| Aug 22, 2011
| 9:50 AM
The San Diego Padres honored career saves leader Trevor Hoffman Sunday by retiring his uniform number.
The seven-time All-Star known for his changeup and "Hell's Bells" entrance retired during the last off-season after 601 saves in 18 seasons -- 16...
| Sep 18, 2011
Ryne Sandberg has done it again.
Cast aside by the Cubs a year ago, he has turned in another highly successful season as a minor league manager. Sandberg guided the Lehigh Valley IronPigsto the Governor's Cup championship series in the International...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 2:10 PM
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera set Major League Baseball's career saves record with his 602nd on Monday after retiring a trio of Minnesota Twins batters in the ninth inning.
Rivera struck out Twins first baseman Chris Parmelee looking on his...
| May 23, 2007
| 10:38 PM
Lou Piniella is so conditioned to hearing the same questions after a Cubs' defeat that he begins answering them before they are asked.
So after the Cubs botched several scoring opportunities Wednesday night in a 2-1 loss to San Diego, Piniella knew...
| Apr 8, 2009
SAN DIEGO - Heath Bell rang in the post-Trevor Hoffman era in San Diego, striking out the side in the ninth inning to save the Padres' 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
It was the first save opportunity this season for Bell, promoted to closer after...
| Mar 30, 2009
For the better part of 16 seasons, a ninth-inning lead in San Diego meant listening to Hells Bells while Trevor Hoffman made his way to the mound to close out yet another Padres victory.
That tune has changed. It's Heath Bell's time now. In an...
| Apr 7, 2008
Un hit productor de Chin-lung Hu en la novena entrada frente a Trevor Hoffman y otra buena actuación de los lanzadores llevaron a los Dodgers a su segunda serie ganada al vencer ayer 3-2 a los Padres en San Diego.
Los Dodgers habían ganado dos de tres...
| May 13, 2008
| 10:19 PM
With a 17-m.p.h. wind blowing out and journeyman left-hander Shawn Estes on the mound for San Diego, the conditions seemed ripe for another Cubs blowout.
But nothing seems to play to form for the Cubs this year, and after putting his team in an early...
| Jun 4, 2008
| 10:37 PM
Two months into the season, the Cubs are the obvious front-runner for the National League pennant, an unfamiliar position for many of the players.
"Yeah, we are right now," Aramis Ramirez said. "But last year at this time, Milwaukee was the same way...
| Jul 15, 2008
| 11:42 PM
Baseball's All-Stars came to say goodbye to Yankee Stadium -- and what a long, long goodbye it was.
In a game that started Tuesday night and faded well into Wednesday, Justin Morneau slid home just in time on Michael Young's sacrifice fly in the 15th...
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
Hey Yankee fans! After Monday???s 7-1 loss to Tampa Bay (22-16), Chien-Ming Wang will try to get the Yankees (19-20) back on track by snapping the Rays franchise-record 10-game home winning streak. The 28-year-old right-hander is 6-1 on the season......