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Sports of The Times: The Royals' Terrance Gore Excels as a Pinch-Runner

published about 5 hours ago
Sports of The Times: The Royals' Terrance Gore Excels as a Pinch-Runner
The Royals’ potent running attack is amplified by the speed of Terrance Gore, a recently acquired player who often pinch-runs for the team.

Major League Baseball Roundup

published about 7 hours ago
Veteran baseball executive John Hart reversed course and opted to accept a three-year deal to become president of baseball operations with the Atlanta Braves.

Small Change Looms Large: The Strike-Zone Revolution

published about 16 hours ago
Small Change Looms Large: The Strike-Zone Revolution
One reason that baseball teams are scoring less is that the strike zone has gotten larger in recent years, mostly around batters’ knees.

On Baseball: Billy Butler Isn’t Like the Other Speedy, Defensive-Minded Kansas City Royals

published about 16 hours ago
On Baseball: Billy Butler Isn’t Like the Other Speedy, Defensive-Minded Kansas City Royals
Butler’s skills do not match up well with the game the Royals tend to play, but his bat helped beat the Giants in Game 2, and it is hard to imagine the team without him.

Giants' Hudson to Face Royals' Guthrie in Game 3

published about 16 hours ago
In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.