| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Bruce Chen outdueled Jon Lester as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Boston Red 5-1 on Thursday night.
The Royals won for the 16th time in 20 games since the All-Star break. The Red Sox, who have the best record in the American League, lost for...
| Aug 20, 2013
1. Dodgers (2): They were 30-42 on June 21. Do the math. Hanley Ramirez, Yasiel Puig and the big-money lineup tend to get the attention, but they're winning mostly with pitching, holding opponents to 2.9 runs per game since the All-Star break.
| Sep 4, 2013
We keep hearing how the Red Sox have no ace. We keep hearing how it will cost them when it matters most.
Against a guy who was pitching for baseball history, well, Jon Lester certainly looked like an ace Tuesday night.
Then again, we kept hearing...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at three former Angels starters who have had surprisingly strong first halves this season.
SP | Oakland
A Cy Young Award winner with the Angels in 2005, Colon landed on Billy Beane's doorstep in Oakland...
| 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...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:54 PM
— They didn't draw a walk in the three previous games, and that had happened only once since 1916. Already, staring at a five-game losing streak, the more reactionary of Yankee fans were looking for scapegoats to walk the plank.
And then there was...
| May 10, 2013
| 8:44 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Shelby Miller gave up a leadoff single then retired 27 in a row for his first career complete game, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
Eric Young Jr. had a line drive hit to right field...
| May 4, 2013
| 4:42 PM
The Cardinals visit the Cubs for the first time this week. Fireworks are not expected.
But when the Red Sox's Clay Buchholz pitches against the Blue Jays next Saturday, that should be interesting. You know you are doing something right when rivals...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:07 PM
I wonder. Will the Red Sox ultimately be remembered for hiring the wrong manager from Connecticut?
After outsmarting themselves last November by hiring the smartest man in the room, if not the planet, I wonder. Are the Red Sox overcompensating this...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:26 PM
The Phillies' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award was announced Tuesday. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins is the five-time defending National League's nominee. The annual award recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 6:12 AM
I'm not sure if Logan Morrison will stay healthy or productive enough to be part of the Miami Marlins' future, but it's clear he's already distinguished himself with good deeds off the field.
Morrison, the young outfielder and first baseman, was one of...
| May 9, 2012
| 8:23 PM
Bruce Chen picked up his first victory of the season, Alcides Escobar drove in the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals held off the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Wednesday night.
Jonathan Broxton worked around a leadoff single and walk in the ninth inning for...