| May 16, 2014
| 6:16 AM
The Bears’ Kyle Long and Jermon Bushrod treated patrons at Timothy O’Toole’s in Gurnee to a couple tunes Wednesday at the bar’s karaoke night.
The teammates and Virginia natives mostly sang country songs, according to Timothy O'...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:33 PM
PITTSBURGH — There will be a day soon when the likes of Javier Baez and Kris Bryant receive overwhelming receptions at Wrigley Field the same as Pirates top prospect Gregory Polanco received in his major league debut Tuesday night.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Much ink and hot air have been spent clamoring for the Cubs’ future to become the Cubs’ present. Understandably, fans crave any hint of a young player who will stop this garbage. Pipe down, people. Wise up while you’re at it.
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:03 PM
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:41 PM
PITTSBURGH — In another sign that the Cubs are protecting their young arms, manager Rick Renteria said Thursday there are no current plans to trim the eight-man bullpen they have carried since April 24.
"It gives us an opportunity to make sure...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:05 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Justin Ruggiano saw the latest phase of the Marlins' rebuilding program while spending the previous two seasons in Miami after 2,910 at-bats in the minors.
As frustrating as it was for Marlins players and fans to see veterans such...
| May 17, 2014
| 9:47 PM
Kevin Baxter ranks the 30 teams. Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday:
1. DETROIT: Tigers starters have given up more than three runs in a game only twice since April 18 (1)
2. OAKLAND: Athletics have outscored opponents...
| 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...
| May 30, 2014
| 1:33 PM
MILWAUKEE -- Cubs reliever Hector Rondon was placed on the paternity list Friday, following in the footsteps of fellow reliever Wesley Wright, who missed Tuesday and Wednesday's games in San Francisco for the same reason.
Taking Rondon's place in the...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 4:32 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Pirates lead 4-2.
Monday: 6:05 p.m., WCIU-26.
RH Edwin Jackson (4-5, 4.59) vs. RH Charlie Morton (2-7, 3.31).
Tuesday: 6:05 p.m., CSN.
LH Travis Wood (5-5, 5.04) vs. LH Francisco Liriano (1-6, 4.54)....
| Jun 8, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Cubs manager Rick Renteria cautioned there would be hiccups along the way, and sure enough, the Cubs experienced one Sunday.
The Marlins scored twice in the eighth inning off Pedro Strop to escape with a 4-3 victory and snap the last-place Cubs' season-...