| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
[Back for its second year, "Down the Stretch" is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming night for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.]
About last night
Orioles bounce back to take...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:32 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kansas City’s James Shields is accustomed to pitching in close games this season.
He kept his team in the game until the Royals were able to break through late.
Shields was sharp for 7-1/3 innings, Alex Gordon had three RBIs,...
| Aug 20, 2013
1. Dodgers (2): They were 30-42 on June 21. Do the math. Hanley Ramirez, Yasiel Puig and the big-money lineup tend to get the attention, but they're winning mostly with pitching, holding opponents to 2.9 runs per game since the All-Star break.
| Aug 18, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Actual conversation after joining my 11 year old daughter for breakfast yesterday:
“Are you actually eating pretzels and crème cheese---that’s not very nutritious?"
“Yeah”, she replied, “but I am drinking water”....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:17 PM
The Kansas City Royals have placed infielder Chris Getz on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee.
The move was announced Thursday but is retroactive to Sunday. Getz is hitting .209 with one home run and 14 RBIs this season.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 10:48 PM
MINNEAPOLIS --For the first time in 10 years, the Kansas City Royals will start August with a real hope of staying in the playoff race.
They are clearly enjoying the ride, no matter where it will finish.
Alex Gordon hit a two-out triple in the...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:54 PM
As Alex Rodriguez combusts in a fiery ball of bad feelings, the Yankees have turned to Alfonso Soriano to save their season.
You can't make this stuff up.
Amazingly, perhaps sickeningly if you have that old-fashioned anti-Yankees bias, there's a...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The Royals hit the All-Star break showing some cracks.
Kansas City staggered into baseball's unofficial midpoint Sunday with a 6-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians, who swept the three-game series and pushed the third-place Royals eight games out of first...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:46 PM
The Kansas City Royals are making a switch in their rotation, moving Bruce Chen into a starting role and shifting Luis Mendoza to the bullpen.
Manager Ned Yost said Monday before the Royals faced the Yankees that this was the plan all along if Mendoza...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:59 PM
Terry Francona was run out of Philadelphia before he became an overnight success in Boston. Bobby Cox, who soon will be on his way to the Hall of Fame as a manager, ran up a 262-323 record in his first stint as Braves manager.
Clint Hurdle, the...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:39 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Gibson wasn’t dominant in his first major league start, but he still pitched well enough to make a bit of Minnesota Twins history and give the team a reason to be optimistic about the future of its pitching staff.