| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:49 PM
MILWAUKEE — Pinch-hitter Travis Snider homered in the ninth inning to lift Pittsburgh to a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night that clinched the Pirates' first non-losing record in 21 seasons.
Snider drove a 2-2 pitch from Jim...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Talking baseball while wishing NIU and Northwestern were playing each other in football this season (fingers crossed for a BCS Bowl, maybe):
1. As we enter the last month of Chicago’s longest baseball season, there’s some good news for fans:...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:04 PM
While most fans are focused on teams still in the playoff chase, fantasy owners understand the benefit of trolling the rosters of the also-rans. Staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at some newer talent currently on display in the MLB's outposts.
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:44 PM
In an 11th-hour move aimed at bolstering their lineup for the stretch run, the Orioles acquired power-hitting outfielder Michael Morse from the Seattle Mariners on Friday afternoon in exchange for minor league outfielder Xavier Avery.
Morse adds a much...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The straight line from cheater to victim in baseball's drug world is muddied. It shouldn't be, so let's put the boots on and wade in.
John Lackey, the former Angels star pitcher who now toils in Boston with the Red Sox, crossed that bridge a few days...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Tigers (1): Victor Martinez has been a beast in the second half, hitting .371 with a .945 OPS. The Rays' Wil Myers (.385) is the only AL hitter with a higher average.
2. Dodgers (2): No wonder Don Mattingly...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Something has been bothering me about Alex Rodriguez's potential lifetime ban from baseball, and Orioles manager Buck Showalter just did a nice job of expressing it.
The Yankees rode Rodriguez to a World Series title in 2009, but they could avoid much...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:16 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
The '72 Dolphins, the only undefeated team in modern NFL history, were invited to the White House earlier this week, but three key members of the team — Manny Fernandez, Bob Kuechenberg and Jim Langer —...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:09 PM
Clayton Kershaw for most valuable player? His manager won't be leading the campaign.
With the National League lacking a dominant offensive player along the lines of Miguel Cabrera or Mike Trout, Kershaw has emerged as a candidate in a field of solid but...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:06 PM
The only people more hypocritical or dishonest than Alex Rodriguez are sportswriters, sports talk radio people, Bud Selig and anyone in Major League Baseball. They all keep saying they wish A-Rod would go just away, yet the writers dedicate a full...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 1:46 PM
You never know where life might lead you. Just ask Dan Evans.
Almost 13 years ago, White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf made a decision that drastically changed the career path for the then-lifetime Chicagoan. He promoted his farm director, Ken Williams,...