Darren Daulton had unmatched presence, courage

“After the game, he came in my office and he was upset,” Fregosi recalled years later. “So I said, ‘Well, if you do the job I wouldn’t have to pinch-hit for you.’ I said, ‘I…


Cardinals, Royals open I-70 series on MLB.TV

MLB.TV Premium is now available for $49.99 for the rest of the season or $24.99 monthly, with nearly two dozen features for subscribers to access and interact with live out-of-market Major League Baseball games at…


Astros, Tigers talk deal for Justin Verlander

While it’s unclear if progress toward a deal has been made, several factors have increased the viability of Verlander as a trade option for the Astros:  • The Astros’ need for a starting pitcher is…


Postseason races set to heat up in week ahead

The pennant races we’re keeping ever-watchful eyes on as August rolls along are redefining themselves with each pitch in the American and National Leagues. Yes, there’s a lot to think about as the week ahead…


Hyun-Jin Ryu leads Dodgers past Mets

“Tonight, Hyun-Jin set the tone,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. “From the first pitch to his 90th or whatever [actually 96], he was very aggressive. We talk about having that conviction and attacking the strike…


Phillies legend Darren Daulton dies at 55

The Phillies announced Sunday that former catcher Darren Daulton has passed away at age 55 following a four-year battle with brain cancer. A 25th-round Draft selection of the Phillies in 1980, Daulton worked his way…


Yankees are MLB Bullpen of the Week

As part of the MLB Prevailing Moments program, each Monday throughout the 2017 season, MLB.com is honoring the “Bullpen of the Week presented by The Hartford.” An industry-wide panel of MLB experts, including legendary stats…


Manny Machado leads Orioles vs. Tigers

The Orioles set the tone early when Jonathan Schoop, Chris Davis and Trey Mancini launched three consecutive home runs in the first inning for a 4-0 lead. The blasts continued in the fourth with a…


Sean Rodriguez hits walk-off HR in Bucs return

“Deep down, I never felt like I ever stopped being a Pirate,” Rodriguez said. “Big saying over here is, ‘Family forever.’ I was here for two years. I felt like I was never going to…


Rays’ Steven Souza Jr. hits clutch home run

“I knew the stat coming in, or I’ve known it for a while now,” Kevin Cash said of the drought, which started before he was the club’s manager. “Check that one off my bucket list.”…