| Aug 14, 2014
The last-place Cubs showed no fear as left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada blanked the National League Central-leading Brewers for 62/3 innings before allowing home runs to Rickie Weeks and Martin Maldonado. The Cubs scored all four runs in the first...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:43 PM
The Cubs failed to win their fourth series in their last five tries as they struck out 16 times and Edwin Jackson was knocked out after 4 2/3 innings. The Brewers scored five runs in the first four innings in maintaining their lead in the...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 10:50 PM
After Hyun-Jin Ryu landed on the disabled list and after injuries have wiped out the back-end of the Dodgers’ rotation, much of the talk surrounding the team has been about the team’s lack of starting pitching.
That focus might have shifted,...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 3:37 PM
When the White Sox lost a game to the Giants last week after a controversial catcher's collision ruling went against them, everyone had a good time watching manager Robin Ventura kicking dirt on home plate.
"I heard from a lot of people," he said. "My...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 11:14 PM
They were built around starting pitching. The Dodgers had all those pricey superstars in their everyday lineup, but if they were to reach baseball's Valhalla it would be behind their rotation.
And through three-fourths of the season, that's pretty...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Everyone keeps waiting for the Brewers to fall on their faces, pointing to the Pirates' young talent and the Cardinals' pitching.
Sooner or later, the experts say, the cheeseheads will get moldy and it'll be time for Wisconsin to give its undivided...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:44 AM
ST. PETERSBURG — Behind the dugout, Don Semento heard the sound of balls being smashed off a hitting tee.
Jonathan Lucroy, who had just been yanked from a summer-league game by the former Umatilla coach for not hustling, was frustrated at himself....
| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:20 PM
The Marlins were looking to fill a hole in their rotation when they dealt a couple of top prospects to acquire Jarred Cosart at the trading deadline.
It turned out they acquired an ace for the stretch run in pursuit of a playoff berth. But even an ace...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. ANGELS: If Chris Iannetta had more plate appearances, his .385 OBP would tie for third in the AL. (1)
2. BALTIMORE: Seven with at least 10 HR: N. Cruz, C. Davis,...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections.
1 l Washington
2013 l 86-76, second place
Last year in playoffs l 2012
They are supposed to blossom after years of suffering, top draft...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:03 PM
TOP OF THE ORDER
Mike Hiserman ranks the 30 teams.
Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:
1. SAN FRANCISCO: Right-hander Jean Machi (0.31 ERA) has major league-best 23 1/3 -inning scoreless streak. (3)