Angels keep win streak alive

Jul 23, 2015

Angels keep win streak alive

Huston Street had to wait two weeks between his 299th and 300th saves, partly because of a minor groin injury and partly because of the All-Star break. But mostly because his Los Angeles Angels have been so good that they barely needed their closer ...

Twins stage frantic rally in ninth

Jul 11, 2015

Twins stage frantic rally in ninth

Brian Dozier lost the All-Star vote, then won the game. Dozier hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to cap a seven-run rally and give the Minnesota Twins an 8-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. After missing out ...

Royals raise record to 7-0

Apr 14, 2015

Royals raise record to 7-0

Kansas City has picked up right where it left off. Behind some torrid hitting and an impenetrable bullpen, the Royals are the only unbeaten team left in the majors. Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning and Kendrys Morales homered in a 12-3 romp ...

Santana gets 80-game ban for using steroid

Apr 4, 2015

Santana gets 80-game ban for using steroid

The Minnesota Twins spent $55 million on Ervin Santana to bring some much-needed talent and experience to their beleaguered starting rotation. Now, thanks to an 80-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance, the Twins will be without their biggest offseason acquisition for ...

Maddon aiming to get Cubs into playoffs in first season

Nov 4, 2014

Maddon aiming to get Cubs into playoffs in first season

Joe Maddon’s unusual road to the manager’s office at Wrigley Field included a job interview at an RV park in Pensacola, Florida. The first public stop was a bar across the street from the iconic ballpark, where Maddon offered to buy a beer and ...

Twins fire skipper Gardenhire after 13 seasons at helm

Sep 30, 2014

Twins fire skipper Gardenhire after 13 seasons at helm

The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday, saying it was time for a new voice after his 13-season tenure concluded with at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. The move was made with one season left on Gardenhire’s ...

Scherzer keeps focus on team, winning

Sep 26, 2014

Scherzer keeps focus on team, winning

Max Scherzer was finally willing to do a bit of scoreboard watching. For the Detroit Tigers, a fourth straight AL Central title is within reach. “I’ve said the whole time I’m not worried about what Kansas City does, and I’m focused only on what ...

Aoki sparks Royals again

Aug 28, 2014

Aoki sparks Royals again

The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night. This time, they didn’t wait until the ninth inning. Shut down most of the night by the Twins’ Phil Hughes, the Royals finally broke through with six runs in the eighth. ...

Sale maintains form in victory over Twins

Jul 27, 2014

Sale maintains form in victory over Twins

Chris Sale credits his offensive support for helping him settle into a good rhythm on the mound. It might actually be the other way around, with Sale’s dominating starts taking pressure off the Chicago White Sox hitters. Either way, it’s working. Sale tied a ...

Iwakuma handcuffs Twins

Jul 8, 2014

Iwakuma handcuffs Twins

Hisashi Iwakuma is back on track, and that should create a serious concern for the rest of the American League. Iwakuma struck out a season-high 10 in seven strong innings, Mike Zunino and Michael Saunders hit solo home runs, and the Seattle Mariners beat ...

Yanks ace Tanaka collects MLB-leading 12th victory

Jul 4, 2014

Yanks ace Tanaka collects MLB-leading 12th victory

Masahiro Tanaka got some overdue run support on Thursday to break his personal two-game losing streak, going seven innings in the New York Yankees’ 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Tanaka (12-3) allowed four runs, all earned, on nine hits at Minneapolis’ Target Field. ...