NEW YORK >> Yasiel Puig kicked back in his chair, his well-worn uniform streaked in red clay, and calmly answered questions in Spanish.
The NL West has become more of a fight club than a division in MLB this season. The bitter rivalries between these teams have been erupting into brawls almost on a nightly basis.
After breezing through the minor leagues in his rehab starts, Oswalt is on his way up, according to NBC Sports .
Each week, Sporting News will profile a player and a team who have exhibited The Winning Edge during the 2013 season.
School: School of Street Smarts When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: 6 years ago Favorite sports memory: Bucky Dent's home run over the Green Monster in the one-game playoff vs the Red Sox in 1978 Favorite all-time athlete: Tommy John Favorite sports movies: Hoosiers and Field of Dreams Ian Kennedy is one of four Arizona starting pitchers to ... (more)
On Tuesday, the Giants were fortunate to escape with a victory over the San Diego Padres after twice blowing leads and needing a two-run rally in the eighth in their 5-4 win at sold-out AT&T Park.
Back in the 1980s, when the New York Yankees were in a championship drought, there was one player most fans were inevitably drawn to.
Right-hander Roy Oswalt will join the Rockies and make his debut start with the team on Thursday, reports Troy Renck of the Denver Post .
The San Diego Padres are on a seven-game winning streak as of Tuesday, June 18, and have gone 31-19 since April 24 However, with injuries to Everth Cabrera and Carlos Quentin, to go along with the already banged-up Jedd Gyorko and Yonder Alonso, can the Padres sustain their momentum and stay in contention? Only time will tell if they can weather ... (more)
The five National League West Division teams are separated by just seven games, making it perhaps the best of the six division races from top to bottom.
Baseball, of all the majors, is the least predictable. Bad teams beat good teams all the time, eight players riding shotgun with a well-armed pitcher steering the wheel for three hours.
Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton gets a high-five from teammate Juan Pierre, right, after Stanton hits a two-run home run, as Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero, left, looks on during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Monday, June 17, 2013, in Phoenix.
This week Don Mattingly is returning to face the New York Yankees in Yankee Stadium.
Patrick Corbin tries to stay undefeated on the season Monday when the Miami Marlins begin a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
The San Diego Padres try to win their seventh straight game on Monday when they open three-game series with the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.
Jhoulys Chacin threw a gem of a game in the Rockies' victory over the Phillies at Coors Field.