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  • Stanton, Phelps lift Marlins to win

    Stanton, Phelps lift Marlins to win
    For all of their staggering distance, too many of Giancarlo Stanton's major league-leading home runs have had minimal impact on the scoreboard. Moving the slugger from third in the order to the clean-up spot was the remedy prescribed by Marlins...
  • On All-Star Game ballot, Royals fans are happily voting along party lines, repeatedly

    Jeremy Cummings from Raymore, Kan., cast his All-Star Game ballot the allowed 35 times and stuffed it with Royals players. Then he went to another email account and repeated the process, voting another Royals straight ticket. Zach Owen from Springfield,...
  • Marlins hopeful return of injured pitchers will provide lift

    Marlins hopeful return of injured pitchers will provide lift
    The names form the core of what the Marlins envisioned as a viable starting rotation to contend in the National League East. Unfortunately, four of their five best starting pitchers are on the disabled list. The encouraging news is that right-handers...
  • Steve Trout brings Cubs, White Sox rivalry to Grayslake

    Steve Trout brings Cubs, White Sox rivalry to Grayslake
    Few Chicago sports rivalries have lasted longer or run deeper than the one between White Sox and Cubs fans. Steve Trout knows that dynamic first hand as the left-handed pitcher played for both teams during his 12-year career . On June 6, Trout was the...
  • Following sweep in Cincinnati, Phillies' road record worst since 1941

    Following sweep in Cincinnati, Phillies' road record worst since 1941
    CINCINNATI — Every game seems to go the same way for the Philadelphia Phillies, especially when they are on the road. And they have run out of ideas for how to break the pattern. Ivan De Jesus Jr. homered for the second time in three games, and the...
  • Phillies swept by Reds with 5-2 loss

    CINCINNATI Chase Utley appeared to turn a corner in mid-May, when he began a hot streak that persisted through the first game of this month. Lately, though, Utley's struggles at the plate have resurfaced. In a 5-2 loss to the Reds on Wednesday at Great...
  • Braves rally from 5 down to beat Padres, 6-5

    ATLANTA The Braves overcame a 5-0 deficit, had three challenged calls at home plate go their way upon review Tuesday, and even saw their troubled bullpen stand strong against the San Diego Padres. They needed a night like this, and Joey Terdoslavich...
  • Anthony Rizzo falls to 4th in latest NL All-Star voting

    Anthony Rizzo falls to 4th in latest NL All-Star voting
    DETROIT -- Despite an exceptional start, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has fallen to fourth in the latest National League All-Star voting released Tuesday. Rizzo, who has a 12-game hitting streak to go with a .332 batting average with 11 home...
  • Javier Baez's injury, closer congestion add to Cubs' intrigue

    Javier Baez's injury, closer congestion add to Cubs' intrigue
    WASHINGTON – If preparing for the first pick in an uncertain amateur draft Monday night wasn’t stressful enough for the Chicago Cubs, Javier Baez’s fractured finger and the lack of a firm closer added more intrigue to their agenda with...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw earns NL co-player of the week award

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw earns NL co-player of the week award
    What a difference a week makes, or at least a couple of starts. Now it seems there are those feeling better about Clayton Kershaw beyond the faithful. On Monday Kershaw was named the National League co-player of the week, along with the Mets’...
  • Dodgers bullpen falters in 4-2 loss to Cardinals

    Dodgers bullpen falters in 4-2 loss to Cardinals
    To protect a one-run lead in the eighth inning Sunday night, the Dodgers turned to … Juan Nicasio? Nicasio was a starting pitcher for the overwhelming majority of his previous four seasons. He was acquired in the off-season to be a long reliever....