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It’s one thing to play an extra-inning game, but it’s quite a different animal to play two games in one

Major League Baseball experienced two 19-inning games within 24 hours over the weekend, giving fans who were willing to stick it out an extra bang for their buck. The Los Angeles Angels beat Boston 5-4 on Saturday night in Anaheim, followed by host Toronto’s 6-5 victory over Detroit on Sunday. The last time that there […]

Go West

SAN DIEGO – Pressure is what you make of it, but there is no doubt that it can weaken or strengthen an individual. For the San Diego Padres’ Ian Kennedy, it taught the 29-year-old right-handed pitcher from Orange County, who is 8-10 with a 3.51 earned-run average, 155 strikeouts and 50 walks, there’s always greener […]

Blue Still Sharp

Clayton Kershaw allowed one earned run in the first inning, but none over the next seven as the Dodgers (67-52) avoided a sweep by Milwaukee this past weekend at Miller Park. The Dodgers’ 5-1 win on Sunday pushed them in front of San Francisco by four and a half games in the National League West, […]


When it comes to an individual honor, getting elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, is the ultimate. This past weekend, pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, first baseman/designated hitter Frank Thomas, managers Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre, along with The New Yorker’s Roger Angell, were […]

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 […]