| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:09 AM
The big trade deadline shoe dropped early Thursday morning, and it landed in an unexpected place for an unexpected value.
The Boston Red Sox dealt their ace and pending free agent left-hander Jon Lester as well as outfielder Jonny Gomes and some cash to...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Derek Jeter will be in the spotlight for perhaps the final time when he starts at shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game.
The New York Yankees captain, who is retiring following the season, heads the AL squad for the July 17 game in...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:11 PM
With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals.
The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:59 PM
The list of players who were the most valuable on their team through the first half of the 2014 baseball season includes usual suspects such as Andrew McCutchen, Troy Tulowitzki, Paul Goldschmidt, Felix Hernandez and David Price.
As with every season,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:12 PM
As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market.
With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:48 PM
MIAMI – The Marlins this season have encountered spells in which they've been unable to close out hitters or close out innings. During their current rut, they've struggled to close out series.
For the fourth time in as many series Wednesday, the...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 10:46 PM
AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton walked ahead of Howie Kendrick's run-scoring double over left fielder Jordan Schafer's head in the fourth inning, and Hamilton scored on Schafer's throwing error. Erick Aybar hit an RBI single to right, and David...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado will not be ready to play when he's eligible to return from the disabled list Wednesday and the Batimore Sun reported that Machado will have season-ending surgery on his right knee.
Machado sprained the knee while...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses. Statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: After Lester deal, had best starting rotation in the American League — for a couple of hours. (1)
2. ANGELS: Reliever Joe Smith’s streak...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:21 PM
The Tribune’s Mark Gonzales answers readers’ questions about his Hall of Fame criteria and the Cubs’ catching situation.
Can you remind us of what you look for when you cast a vote for the Hall of Fame? And can you speak to the issue...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 9:42 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Angels were hitless against starter Phil Hughes in the fourth through seventh innings, but Albert Pujols greeted reliever Casey Fien with a leadoff single in the eighth, and Howie Kendrick hit a run-scoring triple off the center-field wall...