however, giving up two runs and three hits in the second inning.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:12 PM
It appears Angels Manager Mike Scioscia and General Manager Jerry Dipoto will be returning for 2014, but bench coach Rob Picciolo and hitting coach Jim Eppard will not.
The team announced Tuesday afternoon that neither Picciolo, who spent three years as...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Juan Uribe, almost booed out of town after two disappointing seasons with the Dodgers, continued his redemption in dramatic fashion.
Uribe hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to give the Dodgers a 4-3 comeback victory Monday night at...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has been named the club's nominee for the annual Hank Aaron Award.
Davis, who led the major leagues with a franchise-record 53 home runs and also led the majors with 138 RBIs and 96 extra-base hits, is one of 30...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:30 AM
ATLANTA — The Dodgers will begin the 2013 playoffs against the Atlanta Braves here Thursday, but their most difficult postseason opponent has already shown up.
It came swaggering into their clubhouse bearing sordid histories and fresh doubts. It...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:54 PM
September has been a cruel, frightening month for the Rangers and Rays, who held their ground in a terrific series last week at Tropicana Field. But all of the angst could wash away easily in October.
Since spring training, the Rays and Rangers have...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:43 PM
How much difference does a baseball manager make anyway?
It's an age-old question, and it is impossible to accurately quantify. But with the Cubs kicking Dale Sveum to the curb and the White Sox sticking with Robin Ventura after a 99-loss disaster, it's...