ST. LOUIS -- Luke Weaver allowed one run over six innings to pick up his first major league win Friday night as the Cardinals defeated Oakland 3-1 at Busch Stadium.
Weaver, who surrendered four hits and struck out seven, ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Rarely do plans combust in such irritating fashion, as if the outcomes were scripted by a malevolent figure hoping to punish a front office for fiddling with a team's chemistry.
On Thursday, hours after the...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Maybe Matt Moore really did ignite something with his near no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Giants came home to AT&T Park Friday night and looked like a real contender, punishing the lowly ...Read more
DETROIT -- Late Friday night, after resurgent Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander dominated the Angels at Comerica Park, Mike Trout said he recalled watching Verlander blow 100-mph fastballs by him his first year in the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES--Los Angeles Rams fans attending training camp and two home exhibitions proudly donned replica jerseys and T-shirts of their favorite players.
Rookie Jared Goff's No. 16 was omnipresent, Todd Gurley's No. 30 ...Read more
MIAMI -- Welcome to the Marlins, Jeff Francoeur.
Miami's newest big leaguer scored the walk-off run in a 7-6 win against the Padres on Friday, capping a scratch-and-claw night with a scratch-and-claw rally in the teams' ...Read more
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Matt Garza punched his mitt and howled at the night sky above Miller Park. Jordy Mercer had parked a sixth-inning grand slam in the Brewers bullpen, a two-strike slider swatted ...Read more
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers served trout in the press box before Friday's game against the Los Angeles Angels and centerfielder Mike Trout.
Maybe it was a coincidence. Maybe the Tigers hoped for an omen.
Whatever the ...Read more
Flaherty's CrossingKaylin McFarren
Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother's death. While racing home, Kate's car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion ...
BOSTON -- On most nights, Bill Duplissea sits at a desk in a back room of a baseball clubhouse, his eyes on a collection of screens and monitors. Upon first glance, the setup looks sort of like a mall security guard, ...Read more
CHICAGO -- It's a play that snaps losing streaks. It's a play that helps you beat one of the best pitchers in baseball. It's a play that Shawn O'Malley has shown a knack for making this season. And it may have saved the ...Read more
Alex Wimmers retired all three hitters he faced Friday night in his Twins debut. That covers the highlights of Minnesota pitching in rowdy Rogers Centre.
The Twins, who believed a mere couple of weeks ago that their ...Read more
Dioner Navarro is going right back where he came from.
The catcher was checking text messages at his locker stall Friday a few of hours before the White Sox announced he had been traded to the Blue Jays for left-handed ...Read more
SEATTLE -- After the game, all everyone could do was laugh.
Owner Jerry Jones joked that he was going to check into a Seattle hospital for heart issues, delaying his trip back to Dallas.
Of course, this was after Jones ...Read more
Chiefs safety Eric Berry is expected to return to the team on Sunday, a source told The Kansas City Star on Friday.
Berry has skipped the last month of training camp and practice in an effort to show his displeasure that ...Read more
The Steelers are furiously rewriting contracts to create salary cap space.
Over the past few days, the Steelers created more than $5 million in room under their salary cap, according to NFL Players Association figures, by...Read more
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Falcons safety Keanu Neal, a first-round pick (17th overall) in the 2016 draft, is set to have knee surgery and will miss three to four weeks, according to the team.
Neal had an MRI on Friday, and ...Read more
DALLAS -- Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was arrested overnight in Dallas County on accusations of driving drunk, according to jail records.
He was booked into the Dallas County Jail at 5:13 a.m. Friday, ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The San Francisco Giants did not pay a small fortune for Matt Moore solely so he could beat the Los Angeles Dodgers. They saw a left-handed pitcher with the kind of emerging stuff that wouldn't be available ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The baseball splashed at the feet of San Francisco Giants outfielder Gorkys Hernandez, and the Los Angeles Dodgers dugout erupted. They would not win this baseball game, a 4-0 defeat to the Giants, but at ...Read more