| May 17, 2014
| 9:47 PM
Kevin Baxter ranks the 30 teams. Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday:
1. DETROIT: Tigers starters have given up more than three runs in a game only twice since April 18 (1)
2. OAKLAND: Athletics have outscored opponents...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:00 AM
This was all so Cub.
The worst team in the league became the first to beat perhaps the best pitcher in the game this season.
Oh, and that pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka, is the 25-year-old Japanese stud who took the Yankees’ considerable mint of...
| May 7, 2014
| 9:51 PM
The White Sox are out to prove they can beat the Cubs any old day of the week, home or away.
They whipped the Cubs for the third straight time in this four-game set Wednesday night with an 8-3 victory at U.S. Cellular Field before a crowd of 21,075, the...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 9:31 PM
Jim Peltz ranks Major League Baseball's 30 teams. Last week’s rankings are in parentheses, Statistics are through Friday’s games.
1. OAKLAND: The A’s have baseball’s best winning percentage (.624) and have won seven of their last...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:11 PM
With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals.
The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:59 PM
The list of players who were the most valuable on their team through the first half of the 2014 baseball season includes usual suspects such as Andrew McCutchen, Troy Tulowitzki, Paul Goldschmidt, Felix Hernandez and David Price.
As with every season,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:52 AM
Jimmy Butler’s Taylor Swift sing along in the Bulls locker room earlier this year makes a little more sense now.
The Bulls guard was on hand Friday for the country music festival, Windy City Smokeout, at Grand Avenue and the Chicago River. Ex-Bear...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:46 PM
PHOENIX -- After appearing in his first All-Star game and seeing the recent success of rookie Arismendy Alcantara and Javier Baez playing second base at Triple-A Iowa, Chicago Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo said he now can see signs of true optimism for the...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 1:34 PM
PHOENIX -- Rookie Arismendy Alcantara will make his seventh start and his second in center field Saturday night as the Chicago Cubs try to snap a three-game losing streak against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Alcantara, who stole two bases and scored a...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The Chicago Cubs didn't come away completely empty despite getting swept in a three-game series by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
First baseman Anthony Rizzo was named the National League player of the week for the period ending Sunday. Rizzo, coming off his...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Giancarlo Stanton was named a National League All-Star as expected on Sunday, but Miami Marlins teammate Casey McGehee was not.
The third baseman and right-handed pitcher Henderson Alvarez were left off of the 33-man NL roster announced during MLB&...