| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:40 AM
MIAMI -- Before a major league scout left the press dining room Monday night at Marlins Park, he looked at two tables occupied by representatives from other clubs.
"I think I'm the only guy here not to watch (Jeff) Samardzija," the scout joked.
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:36 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Reds lead 3-2.
Monday: 7:05 p.m., WCIU-26.
RH Alfredo Simon (10-3, 3.05) vs. RH Jeff Samardzija (2-6, 2.60).
Tuesday: 7:05 p.m., CSN.
RH Homer Bailey (7-3, 4.68) vs. RH Jake Arrieta (3-1, 1.98)....
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:42 PM
Jake Arrieta provided Wrigley Field fans with plenty of emotion before manager Rick Renteria and the Cubs' deep bullpen provided their own stress.
Before the tension-filled seventh and eighth innings, Arrieta continued his remarkable June ascent with...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 2:54 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Reds lead 5-3.
Monday: 6:10 a.m., CSN.
RH Edwin Jackson (5-8, 4.99) vs. RH Mike Leake (6-7, 3.47).
Tuesday: 12:05 p.m., WGN-9.
LH Travis Wood (7-6, 4.62) vs. TBA or Johnny Cueto (8-6, 1.99).
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:23 PM
CINCINNATI — Arismendy Alcantara earned three more days in the major leagues and fellow rookie Kyle Hendricks left a more than credible impression in his debut start.
In the process, the Cubs sustained their pride Thursday in an emotionally...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Groupthink compels us to believe the Cubs calling up minor leaguers Kris Bryant and Javier Baez or — gasp — signing ace Jeff Samardzija rather than trading him for more prospects would be as smart as bunting with two strikes.
| May 25, 2014
| 5:34 PM
They’re rare, though perhaps not as completely rare as you might believe. Josh Beckett’s no-hitter on Sunday was the 283rd thrown in major league history.
When you think of the pitchers who have thrown no-nos, fireballers like Sandy Koufax,...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:13 PM
ON THE MOUND: Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke gave up three runs and eight hits and had 11 strikeouts in 72/3 innings to improve to 8-1. Greinke gave up a run-scoring single to Roger Bernadina in the fifth and a two-out home run to Devin Mesoraco in the...
| May 28, 2014
| 10:22 PM
He wasn’t exactly the dominating Clayton Kershaw seen in his last outing, and he certainly wasn’t the one who couldn’t last two innings in the start before that.
This Kershaw was very good but, as it turned out, just not good enough....
| Sep 8, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Things had been going so incredibly well for the Dodgers, it had to be humbling. It had to be foreign and irritating, but mostly humbling.
The Dodgers, who have been the best team in the major leagues for more than two months, were swept by the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Starter Homer Bailey agreed to a six-year, $105-million deal on Wednesday that avoids arbitration and will help the Cincinnati Reds with their cash flow by temporarily deferring some of the salary.
The deal includes a $25 million mutual option for...