| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:46 PM
Coming off a less than stellar spring, and two years in which the Phillies not only failed to make the playoffs but also exceed the .500 mark, expectations of the team from outside the organization aren't too high.
With an already bleak outlook,...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Heading into their home opener Tuesday, the Phillies are exceeding expectations, completing their first six games with a 3-3 record, which could have easily been 5-1 if not for their bullpen.
The .500 record is not necessarily reason to celebrate this...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 3:20 PM
CHICAGO Hidden in the 30 starts made by A.J. Burnett last season that produced a career-low 3.30 ERA with Pittsburgh and a $16 million contract from the Phillies for 2014 was a trend not lost on Cubs manager Rick Renteria. He stuffed his Sunday lineup...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:00 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: 3-3 in 2013.
Friday: 1:20 p.m., WGN-Ch. 9.
LH Travis Wood (9-12, 3.11 in 2013) vs. RH Roberto Hernandez (6-13, 4.89).
Saturday: 1:20 p.m., CSN.
RH Jeff Samardzija (0-0, 0.00) vs. LH Cliff Lee (1-0, 14.40)....
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Anthony Rizzo managed a pair of singles off Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee Saturday, fortifying his manager's confidence in him.
"He stayed up the middle a little bit more, not really pulling off," Rick Renteria said. "They jumped ahead of him a...
| Apr 6, 2014
The Cubs have scored just eight runs in their first five games as their frustrating ineptitude with runners in scoring position has carried over from last season.
They were 0-for-7 in that key category in Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Phillies at Wrigley...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:02 PM
PITTSBURGH — After struggling against the quality pitching of the Pirates' Francisco Liriano, the Cubs hope they can get better facing left-handed starters.
They will have another test Thursday (weather permitting) when they face Wandy Rodriguez...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:32 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas - There is little Cliff Lee will want to remember about his return to Texas, save the outcome.
The Philadelphia Phillies made a winner out of Lee, prevailing in Monday afternoon's 14-10 slugfest over the Rangers at Globe Life Park....
| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:05 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. The national anthem ended as the slender lefty prepared to take the mound for his second inning of work, the final few notes drifting across the palm trees and chain-link fences that serve as an unofficial barrier between majors and...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 4:04 PM
CHICAGO -- Cliff Lee got back on track against the Chicago Cubs' woeful offense.
Lee rebounded from his rocky Opening Day start to throw a dominant game Saturday at Wrigley Field.
Lee scattered 10 hits, struck out six and did not walk a batter in...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Less than an hour after the Cubs' latest offensive struggle, Starlin Castro responded calmly when asked if he knew whom he and his teammates were facing Saturday.
"I know already," Castro said in response to former Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee of the...