| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:05 AM
HOUSTON Giancarlo Stanton hasn't played in many meaningful games with the Marlins, who have finished last in every one of his four seasons except for his first.
That's why he's looking forward to this week's three-game home showdown against the first-...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 3:11 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Parity has been one of the biggest stories of baseball's first half, with almost everyone still in the wild-card hunt.
"Parity is good," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said recently. "More people are in it. Hope is always good."...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 11:30 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — Coming off a heartbreaking, walk-off loss to open their 10-game, West Coast road trip Friday night, the Orioles’ resilience was tested Saturday night against an Oakland Athletics club with the best record in baseball.
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:14 PM
PHOENIX — A 100-loss season has become a possibility during the Cubs' 2-11 skid.
But with Arismendy Alcantara providing a spark and Kyle Hendricks receiving an opportunity to earn a spot in the rotation, slugger Anthony Rizzo says the entire Cubs'...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Three night games are scheduled, followed by two 3:05 p.m. starts when the shadows will start to creep over Wrigley Field before pregame batting practice.
But quirks of the schedule aside, the Cubs are relieved to be home after playing 14 of their...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:53 AM
The Jeff Samardzija-Jason Hammel trade had the desired effect of getting the Cubs back to their losing ways. But here’s the problem:
Even in losing eight of their last 10 games heading into the All-Star break, the Cubs still rank as only the...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:10 PM
Before we resume our annual obsession with all things Bears, Chicago must acknowledge how surprisingly sturdy the bridge was that connected the stretch of baseball between the end of the Blackhawks and the beginning of Bourbonnais.
Seldom have sports...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:45 AM
The non-waiver trade deadline looms later this month, and you can expect more contenders and bottom feeders will do what the Oakland Athletics and Chicago Cubs have already done. The A’s bulked up; the Cubs dumped salary. Here’s a look at some...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:13 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Pirates 7-3.
Friday: 3:05 p.m., WGN-9.
RH Charlie Morton (4-7, 3.09) vs. RH Edwin Jackson (4-7, 5.11).
Saturday: 6:15 p.m., FOX-32.
RH Vance Worley (0-0, 0.00) vs. LH Travis Wood (7-5, 4.48).
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:49 PM
NEW YORK -- Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez had a special gift for rookie Kevin Gausman on Friday at Yankee Stadium: a new Rolex watch.
It was payment for uniform No. 31, which Gausman switched to in the offseason after Dave Wallace joined the club....
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Following a quick turnaround after Saturday night's rain-delayed game, the Cubs and Pirates reported for duty Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
"I work pretty good on 4-6 hours' sleep," Cubs manager Rick Renteria quipped.
Apparently his players...