Orioles' Buck Showalter, Nationals' Matt Williams named managers of the year

...and Matt Williams won the manager of the year awards Tuesday, turning a Beltway double play.Showalter took the American League prize for the third time after guiding Baltimore to its first division title in 17 years, and Williams snagged the...

Jose Abreu, Jacob deGrom earn Rookie of the Year honors

NEW YORK - Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was a unanimous winner of the American League Rookie of the Year award, and New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom won the National League honor."I don't have any words to...

Diamondbacks hire Chip Hale as manager

...regards to both questions" via email Monday.Ausmus, 45, led the Tigers to a 90-72 record and a fourth consecutive American League Central Division championship in his first year at the helm.For a team with World Series or bust expectations entering...

Kansas City Royals, Baltimore Orioles each have three Gold Glove winners

...Zack Greinke in the National League and Seattle third baseman Kyle Seager and Houston pitcher Dallas Keuchel in the American League.Other winners were Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and Boston second baseman and former Augusta GreenJacket...

Severe storms blamed for 2 deaths

...delay the start of classes by up to two hours Tuesday.The weather also led to the postponement of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in Kansas City, between the Royals and the Baltimore Orioles.

Royals beat Orioles in Games 4, sweep way into World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Crown these Royals the American League champions.After nearly three decades spent trying to return to the playoffs, Kansas City is taking its perfect postseason ride...

Athletics needs better middle infielders

If Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane can build a team ready to compete for the American League West title by the start of the 2015 season, it will have been one of his best off-season jobs.The AL West is going to be baseball's...

Cardinals will keep Michael Wacha in bullpen for NLDS

...RATINGS: Extra innings boosted viewership for the American League wild-card game.The Kansas City Royals' comeback...offense that was 13th in scoring in the 15-team American League, the Yankees went 84-78 and missed consecutive postseasons...

Max Scherzer to start Game 1 for Tigers vs. Orioles

...Thursday at Baltimore. Scherzer also started Detroit's postseason opener last year, not long before he was voted the American League's Cy Young Award winner. The right-hander went 18-5 with a 3.15 ERA this season."He's been our best...

Royals beat Orioles for 2-0 lead in ALCS

...Kansas City remained perfect in the playoffs, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the American League Championship Series.Now, the Royals head back to Kansas City with the knowledge that no team has ever lost a best-of-seven...