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Friday, March 20, 2015

All MLB games to start at same time on final day

Major League Baseball is tweaking this year's schedule, hoping to create a huge playoff scramble by starting all 15 games on Oct. 4 at virtually the same time.
By Ben Walker

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Dodgers' Kershaw, Angels' Trout are MVPs

NEW YORK - Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award in nearly a half-century, coasting an easy victory Thursday.
By Ben Walker

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Giants win World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Former Augusta GreenJacket Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game ...
By Ben Walker

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Royals force Game 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop as the Kansas City Royals turned bloops, bouncers and a botched grounder.
By Ben Walker

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Royals check out Giants' ballpark

SAN FRANCISCO - Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco's waterfront ballpark unique.
By Ben Walker

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Royals, Giants ready to shake off rust for shot at title

Going into Game 1 tonight at Kauff­man Stadium, both teams will deal with a familiar issue this deep in the postseason: Does an extended layoff translate into rest or rust?
By Ben Walker

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Denkinger's missed call in 1985 World Series is revisited

All these years later, umpire Don Denkinger's miss at first base remains the signature moment from the last time the World Series was in Kansas City, back in 1985.
By Ben Walker

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Oddsmaker makes Giants favorite in World Series

So how come this bunch that’s rapidly become a fan favorite all across the country isn’t the favorite against San Francisco in the World Series?
By Ben Walker

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

MLB replay begins slow stroll toward postseason

Major League Baseball said it would take a few years to get the replay system just right. Five months into the season, everyone is still learning, now that most everything except balls-and-strikes ...
By Ben Walker

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Mets rookie hurler baffles Braves

NEW YORK - Rookie Jacob deGrom struck out 11 in seven shutout innings and delivered a table-setting hit from the No. 8 spot in the batting order.
By Ben Walker

Friday, April 18, 2014

Braves hold Mets to one hit in victory

NEW YORK - Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night.
By Ben Walker

Monday, March 31, 2014

New replay system makes impact

Major League Baseball launched the expanded replay era Monday, and saw instant results - a pair of missed calls by umpires got fixed fast, without any arguments.
By Ben Walker

Friday, March 21, 2014

Replay wizards becoming key positions

Before this year, replay mainly focused on potential home-run balls. Now, most every call is subject to review, making replay wizards an important position on MLB teams.
By Ben Walker

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Wire fox terrier wins best in show at Westminster

A wire fox terrier called Sky won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night, finishing off a season in which she was ranked the nation?s No. 1 dog.
By Ben Walker

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

Protective baseball caps pitchers introduced by MLB

New protective baseball caps, which are heavier and larger than current caps, will be available to pitchers in spring training
By Ben Walker

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer win Cy Young awards

NEW YORK - Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers have won baseball's Cy Young Awards.
By Ben Walker

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Ortiz led Red Sox on, off field

David "Big Papi" Ortiz led the Red Sox on and off the field and won his third world championship in the last 10 years.
By Ben Walker

Boston's Ortiz named World Series MVP

BOSTON - Most Valuable Papi. David Ortiz walked off with the World Series MVP prize Wednesday night, capping a dominant week in which he led the Boston Red Sox over St. Louis.
By Ben Walker

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

Wacha hopes to give grounded Cardinals a lift

Rookie pitcher Michael Wacha, who is 4-0 in the postseason, will be on the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series.
By Ben Walker

Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Ex-GreenJacket comes up aces for Boston

ST. LOUIS — Former Augusta GreenJacket Jon Lester pitched the Boston Red Sox within a whisker of yet another World Series championship.
By Ben Walker
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