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  • Fernandez's return won't matter if Marlins don't hit

    Fernandez's return won't matter if Marlins don't hit
    Optimism should be on the rise for the Miami Marlins as they begin a nine-game homestand Tuesday that will culminate with the much-anticipated return of ace pitcher Jose Fernandez. The outlook has been brightening for a starting staff that has been...
  • Cubs don't fear Dodgers, Cardinals after dominant pitching performances

     Cubs don't fear Dodgers, Cardinals after dominant pitching performances
    MINNEAPOLIS — Bring it on. That seems to be the Cubs' theme after Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta had dominant performances to help them win a series against the surprising Twins with the National League-power Dodgers and Cardinals ahead in the next...
  • David Phelps fizzles late as Marlins fall to Reds

    CINCINNATI They had Aroldis Chapman on the ropes. Trailing by three runs, the Marlins loaded the bases with no outs against the Cuban closer for the Reds. But they failed to pull off the escape act. Chapman struck out the next three batters, and the...
  • Schmuck: Time for baseball to rethink All-Star balloting with World Series at stake

    Schmuck: Time for baseball to rethink All-Star balloting with World Series at stake
    It really doesn't matter whether one of baseball's tiniest markets has decided to totally rock the Internet-based All-Star vote or some brilliant miscreants have simply hacked it to monopolize the American League lineup with Kansas City Royals. What...
  • Kyle Schwarber's return to minors all part of the Cubs' plan

     Kyle Schwarber's return to minors all part of the Cubs' plan
    Before Kyle Schwarber made a favorable impression in his first two major-league starts, Cubs manager Joe Maddon was familiar with a rookie who earned an even greater achievement on a biggest stage before returning to the minors. That was marquee left-...
  • Hyde: A family's love fills Dee Gordon's story

    Hyde: A family's love fills Dee Gordon's story
    It's Father's Day, and Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon has a famous baseball father, one who loved, cherished and strong-armed his son into a major-league career, as you'll soon see. But know this, too: Even on Father's Day, it's Mother's Day for...
  • Q&A with pitcher Adam Morgan, making his major league debut today for the Philadelphia Phillies

    Q&A with pitcher Adam Morgan, making his major league debut today for the Philadelphia Phillies
    By the time you read this, Adam Morgan will have had three restless nights of sleep in the last four nights. It all started Wednesday night after the IronPigs starting pitcher was pulled after two innings and caught off guard by the reason for it....
  • Dodgers' Mike Bolsinger eager to correct course after two poor starts

    Dodgers' Mike Bolsinger eager to correct course after two poor starts
    A year ago, Mike Bolsinger would hardly have cause to complain about his stat line from Friday night. Five and one-third innings pitched, six strikeouts, five runs, four of which came because of one mistake to one of the game’s most dangerous...
  • You can't cut Starlin Castro any slack, but ease up on the criticism some

    You can't cut Starlin Castro any slack, but ease up on the criticism some
    Starlin Castro remains under constant surveillance. The 25-year-old three-time National League All-Star is a frequent subject of derision, particularly when the Cubs are featured on national telecasts. Ever since former ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine...
  • Nationals OF Harper sore, but avoids disabled list for now

    Bryce Harper's strained left hamstring kept him out of Friday's game against Pittsburgh, which came as no surprise after his nasty spill in the outfield less than 24 hours earlier. The real question is: How many more games will he miss? Nationals...
  • Bryce Harper a future Yankee? Dodgers may have something to say about that

    Bryce Harper a future Yankee? Dodgers may have something to say about that
    The last few years have not been kind to fans of the New York Yankees, at least not to the ones conditioned to believe every great young player is destined to be seduced by the Yankees' wallets, er, tradition. Clayton Kershaw shrugged off free agency...