Ventura dazzles with his Opening Day form

Mar 28, 2015 | No Comments

Royals ace Yordano Ventura figured out he had a no-hitter going on Friday night somewhere around the fifth inning. The right-hander made it look easy with seven hitless frames in a 5-1 win over the Mariners.

QB Wilson to suit up for Rangers today

QB Wilson to suit up for Rangers today

Mar 28, 2015 | No Comments

Russell Wilson will trade his Seattle Seahawks uniform for a Texas Rangers one on Saturday, as the two-time Super Bowl quarterback is scheduled to join the club in Surprise, Ariz.

NHSI title game to be battle of California

Mar 28, 2015 | No Comments

For the third time in four years, the championship game of the USA Baseball National High School Invitational will feature two teams from California.

Dedicated to craft, Peavy evolving with age

Dedicated to craft, Peavy evolving with age

Mar 28, 2015 | No Comments

Give Jake Peavy credit for constantly trying to adjust. At 33 years old and at this point in his career, the Giants right-hander’s fastball isn’t what it used to be. But whose is at an advanced baseball age? Just ask Justin Verlander and Tim Lincecum.

MadBum builds pitch count in sharp Minor League outing

MadBum builds pitch count in sharp Minor League outing

Mar 28, 2015 | No Comments

In his penultimate Cactus League outing, Madison Bumgarner threw 92 pitches over six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out 11.

Lackey virtually ready for season after gem

Lackey virtually ready for season after gem

Mar 27, 2015 | No Comments

After using his first two spring starts to focus on specific pitches, John Lackey met with catcher Yadier Molina on Friday morning, asking him to call the game as he would in the regular season. What followed was a seven-inning performance from Lackey that the Cardinals would certainly take in such a setting.

Harvey celebrates b-day with breezy outing

Harvey celebrates b-day with breezy outing

Mar 27, 2015 | No Comments

Matt Harvey didn’t let his 26th birthday celebration linger on Friday. The Mets’ ace waited out a brief rain delay before setting a new high of 80 pitches in his 4 1/3-inning, one-run outing against the Cardinals.

Hellickson ready to go after resting arm

Mar 27, 2015 | No Comments

D-backs right-hander Jeremy Hellickson said Friday he’s feeling better after missing his last start due to a tired arm. He’ll start again Saturday against the Royals.

Regardless of role, Martinez pleased with progress

Regardless of role, Martinez pleased with progress

Mar 27, 2015 | No Comments

If Friday was indeed the final chance for Carlos Martinez to make his case to the Cardinals that he should earn the final spot in their rotation, the right-hander went out with a flourish, closing with what he considered his best outing of the spring.

Maddon relishes spot in another tough division

Maddon relishes spot in another tough division

Mar 27, 2015 | No Comments

Now that he’s moved to the Midwest, Joe Maddon knows there’s some buzz about the National League Central being the new American League East, and he can’t wait to check it out for himself. He insists he’d love nothing better than for the next five years to be regular battles between his Cubs and opponents regarded as the teams to beat in the NL.