| 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...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Former Sherman Oaks Notre Dame outfielder Kelly Dugan finished with 20 home runs during his minor-league season this year playing in the Philadelphia Phillies organization in Class and Double-A ball.
Dugan, who turns 23 in a couple of weeks, has been...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:54 PM
The interleague portion of the 2014 schedule will have special significance for Angels outfielder Mike Trout, who will play in Philadelphia’s Citizen’s Bank Park, which is 45 miles north of his hometown of Millville, N.J., and in Washington&...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 4:21 PM
The Dodgers' expected signing of Cuban second baseman Alexander Guerrero puts a spotlight on the most anticipated free-agent saga of the coming off-season: Whither Robinson Cano?
This saga comes with a song: "Crown," the Jay-Z song that features this...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Coco Crisp hit a three-run home run, Daric Barton and Jed Lowrie each had a solo shot and the Oakland Athletics wrapped up their second American League West title in a row even before overpowering the Minnesota Twins, 11-7, Sunday.
The A's clinched...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:45 PM
If Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford and Matt Kemp are all healthy, who would be the Dodgers' starting outfielders?
The only time Don Mattingly has had to answer the question was on July 5, the one day this season all four outfielders were...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:06 PM
The shortest route between Cuba and the United States is just 90 miles, but it can be a complicated journey for a baseball player.
Because professional sports are outlawed in communist Cuba and most business relationships between U.S. companies and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:36 PM
The Toronto Blue Jays are baseball's most disappointing team. Their general manager will return next season.
The Philadelphia Phillies doubled down on expensive contracts for older players, then produced their worst season in 13 years. Their general...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:03 PM
The authorized use of drugs to treat attention deficit disorder continues to rise among Major League Baseball players, according to statistics included in a report released Friday.
MLB players received a record 119 exemptions to use ADD drugs last...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:30 AM
ATLANTA — The Dodgers will begin the 2013 playoffs against the Atlanta Braves here Thursday, but their most difficult postseason opponent has already shown up.
It came swaggering into their clubhouse bearing sordid histories and fresh doubts. It...
| Oct 11, 2013
ST. LOUIS — One guy has the most famous beard in sports, the other guy is all scraggle and shadow.
One guy has so many colorful tattoos he pitches like a blurred painting, the other guy has never been inked.
One guy wears 00 because nobody...