July 30, 2014

MLB – 2013 World Series: Cardinals vs. Red Sox: Position-by-position breakdown


It’s hard to find a more evenly-matched position than second base, which features All-Stars Matt Carpenter of St. Louis and Dustin Pedroia of Boston. Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images (Carpenter); Elise Amendola/AP (PhatzRadio / SI Feature) — No team in baseball won as many or more games this year than the two World Series entrants, the Red [...]

MLB – ALDS: Verlander sends Tigers past A’s in Game 5 gem


Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera (24) celebrates with teammate Torii Hunter (48) after he scored a two run home run that also scored Hunter in the fourth inning of Game 5 of an American League baseball division series against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. (Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP / AP) OAKLAND, [...]

MLB – AL Roundup: Rangers snap 7-game losing streak with win over Rays


(PhatzRadio / AP) — ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus homered and drove in three runs each and the Texas Rangers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. The Rangers pulled even with the Rays at the top of the AL wild-card [...]

MLB – AL Roundup: Longoria, Price lead hot Rays past Orioles


(Tampa Bay Rays Evan Longoria is congratulated by Will Myers after hitting a solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 in Baltimore. Photo: AP) (PhatzRadio / AP) — BALTIMORE — Evan Longoria and Matt Joyce homered, David Price grinded through five challenging innings [...]

MLB – NL Roundup: Long day: Mets lose to Marlins 2-1 in 20 innings


(PhatzRadio / AP) — NEW YORK — In the longest major league game in more than three years, Adeiny Hechavarria hit an RBI single in the 20th inning and the Miami Marlins outlasted the New York Mets 2-1 on Saturday, well after Matt Harvey left with lower back tightness following another stingy start. Steve Cishek [...]

MLB – AL Roundup: Orioles lose to Yankees 6-4, skid reaches 6

Travis Hafner

(PhatzRadio / AP) — BALTIMORE — Vernon Wells doubled in the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees hit four solo homers in a 6-4 victory over the Orioles on Monday night, extending Baltimore’s losing streak to six games. New York trailed 4-3 in the ninth before Travis Hafner homered with [...]

MLB – AL Roundup: Blue Jays win but lose pitcher J.A. Happ to scary injury


(PhatzRadio / AP) — ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ was hit in the head by a line drive and taken off the field on a stretcher during Toronto’s 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. The Blue Jays said Happ was taken to Bayfront Medical Center, where he [...]

MLB – NL Roundup: Yadier Molina single helps lift Cards over Nationals, 4-2


(PhatzRadio / AP) — WASHINGTON — Yadier Molina hit a two-run single off Stephen Strasburg during St. Louis’ three-run first inning, and the Cardinals beat the Nationals 4-2 Wednesday to complete a sweep and give Washington’s All-Star ace the only four-start losing streak of his young career. Jaime Garcia (2-1) allowed a run on Bryce [...]

MLB: Lester, Red Sox shut down Yankees on opening day


NEW YORK (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. and the Red Sox were daring on the basepaths. Jon Lester and the Boston bullpen were aggressive against a barely recognizable New York Yankees ‘ lineup. The Red Sox looked as if they were in a hurry to put a dreadful 2012 season behind them. They’re off to [...]

Baseball: Dominicans beat Dutch, meet Puerto Rico in final

The Dominican Republic team celebrates after defeating the Netherlands during their semi-final World Baseball Classic game in San Francisco

(Reuters) – A salsa party was booked at the AT&T Park after the Dominican Republic beat the Netherlands 4-1 on Monday to set up an all-Caribbean clash against Puerto Rico in the final of the World Baseball Classic. “It could be Puerto Rico, it could be the Dominicans but the Classic championship will belong to [...]