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  • Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy makes Lake County proud with all-star season

    Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy makes Lake County proud with all-star season
    ST. PETERSBURG — Behind the dugout, Don Semento heard the sound of balls being smashed off a hitting tee. Jonathan Lucroy, who had just been yanked from a summer-league game by the former Umatilla coach for not hustling, was frustrated at himself....
  • Red Sox Blown Out By Pirates

    PITTSBURGH -- Francisco Liriano had a difficult time throwing strikes. Yet with the way the Pittsburgh Pirates are playing, it didn't matter. Liriano won his third straight start, first baseman Ike Davis hit a three-run home run and backup shortstop...
  • Cubs on path to developing own big league talent

    Cubs on path to developing own big league talent
    Manager Rick Renteria grew up in Southern California in the 1970s following a Dodgers franchise that took deep pride in cultivating homegrown talent that produced two consecutive National League pennants. That model, along with a current Cardinals...
  • Streaking Pirates Sweep Series With Red Sox

    Streaking Pirates Sweep Series With Red Sox
    PITTSBURGH -- Pennant race games are often nerve wracking, but Gerrit Cole loves them. The righthander pitched into the eighth inning for yet another September win, and left fielderĀ Starling MarteĀ homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox...
  • Dodgers have a date, possibly with destiny — it's Sept. 24

    Dodgers have a date, possibly with destiny — it's Sept. 24
    You can circle the date now — Sept. 24, a week from Wednesday. No heroics required. Keeping pace in the standings will be just fine. If the Dodgers simply pick up a half-game over the next nine days, they can clinch the National League West on...
  • Red Sox Scoreless In Loss To Pirates

    Red Sox Scoreless In Loss To Pirates
    Pirates 4, Red Sox 0: Russell Martin belted a two-run homer and Charlie Morton worked five scoreless innings in his first start in a month as host Pittsburgh posted its ninth win in 11 games. Starling Marte also went deep and Travis Snider added a run-...
  • Glendale Community College's Marco Estrada looks to write career's newest chapter in pen

    Glendale Community College's Marco Estrada looks to write career's newest chapter in pen
    In some ways, it’s 2011 all over again for Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada. That year, the one-time Glendale Community College standout enjoyed a breakthrough season, as did his Brewers. Milwaukee returned to the postseason for the first...
  • Cubs stick with same lineup

    Cubs stick with same lineup
    The Chicago Cubs will stick with the same lineup Tuesday night despite their current offensive rut. Luis Valbuena will stay in the fifth spot despite an 0-for-19 slump when they oppose National League Central leader Milwaukee and 14-game winner Wily...
  • Hendricks among Cubs' elite rookies

    One of the most interesting scouting reports on Chicago Cubs rookie standout Kyle Hendricks was provided Tuesday night by first baseman Anthony Rizzo. “He works well, he works fast,” Rizzo said after Hendricks pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings...
  • Valbuena returns to Cubs' lineup

    Valbuena returns to Cubs' lineup
    Despite an 0-for-15 slump, Luis Valbuena will return to the Chicago Cubs' lineup Monday night against National League Central leader Milwaukee. Valbuena hasn't had a hit in his past five games. Rookie second baseman Javier Baez, who has hit safely in...
  • Sunday's recap: Pirates 7, Cubs 3

    Sunday's recap: Pirates 7, Cubs 3
    Summary The Cubs blew an early 3-0 lead as Jacob Turner was shelled during a six-run fifth inning. They ended the road trip 1-5. At the plate The Cubs managed only four hits. John Baker and Chris Coghlan had RBIs on sacrifice flies. On the mound...