| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:15 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Left-hander Chris Rusin and James McDonald each suffered blows Friday in their first shots at earning the fifth spot in the Chicago Cubs' rotation.
Rusin was tagged for four runs on five hits in the second inning, and McDonald...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:10 PM
MESA, Ariz. — The greatest accomplishment of Jonathan Sanchez's major league career occurred five years ago with future Hall of Fame left-hander Randy Johnson in the dugout.
"That was a lucky day," Sanchez said of his no-hitter for the Giants...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:08 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Brett Marshall never threw a pitch in the Cubs' organization, and left-hander Brooks Raley didn't get his chance to compete for a spot in the bullpen.
The Reds and Twins, respectively, claimed Marshall and Raley on waivers Wednesday....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:49 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Locke understands the entire premise is borderline preposterous.
Four months ago, the 25-year-old left-hander was simply hoping to escape spring training with a spot at the back end of the Pittsburgh Pirates' starting...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 8:12 PM
PHOENIX (AP) — Since his days at Notre Dame ended and he turned pro, A.J. Pollock had rarely hit a home run and never two in a game.
He was a slugger on Wednesday, though, knocking two over the left-field wall off Jonathan Sanchez to...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 8:16 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Jay and Matt Holliday each had two hits and two RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals jumped on the Pittsburgh Pirates early in a 10-6 victory Monday night.
Allen Craig doubled and drove in three runs for the Cardinals, who...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 5:52 PM
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Sanchez pitched three strong innings and Garrett Jones and Ivan DeJesus Jr. each had two hits in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 3-2 exhibition victory over the Houston Astros on Friday.
Sanchez, the left-hander...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Ugh, it’s come to this. The Dodgers, rich with starting pitching when the season began, are now so decimated they’re fishing in the baseball scrap heap.
Brace yourself: The Dodgers have signed Jonathan Sanchez. ...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:59 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates manager Clint Hurdle predicted that it wouldn't matter how well the Pirates swung the bat if Mariners ace Felix Hernandez did his thing.
For about four batters on Wednesday, Hurdle looked like he might be wrong....
| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:10 PM
Golf--Champions Tour, Legends of Golf, Noon (CBS); PGA Tour, Zurich Classic, 2 p.m. (CBS)
NBA Basketball--Playoffs, New York Knicks at Boston Celtics, Noon (ABC); Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks, 2:30 p.m. (ABC); San Antonio Spurs...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:13 PM
Northern State at Mary, 1 p.m. doubleheader
Major League Baseball—Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers, Noon (FXSP); Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
| Mar 27, 2012
| 8:45 PM
Bruce Chen, who led the Kansas City Royals in wins the past two years, will be the opening day starter on April 6 at the Los Angeles Angels.
Manager Ned Yost made the announcement Tuesday after Chen had his best spring training outing in a 9-7 victory...