September 2, 2007 |
ST. LOUIS -- Rick Ankiel drove in three runs a day after hitting his first grand slam, and Yadier Molina had three runs batted in and homered for the second consecutive game in the St. Louis Cardinals' 11-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night. Jim Edmonds gave the Cardinals a trio of three-RBI players, and his two-run double against rookie Phil Dumatrait (0-3) was the go-ahead hit in a four-run fifth inning that put the Cardinals ahead, 5-2.
July 3, 2013 |
First baseman Mark Trumbo's superb backhand, diving stop of David Freese's one-hop smash with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning Tuesday night was not only a game saver but a possible perception changer. Trumbo, who scrambled to his feet and fired to second base to start an inning-ending double play in the Angels' 5-1 victory over the Cardinals, has always been known more for his power -- he leads the Angels with 18 home runs -- than his defense at first base and in the outfield.
July 11, 2013 |
Dodger outfielder Yasiel Puig is just 35 games into this major league career and he's already been named the National League's Player of the Month honors and been nominated for the All-Star team. Now comes another honor. According to figures released by MLB.com, Puig's No. 66 jersey is among the 10 bestsellers in baseball, outdrawing the last two American League MVPs -- Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera -- as well as teammates Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw and Boston's Dustin Pedroia.
October 1, 2012 |
Mike Trout and Matt Kemp wear two of the most popular jerseys in Major League Baseball, based on sales since the All-Star break. Trout, the Angels' rookie sensation, ranks fifth on the list of jersey sales announced Monday by MLB. The four most popular jerseys, in order, are those worn by Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers, Ichiro Suzuki of the Yankees and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals. Matt Kemp, the Dodgers' center fielder and runner-up in last year's National League MVP voting, ranks 11th.
August 17, 2012 |
In a quick vote Thursday, Major League Baseball owners approved the sale of the Padres to a group that includes Kevin and Brian O'Malley , sons of former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley . Commissioner Bud Selig announced the endorsement after the end of the owners meetings in Denver. Under the deal, the group will buy the franchise from owner John Moores for about $800 million. The sale will close by Aug. 31. Ron Fowler , a businessman in San Diego, will become the executive chairman.
October 18, 2013 |
Hanley Ramirez is not in the starting lineup for the Dodgers, who face elimination in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Friday. Ramirez, who suffered a fractured rib when he was hit by a pitch in Game 1, is batting .167 in the NLCS, with five strikeouts in 12 at-bats. Nick Punto, who replaced Ramirez on defense in each of the past two games, will start at shortstop on Friday. Punto also replaced Ramirez for Game 2 and had one hit in three at-bats against Michael Wacha, who starts Game 6 for the Cardinals.
September 26, 2013 |
Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig, who did not start the season in the major leagues, was one of the three most popular players in the second half of the season. That ranking, based on jersey sales at mlb.com, was released by Major League Baseball on Thursday. Mariano Rivera, the retiring star closer of the New York Yankees, sat atop the list followed by New York Mets rookie pitcher Matt Harvey, who started the All-Star Game for the National League. Puig ranked third, with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw sixth and rookie pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu 17th.
October 2, 2013 |
SCHEDULE Game 1: Thursday, 2 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J. Burnett, 10-11, 3.30) at St. Louis (Adam Wainwright, 19-9, 2.94) Game 2: Friday, 10 a.m. Pittsburgh (Gerrit Cole, 10-7, 3.22) at St. Louis (Lance Lynn, 15-10, 3.97) Game 3: Sunday, TBA St. Louis (Joe Kelly, 10-5, 2.69) at Pittsburgh (Francisco Liriano, 16-8, 3.02¿ Game 4: Monday, TBA* St. Louis (TBA) at Pittsburgh (TBA) Game 5: Wednesday, TBA* Pittsburgh (TBA) at St. Louis (TBA)