| Jul 24, 2014
| 9:45 PM
The Chicago Cubs, who have lost 13 of their last 16 games, dropped two out of three to the San Diego Padres after Thursday night's 13-3 trouncing at Wrigley Field.
Edwin Jackson (5-11) took the loss and Padres starter Tyson Ross (9-10)
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:05 PM
It hasn't exactly been a season to remember for the White Sox or Cubs, but some stellar individual performances were recognized Sunday in voting for the All-Star Game.
Rookie Jose Abreu and shortstop Alexei Ramirez were selected to represent the Sox...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:27 PM
WASHINGTON -- Shortstop Starlin Castro will get to be a teammate of Jeff Samardzija for at least one more time.
Castro, 24, was rewarded for his rebound season Sunday by being voted by the players to the National League All-Star team. In a weird twist...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:46 PM
WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva wasn't informed that he would be starting Saturday's game until 11 a.m. - five hours before the first pitch.
But he hopes there will be more opportunities to show the Chicago Cubs' younger players how to make the most...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 9:04 PM
WASHINGTON — Jake Arrieta pitched admirably Sunday as he moved to the forefront of the Cubs’ staff in the wake of the departures of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.
But like Samardjiza and Hammel, he knows the Cubs’ offensive...
| 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 13, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Anthony Rizzo has assumed a leadership role on the Cubs, even though he has not exactly campaigned for it.
"I don't want to say, 'Oh, I'm the leader of this team' and this and that," Rizzo said. "You just come in and play every day. I am not going to...
| 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...