| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Major League Baseball makes its call on Yasiel Puig on Saturday, and it should be an easy one.
The Dodgers' Cuban sensation deserves to be a National League All-Star, even if he has played only 30 games in the big leagues.
It's no surprise that some...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:06 PM
When they didn’t take Cliff Lee deep, the Washington Nationals didn’t score much this week.
Kyle Kendrick outpitched All-Star Jordan Zimmermann, pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh and the Philadelphia Phillies...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:17 PM
1. Cardinals (2): They entered last week two games behind the Pirates and ended it tied for first place in the NL Central. Played just well enough to sweep the Marlins.
2. Tigers (4): Vaunted lineup was clicking last week — 49 runs in seven...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Starlin Castro is 23. Ditto Anthony Rizzo. They're not exactly going to be old men when the Cubs' best-in-baseball wave of amateur talent starts rolling into Wrigley Field, although they might feel like it.
With University of San Diego slugger Kris...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:18 PM
The situation the Phillies are in isn't nearly as bad as it appears.
It's hard to be down on a team that has won five of its last six series and is just 6 1/2 games out of first place in the National League East and 5 1/2 games out of the second wild...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:13 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jonathan Pettibone pitched neatly into the sixth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped the Pittsburgh Pirates' nine-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.
The surprising Pirates missed out on a chance...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Now this would be fun: Yasiel Puig vs. Bryce Harper for the last spot on the All-Star team. America, who do you want to see?
The possibility arose this week, when Harper dropped out of the top three in outfield voting for the NL All-Star team. Harper,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 7:34 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole's frustration of no longer being perfect was still evident nearly a half-hour after the game ended.
After finishing a post-game interview, the rookie right-hander walked toward the shower room and slapped one of...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Let's preface this by saying, "I wouldn't get your hopes up."
With that warning out of the way, there are reasons, if you're an optimist, to think this season is still salvageable for the Phillies.
During Charlie Manuel's tenure (2004 to the present),...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:14 PM
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...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Talking baseball while wondering how the Blackhawks can overcome the Patrice Bergeron face-off factor.
1. The White Sox don’t play the Tigers until July. Could Jesse Crain be closing games against his old team when the teams meet in Detroit before...