| Jul 10, 2013
Bill Dowling thought for a moment about this night's intersection of minor league baseball and home run derby — the very definition of creative high jinks — broke into a big smile and shouted, "We are not a circus!"
Maybe not, but step right...
| 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...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster didn't admit to any wrongdoing but began serving his five-game suspension Tuesday for throwing at New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez three days earlier.
“I thought about appealing,” said Dempster, who maintains...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 4:33 PM
The Dodgers had trouble getting it started Saturday afternoon, both on the mound and at the plate.
They fell behind 4-0 in the top of the first and then didn’t manage to push a run of their own across until the eighth.
It didn’t make for...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:29 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Jon Lester and Jeff Locke each pitched four solid innings. Steven Wright still has some fine-tuning ahead.
Lester, projected to start for the Red Sox on opening day, gave up one run Wednesday in Boston's 9-3 loss to the...
| 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 24, 2013
| 10:28 PM
DETROIT -- Joe Mauer is becoming quite the spoiler.
For the third time in his career, Mauer broke up a no-hitter in the ninth inning, lining a clean single off Detroit’s Anibal Sanchez on Friday night. That was the only hit for Minnesota, and the...
| 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...