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A.J. Burnett

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  • Edison Volquez dominates Yankees as Royals roll to 6-0 win

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Edinson Volquez scribbles messages to himself before he pitches. The phrases form the foundation of the rejuvenation he underwent last year, so he memorizes little sayings like "first-pitch strikes," "three pitches and out" and "stay...
  • Lester helps Cubs to 6th straight win, beats Cole, Pirates

    Jon Lester pumped his fist and yelled as he walked off the mound at Wrigley Field. A season-high crowd of 38,883 roared its approval. Not even Gerrit Cole can beat the Chicago Cubs right now. Lester outpitched Cole with seven gutsy innings, and the Cubs...
  • Up next: Pirates at Cubs

     Up next: Pirates at Cubs
    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: Cubs 4-3 in 2015. Friday: 1:20 p.m., CSN. LH Jeff Locke (2-2, 4.71) vs. RH Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 4.65). Saturday: 3:05 p.m., ABC-7. RH Gerrit Cole (5-1, 2.32) vs. LH Jon Lester (3-2, 4.10). Sunday: 1:...
  • Phillies falter again, lose to A.J. Burnett and Pirates

    Phillies falter again, lose to A.J. Burnett and Pirates
    PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies own baseball's worst record and it's no coincidence that their team offense is just as bad in almost every single category. Entering Tuesday, Philadelphia was last in runs scored (94), runs per game (2.85), on-base...
  • Harrison, McCutchen slug Pirates to 7-2 win over Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA Josh Harrison and Andrew McCutchen, the slow-starting sluggers who owned sub-.200 batting averages just a week ago, both homered Tuesday night to power the Pirates past the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-2. In his return to Citizens Bank Park,...
  • Chad Billingsley feeling more comfortable but Phillies lose to Mets 7-4

    Chad Billingsley feeling more comfortable but Phillies lose to Mets 7-4
    PHILADELPHIA — For the most part, Chad Billingsley looked, and felt, much better in his second major league outing in two years than in his first start last week. It just seemed like he ran out of gas. The right-hander cruised through the first...
  • Pirates break out of funk with 7-2 win over Reds

    PITTSBURGH Thursday's Pirates box score displayed some rare occurrences. Not one but two multiple-run innings. Three hits for Andrew McCutchen. A two-hit night for Chris Stewart, a walk for Josh Harrison and, for the first time in six days, a Pirates...
  • The Times' MLB rankings

    The Times' MLB rankings
    Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. KANSAS CITY: Yordano Ventura threatened a beanball if the Royals weren’t atop the rankings. (2)  2. ST. LOUIS: The Cardinals’ 1.92 earned-run average...
  • Focused Kris Bryant has big night; Addison Russell on way to Cubs

    Focused Kris Bryant has big night; Addison Russell on way to Cubs
    PITTSBURGH — Filming a commercial three days before playing your first major-league game might seem ambitious, but Kris Bryant wants to be a man of his word. "It comes with the territory, but I wouldn't want it any other way," said Bryant, who...
  • Starlin Castro stays at 6th spot in Cubs' order

    Starlin Castro stays at 6th spot in Cubs' order
    PITTSBURGH -- There isn't any urge to move Starlin Castro back to the cleanup spot even after his recent surge. Castro will remain in the sixth spot Monday night when the Chicago Cubs play the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Castro is 4-for-10 in...
  • Series preview: Cubs at Pirates

     Series preview: Cubs at Pirates
    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: First meeting. Pirates 14-5 in 2014. Monday: 6:05 p.m., CSN-Plus, CLTV. RH Jake Arrieta (1-1, 1.98) vs. RH A.J. Burnett (0-1, 2.25). Tuesday: 6:05 p.m., WGN-9. LH Travis Wood (1-1, 2.31) vs. LH...