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  • Oriole's home run helps propel AL, 4-1

    SEATTLE - Perhaps everyone should have known that Cal Ripken would not go quietly into retirement. He has risen to the occasion time after time, so why would his last All-Star Game be any different? Ripken came to Safeco Field to take his final All-...
  • The Top 10 "Royals that Got Away"

    The Top 10 "Royals that Got Away"
    The Kansas City Royals have gone through some lean years since winning the World Series in 1985.  A big reason for those struggles was a series of personnel decisions that sent Royal favorites on to future stardom.  Here's a look at the Top 10 "Royals...
  • Still stellar, Cubs' Dempster picks up 14th win

    Still stellar, Cubs' Dempster picks up 14th win
    After Ryan Dempster earned his 14th victory by beating Florida 9-2 on Sunday, manager Lou Piniella said the Cubs knew coming into spring training that he'd make the starting rotation. So much for the three-way competition for two spots among Dempster,...
  • Dempster, Ramirez lead Cubs past Nats

    Dempster, Ramirez lead Cubs past Nats
    It started six months ago in Mesa, Ariz., when Ryan Dempster stood in the parking lot of Fitch Park before the opening day of spring training and calmly declared the Cubs were going to win the World Series. Dempster wasn't afraid of jinxing the team with...
  • Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Ask Paul returns to address relevant issues like Fukudome's slump, instant replay, and whether Zambrano and Edmonds are best buddies: Paul, I know all of these teams will be tough to beat in the playoffs but how would you rank the following teams from...
  • Cubs' offense still headed wrong way

    Cubs' offense still headed wrong way
    Cubs' manager Lou Piniella and coach Matt Sinatro got lost driving from Chicago to Cincinnati Friday. They might wish they had kept going because right now their entire team looks lost, and while the meandering tour of Ohio might have been good for...
  • From the Cubicle: Cubs-Astros

    From the Cubicle: Cubs-Astros
    Refresh: Manual | Auto | Jump to current inning Feel better today Cubs fans? Me neither. I had the strangest dream last night. Lou Piniella was rolling a big doughnut and this snake wearing a vest was filling out the Cubs' lineup card. Piniella...
  • Late defensive errors sink Cubs

    Late defensive errors sink Cubs
    When Rich Hill hit his head on a drain pipe as he entered the postgame interview room Friday at Wrigley Field, it served as a perfect metaphor for his team's bumpy start. Defensive lapses cost the Cubs again in a 4-3 loss to the Astros, leaving them 1-...
  • From the Cubicle: Cubs-Pirates

    From the Cubicle: Cubs-Pirates
    Refresh: Manual | Auto | Jump to current inning Feel the beat of your heart, feel the wind in your face, it's more than a contest, it's more than a race. Why, it's the Pittsburgh Pirates home opener from lovely PNC Park upon the Allegheny. Playing the...
  • Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburgh Pirates in 12 innings

    Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburgh Pirates in 12 innings
    Cubs manager Lou Piniella joked about "taking a dip in the Allegheny River" before Monday's game against the Pirates on a sunny afternoon at PNC Park. But after watching his team blow a seven-run lead only to come back for a wild 10-8, 12-inning win in a...
  • Soto's four hits lead Cubs past Pirates

    Soto's four hits lead Cubs past Pirates
    Mike Fontenot was standing at the batting cage before Thursday night's game at PNC Park when Alfonso Soriano put his mouth over the second baseman's cap and pretended he was eating him. Fontenot and Geovany Soto subsequently poked two-run homers off...
  • Lilly rocked, Cubs handcuffed in Philly

    Lilly rocked, Cubs handcuffed in Philly
    Citizens Bank Park was baseball's top home-run hitting ballpark last year, a fact that tends to scare off free-agent pitchers looking for a new home. "That's the word," said Cubs right-hander Jon Lieber, who spent the last three seasons in Philadelphia....