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Crew’s In First

When the Dodgers face San Francisco, it’s usually a big series. This past weekend’s three-game sweep at AT&T Park was, and it saw the Blue Crew (59-47) leap back atop the National League West by one and a half games. Pitching has been a strength, and Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-5) added to this notion after Sunday’s […]

Sonny Gray enjoys a big lead. The Oakland pitcher won his fifth straight decision on Sunday as the Athletics rolled to a 10-2 victory over Baltimore

Oakland led 7-1 after five innings and added three more runs before Gray left with two outs in the seventh. “As the game went on and we were able to put some runs together, it was really big because then I could just take a deep breath and really start attacking the guys, and throwing […]

King Felix

Most of the time when Seattle Mariners’ ace Felix Hernandez strides from the dugout to the mound to begin an inning, the hitters are in a world of trouble. “King Felix,’’ as the Venezuelan right-hander is called, and the American League starting pitcher in the recently held All-Star Game claimed by the Junior Circuit, 5-3, […]

Blue Avoids Sweep

This isn’t exactly how the Dodgers (55-45) envisioned starting the second half, but at least they weren’t swept by St. Louis at Busch Stadium this past weekend. With the Miami Marlins’ 3-2 win over San Francisco, the Blue Crew and Giants both sit atop the National League West tied for first place. The Dodgers salvaged […]

One of baseball’s best stories of 2014 is the resurgence of Justin Morneau

Morneau, who was the American League’s MVP Award winner in 2006 with the Minnesota Twins, experienced a career-changing event prior to the All-Star break in 2010. He took a knee in the head from Toronto Blue Jays infielder John McDonald while sliding on a double-play grounder. Morneau suffered a concussion, and the symptoms lasted for […]

Body Blows

Saul “Canelo’’ Alvarez knew all along that his non-title light-middleweight bout with Erislandy Lara at the MGM Grand Garden Arena last Saturday evening wasn’t going to be easy. It wasn’t and after nearly three rounds, Alvarez became frustrated because he was tagged multiple times with stiff jabs by Lara, but across the last nine rounds […]

Dodgers Atop West

It took some time before the Dodgers (54-43) hit their stride as they fell behind by nine and a half games, but after taking three of four from visiting San Diego this past week, the Blue Crew own the best record in the National League and are one game in front of San Francisco in […]

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 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 […]