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  • New Dodgers provide new experience in opener: A come-from-behind win

    New Dodgers provide new experience in opener: A come-from-behind win
    In the middle of fielding questions about the Dodgers' season-opening victory over the San Diego Padres, Adrian Gonzalez made an inquiry of his own. "Last year, how many times did we come from behind?" he asked. The answer: Not many. Only twice last...
  • LEADING OFF: Hurry up, it's opening day! Aces and A-Rod, too

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ SPEED IT UP Major League Baseball's new pace of play rules are in effect. We'll see whether Red Sox slugger David Ortiz can stick in the batter's box when Boston visits Philadelphia....
  • Royals announce five-year, $23 million agreement with pitcher Yordano Ventura

    HOUSTON For Yordano Ventura, the 24-year-old leader of the Royals rotation, coronation will come a day early. Twenty-four hours before Ventura makes his first Opening Day start, the Royals will introduce Ventura on Sunday at a news conference to...
  • Tuesday's recap: White Sox 2, Dodgers 1

    Tuesday's recap: White Sox 2, Dodgers 1
    The summary In his final Cactus League start, White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon gave up one on four hits over 51/3 innings in the Sox's 2-1 victory over the Dodgers. Chris Heisey homered on a changeup as Rodon looked to fine-tune the pitch, using...
  • Cubs' trade sets up Samardzija for future

    Cubs' trade sets up Samardzija for future
    MESA, Ariz. – The Cubs’ parting gift to Jeff Samardzija might have long-term benefits for him. Like Jon Lester, Samardzija got a taste of what playing for another organization was like as he was traded last July 5 to the Athletics and...
  • Cubs' starter Jason Hammel to bat 8th

    Cubs' starter Jason Hammel to bat 8th
    MESA, Ariz. -- Jason Hammel regretted swinging at the first pitch when he faced James Shields while batting eighth in his last start. Hammel lined out to third base, but he'll get another chance to show his hitting skills Friday when he faces the...
  • Yordano Ventura will start opening day for Royals

    SURPRISE, Ariz. Ned Yost only needed to see one season from Yordano Ventura to determine his readiness for the spotlight. As a rookie, Ventura lit up radar guns, earned praise from Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez and started a pair of World Series games. He...
  • Dodgers just brought the 'wow' factor with signing of Hector Olivera

    Dodgers just brought the 'wow' factor with signing of Hector Olivera
    And then suddenly, not so quiet. Aside from a predictable injury or so, the Dodgers have been going about their business this spring all workmanlike, all professional, and let it be said, on the dull side. That changed Tuesday with the news they had...
  • Cubs' Joe Maddon keeping an open mind on opening-day roster

    Cubs' Joe Maddon keeping an open mind on opening-day roster
    MESA, Ariz. — The Cubs' coaching staff sported polyester shorts during Sunday's pregame workout as a tribute to former football coaches. They'll need the same elasticity in the next two weeks as they sculpt their opening-night roster and...
  • Jason Hammel recalls Tampa Bay days

    Jason Hammel recalls Tampa Bay days
    MESA, Ariz. -- Watching manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs' coaching staff wearing polyester shorts reminded pitcher Jason Hammel of the "quirkiness" of Maddon during their days in Tampa Bay. And watching former Rays teammate James Shields pitch...
  • Sunday's recap: Padres 6, Cubs 1

    Sunday's recap: Padres 6, Cubs 1
    The summary Manager Joe Maddon tinkered with the lineup by batting starting pitcher Jason Hammel eighth. The Cubs were held hitless for five innings, but Arismendy Alcantara led off the sixth with a home run off reliever Jose Valverde. At the...