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  • Connecting the dots: Garza to Braun to Peavy

    Connecting the dots: Garza to Braun to Peavy
    The Cubs played chicken with Matt Garza’s scheduled start in Arizona on Monday. The Rangers blinked when they heard AL West leader Oakland was trying to barge into the trade talks. Deal. The White Sox can’t set a Thursday deadline in advance...
  • Your Morning Phil: Abreu, Rios, Baker

    Your Morning Phil: Abreu, Rios, Baker
    Talking baseball while hoping Jay Cutler’s first pass was an outlier, not foreshadowing: 1. Jose Dariel Abreu is out of Cuba, and perhaps on his way to Chicago. He is an ideal fit for the White Sox’s attempt to re-tool and attempt to build...
  • Albert Pujols to miss rest of Angels' season because of foot injury

    The Angels on Monday shut down Albert Pujols for the rest of the season because of a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left heel, a decision the slugger conceded was best for him and the organization. “I’m bummed out because I want...
  • Angels can't hold back Indians in 4-1 loss

    It’s one thing to play meaningless games in late September. Plenty of teams do that. It’s another to be so far out of playoff contention that you’re playing them in mid-August, with a quarter of the season left. That’s a fate...
  • Phegley walk-off single makes Sox 3-2 winners

    Phegley walk-off single makes Sox 3-2 winners
    Josh Phegley got the Gatorade bath. The happy beating from his teammates. And a special something Gordon Beckham had learned from A.J. Pierzynski. Which was fitting, because the former Sox catcher was behind the plate when Sox rookie catcher Phegley...
  • MLB power rankings

    MLB power rankings
    Last week's ranking in parentheses. 1. Tigers (1): Victor Martinez has been a beast in the second half, hitting .371 with a .945 OPS. The Rays' Wil Myers (.385) is the only AL hitter with a higher average. 2. Dodgers (2): No wonder Don Mattingly...
  • Your Morning Phil: Fernandez, draft, playoff margins

    Your Morning Phil: Fernandez, draft, playoff margins
    Talking baseball while wishing NIU and Northwestern were playing each other in football this season (fingers crossed for a BCS Bowl, maybe): 1. As we enter the last month of Chicago’s longest baseball season, there’s some good news for fans:...
  • Angels Manager Mike Scioscia: 'Next year starts today'

    Angels Manager Mike Scioscia: 'Next year starts today'
    After a lengthy closed-door meeting with pitchers Jered Weaver, Jason Vargas and Garrett Richards before batting practice Thursday, Manager Mike Scioscia said he will not scale back the workload of the Angels starters in the final three weeks of the...
  • Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion to have wrist surgery

    Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion to have wrist surgery
    Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion needs surgery on his left wrist and will sit out the remainder of the season. All-Star left-hander Brett Cecil is also being shut down by the Blue Jays for the final 13 games because of a sore elbow....
  • The Billy Beane way still works for A's, and team's owner

    The Billy Beane way still works for A's, and team's owner
    As the calendar turned to September, with the Oakland Athletics in the heat of a pennant race, their general manager was half a world away. Billy Beane was in Prague, and not on a scouting trip. Baseball's most unconventional operation has done it...
  • Maxwell's slam in 10th lifts Royals over Rangers

    Maxwell's slam in 10th lifts Royals over Rangers
    Justin Maxwell hit a grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-0 Sunday in a matchup of AL wild-card contenders.     The Oakland Athletics clinched the AL West with the Rangers' loss.     Texas...
  • Albert Pujols confident he will be 100% healthy in 2014

    Albert Pujols confident he will be 100% healthy in 2014
    Albert Pujols, who suffered a season-ending left heel injury in late July, felt good enough in early September to begin jogging with the intention of returning if the Angels made a run at the playoffs. The first baseman was shut down a week ago as the...