Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?
Mariano Rivera reported for work an inning early, and walked off to a fitting tribute.
The All-Star game used to be can’t-miss television.
With the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?
Enough of this two leagues with different rules nonsense.
The Orioles squeezed out a 3-2 victory Monday night to even their AL division series at one game apiece.
Here’s a breakdown of each contending American League ball club’s record against other playoff contenders.
Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera keyed a five-run blitz against Justin Verlander in the first inning Tuesday night, and the National League romped to an 8-0 win over the American League and its third straight All-Star game victory.
Third baseman Kevin Youkilis’ stellar performance during the recent White Sox homestand earned him honors as the American League Player of the week.
Left-hander Chris Sale, first baseman Paul Konerko and designated hitter Adam Dunn were named Sunday to the American League All-Star team.
While interleague games don’t have the novelty aspect they once did, the competition between the two leagues still has a lot of significance.
Jack Peavy was named American League pitcher of the month for the month of April.
Konerko was named the American League player of the week after hitting .435 (10-23) with three doubles, three home runs and four RBI in six games to win the award for the fifth time in his career.
Two days after throwing the 21st perfect game in Major League Baseball history, White Sox pitcher Philip Humber was named American League Player of the Week.
Commissioner Bud Selig said owners approved two additional wild-card teams for the postseason, meaning 10 of the 30 teams make the playoffs.
Every so often, a party goes off without a hitch and everyone has a great time. Such was the case of the 50th Anniversary All-Star Game played on this day in 1983.
On Tuesday night, Adam Dunn went 0-for-4 (with two strikeouts). On Monday night, he went 0-for-4 (with three strikeouts). And on Sunday afternoon, he was 0-for-3 (with two more strikeouts).
The Chicago White Sox have one of the most powerful offenses in the American League, as well as one of the best pitching staffs. But their defense has committed 13 errors on the season, and led to them losing games.
The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on a three-year, $13-million contract with free agent relief pitcher Jesse Crain.
The White Sox may have landed one of the biggest offensive players in the free-agent market. And according to Steve Stone, Adam Dunn has the ability to carry a team.