Orioles to play White Sox on Wednesday in closed stadium

...of 413.Thorn said the lowest attendance for a major league game appears to be six when Worcester hosted Troy in a National League game on Sept. 28, 1882.At the minor league level, Iowa hosted Nashville in a June 2008 game played behind closed...

Atlanta Braves benefiting from revived Johnson

ATLANTA - With the tying run at the plate and facing one of the best hitting combinations in the National League, Jim Johnson opened some eyes this past week with perhaps the best stuff he's had in a while.Johnson, a free agent addition...

Baseball game without fans was mistake

...a dozen fans showed up for the Sept. 28, 1882, National League game between the Troy Trojans and the Worchester Ruby Legs. (They were official members of the National League back then.) Troy won 4-1.Both teams left the...

Braves: Johnson shows solid stuff early

ATLANTA - With the tying run at the plate and facing one of the best 2-3 hitter combinations in the National League, Jim Johnson opened eyes with perhaps the best stuff he's had in quite a while. Johnson, a free agent addition this off-season...

Cubs, Cardinals have high hopes heading into opener

...on a more regular basis, in order to create in essence a second leadoff hitter in the ninth spot."I used it a lot with the (Tampa Bay) Rays last year, quite often when we played the National League," Maddon said. "I liked it."

Atlanta Braves' Eric Young Jr. is taking advantage of chance in center field

...benefit for the 29-year-old Young is his speed.In 2013, while playing for the Rockies and Mets, Young led the National League with 46 stolen bases. He stole 30 in 100 games last season for New York, but wasn't offered a contract after the...

Braves use nine pitchers in no-hitter of Astros

...Atlanta.Feldman, Houston's Opening Day starter last season, gave up a run and two hits in his first spring start.National League batting champion Jose Altuve was 0 for 3. He's happy about the recent roster changes the Astros made."We're...

Giants' Hunter Pence out 6-8 weeks after breaking forearm

...his left forearm. DODGERS: Clayton Kershaw appears ready to pick up where he left off last season.The reigning National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner retired all six hitters he faced in his spring debut and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated...

Atlanta's Nick Markakis hopes to be ready for Opening Day

...training games and I can be ready to start the season."Heyward is one of the best defensive outfielders in the National League, winning his second Gold Glove. Markakis is no slouch, either. He won a Gold Glove last season and has a strong...

Cubs will ask for more time to finish upgrades

...games in April, players will not face any discipline.That changes on May 1, when players can be fined. DODGERS: National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw will start on Opening Day for the fifth consecutive season, taking...