| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:03 PM
TOP OF THE ORDER
Mike Hiserman ranks the 30 teams.
Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:
1. SAN FRANCISCO: Right-hander Jean Machi (0.31 ERA) has major league-best 23 1/3 -inning scoreless streak. (3)
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:56 PM
White Sox: Parity helps White Sox remain contender despite 28th-ranked fielding, 26th-ranked pitching entering weekend.
Indians: Lonnie Chisenhall hits three homers, drives in nine runs and goes 5-for-5 vs. Rangers....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:53 PM
Recovering from a career-threatening operation and reinventing himself as a pitcher was only part of Josh Beckett's comeback.
Now comes what could be the greatest obstacle: Maintenance.
Beckett made one of his least effective starts of the season...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:43 PM
Hey, it wasn’t like they were all going to be pretty little things the rest of the way.
Anyone suffering under the delusion that the Dodgers’ recent turnaround meant only blue skies ahead, had only to take in their 10-3 loss to the Cleveland...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:17 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were ahead, 3-2, until a rare meltdown by setup man Brian Wilson in the eighth inning. Wilson had not given up a run in 18 of his previous 19 appearances, but he started the inning by walking the first two batters. Wilson struck...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 3:57 PM
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CLEVELAND — It happened so fast, like one of those...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:56 AM
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It’s one thing to play meaningless games in late September. Plenty of teams do that. It’s another to be so far out of playoff...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:01 PM
The Angels on Monday shut down Albert Pujols for the rest of 2013 because of a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left heel, yet another concession that their season is essentially over.
The white flag went up in late July when the Angels, far...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 9:04 PM
Lonnie Chisenhall hit his first career grand slam, Scott Kazmir pitched into the seventh inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Saturday night.
Chisenhall's homer in the sixth broke open a 1-0 game and hit off the...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 5:30 PM
No. 20 Indians: No. 11 in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Rockies.
If the Cubs could, they would run, not walk, away from the last three years of Alfonso Soriano's contract. The Orioles would do the same with the two left on Brian...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Tyler Cloyd is the only IronPig among the fans choices so far for the squad that will represent the International League in the Triple-A all-star gmae next month at Buffalo. Cloyd is running second among starting pitchers to Buffalo's Harvey. An IronPig...