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  • Former Dodger Raul Mondesi says Yasiel Puig reminds him of himself

    Former Dodger Raul Mondesi says Yasiel Puig reminds him of himself
    When former Dodgers outfielder Raul Mondesi watches Yasiel Puig, he is reminded of a player he knew well: Himself. But, Mondesi added, “He’s bigger than me. He’s like 6-4, huh?” Now the mayor of San Cristobal in the Dominican...
  • Pirates outlast Wainwright, Cards, 2-1

    PITTSBURGH The first batter Edinson Volquez faced Sunday afternoon singled. The second one lined out hard to center field, and it looked as though Volquez might just be the pitchers the numbers last season said he was and not the better version of himself...
  • Diminutive Amarista powers Padres past Eovaldi, Marlins

    MIAMI The smallest player in the majors had the biggest blast of the afternoon Sunday, and it prevented the Marlins from capping off a series sweep of the San Diego Padres. Alexi Amarista all 5-6 and 150 pounds of him belted a three-run, pinch-hit home...
  • Joe Strauss: Baseball's new math impresses some, paralyzes others

    CINCINNATI Baseball's vocabulary is an evolving animal. Terms like banjo hitter, can of corn and free-swinger have yielded to line-drive rate, batting average on balls in play and wins above replacement. Any impression can be validated or contradicted...
  • Giants show power game in defeating Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES Throughout the offseason, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was asked about having four big-money outfielders for just three spots. Starting Yasiel Puig was a given Saturday, and Mattingly stuck to his guns for the other two slots,...
  • Angels' hot-hitting Mike Trout earns danger sign in 11-1 win

    HOUSTON — Maybe Lucas Harrell's four-pitch walk of Mike Trout with the bases loaded and two outs in the second inning Friday was simply a byproduct of the control problems the Houston Astros right-hander had throughout his shaky three-inning start...
  • Alvarez's two homers help Pirates drub Cards, 12-2

    PITTSBURGH Two familiar trends the St. Louis Cardinals cannot avoid decided the game Friday night. One new toy that couldn't help them only made it worse. Pedro Alvarez continued to confound the Cardinals with two home runs that launched the host...
  • Alvarez' power game leads Pirates past Cardinals

    PITTSBURGH The day will likely never come when Pedro Alvarez is referred to as a power/speed threat, but for one game he served as a passable facsimile. After hitting two home runs in his first two at-bats, Alvarez used his legs to score a run his...
  • Gene Collier: Pirates' offensive outburst sends message to Cardinals

    PITTSBURGH For the first of what will include no fewer than 19 meetings with the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals between here and the far end of September, and some would say beyond, the Pirates turned up with a list of batting averages that,...
  • Fans stay true to 100-year-old Wrigley Field

     Fans stay true to 100-year-old Wrigley Field
    Jerry Leatham's business card bears two addresses — his Old Town condo and his "Summer Address: Aisle 140 Row 1 Seat 1 Wrigley Field." Like many fans of similar persuasion, Leatham, 71, remembers his first game at the North Side ballpark. It was...
  • Wrigley Field at 100: The heroes

    Wrigley Field at 100: The heroes
    Bill Veeck: The former White Sox owner had the idea as a 13-year-old to plant ivy on the outfield walls at Wrigley Field, and his plan became a reality as a 23-year-old in 1937. Gabby Hartnett: One of the most storied walk-off home runs in baseball...