| Apr 6, 2013
| 11:25 PM
Like his bosses, Mike Foltynewicz is a baseball optimist. He can see the Astros rising out of the ashes they find themselves in at the beginning of the Jim Crane era.
"In three or four years, we're going to be a fun team,'' said Foltynewicz, a 21-year-...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 3:34 PM
AL Central: Tigers
NL Central: Reds
AL East: Blue Jays
NL East: Nationals
AL West: Rangers
NL West: Dodgers
AL wild cards: Rays, Athletics
NL wild cards: Braves, Giants
AL pennant: Tigers
NL pennant: Reds
World Series champion:...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Jurickson Profar hit a tiebreaking home run with two outs in the eighth inning Sunday, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Kansas City Royals 3-1.
Texas starter Yu Darvish pitched seven shutout innings and left with a 1-0 lead.
The 20-year-old Profar...
| May 28, 2013
1. Cardinals (2): They haven't lost a series in May, with a win over Clayton Kershaw on Sunday their latest achievement. Their pitching depth is being tested, but they still have Michael Wacha in the wings. That's impressive.
2. Tigers (4): Miguel...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:28 PM
DETROIT -- Joe Mauer is becoming quite the spoiler.
For the third time in his career, Mauer broke up a no-hitter in the ninth inning, lining a clean single off Detroit’s Anibal Sanchez on Friday night. That was the only hit for Minnesota, and the...
| May 26, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Starting pitching is everything, right?
After all, the 10 major league teams that had the lowest starters' earned-run average averaged 91 wins last season. This year, eight of the top 10 teams in ERA are winning almost 60 percent of their games,...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Talking baseball while hoping Kirk Hinrich gets well soon:
1. At some point every July, I make this point: The odds are always with the teams selling talent at the trade deadline, not the ones giving up prospects to try to meet short-term opportunities....
| May 3, 2013
| 8:47 PM
A.J. Burnett doesn’t lead the major leagues in strikeouts. He just wants to and is awful close.
“I’m trying to keep up with Yu Darvish, but he’s pretty filthy,” the Pittsburgh Pirates’ ace said of the Texas Rangers&...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if Mark Cuban is serious about the Mavericks drafting Brittney Griner.
1. When Yu Darvish went out to work the ninth inning last night in Houston, he was facing three hitters who were looking for their first hits of the...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:23 PM
One of the downsides of the MLB offseason is that you have to rely on rumors and speculations until something actually materializes. At this point, the Cubs are in the middle of various potential moves (or so we think): The Cubs are supposedly...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 7:35 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — On the other side of the globe, a nation will turn to video screens big and small at about 7:10 Monday night — or, 14 time zones away, 9:10 a.m. Tuesday in Tokyo.
Yu Darvish, almost certainly the best pitcher ever in Japan,...