| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Oakland outfielder Yoenis Cespedes became the first non-All Star to win the home run derby on Monday night, showing baseball fans everywhere what can be accomplished with a lot of talent and hard work, plus a probably a little luck.
And a tiny bit of...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 8:22 PM
With one final power surge before the All-Star break, first baseman Chris Davis earned a place in the record book.
Davis hit his 37th home run to tie the American League record for home runs before the break, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:19 PM
The great thing about baseball is that it's a mass of imponderables. How can Josh Hamilton be paid $17 million this year and hit .223? Why is a team with a $216-million payroll sitting nearly last in its division? (I'm looking at you, Dodgers.)
| Jul 4, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Washington Nationals Manager Davey Johnson has gone somewhere that not even the Angels' Mike Scioscia or Dodgers' Don Mattingly have dared to go: the Ouija board.
Before the start of an Independance Day game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Washington,...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 4:09 PM
"He had his inner Batman out today."
—Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, after the no-hitter thrown Tuesday by teammate Homer Bailey, on the pitcher's resemblance to "Batman" actor Christian Bale.
"I don't know. Because I'm...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper started in left field and batted second Tuesday night as he began his minor league rehabilitation assignment with Class-A Potomac (Md.).
Harper, the National League rookie of the year last season, hasn't...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:59 PM
The Colorado Rockies placed Troy Tulowitzki on the disabled list Friday, and the star shortstop could sit out up to six weeks because of a broken rib.
An MRI taken Thursday night revealed a right rib fracture, the team reported. Tulowitzki was injured...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 11:20 PM
It was two hours before the first pitch Thursday, and the Dodger Stadium tour guide was ushering a dozen fans from the seats behind home plate when one of them stopped.
"Wait a minute," he said. "Puig is hitting."
"But…," said the tour guide....
| May 28, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Dr. Lewis Yocum, the longtime Angels team physician and nationally renowned orthopedic surgeon who saved or extended the careers of hundreds of major league baseball players, died Saturday after quietly battling liver cancer. He was 65.
Yocum, who was...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:54 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Sometime this baseball season, ideally at Angel Stadium, Chad Cordero hopes to jog out of the bullpen to the pitching mound.
There will be a couple of thousand people in the stands who will take note of the moment, who will know....
| Jun 6, 2013
| 3:48 PM
A year ago, high school teammates Max Fried and Lucas Giolito from Studio City Harvard-Westlake had plenty to celebrate on the opening day of the MLB amateur draft.
Fried, a left-handed pitcher, went No. 7 to the San Diego Padres. Giolito, a right-...