| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:13 AM
The Sports Xchange
MLB Team Report - Arizona Diamondbacks - INSIDE PITCH
CINCINNATI -- Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson gathered reporters around his laptop in the visiting manager's office on Monday at Great American Ball Park to take one more look...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:12 AM
A year into his major league career Lance Lynn stood at a crossroad in his life.
He was a daily user of smokeless tobacco dating back to his minor league days, when a dip became an antidote to the off-day boredom faced by starting pitchers, a tasty...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Developing baseball talent is always an inexact science.
Even when a team drafts or signs a bona fide prospect, injuries sometimes get in the way of the most promising careers.
Such is the case this year for three of the game's top prospects,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:11 PM
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Season series: Tied 2-2
Friday: 8:40 p.m., CSN.
RH Edwin Jackson (5-10, 5.64) vs. vs. Trevor Cahill (1-6, 5.66).
Saturday: 7:10 p.m., WGN-9.
LH Travis Wood (7-8, 4.96) vs. LH Wade Miley (5-6, 4.18).
Sunday: 3:10 p.m.,...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:45 PM
PHOENIX -- After a brief chat with his players on Sunday and conducting an optional workout Thursday, manager Rick Renteria hopes he won't need to deliver a pep talk as the Chicago Cubs open the second half Friday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Don't you think Robin Ventura over-managed a bit (against the Red Sox on Wednesday)? Chris Sale has owned Dustin Pedroia. Should have let him finish the inning. Somebody needs to write that. – Jeff S.
Honestly, I wasn’t surprised that...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:05 PM
The mark Tony Gwynn left on baseball was obvious after all the heartfelt tributes from players, executives, media and fans after his death June 16 from oral cancer.
A beautiful memorial service took place last week in San Diego, and Philadelphia fans...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 3:37 PM
TORONTO — White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed the obvious Saturday in examining the club’s closer situation.
“We don’t really have one,” Ventura said. “We’re going to use whoever we need to use depending...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 5:03 PM
After the Dodgers fell 6-3 to the Diamondbacks on Sunday, Josh Beckett’s record since his no-hitter fell to 1-3.
And he’s actually pitched well.
Just not well enough to overcome Dodgers miscues, both mental and physical. Not well enough to...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:33 PM
BALTIMORE — White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday that he is sticking with closer Ronald Belisario despite some shaky outings recently.
Ventura's vote of confidence came the day after Belisario suffered his fourth blown save of the season...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:56 PM
White Sox: Parity helps White Sox remain contender despite 28th-ranked fielding, 26th-ranked pitching entering weekend.
Indians: Lonnie Chisenhall hits three homers, drives in nine runs and goes 5-for-5 vs. Rangers....