Kershaw or Wainwright against Felix? All-Star matchup could be one to savor

...Seattle's Felix Hernandez looks like the front-runner in the American League, with a 10-2 record and a 2.11 ERA. National League manager Mike Matheny of St. Louis could end up choosing between Los Angeles ace Clay ton Kershaw (10-2, 1...

Trade keeps Jeff Samardzija off NL All-Star team

...Baseball said he is ineligible to play because of the league switch.The right-hander will be introduced with the National League players. Still to be decided is whether he wears a Cubs or A's uniform <0x2014> or a generic NL jersey...

Streaking Braves finding different ways to win

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves, finding new ways to create runs, have regained the lead in the National League East with their best two-week stretch of the season.It's even more impressive when considering during that period starting...

Veteran coaches Augie Garrido and Mike Gillespie seeking more hurrah in Omaha

...everything to them."If you take our combined ages," Garrido said with a laugh Friday, "we're much older than the National League."It's been an improbable run to the CWS for both this time around. The Longhorns finished last in the Big 12...

City Ink: It's a fight to the finish for municipal building space

...conferences in Atlanta. Five commissioners attended the National Association of Counties conference in Fort Worth, Texas, in July, then there was the NACO conference and the National League of Cities conference in Seattle in November.

Laird comes through late for Braves in win over Rockies

...hitting .305 with six homers and 28 RBIs. His 28-game hitting streak from April 9 to May 8 is the longest in the National League this season.The Braves also had a switch at third base. Pena replaced Johnson after Johnson's strikeout to lead...

Volunteers work to save Negro League stadium in New Jersey

...attended the ceremony.Doby integrated the American League in July 1947, just months after Jackie Robinson broke the National League's color barrier ? actions being celebrated this week by Major League Baseball.The Friends of Hinchcliffe Stadium...

Justin Upton, Freddie Freeman power Atlanta Braves past Washington Nationals

...25 series matchups, Atlanta is hoping to use another fast start against the Nationals to win a second consecutive National League East title. The Braves have won five of six against the Nationals this year."We have a 19-game stretch against...

Injury-plagued Atlanta Braves ready to leave Florida and spring training

...spring training turned into a matter of survival.No wonder they're so eager to get the season going.The defending National League East champions lost a big chunk of their starting rotation in Florida: projected Opening Day starter Kris Medlen and...

Barry Bonds still believes he deserves spot in Hall of Fame

...homers.But his final years were clouded by suspicions of performance-enhancing drug use, and the seven-time National League MVP was convicted of one obstruction count in April 2011 by a jury that found an answer he gave was criminally evasive...