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  • Opening Day offers glimpses of Nationals' strengths, weaknesses

    Brad Lidge did not expect to find himself on the mound for many ninth innings this season, certainly not on Opening Day at Wrigley Field. He signed with the Washington Nationals in late January with the understanding, despite his 223 career saves, that he...
  • Nats' comeback falls short in 4-3 loss to Cubs

    On Sunday afternoon, the Washington Nationals copied the formula that gave them two victories to start this season — except for the important part. Their offense stalled. Their pitching, in this case seven stellar innings from Jordan Zimmermann,...
  • Pitching trades are trickling in, but nothing yet with the Orioles

    Pitching trades are trickling in, but nothing yet with the Orioles
    DALLAS – Two deals have been announced today – both involving pitchers. And at least one of those pitchers had interested the Orioles. The Colorado Rockies acquired Minnesota Twins pitcher Kevin Slowey for a player to be named later –...
  • Winter meetings notes: Orioles looking to cultivate local ties

    Winter meetings notes: Orioles looking to cultivate local ties
    The last time the Orioles employed a legitimate big leaguer from the Baltimore area, his name was Cal Ripken Jr. — and he retired in 2001. If new executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette gets his way, that local pipeline will...
  • How did MLB teams fare in trade race?

    Dodgers plugged holes Lance Pugmire Los Angeles Times While the Angels landing former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke filled a much-needed gap in their effort to win the AL West, the Dodgers stand as the trade-deadline winner by plugging so many...
  • Cubs ratings dive puts WGN-9 in tough spot

    Cubs ratings dive puts WGN-9 in tough spot
    On May 28, 2008, Alfonso Soriano's game-winning single in the 10th inning gave the Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers. While a crowd of 39,945 jammed Wrigley Field, many more fans throughout the Chicago area were sitting in front of their televisions...
  • MLB roundup: Jays acquire Valencia from Royals

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Jays acquire Valencia from Royals The Toronto Blue Jays acquired Danny Valencia from the Kansas City Royals on Monday in exchange for catcher Erik Kratz and right-hander Liam Hendriks. Valencia, 29, is joining his...
  • Soriano weighing future options

    The Sports Xchange Soriano weighing future options Outfielder Alfonso Soriano, recently released by the New York Yankees, has told friends he plans to take the rest of this season off and then consider whether or not he wants to return in 2015,...
  • Yankees parting ways with Alfonso Soriano

    Yankees parting ways with Alfonso Soriano
    The New York Yankees designated veteran outfielder Alfonso Soriano for assignment Sunday. Soriano, 38, has a batting line of .221/.244/.367 with six home runs and 23 RBIs in 238 plate appearances this season. He has been in a platoon in the outfield...
  • Cubs fall apart in nightcap after strong start

     Cubs fall apart in nightcap after strong start
    CINCINNATI — The Cubs tried to dispel any suggestions late Tuesday night that their struggles are related to the departure of ace Jeff Samardzija. But after surging to a five-run lead behind three home runs and the crafty pitching of left-hander...
  • Congrats, you've almost made it to football!

    Congrats, you've almost made it to football!
    You've made it to the second half of the baseball season, congratulations. Through some wonderful offseason distractions by the Bulls and Blackhawks, we've made it through two pretty unwatchable teams. With the exception of Jose Abreu, Chris Sale,...
  • Jason Hammel struggles in 4-2 loss to Pirates

    Jason Hammel struggles in 4-2 loss to Pirates
    PITTSBURGH — With the amateur draft completed, the presence of an Orioles scout here to watch Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija pitch on consecutive nights stoked anticipation of the Cubs' future with the July 31 trade deadline approaching. But...