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  • Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo itching to return

    Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo itching to return
    TORONTO — Even with a discolored lower left leg, Starlin Castro hasn't ruled out rejoining the Cubs before the end of the season. "I don't care if it's one game," a determined Castro said Monday, six days after suffering a high left ankle sprain....
  • Tribute time for Sox captain Konerko

    MINNEAPOLIS -- With less than a month left in the White Sox season, retiring captain Paul Konerko is reaching the tribute portion of his final year in the major leagues.   The Twins honored Konerko before his last game Wednesday in Minnesota with a...
  • Shields Outduels Pineda In 1-0 Win Over Yankees

    Shields Outduels Pineda In 1-0 Win Over Yankees
    James Shields pitched into the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the New York Yankees 1-0 in the opener of a three-game series on Friday night.  Shields (13-7) was pulled for Wade Davis after giving up a single to Derek Jeter with...
  • Royals' template is worth tracing

    It took a decade for the Royals finally to achieve a winning season, and they're still in search of their first playoff berth since 1985. Yet their latest blueprint for building a playoff-caliber team mirrors what the Cubs are trying to do and sustain...
  • Royals move into first place in AL Central

    Royals move into first place in AL Central
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On July 21, it seemed the Kansas City Royals were doomed to sit out the playoffs for the 29th consecutive year. They had lost four straight, were eight games behind the Detroit Tigers and two games below .500. How things have changed...
  • Young White Sox can gain valuable experience

     Young White Sox can gain valuable experience
    Robin Ventura says his White Sox are not simply all dressed up with nowhere to go. Managers and coaches are fond of saying their team has "no quit in 'em," and that their professional pride and competitive nature won't allow them simply to go through...
  • Orioles only manage five hits as Royals cruise to 9-3 win in series finale

    Orioles only manage five hits as Royals cruise to 9-3 win in series finale
    The typically sound Orioles defense didn't help starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez on Sunday afternoon against the Kansas City Royals at Camden Yards. Center fielder Adam Jones dropped a fly ball on the first play of the game that led to an unearned run,...
  • Angels' Joe Smith answers the call in his new setup as closer

     Angels' Joe Smith answers the call in his new setup as closer
    In his first game as the Angels' new closer, Joe Smith pitched the ninth inning with a three-run lead. In his second game, he pitched the ninth with a two-run lead. Pressure? He laughed at the thought. In five years as the setup man for the Cleveland...
  • Chris Tillman is sniffing around ace status (and other Orioles observations)

    Chris Tillman is sniffing around ace status (and other Orioles observations)
    There probably have been five times in the past 20 months or so that I've written a game story about Chris Tillman's continued emergence/maturation as a pitcher. Several times I've written about whether he is – or is at least on his way to...
  • Angels lock up Mike Trout with six-year contract extension

    Angels lock up Mike Trout with six-year contract extension
    Albert Pujols made his major league debut at 22. Jered Weaver made his minor league debut at 22. Mike Trout just made $145 million at 22, and he set himself up to become the richest athlete in North American sports history. The best player in baseball...
  • Angels season preview: Rotation holds key to success

    Angels season preview: Rotation holds key to success
    Mike Trout could have another monster season. Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton could bounce back from career-worst years. Joe Smith and Sean Burnett could add much-needed depth and reliability to the bullpen. And it might not matter. For the Angels...