| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:11 PM
With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals.
The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:12 PM
As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market.
With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Tony Gwynn, appreciated throughout baseball for his wizardry with a bat and beloved in San Diego for his loyalty to his adopted city, died Monday. He was 54.
Gwynn died in a Poway hospital after a four-year battle with cancer, the National Baseball Hall...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 9:31 PM
Jim Peltz ranks Major League Baseball's 30 teams. Last week’s rankings are in parentheses, Statistics are through Friday’s games.
1. OAKLAND: The A’s have baseball’s best winning percentage (.624) and have won seven of their last...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:05 PM
KEY MOMENT: The game was scoreless in the third inning, when Hyun-jin Ryu got the first two outs, then two strikes on Billy Hamilton. But Hamilton worked the count, which went from 0 and 2 to an eight-pitch walk. Ryu, one pitch from a 1-2-3 inning, then...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:44 PM
KEY MOMENT: Zack Greinke gave up hits on three consecutive pitches — a single by Skip Schumaker, a home run by Todd Frazier and a double by Joey Votto — before getting an out. The Reds had a 2-1 lead and never looked back, although Greinke...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:46 PM
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:41 AM
There are two numbers we will remember in association with Tony Gwynn. One is 19, of course, the uniform number he wore with distinction as the right fielder for the San Diego Padres.
The other is 5.5, a reference to the hole between third base and...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:42 PM
Jake Arrieta provided Wrigley Field fans with plenty of emotion before manager Rick Renteria and the Cubs' deep bullpen provided their own stress.
Before the tension-filled seventh and eighth innings, Arrieta continued his remarkable June ascent with...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:07 PM
KEY MOMENT: There was no score and one out in the second inning, and the Marlins had the bases loaded for pitcher Anthony DeSclafani, batting for the first time in his major league career. He grounded to second base for what should have been a forceout...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Angels 3, Cincinnati Reds 1
AT THE PLATE: Veteran first baseman Carlos Pena continued to make his case for a bench spot, stroking a two-out, pinch-hit, run-scoring single to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning. Pena has hits in each of his...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:59 PM
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CINCINNATI — The Dodgers began the weekend with the second-largest division lead in baseball. Their opponents, the Cincinnati Reds,...