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  • 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...
  • Dodgers lose third game in a row, 2-1 to Pirates

    Dodgers lose third game in a row, 2-1 to Pirates
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Up next: Pirates at Cubs

     Up next: Pirates at Cubs
    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). Sunday:...
  • Red Sox Blown Out By Pirates

    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...
  • Pittsburgh's Liriano shuts down new-look Phillies lineup, 4-1

    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...
  • Cubs a work in progress, sometimes painfully

     Cubs a work in progress, sometimes painfully
    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...
  • Dodgers would appear to have a playoff pitching edge

    Dodgers would appear to have a playoff pitching edge
    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...
  • Pirates defeat Cardinals, 7-1, to even series

    Pirates defeat Cardinals, 7-1, to even series
    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...