| May 30, 2009
The Cubs beat the Dodgers 2-1 Friday!
Yes, that is an exclamation point, and yes, it is needed, because this was a very rare victory.
It was the first time since Sept. 11 that the Cubs won a game while scoring fewer than four runs, which wouldn't seem...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Infielder Jonathan Schoop, the Orioles’ top position player prospect who has missed the past two months with a stress fracture in his lower back, returned to action earlier Thursday in the Gulf Coast League.
Schoop went 0-for-2 with a walk in...
| Jun 3, 2010
| 3:28 PM
Ask Paul returns to answer questions on Tyler Colvin at first, Starlin Castro in the 2-hole, instant replay in baseball and whether he needs Kerry Wood back.
Since DLee has been STRUGGLING at the start of this season, yet again and Lou doesn't know where...
| Jun 10, 2009
HOUSTON -- Ted Lilly came out to pitch the second inning Tuesday night with the front of his jersey caked in dirt after he had made a headfirst slide into third base for his first career triple.
As fashion statements go, it was certainly one of the...
| Jun 25, 2009
DETROIT -- Some people count sheep when they have trouble getting to sleep.
But after watching the Cubs' sleepwalking offense the last two months, Jim Hendry and Lou Piniella are counting the days until Aramis Ramirez returns from his shoulder injury....
| Jun 26, 2009
DETROIT -- Ted Lilly may be the best bet to represent the Cubs in the All-Star Game next month, but the veteran left-hander turned in one of his worst outings of the year Thursday in a 6-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
Handed a quick 3-0 lead on Jake Fox's...
| Jul 1, 2009
PITTSBURGH -- Aramis Ramirez has an opt-out clause in his contract after the 2010 season, giving him an opportunity to test free agency if his $14.6 million salary is below fair-market value.
But after learning how valuable he is to the Cubs during his...
| Jul 9, 2009
Lou Piniella was in no mood to regurgitate his pregame comments about the lack of offense after Wednesday's 4-1 loss to Atlanta pushed the Cubs back to .500 at 41-41.
"There's no sense talking about it anymore," the Cubs manager said.
The Cubs wound...
| Sep 17, 2009
Some Cubs fans were startled to see Ryan Dempster walking down Addison Street in warm-up gear about 1 1/2 hours before Wednesday night's game against the Brewers.
Batting practice had ended, so Dempster went on a Starbucks run and was seen carrying a...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Jun 3, 2011
| 7:37 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter actually thought Nick Markakis looked halfway decent at first base when Baltimore's regular right fielder was asked to play there in a pinch during the team's final game against the Seattle Mariners. Showalter would prefer,...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 3:20 PM
When Michael Gonzalez signed a two-year, $12 million deal before the 2010 season, he envisioned entering the game in the ninth inning and closing out an Orioles' victory against a tough divisional foe.
Gonzalez did that in the Orioles' victory over the...