| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:07 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — The Cuban contingent is taking center stage at this year's All-Star Game, with White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and shortstop Alexei Ramirez joining the Reds' Aroldis Chapman, the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig and the A's Yoenis Cespedes....
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:22 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — It was only 15 months ago that then-Cubs manager Dale Sveum threatened to send struggling young stars Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro to the minors.
"No one wants to go down to the minor leagues," Rizzo said that day. "Whatever...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:28 PM
It’s the middle of June and do you know where the Dodgers’ first four-game winning streak is?
Waiting in the second half? Never to be seen? Lost in Stan Kasten’s summer dreams?
It might as well be the Lost City of Atlantis to the...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Dodgers do not know when Hanley Ramirez might play again. Maybe Saturday. Maybe not. Maybe he goes on the disabled list.
He could not play Thursday, one day after he got a cortisone injection to combat inflammation in his throwing shoulder. He could...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 2:18 PM
CINCINNATI Per Garrett Jones' characterization, he "got a little piece of it."
That's really all you need to hit an Aroldis Chapman fastball off the wall for a double. Before his ninth inning at-bat Saturday, the left-handed hitting Jones was 0 for 7...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:20 PM
BOSTON — Boston already has Big Papi. So let's call Yoenis Cespedes the Big Need.
The Red Sox needed power, especially right-handed pop. Cespedes had 17 home runs in Oakland in 2014. The entire Red Sox outfield has 14. It is a historical anemia...
| 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 19, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Mike Hiserman ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses; statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: Catchers Derek Norris, John Jaso and Stephen Vogt have combined for a .309 average, 20 homers and 83 RBIs. (1)
| Jul 19, 2014
| 7:51 PM
Other than the noticeable swelling on the top of Yasiel Puig's left hand, there was no indication anything was wrong.
Puig smiled. He playfully rolled his eyes. He joked.
"I'm not worried about what's happening right now," he said.
But the Dodgers...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:00 PM
CINCINNATI - The Chicago Cubs were recipients of back-to-back home runs by Chris Coghlan and Ryan Sweeney in the sixth inning off Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto.
But that wasn't enough, as left-hander Travis Wood allowed three runs in the first and...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:23 PM
CINCINNATI — Arismendy Alcantara earned three more days in the major leagues and fellow rookie Kyle Hendricks left a more than credible impression in his debut start.
In the process, the Cubs sustained their pride Thursday in an emotionally...