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  • Angels get A's for effort in 4-0 victory

    Angels get A's for effort in 4-0 victory
    Oakland center fielder Coco Crisp risked serious injury when he crashed into the wall in a gallant effort to rob Angels catcher Chris Iannetta of a two-run home run in the fifth inning Friday night. Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton hurled his body into...
  • Pierce Johnson throws his cap in Cubs' ring

     Pierce Johnson throws his cap in Cubs' ring
    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...
  • Dodgers, Carlos Frias rocked early by Rockies in 16-2 loss

    Dodgers, Carlos Frias rocked early by Rockies in 16-2 loss
    So it's come to this: With the Dodgers' division lead about to be reduced to two games Wednesday afternoon, Manager Don Mattingly acknowledged the possibility of a bullpen game in the coming week. "We've talked about it," Mattingly said. Under that...
  • Angels defeat Mariners, 5-0; clinch AL West title

    Angels defeat Mariners, 5-0; clinch AL West title
    When the Angels were in Boston in August, several players asked veteran infielder John McDonald to bring the World Series ring he won with the Red Sox last season from his home in Scituate, Mass., to Fenway Park. They wanted to see it, to touch it, to...
  • On The Fly: New Jeter Commercial A Schmaltzy Winner

    There's a new Derek Jeter commercial out, this one for Gatorade. If you haven't seen it, he decides to get out of a cab and walk the last few blocks to Yankee Stadium meeting and greeting folks along the way, especially at Stan's, the old souvenir shop....
  • Phillies continue losing on last road trip

    Phillies continue losing on last road trip
    Jon Lester struck out seven in as many innings and Derek Norris drove in a run and scored as Oakland took the series opener from visiting Philadelphia. Eric Sogard and Coco Crisp each added an RBI single in a three-run second inning for the Athletics,...
  • Doubront, Szczur get firsts in Cubs' win

    Doubront, Szczur get firsts in Cubs' win
    PITTSBURGH— The Cubs’ rotation for 2015 is starting to get interesting now that Felix Doubront has his act together. Doubront pitched six shutout innings Saturday in a 6-4 win over the Pirates, helping to snap a season-high seven-game losing...
  • Series preview: Athletics at White Sox

    Series preview: Athletics at White Sox
    All games on WSCR-AM 670. Season series: A's 2-1. Monday: 7:10 p.m., CSN. RH Sonny Gray (13-8, 3.25) vs. RH Hector Noesi (8-9, 4.70). Tuesday: 7:10 p.m., CSN. LH Jon Lester (13-10, 2.54) vs. LH John Danks (9-10, 5.12). Wednesday: 7:10 p.m.,...
  • Jeff Samardzija, Cubs both happy with trade

    Jeff Samardzija, Cubs both happy with trade
    It has been a crazy season for Jeff Samardzija, who managed to escape the sinking Cubs ship on July 5 to join the best team in baseball in Oakland. A's general manager Billy Beane was recertified as a genius after sacrificing two of his top prospects,...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    What's the Cubs' situation with Tsuyoshi Wada? Do we have his rights for the next few years since he's a "rookie”? Obviously his only detriment is his age, but even so he can be a nice bridge at the end of the rotation until C.J. Edwards, Corey...
  • Is it rationalizing to see bright side to Dodgers' nontrade action?

    Come on, buckaroo, keep that chin up. All disappointed today to find your Boys in Blue look exactly like they did the previous day? Big names flew at the trading deadline and the Dodgers watched from the sideline. Offered polite applause. Admitted the...