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  • Marlins' bats stay silent as Cardinals sweep up

    Marlins' bats stay silent as Cardinals sweep up
    Maybe it's time for the Marlins to burn their bats. Or have them exorcised. Because their hitters, aside from Giancarlo Stanton, haven't exercised the lumber much lately. In losing the first two games against the Cardinals this week they scored four...
  • Right now, Jon Lester biggest reason for concern about Cubs rotation

    Right now, Jon Lester biggest reason for concern about Cubs rotation
    No longer does Cubs pitcher Jon Lester take the wrong way to the clubhouse navigating the dank halls of Wrigley Field. "I've stopped turning left,'' Lester said Thursday after the Cubs' 4-0 loss to the Dodgers. "I've figured my way around.'' According...
  • Jimmy Rollins sits but remains Dodgers' starting shortstop

    Jimmy Rollins sits but remains Dodgers' starting shortstop
    On Tuesday, for the first time in his distinguished 16-year career, Jimmy Rollins started a game batting ninth. On Wednesday, the shortstop did not start at all, the third consecutive time the Dodgers have left him out of the lineup against a left-...
  • Matt Szczur promoted, starts in LF for Cubs

    Matt Szczur promoted, starts in LF for Cubs
    Matt Szczur will get a heck of a test Monday night, weather permitting, as the Chicago Cubs try to extend their winning streak to three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Szczur was promoted from Triple-A Iowa to take the roster spot of catcher Kyle...
  • Taking a closer look at the Dodgers' offensive slump

    Taking a closer look at the Dodgers' offensive slump
    The Dodgers can't score! They couldn't sell General Manager Farhan Zaidi's signed copy of Oasis' "(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?" for a run. Hits have become as rare as a rainy day in L.A. The Dodgers have gone 2-7 in their last nine games,...
  • 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...
  • Pop quiz time: Test your knowledge of current sports events

    Pop quiz time: Test your knowledge of current sports events
    Test your knowledge of current sports events of the past week: (For the most part, there are no right or wrong answers, so everybody scores a 5.) What numbers seem almost too good to be true? A) Eight Kansas City Royals leading the All-Star voting...
  • 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...