| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:57 PM
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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:48 PM
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...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 10:33 AM
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...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:46 PM
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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:42 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:14 PM
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,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:12 PM
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-...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:54 AM
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...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:54 PM
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.
| May 6, 2014
| 10:25 PM
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...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:27 PM
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...