| Jul 6, 2013
| 1:39 PM
You don't win the MVP award in May and June.
Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown last year but didn't edge past Mike Trout for the MVP until September, when he carried the Tigers into the playoffs while Trout's Angels slid to the sidelines. The last...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss which league, the American or National, has the better roster for the MLB All-Star game on Tuesday night. Please join the discussion by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of your own.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:41 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Locke ran his personal winning streak to eight games, Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates hung on to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Wednesday night.
Locke (8-1) was scored upon for the first...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw will be making his third consecutive All-Star game appearance and Angels outfielder Mike Trout his second.
And rookie sensation Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers still has a chance of making his first.
Puig, who has played...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:34 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — As the owner of the locker just to the right of the main entrance to the common area of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse, Garrett Jones arguably has the best panoramic view among his teammates as he sits at his stall.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:50 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — Pedro Alvarez drove in all of Pittsburgh's runs with a solo homer, bases-loaded double and a single Thursday, leading the Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and a split of their high-profile NL Central series....
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:03 PM
The Angels declined to update the status of left-handed starter Jason Vargas on Monday, but center fielder Peter Bourjos said in a text message he has been cleared to play once the swelling in his left thumb goes down.
Bourjos, the team's second-hottest...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:06 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte had a career-high four hits and scored four times and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 12-8 on Wednesday night.
Neil Walker and Alex Presley homered for Pittsburgh. Jordy Mercer, Andrew...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 7:05 PM
The Dodgers’ refrain: Wait until we get our guys back! Wait for the cavalry!
The first wave came Friday, and for one night, the new Dodgers looked a lot like those old Dodgers.
Offense continued to be mere rumor, the Dodgers going meekly in a 3-...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Can a backup catcher be an All-Star?
Absolutely, if Evan Gattis is the backup catcher in question. The Braves rookie lost his spot in the lineup when Brian McCann was activated from the disabled list, but he just keeps bashing the ball, most recently as...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:16 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Francisco Liriano pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 Friday for their major league-leading 10th shutout, matching Pittsburgh's total for all of last season.
Liriano (4-2) walked...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Some notes to ponder as the Phillies go about stocking the IronPigs with minor league free agents ... In August, 2011, the Phillies thought so little of Brandon Moss's potential as the left-handed bat off the bench they were seeking to trade for a...