| Sep 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Tribune's White Sox reporter answers your questions.
Should the bullpen be (the White Sox’s) primary focus in the offseason? -- @jhoman29
I think pitching overall should be the primary focus in the offseason, with the White Sox in need of...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:07 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Cardinals 7-5.
Friday: 7:15 p.m., WGN-9.
RH Kyle Hendricks (5-1, 1.78) vs. RH Shelby Miller (8-9, 4.26).
Saturday: 1:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m., both on CSN.
LH Felix Doubront (2-4, 6.07) vs. RH Justin Masterson...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:52 PM
The St. Louis Cardinals acquired right-handed pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for outfielder James Ramsey, the teams announced Wednesday.
Masterson is 4-6 with a 5.51 ERA in 98 innings for the Indians this season. He is...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:04 PM
With nearly two dozen Orioles greats in attendance to commemorate the franchise's 60th anniversary, manager Buck Showalter felt a certain pressure for his club to perform Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.
As the Orioles wore cream-colored...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:06 PM
PITTSBURGH — Baseball's awards races are winding down, and the Baseball Writers Association of America has some difficult choices to make in the four voting categories for each league.
Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and Jose Abreu appear to be shoo-...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:18 AM
The St. Louis Cardinals landed another middle-of-the-rotation veteran Thursday, acquiring John Lackey from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for starting pitcher Joe Kelly and Allen Craig, who can play first base and the corner outfield positions.
| Apr 28, 2014
KEY MOMENT: The Angels were in position to hand Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka his first loss since Aug. 19, 2012, and end his 31-game win streak dating back to Japan. But Garrett Richards' two-seam fastball to Mark Teixeira didn't sink, and a pitch...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:59 PM
There are saves and blown saves for closers and holds for setup men, but there is no formal measure for the performance of those less-heralded relievers who enter with their team trailing by a few runs and hold the score, giving their offense a chance...
| May 22, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Right-handed reliever Brad Brach hadn't pitched four innings in a game since college, and he hadn't thrown more than two innings in a major league game in his career.
But Wednesday in Pittsburgh, Brach entered in the second inning in relief of starter...
| May 22, 2014
| 10:08 PM
In extra innings, every pitch becomes magnified, and after the Orioles' painful 8-7 loss to the Cleveland Indians in 13 innings, left-hander Troy Patton replayed one pitch in his mind.
Patton was one strike away from escaping a bases-loaded jam, but...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:56 PM
While whiffing on the No. 1 starters they were chasing, the St. Louis Cardinals landed another middle-of-the-rotation veteran Thursday, acquiring John Lackey from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for starting pitcher Joe Kelly and Allen Craig, who can...