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  • Royals clinch first postseason berth since 1985 with 3-1 win over White Sox

    CHICAGO The ball hovered in the air for only a few moments. For the diehards, perhaps, it felt like a lifetime. At last the final out of a 3-1 victory over the White Sox landed in the glove of Royals catcher Salvador Perez, and a generation of waiting was...
  • Rick Renteria gets pass on record for 1st year

    Rick Renteria gets pass on record for 1st year
    PITTSBURGH — With two weeks left in the season the Cubs remain on pace to lose 90-plus games for the fourth straight year, a feat unmatched in the 138-year history of the franchise. Even after a 6-4 victory over the Pirates Saturday that snapped a...
  • Twitter a fact of life in Major League Baseball

    Twitter a fact of life in Major League Baseball
    On a slow Monday night in Tacoma, Wash., Cubs' outfield prospect Jorge Soler retweeted some big news from the official Twitter account of Minor League Baseball: "BREAKING NEWS: No. 5 #Cubs prospect @JorgeSoler68 reportedly was called up, just after an...
  • Cubs fine with soft handling of Starlin Castro

     Cubs fine with soft handling of Starlin Castro
    ST. LOUIS — One of the main reasons the Cubs fired manager Dale Sveum after last season with a year left on his contract was the perception Sveum's tough love approach toward Starlin Castro wasn't working. So it should come as no surprise the Cubs...
  • Cubs are unclear on pitcher Jacob Turner's role

     Cubs are unclear on pitcher Jacob Turner's role
    Cubs manager Rick Renteria didn't know much about the plans for Jacob Turner, the right-handed acquired from the Marlins after being claimed on waivers. Is the plan to start Turner or put him in the bullpen? "I don't know what that plan is yet,"...
  • Jeff Samardzija: From football player to Cubs ace

    Jeff Samardzija: From football player to Cubs ace
    WASHINGTON — As recently as three years ago, the running joke was that Jeff Samardzija was the best wide receiver in Chicago. That was as much a jab at Samardzija's slow evolution as a pitcher as at the Bears' struggles to roster quality...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    I constantly hear reporters citing the contract with Sam Zell and the Tribune that the Ricketts family was "forced" to accept in purchasing the Cubs as the reason that it is impossible to increase payroll and sign free agents.  What am I missing?  Are the...
  • Around MLB

    Around MLB
    American League Central Division White Sox: May have to surrender wild-card hopes and deal Adam Dunn, Dayan Viciedo and Gordon Beckham. Indians: Is Iowa's Manny Ramirez hoping to bookend career with Tribe, under old Red Sox manager Terry Francona?...
  • Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro loving life now

    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...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"? Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers?  Pitchers frequently peak later than position players.   Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...
  • Reds score 5 in 9th to put Cubs away

    Reds score 5 in 9th to put Cubs away
    After popping up a sacrifice bunt attempt that landed in the glove of Reds first baseman Joey Votto, Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija snapped his bat over his leg before retreating to the dugout Monday night. Samardzija's frustration was understandable,...