| 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 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 17, 2014
| 12:12 PM
As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market.
With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:46 PM
ATLANTA — Right-hander Ervin Santana, supported by a string of two-out hits, won for the third time in four starts as the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Friday.
Santana (8-6) pitched six innings and allowed four runs, three...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:06 PM
ATLANTA — In eight weeks since he arrived from Triple-A, Atlanta Braves second baseman Tommy La Stella has been up seven times with bases loaded. He's come through with a hit in six of those occasions and cleared the bases in three including Sunday,...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:30 PM
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves' struggling offense badly needed a boost and rookie catcher Christian Bethancourt supplied it.
Bethancourt, promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs as the Braves defeated the...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 8:58 PM
Kevin Baxter ranks the 30 teams. Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:
1. ANGELS: Kole Calhoun is the only player in baseball with a .300 average, 50 runs and 10 homers since June 1. (5)
2. BALTIMORE: Orioles...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 7:54 AM
The Orioles are back home after their first losing road trip of the season and will open an 11-game homestand Monday night against the Tampa Bay Rays.
They still maintain a six-game lead over the New York Yankees in the American League East, but the...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Everyone loves a winner, so the success of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team is certain to spur more interest in youth baseball in Chicago.
Being on national TV for two weeks is about as good as it gets, marketing-wise, and last year's team...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 7:18 PM
CLEVELAND — In what has been a personal nightmare of a season, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis may have had his most frustrating game of 2014 on Friday.
He was hitless in five at-bats, including striking out a season-high four times against...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Dan Haren did not flirt with perfection in the Dodgers’ 4-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, though his attack on plausibility continued.
Haren is the right-hander whose grasp on a rotation spot was hanging by a fingertip after he...