| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:46 PM
ATLANTA — Right-hander Ervin Santana, supported by a string of two-out hits, won for the third time in four starts as the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Friday.
Santana (8-6) pitched six innings and allowed four runs, three...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 7:34 PM
ATLANTA -- Jimmie Rollins supplied all of the offensive support left-hander Cole Hamels needed to defeat the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
The veteran Philadelphia shortstop hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and Hamels struck out nine in...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:34 PM
NEW YORK — His numbers this season — 21 home runs, 66 RBIs entering the All-Star break — are impressive, and one can just imagine how they would look in the middle of the Phillies' oft-punchless lineup.
Some believe that were it not...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:17 PM
My friend Daryl and I have had IronPigs season tickets since the team's inception seven years ago, and we've gotten to know some of the people who sit around us very well.
But the person we talk about most often is someone who attended only one game....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:56 AM
My fellow geeks and I had our annual fantasy baseball draft Saturday.
Some of us have been at this for 27 years, and it's still one of my favorite days of the year. We use an auction format where someone throws a player's name out, we write our bids...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:29 PM
PHILADELPHIA — The loss of Emilio Bonifacio and the presence of lurking scouts will test the Cubs' focus leading up to at least the July 31 trade deadline.
And they could learn Saturday whether they could be without the services of closer Hector...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:15 PM
First baseman Ryan Howard's fourth hit of the night, an RBI single with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, snapped a tie and lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field.
The Phillies (17-18) won their...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:42 PM
KEY MOMENT: With the score tied, 2-2, in the sixth, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia gave Luis Jimenez, a .167-hitting third baseman who was recalled from triple A on Monday, the green light on a 3-and-0 pitch from Phillies ace Cliff Lee. Jimenez ripped a...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:37 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Three of the Angels' nine regulars — Josh Hamilton, Kole Calhoun and David Freese — remain on the disabled list, and two of their top hitters, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, are mired in slumps.
Leading off Wednesday...
| May 25, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Cody Asche is not in the starting lineup again Sunday after aggravating a hamstring issue. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Dom Brown left Saturday's game in the seventh inning after noticeably aggravating his back on a swing. "I think I'm alright," Brown...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:47 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The selections for the National and American leagues in the All-Star Game are 3 1/2 weeks away.
But Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is making a strong push.
Rizzo, who went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles Tuesday night...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Zack Greinke looks pretty much the same whatever the situation. Whether his team is rolling or struggling, he's unruffled, not overly concerned.
Which makes him a pretty good guy to send out to the mound when the Dodgers are scuffling. For the third...