| 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...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:32 PM
Tennis--U.S. Open, 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Major League Baseball--Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox, 6 p.m. (ESPN); Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
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| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:41 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Locke ran his personal winning streak to eight games, Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates hung on to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Wednesday night.
Locke (8-1) was scored upon for the first...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw will be making his third consecutive All-Star game appearance and Angels outfielder Mike Trout his second.
And rookie sensation Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers still has a chance of making his first.
Puig, who has played...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:34 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — As the owner of the locker just to the right of the main entrance to the common area of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse, Garrett Jones arguably has the best panoramic view among his teammates as he sits at his stall.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:50 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — Pedro Alvarez drove in all of Pittsburgh's runs with a solo homer, bases-loaded double and a single Thursday, leading the Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and a split of their high-profile NL Central series....
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:03 PM
The Angels declined to update the status of left-handed starter Jason Vargas on Monday, but center fielder Peter Bourjos said in a text message he has been cleared to play once the swelling in his left thumb goes down.
Bourjos, the team's second-hottest...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:06 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte had a career-high four hits and scored four times and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 12-8 on Wednesday night.
Neil Walker and Alex Presley homered for Pittsburgh. Jordy Mercer, Andrew...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 7:05 PM
The Dodgers’ refrain: Wait until we get our guys back! Wait for the cavalry!
The first wave came Friday, and for one night, the new Dodgers looked a lot like those old Dodgers.
Offense continued to be mere rumor, the Dodgers going meekly in a 3-...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Can a backup catcher be an All-Star?
Absolutely, if Evan Gattis is the backup catcher in question. The Braves rookie lost his spot in the lineup when Brian McCann was activated from the disabled list, but he just keeps bashing the ball, most recently as...