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  • Cubs ponder using relievers in outfield spot duty

    Cubs ponder using relievers in outfield spot duty
    Cubs fans who have grown restless with Rick Renteria's incessant pitching changes can feel somewhat relieved to hear the Cubs' manager has considered preserving some of his relievers by putting them in the outfield for one or two batters before bringing...
  • Cubs positioned for more deals

    Cubs positioned for more deals
    WASHINGTON -- On the same night top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant each hit home runs for Triple-A Iowa, the Chicago Cubs loaded up on more prospects. That came at a cost of top pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, leaving a Cubs team...
  • 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' veterans hope to lead youngsters

    Cubs' veterans hope to lead youngsters
    WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva wasn't informed that he would be starting Saturday's game until 11 a.m. - five hours before the first pitch. But he hopes there will be more opportunities to show the Chicago Cubs' younger players how to make the most...
  • 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,...
  • Orioles rally in ninth to beat Yankees

    NEW YORK - By the time the Baltimore Orioles had scored two late runs, Masahiro Tanaka was long out of the game. While the world's attention was on the Japanese right-hander, the Orioles rallied for two ninth-inning runs and beat the New York Yankees 5-...
  • Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
  • Putting the star back in Starlin

    Putting the star back in Starlin
    This was all so Cub. The worst team in the league became the first to beat perhaps the best pitcher in the game this season. Oh, and that pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka, is the 25-year-old Japanese stud who took the Yankees’ considerable mint of...
  • 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...
  • Angels can't hold back Yankees in 4-3 loss

    Angels can't hold back Yankees in 4-3 loss
    KEY MOMENT: No. 9 hitter Brian Roberts, who entered with a .239 average, no home runs and four runs batted in, drove a knee-high fastball from Angels reliever Ernesto Frieri over the right-field wall in the top of the ninth for the Yankees' game-winning...
  • Angels bullpen is the one source of relief in 4-3 loss to Yankees

    NEW YORK — "No. Moral. Victories." Kevin Jepsen made his point perfectly clear Saturday after the Angels lost a 4-3 thriller to the New York Yankees in which managers Mike Scioscia of the Angels and Joe Girardi of the Yankees matched wits like Bobby...