| Jul 7, 2014
| 11:00 PM
KEY MOMENT: With the score tied, 2-2, and the bases loaded in the fifth inning, Josh Hamilton lofted a fly ball to shallow center that didn't appear deep enough to score Kole Calhoun from third. But when Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus made a flat-...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:43 PM
KEY MOMENT: Jose Reyes followed fifth-inning singles by Munenori Kawasaski and Josh Tole with a run-scoring single to center field to give the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead and end their 0-for-25 slump with runners in scoring position over six games. It was the...
| May 11, 2014
| 5:02 PM
As Mike Butcher walked to the mound, he had no reason to believe this visit would be any different from any of the hundreds he has made as the Angels' pitching coach.
He might offer a pitcher a suggestion, ask him how he feels, maybe just stall for a...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:44 PM
It was all backward, all wrong. The weather was semi-muggy, as if the Dodgers were playing the Cubs in Chicago. The mighty Dodgers offense acted like something the talent-thin Cubs might produce.
And Clayton Kershaw looked almost mortal.
It all turned...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 9:01 PM
It happened one time too many. For four years, A.J. Ellis had bounced up and down between the minors and the big club. Finally, right after the 2011 the All-Star break, Ellis could take it no more.
He was 30 when sent back to triple-A Albuquerque...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:33 PM
When Josh Beckett explained over the weekend why Clayton Kershaw might be the best pitcher he has ever seen, he wasn't talking about the movement on Kershaw's fastball or break on his curveball.
Beckett marveled at what Kershaw showed Tuesday night in a...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano, who was a budding superstar before his career was sidetracked by an elbow injury, made an amazing no-look, between-the-legs catch of a hard one-hop grounder on Friday.
Liriano, who was the American League'...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Baseball has stats for everything. Has anybody figured out the Cubs' team ERA in the eighth inning? It's gotta be in the teens. Ken, Portland, Ore.
Not quite. The Cubs had a 5.42 ERA in eighth innings as of July 10, with an .818 OPS. Not good. But ERA-...
| May 30, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Exhausted, but ready for more. I'm writing this from a bed, I won't lie. Once the refs took away Niklas Hjalmarsson's game winner, paramedics were summoned to my house.
But I was resuscitated, despite the sign I carry with me that says "do not...
| May 4, 2011
| 4:34 PM
I just got to Dodger Stadium, and my buddy Nathaniel Ayers is confused. "There's nobody here," he said, which isn't far off the mark. There might be more cops, security guards and stadium employees than fans. But if you saw......
| Jun 7, 2011
| 9:24 PM
Charlie Manuel is a positive guy, even when things are not going good. He's still trying to take the route, but the Phillies aren't making it easy. “We didn’t deserve to win the game,” he said of Tuesday's affair. “We......
| Jul 2, 2011
| 9:34 PM
X-rays and a CT scan on the left hand of Angels right fielder Torii Hunter, which was hit by a Hiroki Kuroda pitch in the first inning Friday night, were negative. But soreness and swelling in the hand forced Hunter......