| Jun 15, 2012
| 1:05 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - Joe Blanton pitched his second complete game of the season and Jim Thome homered for the second day in a row to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Blanton (6-6) gave up seven hits and...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 6:32 PM
Jim Thome knows the routine. Hit a game-ending homer, circle the bases, get mobbed by teammates.
It never gets old.
Thome hit a pinch home run leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 on...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 9:23 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Needing just a sacrifice bunt or a sacrifice fly, the Pittsburgh Pirates failed to execute the fundamentals.
Ty Wigginton and Carlos Ruiz homered to back Vance Worley and the Philadelphia Phillies held on for a 5-4 victory...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 4:47 PM
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.
Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) starting pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers: Just in case anyone is wondering, Estrada feels just fine.
The Glendale Community College product...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 10:26 AM
It was a sight to warm any Baltimore baseball fan's heart: In the top of the eighth inning of the All-Star Gameon Tuesday, with the eyes of the sports world fixed on Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, fully one-third of the players on the field were...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 7:39 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. —Ruben Amaro Jr.'s checklist is probably almost illegible at this point. Too many to-do's crossed off.
"We had the closer [Jonathan Papelbon] and the shortstop [Jimmy Rollins] to take care of, and we think we did that," Amaro...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 7:37 PM
PHILADELPHIA — With a disabled list that has been overflowing with Phillies most of the season, the last thing you wanted was for Carlos Ruiz and Placido Polanco to join the list of visitors.
Ruiz was among the league's top hitters when he went...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 7:44 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Jimmy Rollins started winning rallies in Games 3 and 4 of the 2009 National League Division Series with singles against Colorado closer Huston Street.
He hammered a two-run double to win Game 4 of the National League Championship...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the other day he was hoping the trip to Philadelphia would help his team with the long ball since Citizens Bank Park is a notorious bandbox.
But, as luck would have it, a stuff wind was blowing in from left field, making it...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 9:24 PM
The Phillies acquired infielder/outfielder Ty Wigginton and cash from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later or cash, General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced today. The trade likely means the Phillies won't be acquiring Michael....
| Apr 18, 2010
| 7:21 PM
I turned on the game and saw players lining up and smiling and fist-bumping each other.
I saw the manager beaming and congratulating his coaches.
Naturally, I thought: Wrong game. I'm looking for the Orioles.
But these were the Orioles, believe it or...