The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.
All that matters now is what happens at Kauffman Stadium, between two starting pitchers — Royals ace James Shields and the A’s Jon Lester — who were brought to their teams for this moment.
James Shields pitched two-hit ball into the ninth inning and Nori Aoki lined a run-scoring single in the third following Chase Headley’s two-base error, leading the Kansas City Royals over the New York Yankees 1-0 Friday night.
James Shields wiggled out of early trouble and got homerun help from Billy Butler and David Lough as the Kansas City Royals sent the New York Yankees to their third straight loss, 3-1 Tuesday night.
Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.
The Yankees couldn’t have asked for a softer season-ending opponent. The Red Sox are simply awful, and they have been playing out the string since early August. Last season’s fried chicken and beer collapse has never ended.
Curtis Granderson’s caught fire in his last six games and is powering the Yankees down the stretch.
Ivan Nova was strong in his return from the DL as the Yankees defeated the Rays 5-3 on Saturday.
Just because the Rays caught the Red Sox last season doesn’t mean that they will catch the Yankees this year, but Maddon has a way of getting his players to believe in themselves.
Over a month into the regular season, we break down the best pitchers in the American League
Neil Keefe has the second installment of “Thursday Thoughts” with the Yankees playing .500 baseball and the Rangers needing to win the biggest game of the season on Saturday night.
Stacked across the board, the Bombers have their eye on World Series championship No. 28.
Justin Verlander was the clear choice to win the 2011 AL MVP Award and was boosted by new-age statistics along with the usual criteria needed to capture the award.
The outcome of ‘Wild Card Wednesday’ has made the Yankees’ playoff match-ups the toughest possible. Verlander and the Tigers are no easy task and the Rays are built for playoff success.
Jorge Posada came off the bench and helped the Yankees to yet another AL East title with a go-ahead single in the eighth inning, and New York swept the Tampa Bay Rays by identical 4-2 scores in a doubleheader Wednesday.