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  • Red Sox a surprise success story

    On the off chance Cubs fans need some good news right about now, here's a projection that might provide comfort: If President Theo Epstein succeeds in building the "player development machine'' that is his goal, and it later falls apart, he — or his successor — can put it together again quickly.
  • Indians outlast Bats 2-1 in fifteen innings

    Indians outlast Bats 2-1 in fifteen innings
    After nine straight scoreless frames, during which both teams stranded nine runners and the Tribe saw three runners thrown out at the plate, Indians right fielder Alex Presley ripped a triple with one out in the 15th inning before trotting home on a walk-...

    Phil Rogers' MLB power rankings

    Phil Rogers' MLB power rankings
    Last week's ranking in parentheses. 1. Cardinals (1): Swept by the Rangers as powerful lineup produces only 26 runs during an eight-game lull. They nevertheless continue to lead the majors in runs in June. 2. Rangers (7): Seven strong innings by...

    Rizzo brings an attitude to every game — the right one

    PITTSBURGH — The Cubs have a new tactic, and so far it's working. They have decided to try leading every inning because that's a lot more fun than being behind every inning, as it seemed they were a year ago. One game down, only 161 to go. Yeah,...

    Dodgers' prospects for re-signing Hiroki Kuroda look dim

    Hiroki Kuroda: It's looking like the bankrupt Dodgers won't be able to re-sign Hiroki Kuroda, leaving them to holes in their 2012 rotation.