| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:10 PM
1. Tigers: Forget the concern at closer. They were loaded last year, and they're a lot better with Victor Martinez, Torii Hunter and a full year of Anibal Sanchez.
2. Dodgers: Hanley Ramirez's injury could slow them out of the gate, but they're deep and...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Despite ranking among the Pacific Coast League's leading hitters for most of the season, Matt McBride was overlooked when the league's roster for Wednesday's Triple-A All-Star game was announced two weeks ago. However, given a second chance, the PCL didn'...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Soccer--Women's National Teams, exhibition, United States vs. Brazil, 6 a.m. (ESPN2); UEFA Champions League, Marseille at Bayern Munich, 1:30 p.m. (FXSP)
NHL Hockey--Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN); Minnesota Wild...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Rick Hahn and Dayton Moore know one of the biggest realities of baseball and wasted no time acting upon it.
If you're going to go to the playoffs, you better have a strong starting rotation.
Last year, eight of the 10 postseason teams were in the...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 7:48 PM
1. Rangers (1): It looks like they have enough cushion to hold off the A's and clinch early enough to get their rotation lined up for a long October run. Geovany Soto could wind up playing in the World Series.
2. Nationals (2): Gio Gonzalez heads into...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 7:48 PM
The versatility that Matt McBride hopes him in a Major League uniform in the not-to-distant future kept him on the bench for most of the Triple-A All-Star game.
Since the Liberty High grad was drafted out of Lehigh University as a catcher, Pacific...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Samuel Deduno pitched seven strong innings for his second major league win and Josh Willingham hit his 27th homer of the season, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 12-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
Deduno (2-0) allowed two hits and...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 2:39 AM
Ned Yost certainly loved the fight that the Kansas City Royals showed Saturday night.
If only they could have managed one more run.
After watching the Royals rally from a seven-run deficit to force extra innings, the Indians' Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-run...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:15 PM
Billy Butler hit two of Kansas City's four home runs to help the Royals snap a 12-game losing streak by beating the Cleveland Indians 8-2 Wednesday night.
Butler's two-run blast off Ubaldo Jimenez (2-1) put the Royals ahead in the first. He added a...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:56 PM
One thing to keep in mind about baseball: It's all good.
Big-league baseball. Minor-league baseball. College baseball. Pony League baseball. Even, gasp, international baseball.
While many North American fans dismiss the World Baseball Classic —...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 2:02 PM
No. 19 Colorado Rockies: 12th in a series counting down to spring training: Next: Royals
Like Cowboys and Indians in the front yard, baseball is a kid's game. But sometimes, once every million or so encounters, that's not a cap gun the batter has in...
| 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...