When runners barrel into catchers, the impact can send one or both to the injured list. Major League Baseball is moving to make it against the rules for a runner to intentionally "target" a catcher and for a catcher to block home plate.
October 29, 2013 Boston's David Ortiz is flirting with a World Series record. He's got 11 hits in 15 at-bats. That .733 batting average eclipses the rest of his team's. Boston players not named Ortiz are hitting .144. The Sox could wrap up the championship Wednesday. St. Louis hopes to extend the Series to a Game 7.
October 24, 2013 The St. Louis Cardinals evened the World Series at one game each Thursday night, using a three-run 7th inning to defeat the Boston Red Sox, 4-2.
September 30, 2013 The regular season ended with a dramatic no-hitter and a tie that will force an elimination game. But the season's finish also means that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez can start his formal appeal of a 211-game suspension.
August 19, 2013 Alex Rodriguez isn't the most popular person in baseball. He's appealing a 211-game suspension for allegedly violating the game's rules on performance-enhancing drugs. Sunday, Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster sure seemed to be throwing at A-Rod — and he hit the Yankee. But Rodriguez had the last laugh.