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  • Cubs downplay hype, Javier Baez hits game-winner

    DENVER — Before Javier Baez's game-winning home run in his first game in the majors Tuesday night at Coors Field, the Cubs tried their best to persuade the media not to overhype the event. Manager Rick Renteria said the reporters were "more...
  • Angels go to extras to beat Athletics, 4-3

    Angels go to extras to beat Athletics, 4-3
    KEY MOMENT: Albert Pujols isn't known for his speed, but after drawing a walk to lead off the 10th inning, the Angels' first baseman took third on Josh Hamilton's single to center field and scored the winning run on Howie Kendrick's sacrifice fly to...
  • Pitching, power lead Angels to 4-0 win over A's

    Pitching, power lead Angels to 4-0 win over A's
    KEY MOMENT: A's center fielder Coco Crisp nearly made a spectacular leaping catch to rob Chris Iannetta of a two-run home run in the fifth inning, but the ball squirted out of his glove and over the wall after Crisp slammed face-first into the fence....
  • 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...
  • Angels acquire veteran infielder Gordon Beckham from White Sox

    The Angels made a trade Thursday, but it wasn’t for a starting pitcher to replace the injured Garrett Richards. The team acquired veteran utility infielder Gordon Beckham from the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named or cash. General...
  • There's a lot of brains behind the scenes of the Oakland Athletics

    The Oakland Athletics have the second-best record in baseball, have been in first place in the American League West for all but four days since April 12, and are chasing their third straight division title. Yet, some hardcore baseball fans would have...
  • Garrett Richards' injury means Angels need to win AL West

    Garrett Richards' injury means Angels need to win AL West
    There should not have been a sense of urgency surrounding this weekend's series between the Angels and Oakland Athletics. The Angels have the best record in the major leagues. The A's have the second-best record. The teams might joust over the...
  • 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,...