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  • Mariners Lose Fifth Straight

    Mariners Lose Fifth Straight
    Frustration in the Mariners clubhouse was as thick as the muggy air on a 93-degree night at Rangers Ballpark on Monday after Seattle lost its fifth straight game, this time a 4-2 decision to Texas. Lack of offensive progress, compounded by a critical...
  • Ranting about the mentally weak Cubs

    Ranting about the mentally weak Cubs
    The Cubs traded pitchers and one regular, so how did they almost get no-hit on Tuesday night? The Cubs still had their regular left-handed lineup available, the one they would’ve used at any other point in the season, so how did they almost get no-...
  • Rangers get the best of Kansas City once more

    Rangers get the best of Kansas City once more
    Josh Hamilton drove in two runs, Scott Feldman won his sixth straight decision and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Saturday night.     Feldman (6-6) became the first pitcher in 29 years to win six consecutive decisions after...
  • A long way from perfect, Humber starts over

    A long way from perfect, Humber starts over
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Philip Humber knows perfection eludes him, as it does everyone. Humber has been starting his days in Florida by pulling out his Kindle, burying his head in his locker and reading "The Cure,'' by John S. Lynch. It's a novel...
  • Jeter's ankle could leave Yankees in shackles

    Jeter's ankle could leave Yankees in shackles
    For 17 seasons, Derek Jeter has been the best reason to keep believing in baseball. His throwback approach has yielded daily excellence in the middle of the Yankees infield. He has kept life simple off the field, and that never seems to be a bad idea....
  • Twins biggest winners at winter meetings

     Twins biggest winners at winter meetings
    Terry Ryan has nothing against free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn. Honest. But the general manager knows his Twins aren't going to compete again in the American League Central — Joe Mauer or no Joe Mauer — until they fix a starting rotation...
  • Brandon McCarthy signs with Arizona Diamondbacks

    Brandon McCarthy signs with Arizona Diamondbacks
    While the 2012 Major League Baseball season was arguably Brandon McCarthy's most impressive, it was also one in which he was yet again plagued by injuries. But it was seemingly the former that the Arizona Diamondbacks took note off, as they signed the...
  • Pressure on Rangers and Washington

    Pressure on Rangers and Washington
    Down 2-0 to the Rays in the eighth inning Wednesday, the Rangers got runners to second and third with one out. Right-hander Joel Peralta was on the mound, and the Rangers had switch-hitter Lance Berkman and the left-handed-hitting A.J. Pierzynski on the...
  • Can Maddon magic do it again?

     Can Maddon magic do it again?
    Few baseball men are wiser than Joe Maddon. He proved it with this conclusion about the postseason viability of the White Sox after arriving in Chicago on Thursday. "You just never know, man,'' the Rays manager said. No, you don't. But you do know this:...
  • Amazing A's Go For AL West

    Amazing A's Go For AL West
    The Oakland A's, after guaranteeing themselves at least a one-game playoff for the American League Wild Card, are now in a position to win the AL West. After beating the Texas Rangers Tuesday night, the A's moved into a tie with Texas at the top of the...
  • Harmon Killebrew dies at 74; Hall of Famer was one of baseball's premier home-run hitters

    Harmon Killebrew dies at 74; Hall of Famer was one of baseball's premier home-run hitters
    Harmon Killebrew, a Hall of Fame slugger who became one of baseball's premier home-run hitters with the Minnesota Twins, has died. He was 74. Killebrew died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Twins announced. He said in December that...
  • Power rankings: No. 29 Astros

    Power rankings: No. 29 Astros
    Drayton McLane in the French Quarter? No, it couldn't be. I didn't believe my eyes when I first saw him browsing in a shop with his wife, Elizabeth, last January, figuring it had to be a guy who looked like McLane. But there he was 10 minutes later,...