| May 30, 2014
| 10:45 PM
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...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:59 PM
KEY MOMENT: Chone Figgins drew a two-out, 11-pitch walk in the fifth inning to load the bases for Yasiel Puig. But Puig popped out to second base to end the inning and the Dodgers still trailed, 2-0. The Dodgers are now four for 37 this season with the...
| 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 6, 2014
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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:47 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 7:25 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Pirates 9-4.
Friday: 1:20 p.m., WGN-9.
RH Vance Worley (6-4, 3.01) vs. LH Tsuyoshi Wada (4-2, 2.79).
Saturday: 3:05 p.m., CSN.
LH Francisco Liriano (3-10, 3.91) vs. LH Felix Doubront (3-4, 5.56).
| Sep 17, 2014
| 8:22 PM
PITTSBURGH -- Francisco Liriano had a difficult time throwing strikes. Yet with the way the Pittsburgh Pirates are playing, it didn't matter.
Liriano won his third straight start, first baseman Ike Davis hit a three-run home run and backup shortstop...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:43 PM
PHILADELPHIA — It was a little bit of a different look for the Phillies Thursday night as they closed a four-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Jimmy Rollins, still nursing a hamstring strain, and Chase Utley, who was given a day off by...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 8:46 PM
Playing out the string in 2014, the only reachable goal for the Cubs appears to be finishing out of last place.
After losing twice to the Pirates on Saturday in the completion of Friday's suspended game and the regularly scheduled contest, the Cubs...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:33 PM
The Dodgers could have a huge playoff edge, and it has nothing to do with home field.
With one month to play, the National League playoff field looks like this: The Dodgers as NL West champions, the Atlanta Braves as NL East champions, and the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:57 PM
ST. LOUIS — Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates played like veterans.
Cole gave up two hits in six dominant innings and had an RBI in his postseason debut, Pedro Alvarez homered for the second straight day and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the...