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  • Chicago has 4 players make All-Star team

    It hasn't exactly been a season to remember for the White Sox or Cubs, but some stellar individual performances were recognized Sunday in voting for the All-Star Game. Rookie Jose Abreu and shortstop Alexei Ramirez were selected to represent the Sox...
  • Being happy for Dee Gordon, Dodgers' deserving All-Star

    Being happy for Dee Gordon, Dodgers' deserving All-Star
    Maybe you think he’s some pampered son of a former major leaguer. Maybe you think he feels entitled or simply above the rest, or just puts off the wrong airs. All haughty and self-impressed, all the wrong kind of attitude. Nothing could be more...
  • Cubs newcomer Russell 'humble and hungry'

    In the eighth inning Friday night against Northwest Arkansas, Midland Rockhounds manager Aaron Nieckula felt his trainer tap him on the shoulder. A text message from A's management carried news about prized shortstop Addison Russell that traveled...
  • Cubs' Castro, Samardzija named to NL All-Stars; Rizzo on Final Vote

    WASHINGTON -- Shortstop Starlin Castro will get to be a teammate of Jeff Samardzija for at least one more time. Castro, 24, was rewarded for his rebound season Sunday by being voted by the players to the National League All-Star team. In a weird twist...
  • Tim Kawakami: Samardzija already loving life in Oakland

    OAKLAND, Calif. This was Christmas plus a birthday party plus a fraternity social, all rolled into one enormously happy work day for Jeff Samardzija. He began it by wandering into the A's clubhouse at 8:15 Sunday morning almost five hours before he was...
  • A's revel in All-Star riches

    OAKLAND, Calif. The All-Star parched Oakland A's quenched their thirst Sunday with six, no make that seven, All-Star selections, including the first position players plucked from an Oakland roster in 11 years. Starting third baseman Josh Donaldson and...
  • Trying to appreciate latest run of greatness by Clayton Kershaw

    Trying to appreciate latest run of greatness by Clayton Kershaw
    And now for a small appreciation for the continuing wonder that is Clayton Kershaw. Or maybe not so small. Where he stands, exactly, remains to be seen, but it’s safe to recognize he needs to be up in the pantheon of special Los Angeles Dodgers...
  • Yasiel Puig named All-Star starter; three more Dodgers make NL team

    Yasiel Puig named All-Star starter; three more Dodgers make NL team
    So you get honored with four All-Star selections. Should you be happy? Or a teensy bit disappointed there weren’t more? Go with greedy. Four Dodgers were named to the National League All-Star team Sunday -– starting pitchers Clayton...
  • Giancarlo Stanton picked for Home Run Derby

    When Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton competes in this year’s All-Star Home Run Derby for the first time, he’ll have a familiar face throwing him batting practice: Mike Redmond. Stanton, who was officially announced as one of the...
  • Josh Beckett, Dodgers roll over the Rockies, 8-2

    Josh Beckett, Dodgers roll over the Rockies, 8-2
    Streaks were never intended to last forever, so the Dodgers will happily take the way their run of starting pitchers giving up two or fewer walks came to an end Sunday. Officially the streak ends at 39 consecutive games -- the longest in baseball...
  • A's sweep Jays behind Samardzija's strong debut

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange A's sweep Jays behind Samardzija's strong debut OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right-hander Jeff Samardzija was pitching in the first inning of his Oakland A's debut Sunday, and things weren't going as...