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  • Up next: Padres at Cubs

    Up next: Padres at Cubs
    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: First meeting. Padres 4-3 in 2014. Friday: 1:20 p.m. ABC-7. RH James Shields (1-0, 2.08) vs. RH Jason Hammel (1-0, 4.50). Saturday: 1:20 p.m. CSN. RH Tyson Ross (1-0, 3.75) vs. RH Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 10.38)...
  • Debut done, Kris Bryant can get down to business — having fun with Cubs

    Debut done, Kris Bryant can get down to business — having fun with Cubs
    Whether in a movie or a memory, any recollection of Kris Bryant's first official day as a Cub likely will start with the heartwarming hug between father and son. Kris squeezed his dad, Mike, even tighter than Chicago already has embraced the Cubs rookie....
  • Clayton Kershaw's outing is better, and well-received, in Dodgers win

    Clayton Kershaw's outing is better, and well-received, in Dodgers win
    Yasiel Puig's continued absence in right field wasn't the only abnormal part of the Dodgers lineup Friday night. On a night when Clayton Kershaw was the starting pitcher, A.J. Ellis wasn't the catcher. For the first time this season, Yasmani Grandal...
  • Braves hold on to beat Blue Jays, 8-7

    TORONTO Julio Teheran gave up a career-high four home runs in five innings Friday. Didn't matter. The Braves still won. The Blue Jays scored at least once in each of the first three innings while the Braves stranded two runners in each of those innings....
  • Baseball pace-of-play rules perplexing to some

    Baseball pace-of-play rules perplexing to some
    The 2014 season will be remembered for the implementation of expanded replay, the challenge system and the catcher's obstruction rule. This season we're getting the pace-of-play rules that include a countdown clock and fines for hitters who leave the...
  • White Sox star Jose Abreu could see some action at 3rd base

    White Sox star Jose Abreu could see some action at 3rd base
    Nobody will be writing poems about Abreu to Johnson to LaRoche, a la Franklin Pierce Adams' 1910 piece titled "Baseball's Sad Lexicon" on the Cubs' double play combination of Tinkers to Evers to Chance. Besides, Jose Abreu outgrew playing shortstop many...
  • Cubs' Miguel Montero stands tall to pitchers

    Cubs' Miguel Montero stands tall to pitchers
    DENVER -- Miguel Montero is generously listed at 5-foot-11, but the Chicago Cubs' catcher has developed a reputation for speaking his mind to pitchers, no matter how tall or successful they are. Jake Arrieta, the Cubs' 6-foot-4 pitcher, credited Montero...
  • Quick trip around Major League Baseball

    Quick trip around Major League Baseball
    American LeagueCentral Division White Sox: Ouch. One of the best winters for any team leads into one of the worst starts in toughest division. Indians: Starters living up to the hype, making Sports Illustrated's choice as World Series champs almost...
  • Jorge Soler, Jake Arrieta carve pieces of Cubs' history

    Jorge Soler, Jake Arrieta carve pieces of Cubs' history
    The Chicago Cubs hope Jorge Soler and Jake Arrieta reinforce their historical marks Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds. Soler, who hit two home runs in a 7-6 comeback win over the Reds on Monday, has 26 RBIs in his first 30 major league games....
  • Padres new general manager working quickly to turn things around

    Padres new general manager working quickly to turn things around
    A.J. Preller was a fraternity brother and roommate of Jon Daniels when the two attended Cornell, so when Daniels became the Rangers' baseball head in 2003, he soon brought his old friend in to run the team's international and pro scouting. It's always...
  • Is baseball battling a Tommy John epidemic?

    Joe DeMers was just 10 years old when he started using the most powerful word in a young pitcher's vocabulary no. No, he wouldn't pitch on short rest. No, he wouldn't go beyond his pitch count. No, he wouldn't play for multiple teams. Now a high...