| May 13, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph picked up his first career major League hit in the bottom of the fourth inning Tuesday night when he lined a fastball from Detroit Tigers left-hander Drew Smyly on an 0-1 count to center field.
“It was good, but it...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:59 PM
The list of players who were the most valuable on their team through the first half of the 2014 baseball season includes usual suspects such as Andrew McCutchen, Troy Tulowitzki, Paul Goldschmidt, Felix Hernandez and David Price.
As with every season,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:29 PM
After 13 months of debate and discussion about how to fit four starting outfielders into three spots, the Dodgers finally have an answer.
Yasiel Puig plays right field, Andre Ethier center, Matt Kemp left.
Carl Crawford? Left out.
The Dodgers flew...
| Jul 12, 2014
Washington Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmerman abruptly left his start against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth inning Friday night because of a right biceps injury.
Zimmerman (6-5), scheduled to participate in his second straight All-Star...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Nelson Cruz presents a deep rooting dilemma for the modern baseball fan.
Is the Orioles outfielder the well-mannered son of teachers who built himself into a slugger step by painstaking step? In this version of the story, Cruz is the perfect baseball...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 1:55 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz’s remarkable May wasn’t enough to win the American League Player of the Month award, as hot-hitting Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion beat him for the honor.
Cruz hit .339/....
| Aug 27, 2014
By Rich Shook, The Sports Xchange
DETROIT — Rick Porcello reached 15 wins for the first time in his six-year career and J.D. Martinez had three hits, driving in a run and scoring twice, Tuesday night to guide the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Alex Avila drove a first-pitch slider off the right field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday to give the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees.
Avila's two-out blast off Shawn Kelley hit midway up the wall and out of the...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 7:27 PM
On this date a year ago, Hanley Ramirez was batting .363. The Dodgers loved him, and vice versa. The playoffs would happen, and then the contract extension.
The playoffs happened. The new contract never did.
That sets up what could be the most...
| Aug 7, 2014
By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange
NEW YORK — Mark Teixeira knew he was safe on a close play at the plate. Then he saw what his left pinkie finger looked like, and the first baseman, along with the rest of the New York Yankees, feared the worst....
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:28 PM
NEW YORK — Shane Greene pitched eight-plus outstanding innings to lead the Yankees to a 1-0 victory in the finale of a four-game series with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon.
Greene (3-1) continued an impressive run of starting pitching by...