Major League Baseball articles from The Oklahoman and

  • Matt Kemp rips home-plate umpire after Dodgers' loss

    Published: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    The Los Angeles Dodgers, realizing their season could be over by this evening, tried to hold in their frustrations, but finally, right fielder Matt Kemp let loose. The Midwest City native ripped home-plate umpire Dale Scott following the Dodgers' 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday...

  • Matt Kemp's home run lifts Dodgers past Cardinals

    By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer | Published: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    LOS ANGELES — Midwest City’s Matt Kemp hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday night and evening their NL Division Series at a game apiece. Kemp practically skipped down the first-base line, appearing to...

  • Giants beat Nationals, lead NLDS 2-0

    By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer | Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Brandon Belt and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, they never give up, and they win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes — or how long. Even 18 innings. On and on and on the Giants and Nationals played, until Belt’s...

  • Mike Moustakas' 11th-inning homer puts Royals past Angels

    By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer | Published: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Mike Moustakas homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Kansas City Royals kept rolling in their first postseason in 29 years with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the AL Division Series opener Thursday night.

  • 5 reasons the Kansas City Royals are worth rooting for in the MLB playoffs

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    If you aren’t already on it, get on the Kansas City Royals’ bandwagon now. The Royals open up their American League division series against the Los Angeles Angels tonight in California. It’s an underdog story for sure, and most would be inclined to root for the Royals for that reason alone. But...

  • Rangers should go after Ron Gardenhire

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Ron Gardenhire might not be the greatest manager in Minnesota Twins history. “Gardy,” as the Okmulgee High School graduate is called in Minnesota, was fired Monday after 13 seasons managing the Twins, during which he had a record of 1,068-1,039 and won six division titles. Six division titles in...

  • Ron Gardenhire fired as Twins manager

    Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    The Minnesota Twins fired Ron Gardenhire on Monday, ending the run of one of the longest-tenured managers in Major League Baseball. Gardenhire spent 13 seasons as Twins manager, joining the team as skipper in 2002. But the Twins have lost 90 or more games for four consecutive seasons....

  • A long-life passion for the St. Louis Cardinals

    By Jenni Carlson | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    COMMENTARY — 99-year-old Virginia Johnson remembers the days of Ruth and Gehrig and Jackie Robinson. Now, the Oklahoma City resident still roots for Matt Holliday and the Cards of today.

  • Media notes: Derek Jeter's final games as Yankee to be nationally televised by TBS

    By Mel Bracht | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter’s final week of his career is getting special attention, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday with MLB Network airing his final home game. Bob Costas, Jim Kaat and Tom Verducci will call the Orioles-Yankees game, and analyst Harold Reynolds will also make an...


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