Braves pick up free agent Markakis

Dec 4, 2014

Braves pick up free agent Markakis

Moving to fill an outfield void after the trade of Jason Heyward, the Atlanta Braves agreed on Wednesday to a four-year contract with free agent Nick Markakis. The Braves probably aren’t done dealing, either. The 31-year-old Markakis spent the first nine years of his ...

Mariners on verge of deal with slugger Cruz

Dec 2, 2014

Mariners on verge of deal with slugger Cruz

The Mariners are on the verge of landing the right-handed slugger they were seeking for the middle of their batting order. Free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz and Seattle are nearing agreement on a contract, two people with knowledge of the deal told AP on ...

Royals, Orioles lead way as MLB reveals Gold Glove winners

Nov 5, 2014

Royals, Orioles lead way as MLB reveals Gold Glove winners

All those snazzy plays by Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez earned them more than tips of the hat from their Kansas City teammates. The Royals trio wound up snagging Gold Gloves, too. “It was something that was pretty special to watch,” Gordon ...

Oct 14, 2014

Royals, Orioles on hold after Game 3 rained out

Game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the Royals and Baltimore Orioles was postponed Monday because of steady rain that saturated Kauffman Stadium. The game was rescheduled for Tuesday evening. Along with steady rain, wind gusts were buffeting the ballpark. The forecast ...

Royals take 2-0 lead in ALCS

Oct 12, 2014

Royals take 2-0 lead in ALCS

The Kansas City Royals prefer to simply savor their exceptional performance at Camden Yards rather than ponder the historical ramifications of where it’s gotten them. Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and Kansas ...

Royals outlast O's in opener

Oct 11, 2014

Royals outlast O's in opener

Alex Gordon had already compiled a career’s worth of playoff memories when he stepped to the plate in the 10th inning of a tie game. Given the Kansas City Royals’ success rate in extra innings this postseason, what happened next was almost inevitable. Gordon ...

Oct 10, 2014

Orioles give shortstop Hardy a three-yaer deal

J.J. Harrdy signed a $40 million, three-year contract with the Orioles on Thursday night, the eve of Baltimore’s first appearance in the AL Championship Series since 1997. The contract, which comes with an option for 2018, goes into effect after his current deal expires ...

Cruz home run helps O's sweep by Tigers

Oct 6, 2014

Cruz home run helps O's sweep by Tigers

A runaway title in a division of behemoths, then an unexpected sweep against a trio of Cy Young winners. For Nelson Cruz, Buck Showalter and this unheralded bunch from Baltimore, the question now is: What’s next? Cruz sliced a two-run homer for his latest ...

Orioles shell Scherzer, take Game 1 in ALDS

Oct 3, 2014

Orioles shell Scherzer, take Game 1 in ALDS

Max Scherzer wasn’t as sharp as usual, yet the Detroit Tigers were still just one run behind heading into the eighth inning of Game 1 in their AL Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles. That’s when things got ugly. Aided by two Detroit errors, ...

Orioles clinch AL East title

Sep 17, 2014

Orioles clinch AL East title

Champagne was spraying all around him, and Dan Duquette couldn’t help but laugh at the mayhem he helped create. The Orioles clinched their first AL East title since 1997 by beating Toronto 8-2 Tuesday night, and Duquette was right in the middle of a ...

Sep 13, 2014

MLB bans Orioles' Davis for 25 games

Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games on Friday for using amphetamines, a ban that will extend into the postseason. Baltimore started play Friday leading the AL East by 10 games with 17 left in the regular season, so the team will be ...