| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:20 PM
PITTSBURGH One-run victories in low-scoring games worked for the Pirates during the first two games of their opening series against the Chicago Cubs. Jason Hammel changed that Thursday, and though the Pirates mounted a late charge, the Cubs hung on....
| Mar 29, 2014
| 1:50 PM
PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
Last year: 86-76 (2d)
Manager: Matt Williams (first year)
Key pitchers: Stephen Strasburg (8-9, 3.00 ERA, 9.4 strikeouts/9 innings, 1.049 WHIP); Jordan Zimmerman (19-9, 3.25 ERA, 1.088 WHIP);...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 9:20 PM
PHILADELPHIA The Pittsburgh Pirates made their final transactions Saturday, trimming an overcrowded bullpen to seven pitchers and setting their 25-man roster for opening day.
Right-hander Vin Mazzaro, one of the four relievers without minor league...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 1:39 PM
You don't win the MVP award in May and June.
Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown last year but didn't edge past Mike Trout for the MVP until September, when he carried the Tigers into the playoffs while Trout's Angels slid to the sidelines. The last...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:32 PM
MLB All-Star Game TV schedule 2013: Baseball’s best head to Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., for the 2013 All-Star Game Tuesday, July 16, at 7:30pm ET on FOX. ALSO SEE: 2013 MLB-All Star Week coverage on MLB Network 2013 MLB Home Run Derby Monday on ESPN...
| Jul 18, 2013
Five most interesting teams
1. Pirates: They haven't had a winning season since 1992 but might be the best team in the majors right now. They have pitching, defense and enough hitting with Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez and Starling Marte. Manager Clint...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Jason Grilli looks at you from the cover of the latest Sports Illustrated. His eyes are focused like lasers. His mouth is wide open, as if it's an exclamation point. His long hair flows freely underneath his baseball cap. His right fist is pumped.
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:54 PM
As Alex Rodriguez combusts in a fiery ball of bad feelings, the Yankees have turned to Alfonso Soriano to save their season.
You can't make this stuff up.
Amazingly, perhaps sickeningly if you have that old-fashioned anti-Yankees bias, there's a...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Everybody loves a swashbuckler, especially when he has a Cy Young Award in his trophy case.
General manager Ken Williams fell for Jake Peavy in 2009, and the trade that brought him to Chicago proved a poor return on investment, both for Chairman Jerry...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:22 PM
My seatmate Daryl and I always are discussing all manner of baseball matters while we watch IronPigs games. One of our topics the other night was shortstop Freddy Galvis and where he ranks with the best Phillies prospects we've seen......
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:46 PM
With seven weeks left in the season, we're about to round the quarter pole and head for home. Here is some of what I have come to believe:
•The most likely World Series outcome is Tigers over Dodgers in a terrific matchup, with Detroit favored only...
| Oct 1, 2013
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Tigers (1): Sure, you'd rather not get no-hit in the regular-season finale, nor swept in Miami at any point in the season. But none of that will matter on Friday in Oakland, when the division series rolls around....