| Jul 4, 2013
| 7:05 PM
The Washington Nationals’ attempts to jump-start their season have so far been false starts. Perhaps, on the Fourth of July, the return of Wilson Ramos and an “epiphany” change in the batting order provided the final pieces that can...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Look out, below. The Rangers, who not so long ago were morphing into the Yankees, are coming down to Earth before our eyes.
Barring some diplomacy worthy of a great secretary of state, Nolan Ryan is on his way out of the organization. He feels...
| May 31, 2013
| 9:44 PM
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.
Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) starting pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers: Estrada and Milwaukee are probably glad that May concluded Friday. The Brewers finished the month 6-...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:05 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - The wind gusts at Target Field had the ball flying out to left field on Thursday night, a rare evening that made the big ballpark feel more like the ''Homerdome'' the Minnesota Twins used to call home.
After a 10-game losing streak earlier...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:26 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marco Estrada allowed three hits over seven innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the sloppy Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Monday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Norichika Aoki went 3 for 5 with three RBIs and two...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Rangers (4): They're 6-1 in starts by No. 5 and 6 starters Nick Tepesch and Justin Grimm. Move to the first spot because other teams ranked in the top 5 were 9-17 last week.
2. Tigers (6): Very impressive in...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 8:38 PM
Ross Porter died.
"He fell into my arms," says Lin, his wife of 51 years, "and said, 'I am leaving.'"
Anyone who knows Lin won't be surprised with what happens next. She orders her husband not to leave. Doctors and nurses call a code blue at UCLA's...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 8:28 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A.J. Pierzynski prides himself on not striking out.
It happened only 23 times last year, which is why the White Sox see their catcher as someone who can hit second in a batting order. Yet there was Pierzynski on Sunday...
| 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...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:48 PM
Mike Fiers pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Aramis Ramirez had a go-ahead three-run double in the seventh and the Milwaukee Brewers held on to win their fourth consecutive game, 6-5 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
| Sep 11, 2012
| 3:53 PM
1. Nationals (3): While the spotlight has been on the highly debated Stephen Strasburg decision, Davey Johnson's lineup came together in late August and rolls toward the first playoff baseball Washington has seen since 1933. Bryce Harper and friends hit...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 5:53 PM
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones helped James McDonald win when he didn’t have his best stuff.
McDonald may have helped himself even more.
In a tight spot in the sixth inning, he kept a cool head, striking out...