| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:05 PM
NEW YORK -- James Shields settled down after a rocky beginning and pitched seven outstanding innings, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 victory over the New York Yankee Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
Rookie David Lough and Billy Butler hit...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Jeremy Guthrie neatly handled a nemesis and a long rain delay to pitch into the seventh inning, Billy Butler homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 5-1 Monday night.
All-Star Alex Gordon, David Lough and Johnny Giavotella each had...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:19 AM
While Chris Davis crushed his way through an Orioles record earlier Friday night with his 31st home run of the season, closer Jim Johnson achieved his own milestone about 90 minutes later in the Orioles' 4-2 win over the New York Yankees.
| Jun 30, 2013
| 9:34 PM
With the eyes of the entire baseball world fixed on Camden Yards for the first time in eight years, the Orioles didn't disappoint.
Over the course of a 162-game season, some wins can get lost, but the Orioles' 4-2 victory over the Yankees on Sunday...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:24 PM
From the moment the ball made contact with Nate McLouth's bat and sailed toward the right-field foul pole of Camden Yards, McLouth's mind raced back to last October.
The Orioles left fielder couldn't help but think back to the Orioles' final game of...
| May 12, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Robinson Cano finally hit a home run at Kauffman Stadium, Vernon Wells went deep for the second straight game and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Sunday to wrap up a three-game sweep.
Hiroki Kuroda (5-2) allowed only a sacrifice...
| Apr 23, 2013
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Braves (1): They stopped scoring runs over the weekend in Pittsburgh but bought themselves time with the 13-2 start.
2. Giants (2): Tim Lincecum took a shutout into the seventh Saturday, his best start of the...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The Royals expect James Shields to be a difference maker. But were they close enough to being a playoff team before they added him?
That's the question about the deal in which the Royals sent future All-Star Wil Myers to the Rays.
It's too early to...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:46 PM
TAMPA, Fla. – One of Jake Arrieta’s goals in the early part of spring training is to pound the lower part of the strike zone with his mid-90s fastball, to tempt hitters to chop balls into the ground and let his defense make plays behind him....
| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:24 AM
Talking baseball while the Bulls keep playing tough defense:
1. One thing about guys who put together baseball teams for a living: They are open-minded in their approach to evaluating talent. They strip away reputations and examine contributions. They...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Terry Ryan has nothing against free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn. Honest.
But the general manager knows his Twins aren't going to compete again in the American League Central — Joe Mauer or no Joe Mauer — until they fix a starting rotation...