| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:14 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A.J. Burnett pitched a one-hitter, Neil Walker drove in five runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 5-0 on Tuesday night, hours after the Cubs traded ace Ryan Dempster.
Burnett just about stole the spotlight after the Cubs...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:05 AM
STATE A TOURNEY
At Fossum Field in Aberdeen
Game 1, 10 a.m.: Region 1A champion Brookings Post 74 Bandits (38-9) vs wild-card entry Sioux Falls Post 15 West (37-21).
Game 2, 12:30 p.m.: Defending state...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 9:04 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Good friends are gone, and the way Jeff Baker sees it, the Chicago Cubs have no one to blame but themselves.
Performances like this are what led to the shakeup.
Michael McKenry and Starling Marte homered to back a strong start...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 3:36 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — Clint Hurdle decided to keep A.J. Burnett pitching on his regular day so he didn’t miss the showdown with the Cincinnati Reds.
The Pittsburgh Pirates had a day off Thursday that allowed Burnett to face the Reds and...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 6:54 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Diamondbacks were flummoxed by Erik Bedard's dominance on Monday night.
They didn't get much help from him afterward, either. To Bedard, it was simple.
Bedard allowed two hits over seven innings, and the Pittsburgh...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 8:16 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jason Kubel homered twice, Joe Saunders pitched seven effective innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Thursday.
Both of Kubel's home runs immediately followed hits by Aaron Hill. Wil Nieves...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 8:31 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clayton Kershaw won his fourth consecutive start, Matt Kemp drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers moved into first place in the NL West with a 9-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.
Kemp had a two-run...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 12:28 PM
Did Ozzie Guillen accidentally take Juan Pierre, Gordon Beckham, Mark Teahen, Brian Anderson and Josh Fields with him when he went to Florida? It must seem like it at times.
The Marlins aren't scoring runs. If that trend continues, they won't join the...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Baseball’s winter meetings begin in earnest Monday, and this was supposed to be the year that a lot of the impact signings were made before the sport’s annual powwow.
The thought was that changes in compensation for free agents would...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Nov. 11, 2011: Florida Marlins become the Miami Marlins.
Dec. 5, 2011: Closer Heath Bell is signed as a free agent for three years, $27 million.
Dec. 7, 2011: Shortstop Jose Reyes signed as a free agent for six years, $106 million.
Dec. 8, 2011: Left-...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Thirteen pitchers eligible to play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic received points in Cy Young voting.
That, sports fans, should largely be the pitching staff for the team Joe Torre will manage.
Imagine a starting rotation of R.A. Dickey,...