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  • Sam Mellinger: Despite worry, All-Star Game voting is validated

    The process worked. Somehow, the process worked. Somehow, after a month of worry and complaints about Royals fans turning All-Star voting into their own cheap toy, the process worked. Somehow, a deeply flawed, poorly constructed, awkward system turned...
  • Richardson praised for his work ethic by summer league coach

    Richardson praised for his work ethic by summer league coach
    Maine South graduate Kyle Richardson has sports in his blood. Richardson, a senior-to-be on the Notre Dame baseball team, followed in the footsteps of his father. Timothy Richardson played college baseball at Illinois and was in the minor leagues for 6....
  • Yankees, Red Sox, Mets: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    Even though the All-Star Game is Monday in Cincinnati, the halfway point of the season (81 games) has come and gone. The latest trends are these: the Yankees and Mets have cooled off and the Red Sox are starting to heat up. (All stats are through Sunday's...
  • Anthony Rizzo, Cubs await starting pitching challenges

    Anthony Rizzo, Cubs await starting pitching challenges
    Facing the likes of Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, John Lackey, Michael Wacha and Carlos Martinez ring a seven-day span last month remains in the back of the minds of the Cubs. But their current eight-game stretch to end the first half won’t be...
  • Cincinnati offers baseball history along with All-Star Game

    The city hosting baseball's All-Star Game this year was the home of a team that played like all-stars back in 1869. The Cincinnati Red Stockings went 57-0 that year as baseball's first officially professional team. Player-manager Harry Wright's team...
  • Orioles open three-game series with Twins at Target Field

    Orioles open three-game series with Twins at Target Field
    The Orioles complete their six-game roadtrip through the AL Central with three games against the Twins at Target Field. Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen starts for the Orioles in tonight’s series opener, while right-hander Phil Hughes goes for Minnesota....
  • Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    The Tribune's Mark Gonzales answers readers' questions about other leadoff candidates besides Dexter Fowler, the Cubs' alleged depth in the outfield and overturned calls due to replay. Dexter Fowler's batting average and on-base percentage leave a lot...
  • IronPigs on a Roll

        It figures that I would attend the only game the IronPigs have lost lately. It was the epic 16-inning affair Friday night, featuring some of the best pitching I've seen in Coca-Cola Park.     IronPigs pitchers retired 29 straight Rochester hitters ...
  • Flashback: Story of 1919 Black Sox scandal still resonates

    Flashback: Story of 1919 Black Sox scandal still resonates
    The front page headline of the Aug. 3, 1921, Chicago Daily Tribune blared: "Jury Frees Baseball Men." Eight White Sox players charged with throwing the 1919 World Series were acquitted by a 12-man jury that deliberated just 2 hours, 47 minutes. The...
  • Chris Sale faces old friend in big start Monday

    Chris Sale faces old friend in big start Monday
    Come Monday, the extra day of rest will be history for Chris Sale, who will try to make history when he faces one of the best in White Sox history at U.S. Cellular Field. If Sale, the American League's pitcher of the month in June, strikes out at...
  • It's always 'Shark Week' here

    It's always 'Shark Week' here
    And speaking of "Shark,'' when Jeff Samardzija pitches Thursday, will it be against the Blue Jays or for them? Maybe this week will be different, but if the Cubs had any questions about the credibility of their favorite hashtag “wearegood," then...