| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Ozzie Guillen asked for trouble when he left Jerry Reinsdorf for Jeffrey Loria, and it came along as part of the package with the $10 million deal he signed to manage the Miami Marlins.
Guillen was fired Tuesday with three years remaining on his four-...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Clearly, there is a Cardinals Way, one that sustains the St. Louis baseball franchise through the loss of respected executives (Walt Jocketty), Hall of Fame managers (Tony La Russa) and Hall of Fame sluggers (Albert Pujols).
For the past decade-plus,...
| May 3, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Bryce Harper showed why his manager put him in the No. 3 spot for his fifth career game.
The 19-year-old phenom hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the sixth inning, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on...
| May 5, 2012
| 4:28 PM
During a nerve-racking season in which half their games were decided by one run, the Washington Nationals enjoyed a rare blowout that manager Davey Johnson begrudgingly acknowledged was “a laugher.”
Gio Gonzalez allowed one run over seven...
| May 5, 2012
| 7:13 PM
When it comes to deciding who's going to play where defensively, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has loads of flexibility.
Ty Wigginton can play first, second or third base. Laynce Nix can man left field or first. John Mayberry Jr. can go to any of the...
| May 6, 2012
| 8:31 PM
Cole Hamels gave up five hits over eight innings and Hunter Pence hit a pair of two-run home runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-3 win against the Washington Nationals on Sunday night.
Hamels was in line for his 11th career complete game as...
| May 8, 2012
| 9:07 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rod Barajas hit a two-run homer off Washington closer Henry Rodriguez with two outs in the ninth to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 victory on Tuesday night.
The veteran catcher, mired in a season-long slump, drilled a shot...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:46 PM
Stephen Strasburg struck out a season-high 13 over six innings and the Washington Nationals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night.
Roger Bernadina and Adam LaRoche both homered in the sixth off Pittsburgh&...
| May 11, 2012
| 8:17 PM
Roger Bernadina and Danny Espinosa each hit a two-run homer Friday night in one of Washington's biggest scoring splurges of the season, leading the light-hitting Nationals to a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Washington matched its season high...
| May 12, 2012
| 7:01 PM
You have to hand it to Josh Hamilton. While he's constantly on guard against his personal demons, he somehow still seems to be exactly what we want all athletes to be -- a big kid playing a child's game.
"Hands down, he's the best player in the...
| May 13, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Joey Votto gave the Washington Nationals one more heartache in a week already full of them.
Votto hit a grand slam in the ninth inning for his third home run of the game on Sunday, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a rain-delayed 9-6 victory that knocked...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 7:25 PM
Rookies in the postseason, the Washington Nationals played like poised veterans.
The Nationals escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning, Tyler Moore blooped a two-out, two-run single in the eighth and Washington beat the defending World Series...