| Apr 30, 2012
| 3:30 AM
As the Orioles went 5-1 on this week’s six-game homestand, it’s been an eventful week for right-handed reliever Pedro Strop.
Earlier this week, with closer Jim Johnson hospitalized with food poisoning, Strop had the opportunity to step into...
| May 24, 2012
| 8:36 AM
OAKLAND — Mike Scioscia won't declare that Ernesto Frieri is his new closer — he'd still like the option of using veteran left-hander Scott Downs at the end of games — but the Angels manager's actions and Frieri's performance suggest the...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:34 PM
Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan singled home Casper Wells with the winning run in the eighth inning Tuesday as Seattle ended its recent scoreless drought with a 3-2 victory over the A's at Safeco Field.
Reliever Charlie Furbush picked up the victory...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 7:19 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins were cautiously optimistic heading into the All-Star break, thinking their best baseball of the season was ahead of them after a competitive road trip to Detroit and Texas.
Three games into the unofficial second...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 9:51 PM
The Orioles entered Friday night’s series opener against the Oakland A's with a 41-0 record when leading after eight innings.
Their 14-9 loss changed that, as All-Star closer Jim Johnson gave up six runs in the ninth, the most in his major league...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 2:02 PM
No. 19 Colorado Rockies: 12th in a series counting down to spring training: Next: Royals
Like Cowboys and Indians in the front yard, baseball is a kid's game. But sometimes, once every million or so encounters, that's not a cap gun the batter has in...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 4:24 PM
As Phillies fans envision of the likes of Trevor May, Jonathan Pettibone, and Tyler Cloyd stepping into the Phillies rotation, they may do well to remember the name of Josh Outman. Four years ago Josh Outman was a highly thought of left-handed pitcher...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 7:47 AM
The Yankees are finally hosting some National League competition as they welcome the Colorado Rockies to the Stadium.
New York will be sure to appreciate having their designated hitters back and not having to force their pitchers to take at-bats, either....
| Dec 6, 2011
| 1:17 PM
Dan Duquette has been pretty specific about what he is looking for in an extra/platoon outfielder. He said coming in that he wants to find a left-handed-hitting guy who can back up Adam Jones in center and possibly share time in left with Nolan Reimold....
| Feb 18, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Tony La Russa might be managing the 2012 White Sox if not for one reason — if he returned to Chicago, he would have had to manage against his best friend in baseball, Jim Leyland. That wasn't going to happen, according to some who know La Russa...