| Jul 9, 2012
| 3:17 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- American League manager Ron Washington selected Justin Verlander as his starting pitcher and veteran Derek Jeter as his leadoff batter for Tuesday’s All-Star game.
NL manager Tony La Russa chose the Giants' Matt Cain over the...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Talking baseball while wondering how Tom Thibodeau is going to survive until Derrick Rose returns:
1. To say that Marvin Miller was as tough as nails is to compliment the strength of nails. Miller has passed away at the age of 95, and somewhere there...
| Oct 7, 2012
At the risk of messing with the sabermetric lobby, Mike Trout wasn't the biggest difference-maker in baseball this season.
No, this is not just another plug for Miguel Cabrera and calculations you can do in your head. It's actually an endorsement for...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:18 PM
Life's cruel, sometimes.
A year ago, the Cardinals and Rangers were atop the baseball world. They rode their talent and ability to deliver in the clutch all the way to the World Series. Now they're fighting for their lives in a new form of torture,...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:50 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Chris Davis was on the roster of two Texas Rangers teams that eventually went to the World Series.
He didn't make the postseason cut in 2010 and was traded to the Orioles halfway through 2011.
On Friday, he'll play the first big...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:01 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas – The Rangers have had success against left-hander Joe Saunders -- the Orioles' starter in tonight's AL wild-card game -- but Texas manager Ron Washington said Saunders is a much different pitcher that he one his team saw often in...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 1:59 PM
Though the Nationals enjoyed a soft schedule to start the season, with 10 of the first 14 against the Cubs, Mets and Astros, their pitching — especially their starting pitching — has been impressive. The Nationals went into the weekend with...
| May 8, 2012
| 8:42 PM
There are few times when a visiting player comes to Camden Yards and puts on such a spectacular show that he turns the fans in his favor.
But Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton, the 1999 No. 1 overall pick who overcame the depths of drug and alcohol abuse...
| May 12, 2012
| 7:01 PM
You have to hand it to Josh Hamilton. While he's constantly on guard against his personal demons, he somehow still seems to be exactly what we want all athletes to be -- a big kid playing a child's game.
"Hands down, he's the best player in the...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 6:35 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — A couple of wisecracking Orioles couldn't help themselves when they watched Tommy Hunter against the dugout railing shaking hands with members of the Texas media or Chris Davis and Omar Quintanilla chatting with Rangers fans in...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Orioles won, 5-3, Tuesday night.
Chris Tillman pitched great. Nate McLouth homered. Manny Machado had a key triple. Jim Johnson picked up his 38th save. Those are the box-score highlights.
But the biggest moment of the game came in the seventh...