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The Baltimore Orioles are riding high, leading the American League East, and leading all major league teams with three players who were elected to this year’s All-Star Game

Nelson Cruz, a designated hitter who began this week tied for the major league lead in home runs with 27, was voted in as a starter along with catcher Matt Wieters and center fielder Adam Jones. Wieters will not play because he is out for the season following Tommy John surgery. Also starting for the […]

Buster

Buster Posey’s offensive numbers at roughly the midway point of the season include nine home runs, 15 doubles, 33 runs scored, 41 runs batted in with a .286 batting average, and are good enough to have earned him a spot on the National League All-Star team. He wasn’t picked, but the 2010 Rookie of the […]

Blue’s Soaring

A five-run fifth inning propelled the Dodgers (51-40) past Colorado, 8-2, at Coors Field this past Sunday as Josh Beckett (6-5) went five scoreless innings with three hits. Adrian Gonzalez (three hits with a run) had a two-run single that scored Beckett (double) and Dee Gordon (two hits with a run), while Matt Kemp (four […]

Clayton Kershaw has had an amazing month, and that’s not just because he threw a no-hitter on June 18th against Colorado

The Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander went 6-0 in six starts in June with an 0.82 ERA. Kershaw (9-2, 2.04 season ERA) pitched 44 innings in beating the Rockies twice, the Chicago White Sox, Arizona, Kansas City and St. Louis. He allowed 26 hits, four runs and four walks while striking out 61 batters. The last […]

Gonzo

Some players, like Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, the Angels’ Mike Trout, Baltimore’s Nelson Cruz, Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt, Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton, Boston’s David Ortiz, Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard, and Texas’ Prince Fielder, who is out for the season, make a big splash because they take huge swings and aim for the fences. Then there […]

Dodgers Rebound

On June 9th, the Dodgers (47-37) were nine and a half games behind first-place San Francisco in the National League West, but are even with the Giants after going 14-6 since including taking three of four games this past weekend from visiting St. Louis. Clayton Kershaw (9-2) was clutch over seven innings, striking out 13, […]

Tony G.

Tony Gwynn was more than the incredible numbers he produced on the baseball diamond from 1982 until 2001. Blessed with extraordinary hand-eye coordination, Gwynn finished with 3,141 hits, 543 doubles, 85 triples, 135 homers, 1,138 runs batted in, and 1,383 runs scored. Gwynn, who passed away this past week at the age of 54, was […]

Blue’s Hot

Nothing the surging Dodgers (42-35) did this past week overshadowed Clayton Kershaw’s first-ever no-hitter against Colorado on Wednesday at the Stadium. Kershaw, a two-time Cy Young winner, struck out 15, walked none in the 8-0 masterpiece, and allowed Corey Dickerson to reach on shortstop Hanley Ramirez’s two-base throwing error to lead off the seventh inning. […]

Masahiro Tanaka just keeps on winning

He struck out 11 Seattle Mariners batters and pitched a complete game in the New York Yankees 4-2 win last Wednesday night to become the second pitcher in the major leagues to reach 10 wins this season. Tanaka, the Japanese pitcher the Yankees signed in the off-season, has won four straight starts. He came into […]

Fifth

Watching San Antonio take apart Miami in five games was a statement in how to play team basketball. Last Sunday’s 104-87 blitz of the Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the AT&T Center started slowly for the Spurs, but over the last three quarters saw the hosts dismantle the back-to-back champions. San […]