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  • Pirates add another big bat by acquiring Justin Morneau from Twins

    Pirates add another big bat by acquiring Justin Morneau from Twins
    The Pittsburgh Pirates have proved their staying power this season with top-flight pitching and strong performances by young position players, but the organization continued on Saturday to improve its lineup with the acquisition of left-handed slugger...
  • Pirates clinch non-losing record for first time since '92

    Pirates clinch non-losing record for first time since '92
    MILWAUKEE — Pinch-hitter Travis Snider homered in the ninth inning to lift Pittsburgh to a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night that clinched the Pirates' first non-losing record in 21 seasons. Snider drove a 2-2 pitch from Jim...
  • Dodgers can't find that normal feeling in 3-2 loss to Reds

    Dodgers can't find that normal feeling in 3-2 loss to Reds
    When the Dodgers take the early lead, they normally win. Trouble was, little about Friday seemed normal to the Dodgers, except perhaps Hanley Ramirez hitting another home run. But after Ramirez hit his two-run homer in the first inning, the Dodgers...
  • Orioles' 2014 regular season schedule announced

    Orioles' 2014 regular season schedule announced
    The Orioles’ 2014 regular season schedule was released Tuesday afternoon and it includes the club opening the season at home against the Boston Red Sox on March 31. After opening the season at Camden Yards against the Red Sox on March 31 and April...
  • Breaks not going in favor of Marco Estrada

    Breaks not going in favor of Marco Estrada
    The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players. Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) starting pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers: Even when he’s not battling injuries, Estrada still can’t seem to catch a break on the...
  • Epstein has to know Sveum's number is up

    Epstein has to know Sveum's number is up
    Everybody clinches something at Wrigley Field. In the last week, the Braves and Pirates clinched a division title and a playoff spot, respectively, while the Cubs clinched the most home losses in team history and the worst attendance since Sammy Sosa...
  • Which NL teams will make the playoffs?

    The same suspects Kevin Baxter Los Angeles Times If you liked last season's NL playoffs, chances are you'll like this fall's version since you'll be seeing many of the same teams. Washington, with Stephen Strasburg cleared to pitch a full season...
  • Forget playing better, Cubs need to trade better

    Forget playing better, Cubs need to trade better
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum and team president Theo Epstein believe the Cubs will take a big step forward this season, and I’m thinking, I guess losing only 90 games would be a big step. Another 100 losses, however, is easily attainable, don’t...
  • Nowhere for Chicago baseball to hide

    Nowhere for Chicago baseball to hide
    First off, some very good news. As of today, there are about 35 days until football preseason games get started. 35 days! That's a walk in the park! Heck, CEOs go on vacation for 35 days! Together, you and I can do this. Because the bad news is...
  • Ryan Braun's suspension raises even more questions

    Ryan Braun's suspension raises even more questions
    Maybe it's just me, but we're so far through the looking glass in baseball's PED scandal that it's hard to take anything at face value, including the unprecedented 65-game suspension of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun. First of all, I don't want...
  • Vegas favors a Michigan-Louisville national championship game

     
    It's April Fool's Day, but there's no foolin' around in Vegas where sports wagering is at a feverish pitch with the start of baseball season and the NCAA tournament now down to its Final Four. Vegas likes Michigan, slightly, over Syracuse and Louisville...