| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta made a huge push toward solidifying his case for the team’s fifth starter spot on Thursday night, tossing six shutout innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates -- his third straight scoreless Grapefruit League outing...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 3:39 PM
After two decades of consecutive losing seasons, it is understandable why Pirates fans would jump ship after a 1-5 start.
But Pittsburgh faithful should not lose heart so fast, especially this season.
The last 20 years have been hard. But the...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 4:33 PM
PITTSBURGH — Damn you, Dan Haren. You and your mysterious MRIs.
That's what Cubs President Theo Epstein had to be thinking when Carlos Marmol started to fall apart in the ninth inning on Monday, threatening to turn opening day from a delightful...
| Jan 18, 2012
No. 28 Pirates: 3rd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Padres.
While it may not be enough to soothe the pain of 19 consecutive losing seasons, Pirates fans at least have someone to blame. That would be Pedro Alvarez, or perhaps Greg...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 4:32 PM
John Cusack watches the Cubs-Milwaukee Brewers game at Wrigley Field on August 2, 2010. (Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune) John Cusack and a friend dined by the bar at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba in Lincoln Park on Friday. "Access Hollywood" correspondent Maria...
| May 2, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Ricky Martin poses with a fan at Lucky Strike Lanes in Chicago on April 18, 2011. (Photo courtesy of Paul Sullivan) What does a world famous pop star do for fun the first night he’s in Chicago? In the case of Ricky Martin, he went bowling. The ...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 8:22 PM
There were options had the Orioles wanted to skip Jeremy Guthrie's start or, at the very least, push it back a couple of days to make sure the right-hander had recovered from a back strain.
But Guthrie wanted the ball, and Orioles manager Buck...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 7:17 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. – Tommy Hunter had a solid outing the last time he took the mound Wednesday, but he was disappointed with his lack of command.
That wasn’t a problem on Monday night, when Hunter absolutely breezed through six scoreless innings...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 3:00 PM
If Jake Arrieta is the Orioles’ Opening Day starter, his final tune-up of the Grapefruit League left plenty of room for improvement when the season begins Friday.
Arrieta allowed six earned runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings as the...
| May 21, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Rick Porcello tossed eight scoreless innings and Jhonny Peralta ripped a solo home run, as the Detroit Tigers salvaged the final game of a three-game interleague series with a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Porcello (4-2) surrendered just one...