| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:25 PM
1. Red Sox (3): Return of Clay Buchholz looks like best pitching addition any team has made. But the biggest reason to like the Red Sox is the lineup that combines brains and brawn.
2. A's (7): This year, they're not flying under the radar as the...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 7:41 PM
PHILADELPHIA -- While the Braves will be heading to the National League playoffs this fall, the Phillies will be going home with their first losing record since 2002.
But the Phillies, despite a roster heavy on players that spent at least part of the...
| Sep 4, 2013
Perry Hill, the Marlins' longtime first-base coach, may have become the first man in uniform to compliment the visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field. He was happy to find that a small video room was added since his last visit, taking the monitors out of the...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Julio Teheran's ability to work through trouble impressed manager Fredi Gonzalez, who said it's more proof of the young right-hander's added maturity in his breakout season.
Teheran made it through six scoreless innings and a tired Atlanta bullpen held...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:14 PM
Hit by a pitch two innings after homering, Bryce Harper jawed and pointed at Atlanta’s Julio Teheran, and the dugouts and bullpens emptied, but the only haymakers thrown during the NL East-leading Braves’ 2-1 victory over the Nationals on...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:17 AM
Jose Iglesias and a fresh band of Texas Rangers now have All-Star spikes to fill.
The playoff races took a twist Monday when Detroit shortstop Jhonny Peralta and Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz were suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball in the...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Justin Upton led off the eighth inning with a tiebreaking homer, and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves extended their winning streak to a season-high 11 games by beating the fading Washington Nationals 3-2 Monday night.
Freddie Freeman drove in Atlanta'...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 1:39 PM
You don't win the MVP award in May and June.
Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown last year but didn't edge past Mike Trout for the MVP until September, when he carried the Tigers into the playoffs while Trout's Angels slid to the sidelines. The last...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 5:22 PM
How To Ruin A Franchise, Step 41: Write a full-page letter in the newspapers blaming the media, attendance, general ignorance – anyone but yourself! – for your decaying franchise a year after a publicly-funded stadium was built.
| Jun 1, 2013
| 8:16 PM
B.J. Upton returned to the lineup and had two hits, including a game-ending single in the 10th inning that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.
Upton, hitting only .145 at the start of the game, had been...
| May 25, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Zach McAllister didn't appear out of nowhere for the Indians last September at U.S. Cellular Field. He was making his 25th big-league start, but he looked too good to have a 4.56 ERA.
Turns out the six strong innings McAllister threw against the White...