The Early Lead: MLB


Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Alex Rodriguez suspension, PEDs: Thomas Boswell’s take

MLB certainly appears to have taken an ends-justifies-the-mean stance on their nail-him-to-the-wall hunt to get A-Rod.

By Missy Rosenberg  |  12:22 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, MLB

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Joe Nathan, Doug Fister, A.J. Pierzynski moving to new teams

Nationals, Red Sox and Tigers begin to make roster moves one month into the MLB offseason.

By Kelyn Soong  |  06:30 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Detroit Tigers deal Prince Fielder to Texas Rangers

Rangers will get Fielder and cash considerations from the Tigers for the second baseman.

By Kelyn Soong  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 10/31/2013

World Series 2013: The future of the Red Sox, Cardinals rosters

The Red Sox have more impending free agents than the younger Cardinals.

By James Wagner  |  09:11 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB Playoffs, St. Louis Cardinals, World Series

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 10/29/2013

World Series 2013: The mastery of Jon Lester

The left-hander has a career 6-4 record and 2.11 ERA in the playoffs, including a 1.56 ERA this postseason.

By James Wagner  |  09:22 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 10/28/2013

A wild World Series heads to Game 5

The World Series is certain to head back to Boston, but it’s hard to figure out anything else about it.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:30 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Red Sox vs. Cardinals could come down to the last blunder

When Cardinals rookie Kolten Wong was picked off to end Game 4, it was just the latest mistake in a World Series that could be won by the team that makes the fewest of them.

By Lacy Lusk  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/28/2013

2013 World Series Game 4: Kolten Wong apologizes

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman is goat of the game on a walk-off pickoff. Yeah, you’ve never seen that before, either.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, Kolten Wong, MLB Playoffs, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 10/27/2013

2013 World Series: A look at the Red Sox-Cardinals pitching matchups

After three games, a look back and forward at the pitching matchups.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  05:01 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, MLB Playoffs, World Series

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/27/2013

World Series 2013: The Red Sox are in serious trouble

The Cardinals have a 2-1 series lead and the Red Sox send Clay Buchholz to the mound in Game 4.

By James Wagner  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB Playoffs, St. Louis Cardinals, World Series

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 10/25/2013

World Series 2013: The Cardinals’ fire-breathing bullpen

The Cardinals’ bullpen, filled with power arms, dominated yet again in Game 2.

By James Wagner  |  09:23 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, MLB Playoffs, World Series

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 10/24/2013

World Series 2013: Previewing Wacha vs. Lackey in Game 2

By Harry Pavlidis  |  04:13 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 10/24/2013

John Lackey’s long road back to the World Series

After a tumultuous recent past, John Lackey will return to the World Series for the first time since he won Game 7 as a rookie.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:21 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs, World Series

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Jon Lester Vaseline controversy a “non-issue,” Cardinals say (video)

St. Louis lodges no complaint over whatever might have been on the glove of Red Sox starter in World Series Game 1.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:16 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, Jon Lester, MLB Playoffs

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 10/24/2013

World Series 2013: Boston holds the defensive edge over St. Louis

The Cardinals were among the worst defenders in baseball this season and their lapses appeared in Game 1.

By James Wagner  |  09:46 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 10/24/2013

2013 World Series: Umpires overrule blown call by Dana DeMuth

Replay isn’t coming to the rescue until next year, which doesn’t help in Game 1 of Red Sox-Cardinals series.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:28 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dana DeMuth, Dustin Pedroia, MLB Playoffs, Pete Kozma

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 10/23/2013

World Series 2013: Pitching preview

Breaking down the Red Sox and Cardinals pitching staffs as Game 1 approaches.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  02:28 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/23/2013

World Series: Second basemen Dustin Pedroia, Matt Carpenter help drive Red Sox, Cardinals

Boston’s Dustin Pedroia and St. Louis’s Matt Carpenter are a pair of homegrown second basemen who are key cogs in their teams’ lineups for the World Series.

By Lacy Lusk  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs, World Series

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals face off in World Series

For the first time since 1999, the two best regular-season teams in baseball will play against each other in the World Series.

By Kelyn Soong  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Wainwright, Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz, Michael Wacha, MLB, St. Louis Cardinals, tom boswell, World Series

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Boston mayor hopes Red Sox win “World Series Cup”

Thomas Menino has had an amusing malaprop for each of the city’s pro teams.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:31 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Boston Red Sox, MLB Playoffs, World Series

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 10/20/2013

Red Sox-Tigers: Miguel Cabrera and what could have been

The slugger was a shell of his superstar self in the playoffs because of injuries.

By James Wagner  |  03:26 PM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Play at the plate hits close to home for Red Sox’ David Ross, Tigers’ Alex Avila

Red Sox catcher David Ross and Tigers catcher Alex Avila have missed time with concussions. Thursday, they collided with each other.

By Lacy Lusk  |  08:59 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Dodgers vs. Cardinals: What’s wrong with a little Yasiel Puig flair?

The Dodgers rookie pimps a triple he thought was a homer and, of course, some are bristled by it.

By James Wagner  |  01:18 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Dodgers vs. Cardinals: St. Louis the model of consistency

The Cardinals have a commanding 2-0 lead on the Dodgers, and their model consistency has been on display.

By James Wagner  |  02:13 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Big Papi’s grand slam stars Torii Hunter and a Boston cop (video)

David Ortiz’s eighth-inning home run is just the beginning as Red Sox go on to tie series with Tigers.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:05 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 10/13/2013

Red Sox-Tigers: How much trouble is Boston in?

The Red Sox trail only 1-0, but with Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander looming, doesn’t it feel like more already?

By James Wagner  |  02:18 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, MLB Playoffs

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 10/12/2013

Dodgers-Cardinals play at the plate reignites replay conversation

Players on both sides of Friday’s critical play at the plate hope next year’s replay rules would not reverse the call.

By Dave Sheinin  |  04:20 PM ET, 10/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/12/2013

Don Mattingly’s gaffe hurts the Dodgers in Game 1 loss

Don Mattingly’s decision to pinch run for Adrian Gonzalez was wrong when he made it and turned into a disaster.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Los Angeles vs. St. Louis: Keeping dangerous Hanley Ramirez on the field

The Dodgers’ hot-hitting shortstop has been slowed by injuries all season, and he battles through them now in the playoffs.

By James Wagner  |  01:03 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera extinguish the A’s again

The A’s had a better regular season, but in Game 5 the Tigers had Justin Vernlander and Miguel Cabrera and the A’s did not.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:32 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Tigers vs. A’s: Justin Verlander redux?

Justin Verlander’s home park is in Detroit, but he might be more comfortable at O.co Coliseum than anywhere else.

By Barry Svrluga  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 10/10/2013

NLCS: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals, a first look

The Cardinals' victory over the Pirates sets up a matchup between two of baseball's best brands.

By Barry Svrluga  |  08:48 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 10/09/2013

The Cardinals and Pirates are here to stay

No matter which team goes home tonight, the Pirates and Cardinals both have bright futures.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:50 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay Rays, advance to ALCS

Just a year after the Red Sox finished last in the AL East, the team eliminated Tampa Bay in four games to advance to the ALCS.

By Kelyn Soong  |  12:08 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american league championship series, American League Division Series, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, MLB, oakland a's, shane victorino, Tampa Bay Rays

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Clayton Kershaw on short rest? The Dodgers made the right decision

Despite widespread criticism, the Dodgers made the right choice in starting Clayton Kershaw on three days’ rest.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:32 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clayton Kershaw, dodgers, MLB Playoffs

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Athletics vs. Tigers: Who plays for Oakland, anyway?

The lesser known Athletics, who often rely on platoons, face the Tigers in a game the East Coasters are more able to see.

By James Wagner  |  12:19 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 10/07/2013

Rays vs. Red Sox: David Price may have thrown last pitch for Tampa Bay

Economic realities may force the Tampa Bay Rays to trade ace lefty David Price this winter.

By Dave Sheinin  |  07:32 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 10/06/2013

Braves vs. Dodgers: Atlanta's dominant bullpen

The Braves have baseball's best bullpen and closer, so expect a heavy dose of them for the rest of the series.

By James Wagner  |  03:14 PM ET, 10/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 10/05/2013

Rays vs. Red Sox: Did Wil Myers change Game 1?

The ALDS opener between the Rays and Red Sox ended in a rout, but an argument could be made that it turned on one play.

By Barry Svrluga  |  01:51 PM ET, 10/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Dodgers vs. Braves: Kershaw proving (again) value of a true ace

There remains no single greater October weapon than an ace starting pitcher at the height of his powers. The Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw looked the part in Thursday night's 6-1 win over the Braves.

By Dave Sheinin  |  11:57 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Pirates vs. Cardinals: The playoff majesty of Carlos Beltran

The outfielder's playoff numbers are historic.

By James Wagner  |  08:27 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carlos Beltran, MLB Playoffs

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Braves vs. Dodgers: Atlanta is not a scary team -- just a very good one

The Atlanta Braves may be the least scary 96-win team ever.

By Dave Sheinin  |  03:49 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Tampa Bay Rays: Red Sox ready for ALDS matchup

Joe Maddon’s plucky squad comes through with yet another victory on the road.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American League Division Series, Basseball, Boston Red Sox, MLB Playoffs, Tampa Bay Rays

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Cleveland Indians host the Tampa Bay Rays in AL wild-card game

The Indians are playing their first postseason game since 2007.

By James Wagner  |  06:11 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 10/02/2013

The complex case of Marlon Byrd

The story of Pittsburgh's first playoff win in 21 years is simple, but the man who sparked it is anything but.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:37 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, baseball playoffs, Marlon Byrd, MLB Playoffs, nlds, pirates

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Pittsburgh Pirates host the Cincinnati Reds in NL wild-card game

By James Wagner  |  06:01 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Playoffs

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Bud Selig to step down as commissioner in 2015 (updated)

Official announcement is expected this afternoon.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:00 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Bud Selig, MLB

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 08/05/2013

A-Rod suspension: What happens next?

Yankees and their third baseman will focus on baseball as usual.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:43 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Dodgers, Diamondbacks brawl erupts, brings six ejections

Coaches Alan Trammel, Kirk Gibson, Don Mattingly and Mark McGwire get into it in Los Angeles.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:51 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ian Kennedy, MLB, Yasiel Puig, Zack Greinke

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 05/21/2013

Matt Kemp to donate $1,000 for every home run to Oklahoma tornado victims

Dodgers outfielder grew up in Oklahoma, was a teenager there when 1999 tornado struck.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:46 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Dodgers, Matt Kemp, MLB

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Wife throws beer in husband's face, the Cubs edition (video)

That's the thanks he gets for trying to shield her from a Travis Wood home-run ball.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:52 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Cubs, MLB, Travis Wood

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Zack Greinke to return tonight against Nationals

Dodgers' high-priced right-hander is about a month ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken collarbone.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:58 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, Washington Nationals, Zack Greinke

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Bryce Harper collision: Baseball's concussion rules in focus

Nationals, agent say outfielder has no concussion; MLB set concussion protocol two years ago.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:30 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Bryce Harper, MLB, Washington Nationals

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Tommy Lasorda doesn't seem to be a Psy fan (video)

Former Dodgers manager has a front-row seat for "Gentlemen," but probably prefers to watch Hyun-Jin Ryu perform.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:59 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hyun-Jin Ryu, MLB, Psy, Tommy Lasorda

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Neil Diamond writing song inspired by Boston Marathon bombings

Singer is expanding on the special connection he has with the city of Boston because of "Sweet Caroline."

By Cindy Boren  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Marathon, Boston Red Sox, MLB, Neil Diamond

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Jackie Robinson Day: Scenes from Red Sox-Rays game

On the 66th anniversary of his historic arrival in Major League Baseball, players across the country honor him.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:52 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jackie Robinson Day, Major League Baseball, MLB

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Dodgers, Padres have a Jackie Robinson Day rematch

Last week, Dodgers, Padres had an ugly brawl. This week, Zack Greinke and Carlos Quentin won't be around.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:41 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jackie Robinson Day, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, San Diego Padres

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Zack Greinke breaks collarbone in brawl with Carlos Quentin, Padres

Dodgers lose their $147 million pitcher; Vin Scully talks about 'fertilizer."

By Cindy Boren  |  10:05 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carlos Quentin, Matt Kemp, MLB, Zack Greinke

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Goat's head delivered to Wrigley Field

Yikes. It may or may not be related to that curse. Either way, it's weird.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Cubs, MLB, Tom Ricketts, Wrigley Field

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Robinson Cano hires Jay-Z, dumps Scott Boras

The move to new representation may bode well for his future with the Yankees.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:54 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Yankees, Robinson Cano

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Yankees' opening day: Expect an A-Rod sighting

No one has forgotten Alex Rodriguez's big contract or his disappearance in the playoffs last year.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:18 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, MLB, New York Yankees, opening day

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Tim McCarver to retire after 2013 season

Fox will find a new broadcast partner for Joe Buck.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, MLB, Tim McCarver

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Mariano Rivera to retire after 2013 season, reports say

Baseball's all-time saves leader is expected to announce Saturday that this will be his final season.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:04 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mariano Rivera, MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Yankees GM Brian Cashman breaks ankle skydiving

Injury happened in jump with Wounded Warriors Project.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Cashman, MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Elvis Andrus out with tattoo soreness, the latest weird baseball injury

Rangers shortstop can't crack the lineup when it comes to the wacky things that have sidelined players.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:43 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elvis Andrus, MLB, Texas Rangers

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Milwaukee Brewers' racing sausage is found. Whew.

Nothing more to see here. Just move along.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:36 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, Randall Simon

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Mariano Rivera isn't talking retirement -- yet

Yankees' closer, coming back after a knee sidelined him most of the 2012 season, says he'll discuss the matter soon

By Cindy Boren  |  03:08 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mariano Rivera, MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Jose Canseco has some questions about Pope Benedict XVI

Among the things the former baseball star wonders: "What all does a pope do?"

By Cindy Boren  |  03:40 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jose Canseco, MLB

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 02/11/2013

A Yankee dog heads for Westminster Kennel Club show

Team's president says his Lab is "like Derek Jeter."

By Cindy Boren  |  12:59 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Derek Jeter, MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 02/06/2013

Ryan Braun defends himself against PED suspicions again

Brewers outfielder says he only consulted Miami clinic last year, when he successfully appealed a 50-game suspension.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:53 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, Ryan Braun

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 12/26/2012

Andruw Jones arrested on domestic violence charge

Former Atlanta Braves star, wife had dispute early Christmas Day.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:56 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andruw Jones, MLB

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Ryan Freel dies in apparent suicide

Former major leaguer had had a number of concussions because of his all-out style of play.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:21 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Orioles, MLB, Ryan Freel

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 12/17/2012

R.A. Dickey, Blue Jays agree to extension; trade nearly complete

For only the fourth time, a Cy Young winner is being traded before the next season begins.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:33 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Mets, R.A. Dickey, Toronto Blue Jays

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Miami Marlins hold a fire sale, Toronto Blue Jays clean up

Jeffrey Loria pull off a blockbuster trade that guts the Marlins and beefs up the Blue Jays.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:51 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Marlins, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Tigers OF Delmon Young pleads guilty to harassment

Seven months after he allegedly attacked a group of men while yelling anti-Semetic slurs, the soon-to-be free agent outfielder was ordered to enroll in tolerance training.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Tigers, MLB

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Curt Schilling sued by Rhode Island agency over $75 million loan guarantee

Curt Schilling declared bankruptcy for his 38 Studios video game company months ago, but the state of Rhode Island will not let the former Boston Red Sox pitcher off the hook that easy.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:22 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Rafael Soriano opts out as Yankees await Mariano Rivera’s decision

New York's fill-in closer elected to hit the open market while New York awaits a decision from its 42-year-old closer.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:19 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 10/31/2012

MLB looks to protect pitchers from line drives, prompting a debate

After Brandon McCarthy, Doug Fister and Bartolo Colon were struck by line drives, the debate begins anew about protecting pitchers.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:40 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Tigers, MLB, Washington Nationals

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 10/29/2012

Giants fans fill streets to celebrate World Series win. Also, they burn stuff.

San Francisco Giants fans let loose with a fiery street party after their team's run to victory in the World Series.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:58 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Tigers, MLB, San Francisco Giants, World Series

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Tigers pitcher Doug Fister gets hit in the head and stays in the game

Detroit's starting pitcher took a line drive off the skull but miraculously avoided injury.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:24 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Tigers, MLB

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Joe Girardi: Alex Rodriguez will be Yankees’ starting 3B in 2013

Despite Alex Rodriguez's forgettable postseason, Yankees manager Joe Girardi expects him back with the team next season.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:55 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Marlins send Ozzie Guillen packing after last-place finish

The new-look Marlins waved goodbye to their fiery skipper only one year into his four-year contract.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:42 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Marlins, MLB

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Red Sox introduce John Farrell, try to forget Bobby Valentine

Boston traded for a manager who helped the Toronto Blue Jays finish four games ahead of the Red Sox this season. Now that's moving in the right direction.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:55 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Swept Yankees face big decisions with Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, Ichiro Suzuki

The Tigers swiftly swept the Yankees out of the playoffs and into an offseason full of question marks.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:36 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Albert Pujols reportedly had minor knee surgery

Angels slugger Albert Pujols reportedly underwent a minor procedure to clean out his knee.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:50 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Angels, MLB, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 10/18/2012

New York to Alex Rodriguez: Get lost

Alex Rodriguez hasn't been doing much for the New York Yankees, other than gathering headlines for failing to perform, in the playoffs.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:15 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Carlos Beltran goes down, Matt Carpenter steps up for Cardinals

Rookie reserve Matt Carpenter's two-run home run helped the Cardinals win without their best playoff hitter.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:37 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Derek Jeter will have ankle surgery, miss 4 to 5 months

The Yankees hope their veteran shortstop and captain will be back on the field for spring training.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:00 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Josh Beckett defends the ocelot

The former Red Sox pitcher spent much of the last year defending himself from criticism. Now he's defending endangered cats.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:27 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, Los Angles Dodgers, MLB

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Alex Rodriguez, Yankees are on the brink despite Kobe Bryant’s pep talk

Alex Rodriguez, Yankees are on the brink despite Kobe Bryant’s pep talk

By Matt Brooks  |  11:03 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Lakers, MLB, NBA, New York Yankees

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Derek Jeter may need ankle surgery

The Yankees' captain is done for the season with a broken ankle and they could soon be done, too.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:10 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 10/14/2012

With Derek Jeter out, Yankees look for a way “to get it done” (video)

With Derek Jeter out, Yankees look for a way, as Joe Girardi puts it, "to get it done" in the ALCS.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:49 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Joe Girardi will manage Yankees tonight despite death of his father

Joe Girardi will manage Yankees tonight despite death of his father.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:53 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Orioles, MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 10/11/2012

A-Rod sits, Raul Ibanez hits. Now what does Joe Girardi do?

Yankees Manager Joe Girardi's gutsy call makes a hero out of Raul Ibanez and a cheerleader out of Alex Rodriguez.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:43 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Orioles, MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 10/05/2012

A’s Pat Neshek joins playoff roster days after son’s death

The Oakland A's are rallying around their veteran reliever as he mourns the death of his first-born son less than 24 hours after his birth.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:55 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, Oakland A

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Brian McCann will watch Cardinals-Braves wild-card playoff game from bench

The Braves believe David Ross, and not Brian McCann, gives them the best chance to beat the Cardinals in Friday's wild-card playoff game.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Braves, MLB

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Ozzie Guillen’s days with Miami Marlins appear to be numbered

In his first season with the new-look Marlins, Ozzie Guillen's team floundered and his brash style failed to impress team executives.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:49 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Marlins, MLB

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Curt Schilling may have to sell bloody sock to cover debt

Former pitcher Curt Schilling may have to sell his famous bloody sock, an icon from the Boston Red Sox' 2004 season, to cover his debts

By Cindy Boren  |  02:48 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Bobby Valentine fired by Red Sox after tumultuous season

Bobby Valentine fired after one tumultuous season with Red Sox, whose rebuilding effort is only beginning.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Miguel Cabrera vs. Mike Trout: Will Triple Crown seal AL MVP race?

Miguel Cabrera snapped a 45-year drought between Triple Crowns, but that may not be enough to beat Mike Trout for the AL MVP.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:37 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Tigers, MLB

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Bobby Valentine questions Red Sox coaches’ loyalty as his tenure seemingly nears an end

Bobby Valentine questions coaches' loyalty as his tenure in Boston seemingly nears an end.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:32 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 10/04/2012

A’s Pat Neshek, wife mourn death of newborn son

Pitcher Pat Neshek and his wife deal with death of their newborn son as the Oakland A's prepare for the playoffs.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:50 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, Oakland Athletics

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Bobby Valentine texts while biking, crashes into ditch

Bobby Valentine's miserable 2012 was filled with painful teaching moments - including Tuesday's texting-while-biking mishap.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:58 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Adam Greenberg’s “magical” second at-bat was worth the wait

Seven years after his first major league plate appearance nearly ended his career, Adam Greenberg got his "one at-bat" on Tuesday night in Miami.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:14 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Marlins, MLB

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Will Tigers sit Miguel Cabrera with Triple Crown in sight?

Detroit's all-star third baseman is one game away from winning major league baseball's first Triple Crown in 45 years.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:45 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Tigers, MLB

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Kohl’s apologizes for displaying Nationals NL East champion shirts prematurely

A Gaithersburg department store did not mean to jinx the Nats when it rolled out division title shirts.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:24 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, Washington Nationals

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 09/27/2012

R.A. Dickey joins the 20-win club

New York's quirky knuckleballer continues to baffle hitters and break records.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:31 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Mets

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Ben Cherington, with Bobby Valentine still on the job, promises faster managerial search

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington speaks of finding a new manager...although he already has one in Bobby Valentine.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:34 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bobby Valentine, Boston Red Sox, MLB

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Marlins to give Adam Greenberg at-bat, 7 years later

Adam Greenberg's major league career began and ended on a single pitch from a Florida Marlins pitcher. Seven years late, the Miami Marlins are giving him his due.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:18 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Cubs, MLB

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Former Dodgers closer Eric Gagne alleges widespread PED use

In his new biography, the former star relief pitcher says 80 percent of his Dodgers teammates used performance-enhancing drugs during his eight years in L.A.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:52 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Kohl’s is selling Nationals “NL East Division Champions” shirts

The Nationals still own a four-game lead in the NL East race with eight games to play, but no one is popping the champagne just yet -- except Kohl's, apparently.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:42 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, Nationals

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Ichiro Suzuki is a New York Yankee. Weird.

When Seattle’s long-time right fielder stepped to home plate on Monday night at Safeco Field sporting an opponent’s uniform, the sight was nothing short of bizarre for all parties involved.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Without Joey Votto, Reds hope to remain in NL Central hunt

All-star first baseman opts for knee surgery now to be healthy for fall pennant race.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:26 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Melky Cabrera, Giants reward voters in NL all-star victory

San Francisco’s four all-star starters left their mark in the National League’s third straight Midsummer Classic win.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Did R.A. Dickey get snubbed as NL All-Star Game starter?

Matt Cain had a tremendous first half, but should Tony La Russa have given the 37-year-old knuckleballer the nod instead?

By Matt Brooks  |  11:10 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Home Run Derby: Robinson Cano feels the wrath in Kansas City, goes homerless

Much to the delight of the Kansas City fans, the defending Home Run Derby champ came up empty at Kauffman Stadium.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:20 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 06/19/2012

R.A. Dickey is one-hitting his way toward an All-Star game start

After tossing his second one-hitter in as many starts, the Mets’ knuckleballer is stating his case to start the Midsummer Classic for the National League.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:18 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Matt Cain’s perfect game is already MLB’s fifth no-hitter this year

San Francisco’s right-handed ace kept up a record pace for no-hitters in a season in the modern era.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:13 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Will Roy Oswalt give Texas Rangers and AL’s top pitching staff a boost?

If he can return to form, the three-time All-Star would make the American League’s best pitching staff even better.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:43 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Jered Weaver on injury: “It felt like somebody stabbed me in the back”

Los Angeles Angels ace has a lower-back injury and will undergo an MRI and X-rays Tuesday to determined the extent of his injury.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:16 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Barry Bonds: “I created that guy out there for entertainment only”

The Home Run King has no regrets about his checkered past, and looks forward to finding a role within the Giants organization

By Matt Brooks  |  09:50 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Aroldis Chapman, flame-throwing Reds pitcher, arrested after driving 93 mph with suspended license

Aroldis Chapman’s blistering fastball earned him a shot at the Cincinnati closer job, but his speed on the road earned him an arrest.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:57 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Four arrested in Dodger Stadium beating

Four men were arrested for allegedly beating a man in the Dodger Stadium parking lot, once again raising the issue of fan safety barely one year after the brutal beating of a Giants fan.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:18 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, Crime