| Jul 14, 2013
| 7:23 PM
SEATTLE — With a five-hour flight to New York on Sunday night, the All-Star game-related media session, workout day and home run derby Monday, the game in Citi Field on Tuesday night and another cross-country flight to Southern California on...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:08 PM
NEW YORK — Barry Bonds was here.
His is the name that evokes all that went right, and so very wrong, for baseball during the steroid era. His spirit was here Monday, the day before the All-Star game, when baseball's premier slugger declared Bonds'...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:06 PM
NEW YORK — For the pride of Cuba, and for the excitement of America, this is the home run derby we would like to see: Yoenis Cespedes versus Yasiel Puig.
Cespedes won the All-Star game home run derby Monday, beating Bryce Harper in the final...
| 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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Matt Harvey has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, an injury the New York Mets' young ace hopes will not require surgery.
Harvey and General manager Sandy Alderson both say they we're shocked when they were given the results of the MRI...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:08 PM
With apologies to Cincinnati, the Dodgers are beginning to resemble a big blue machine.
The Dodgers might not have the top-to-bottom firepower of the 1970s Reds, but the Dodgers' winning ways are becoming so consistent they're starting to have a...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Matt Harvey has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, a potentially devastating injury for the pitcher who had given the foundering New York Mets reason to be hopeful about their future.
For now, the 24-year-old Harvey and the Mets hope that...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Pitching wins. Especially in the playoffs.
That's one of those baseball adages, like the infield fly rule, that everyone simply accepts but no one has really proved.
"There's no question pitching's at a premium because every team in the postseason has...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:55 PM
Statistics through Friday’s games. Last week’s rankings in parentheses:
IN A GOLDEN STATE
1. BOSTON Oregon trail: Injured OSU product Ellsbury leads baseball with 52 steals (3)
2. DODGERS Gold rush: Free-spending owners have mined a...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 8:24 PM
It was the kind of hot summer day when you could close your eyes and let your mind drift onto a sea of pleasant thoughts. The Dodgers could be in first place at the All-Star break. Yasiel Puig could be the most valuable player of the National League....
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:12 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Reinstated from the disabled list, Carl Crawford was faced with a new reality Friday. For a day, if not more, he was starting the game on the bench.
Crawford was arguably the Dodgers' best offensive player when he went down with...