| Jul 27, 2013
| 7:38 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Consider the dilemma faced by Seattle Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik as Wednesday's nonwaiver trade deadline approaches.
The Mariners have virtually no shot at making the playoffs. So if Zduriencik decides to sell,...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:18 PM
The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets on Tuesday, hoping the veterans can bolster a struggling offense as the franchise vies for its first playoff berth in 21 years.
The Pirates, who began...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford uses just any old bat when he faces Mariano Rivera. The more rickety and age-worn, the better.
He knows there's a good chance his bat — and his at-bat — will be doomed by what many consider the most...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Josh Hamilton admits his confidence has wavered during a brutal season in which the five-time All-Star and 2010 American League most valuable player is batting .213 with 10 home runs, 24 runs batted in and 73 strikeouts for the Angels, numbers that are...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 8:15 PM
Let’s face it, they’d been picking on the weak. The Dodgers have been doing it impressively, perhaps, but it was still kicking sand at the 98-pound weaklings.
That the Dodgers were hot was undeniable, but mostly they’d been beating...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:35 PM
It seems the only thing Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig hasn’t been able to do in the last month is earn a spot in the All-Star game. Fans voted Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman into the final National League spot in the Tuesday game...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:19 PM
All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is close to a contract that could keep him with the Boston Red Sox for his entire career.
A person with knowledge of the talks said Tuesday that Pedroia is in the process of agreeing to a deal adding $100 million...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:22 PM
If the Angels don’t act soon Joe Blanton (2-13) might not just end up the major league’s first 20-game loser since 2003.
He could end up the worst 20-game loser of all time.
And with that Blanton would bring ignominy to a fraternity that...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Major League Baseball is likely to announce Monday a suspension of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez through the end of the 2014 season for using banned performance-enhancing drugs.
The discipline, however, might not keep baseball's active home...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:52 PM
NEW YORK — He stood alone, atop the mound, atop a city, atop his profession.
The fans gave him a standing ovation. So did the players, on both teams, from the top step of each dugout. Mariano Rivera touched his cap to his heart, waved it at the...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:49 PM
New York Yankee closer Mariano Rivera's last All-Star game appearance may have been bad news for the National League, but it did little to boost ratings for the midsummer classic. The 84th All-Star contest -- won by the American League -- drew an...