• Colorado Springs Sky Sox shortstop Luis Sardinas armed to follow his idol's path

    by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Luis Sardinas grew up idolizing Omar Vizquel, because in Venezuela that's just what baseball players do. He left home at 14 to prepare for his pro career, because that's just what players of his caliber are expected to do. But when it came to making himself into a ballplayer who,...

  • Cards ace Wainwright on 15-day DL, could be out much longer

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Adam Wainwright was a cheerleader on the St. Louis Cardinals' 2011 World Series title team, out the entire year following reconstructive elbow surgery, suiting up and slapping fives in the dugout. The staff ace of the NL Central leaders might be reduced to that status again from an...

  • Mariners fall to Twins 4-2 on Mauer's triple in 11th

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon thought he saw strike three. Home plate umpire Sean Barber disagreed. Given another chance, the Minnesota Twins' Shane Robinson singled to lead off the third inning and scored on Joe Mauer's double. An inning later, McClendon was...

  • Angels waste Trout's 2-run HR in 11-inning loss to Rangers

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — One day after receiving his 2014 AL MVP award in a home plate ceremony, Mike Trout gave another example of why he means so much to the Los Angeles Angels with a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning against Texas Rangers reliever Anthony Bass. The Angels...

  • White Sox RHP Albers goes on DL with injury from brawl

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Albers knew something was wrong after he was involved in a benches-clearing brawl between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. A day later, it was much worse. The White Sox placed Albers on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a broken...

  • Mauer's triple in 11th lifts Twins over Mariners

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — On a day when even his outs were hit well, Joe Mauer saved his best swing for last. With two outs in the 11th inning, Mauer hit a two-run triple, lifting the Minnesota Twins over the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Sunday. The hit to the gap was out of the reach of right...

  • Martin's 11th-inning HR helps Rangers beat Angels.

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Texas Rangers were glad to see their eight-game road trip end with a victory after three straight losses, although Nick Martinez was sorry to see his dominant month of April come to an end. Leonys Martin led off the 11th inning with a homer, and the Rangers...

  • A's swept by Astros after Gattis leads rally in 9th

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics will finally get a day off — their first in more than a week and just the second of the season. With a tired bullpen and a four-game losing streak, Oakland welcomes the break. Evan Gattis hit a two-run double in the ninth inning and the AL...

  • A-Rod hits 659th homer, moves within 1 of Mays for 4th place

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez has hit his 659th home run, putting him one behind Willie Mays for fourth place on the career list. The three-time MVP connected off New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese in the first inning of the Subway Series finale Sunday night at Yankee Stadium....

  • Pirates complete 1st desert sweep with 8-0 win over D-backs

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Pittsburgh's slow start to the season is quickly fading into the rearview mirror. The Pirates can thank their starting pitchers for the turnaround. Francisco Liriano pitched effectively into the seventh inning in a combined three-hitter and the Pittsburgh Pirates...

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