| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:57 PM
The Oakland Athletics' starting rotation boasted the best earned-run average in the American League. No matter. The A's just traded for two starting pitchers.
The Dodgers' starting rotation boasts the best ERA in the National League. No matter. The...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 12:18 PM
BOSTON - From sample sizes ranging from small to lengthy, the Chicago Cubs hope to continue their past success against Jake Peavy when they face the Boston Red Sox in an interleague game Monday night at Fenway Park.
Ryan Sweeney, who is 2-for-4 lifetime...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:35 PM
BOSTON — Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy has been traded twice to contending teams, so he understands what Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija is experiencing with the July 31 trade deadline looming.
"It's a crazy time in your life," said Peavy, who spoke with...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 3:46 PM
PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Matt Barnes caught the ball with an angry snatch, a loud pop. The runner had stolen second, reached third on an error, and was dusting himself off there as Barnes smoldered.
The 91 mph fastball had worked for Barnes the first...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 6:13 PM
KODAK, Tenn. — While the arrivals of Javier Baez and Jorge Soler have given Cubs fans hope the game plan finally is coming to fruition, Double-A right-hander Pierce Johnson and the rest of the top pitching prospects aren't assured of a seat at the...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Edwin Jackson believes he can return from a latissmus dorsi muscle strain near his right throwing shoulder by the end of the season and give the Chicago Cubs and their fans a snippet of better days ahead.
“I don’t think I‘ve proven...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Don Cooper imagines that if he had experienced a season earlier in his career like 2014 — with the pitching staff riding peaks and valleys and a bout with vertigo to boot — he would be "going crazy."
More than 12 years into his tenure as...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Bruce Bochy didn't feel like the major leagues' winningest active manager Wednesday morning.
A five-game losing streak had left the San Francisco Giants closer to the third-place San Diego Padres than the first-place Dodgers in the National League West....
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:54 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Giants 2-1.
Tuesday: 7:05 p.m., CSN.
RH Ryan Vogelsong (7-8, 3.71) vs. LH Tsuyoshi Wada (2-1, 3.15).
Wednesday: 7:05 p.m., WCIU-26.
RH Jake Peavy (2-12, 4.57) vs. RH Edwin Jackson (6-13, 5.74).
| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:25 PM
The Giants jumped on starter Edwin Jackson for four runs in the first inning and added three in the third to snap the Cubs' two-game winning streak. Jackson could be bumped from the rotation.
At the plate
Chris Valaika hit a two-run home...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:14 PM
All games on WSCR-AM 670.
Season series: Sox lead 2-0.
Tuesday: 9:15 p.m., WGN-9.
LH Chris Sale (10-2, 2.14) vs. RH Ryan Vogelsong (7-8, 3.77).
Wednesday: 2:45 p.m., WGN-9.
LH Jose Quintana (6-8, 3.04) vs. RH Jake Peavy (0-3, 4.82).