| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:03 AM
The San Diego Padres' struggling offense faces their second former Cy Young award winner in as many days Sunday in the rubber match against the visiting Detroit Tigers. One game after losing 6-2 to Tigers ace Justin Verlander on Saturday, the Padres...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:05 PM
CLEVELAND Zach McAllister tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings in the first game and Trevor Bauer followed his lead by limiting the San Diego Padres to an earned run and striking out a career-high eight batters in six innings in the second.
But the Indians...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 7:20 PM
SAN DIEGO There might have been no better week to illustrate Indians manager Terry Francona's personal touch than the past seven days.
At every turn, Francona was creating a special moment. Those moments touched minor-leaguers Nick Hamilton, Tony Wolters...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 12:05 AM
NL WEST (in predicted order to finish)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Last year: 92-70 (first, NL West)
New faces: 2B Alex Guerrero (Cuba), RHP Dan Haren (Nationals), RHP Chris Perez (Indians), RHP Jamey Wright (Rays), OF Mike Baxter (Mets)
Former faces: RHP...
| Mar 28, 2014
The Padres have become a chic "sleeper" pick for the 2014 season, with most analysts pointing to a promising young infield and a deep group of starting pitchers as reasons for optimism in America's Finest City.
But after posting losing records in five of...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:17 PM
Giancarlo Stanton is locked in. Certainly more than ever to open a season.
That measly 89-mph four-seamer San Diego’s Eric Stults tossed at him in the first inning Friday didn’t stand a chance, its fate sealed as soon as it left the bat....
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:57 PM
Interesting approach the Dodgers are using to get the new season underway: score early, get terrific starting pitching, hang on.
It has worked in four of their five games and might have worked in all five if Brian Wilson hadn’t come up with a...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 11:07 PM
SAN DIEGO — As Brian Wilson recounted his eighth-inning implosion Sunday, he made certain his failures wouldn't obscure something positive that came out of the Dodgers' 3-1 loss to the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.
Hyun-Jin Ryu was, in Wilson'...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 10:33 PM
Dodgers 5, Padres 4;
White Sox 5, Dodgers 4
AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon was two for three with a triple, raising his exhibition average to .282. Gordon also stole a base, making him nine for his ninth in nine on the spring on stolen-base attempts....
| Mar 15, 2014
| 4:59 PM
One inning. One measly spring inning, at that.
Still, it had the feeling of a coming-out party, of an early unveiling of something special, or something that soon will be. Possibly very soon.
Julio Urias, all 17 years of him, made his first appearance...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:31 PM
PHOENIX — Sunday was Josh Beckett Day in Dodgerland. No bobblehead dolls. Just a lot of happy people wearing blue.
Beckett was back. Sort of. Think of it in terms of Neil Armstrong on the moon, the "one small step for man" part.
When he took the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:39 PM
A Marlins official did not want to talk for this column. He considered it briefly during the Marlins' win on Thursday, but sighed dramatically. He mock-wiped his brow.
This column is about the Biogensis scandal that will cost Alex Rodriguez his legacy,...