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  • Around MLB

    Around MLB
    American League Central Division White Sox: Are Chinese hackers responsible for Robin Ventura's bullpen decisions? Checking the bullpen phones. Indians: More fans gathering around LeBron James' house than watching Indians pretend they're contenders....
  • Series preview: Cubs at Pirates

    Series preview: Cubs at Pirates
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Pirates lead 4-2. Monday: 6:05 p.m., WCIU-26. RH Edwin Jackson (4-5, 4.59) vs. RH Charlie Morton (2-7, 3.31). Tuesday: 6:05 p.m., CSN. LH Travis Wood (5-5, 5.04) vs. LH Francisco Liriano (1-6, 4.54)....
  • Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet

    Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet
    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...
  • The Times' baseball rankings

    The Times' baseball rankings
    Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games: OAKLAND: AL's best pitching staff (3.18 ERA) gets a lot better with addition of Samardzija and Hammel. (1) DETROIT: Victor Martinez has nearly as many home runs (21) as...
  • Way they're playing, Cubs in no rush for prospects

     Way they're playing, Cubs in no rush for prospects
    PITTSBURGH — There will be a day soon when the likes of Javier Baez and Kris Bryant receive overwhelming receptions at Wrigley Field the same as Pirates top prospect Gregory Polanco received in his major league debut Tuesday night. But Cubs...
  • Cubs' Rizzo hitting into All-Star consideration

    Cubs' Rizzo hitting into All-Star consideration
    PITTSBURGH -- The selections for the National and American leagues in the All-Star Game are 3 1/2 weeks away. But Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is making a strong push. Rizzo, who went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles Tuesday night...
  • Dodgers' Josh Beckett pitches a no-hitter ... who'd have thought it?

    Dodgers' Josh Beckett pitches a no-hitter ... who'd have thought it?
    At the age of 34, with his once-roaring fastball diminished by time, Josh Beckett pitched the game of his life. In the 321st start of a distinguished 14-year career, Beckett threw his first no-hitter Sunday in a 6-0 victory over the Philadelphia...
  • Josh Beckett's no-hitter is the second that Drew Butera has caught

    Josh Beckett’s next turn in the rotation will be Friday, when the Dodgers face the Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium. The starter for the Pirates that day is scheduled to be Francisco Liriano, with whom Beckett shares a link. Beckett and...
  • Former UCF standout Drew Butera catches Josh Beckett's no-hitter

    Former UCF standout Drew Butera catches Josh Beckett's no-hitter
    Former UCF catcher Drew Butera was part of Major League Baseball history for the second time during his career. Butera caught Josh Beckett's no-hitter for the Dodgers Sunday. It marked the second time Butera caught a no-hitter during his career. He...
  • Yasiel Puig reaches safely again, but Dodgers lose to Pirates, 6-3

    Yasiel Puig reaches safely again, but Dodgers lose to Pirates, 6-3
    KEY MOMENT: The Pirates broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning against Brandon League, who hadn't given up an earned run in his last 16 appearances. League gave up the go-ahead run on a single by Josh Harrison, who advanced to second base on Andre Ethier's...
  • Josh Beckett struggles with encore; Dodgers fall to Pirates, 2-1

    Josh Beckett struggles with encore; Dodgers fall to Pirates, 2-1
    The trouble with an outstanding performance is trying to follow it. Harper Lee wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird” and called it a career. Steam never could follow up “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye,” which was a genuine American...