| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:58 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — This is the time of year when baseball executives sift through the discard bin, looking for useful, inexpensive pieces that add needed inventory.
They might bear down a little more than usual this week, as Ryan Vogelsong...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Why even play three more games?
It's the Giants' world, and the rest of us just eat overpriced Cioppino and get fat on Ghirardelli chocolate.
It was impressive for Barry Zito to use his 85-mph fastballs to shut down the Cardinals...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 8:59 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — This is a one-man World Series.
The most valuable players in waiting, Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey, are here. So is Prince Fielder, the only one of baseball's $200-million men still in uniform this season. So is Matt Cain, who...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 8:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Bruce Bochy could have been an extra for the movie "Lincoln'' with little more than a change of wardrobe. He has the craggy, dark features and straight, slow-talking style of the 1860s.
His job in the Old West, suggests one...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:19 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Twenty-seven seasons after their first game together, Jim Leyland was in the dugout, Gene Lamont the third base coach's box.
Like spouses who gravitate to the far side of the house.
But the two baseball men had cause to talk...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 6:05 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera had his chance with the bases loaded. Instead, he ended up standing alone near third base with his hands on his hips.
Another frustrating moment for the Tigers in a World Series filled with them.
| Oct 28, 2012
| 11:36 PM
The 2012 World Series came down Sunday night to a one-run extra-innings lead being held by Brawley native Sergio Romo and Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera.
Cabrera batted .330 on the regular season, but it didn't phase the San Francisco Giants' closer....
| Oct 29, 2012
| 3:44 PM
DETROIT — New on the job and with a potential playoff team on his hands, Brian Sabean went out to find as much pitching as he could. He targeted the team that had the most to give, and shocked the baseball world by landing Roberto Hernandez,...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 4:14 PM
1. Rangers (1): Clinging to top spot a week ago, the Rangers added Roy Oswalt and played well in going 5-1 against the lowly Padres and Rockies. Could Yu Darvish share the All-Star clubhouse with Chicago car dealer C.J. Wilson?
2. Yankees (2): Boone...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 1:05 AM
1987 -- Steve Markley pitched a two-hitter to lead Bielke Construction to a 13-3 victory over Selby in the first game of an amateur baseball doubleheader. John Zulk and Shaun Wanner had extra-base hits as Bielke won the nightcap 18-5.
1992 -- Justin...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 10:25 PM
7 a.m. Tennis: Wimbledon (primarily women’s quarterfinals on Court 1).--ESPN2
8 a.m. Tennis: Wimbledon (primarily women’s quarterfinals on Centre Court).--ESPN
8 a.m. Cycling: Tour de France stage 3 (Orchies to Boulogne-sur-Mer).--NBC...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:27 PM
All-Star shortstop Ian Desmond hit his 14th home run, and the Washington Nationals became the latest team to beat up on Tim Lincecum, pounding the struggling right-hander hard early and often Tuesday night in a 9-3 victory.
The opener of the three-game...