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  • Clayton Kershaw applies the clincher for Dodgers

    Clayton Kershaw applies the clincher for Dodgers
    The closer the Dodgers moved to the division title Wednesday night, the louder the fans at Dodger Stadium chanted. "M-V-P! M-V-P!" By the time Clayton Kershaw walked off the field in the eighth inning with a four-run lead, the call of the crowd was...
  • Series preview: Cubs at Brewers

    Series preview: Cubs at Brewers
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Cubs 9-7. Friday: 7:10 p.m., CSN. LH Eric Jokisch (0-0, 1.74) vs. RH Matt Garza (8-8, 3.64) Saturday: 6:10 p.m., WGN-9. LH Tsuyoshi Wada (4-3, 3.22) vs. RH Wily Peralta (16-11, 3.62). Sunday: 1:10 p.m.,...
  • Pirates into the playoffs for second straight year

    Pirates into the playoffs for second straight year
    ATLANTA -- Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole continued to polish his reputation as a money pitcher on Tuesday, and this time it secured his team a spot in the playoffs for the second straight year. Cole overcame some early troubles to retire 17...
  • Rounding Up The Deals: David Price To Tigers In 3-Team Blockbuster

    Division leaders Detroit and Oakland forged an American League arms race as the Tigers got David Price from Tampa Bay and the A's dealt for Boston's Jon Lester in a frenzied finish to Thursday's trade deadline. The pair of aces could lead to an epic...
  • The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

    The Times' Major League Baseball rankings
    Jim Peltz ranks Major League Baseball's 30 teams. Last week’s rankings are in parentheses, Statistics are through Friday’s games. 1. OAKLAND: The A’s have baseball’s best winning percentage (.624) and have won seven of their last...
  • Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet

    Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet
    With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals. The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    The Cubs got a lot of press last year over the amount spent on international signings. The perception was it was a deep group and the Cubs got some of the best out there. When do you think we will start to see some of these kids coming up through the...
  • Major League Update: McCarthy makes Broadway debut

    Major League Update: McCarthy makes Broadway debut
    The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players. Brandon McCarthy (Glendale native) New York Yankees pitcher: What appeared to be a rough start to the beginning of his career on Broadway instead turned into a quality performance from...
  • Relaxed Baez shines on Cubs' stage

    DENVER -- There will be stages bigger than the Coors Field venue that Javier Baez performed at in his major league debut Tuesday night, but his dramatic effort will be treasured by his teammates and Chicago Cubs fans for many years. After going...
  • Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo itching to return

    Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo itching to return
    TORONTO — Even with a discolored lower left leg, Starlin Castro hasn't ruled out rejoining the Cubs before the end of the season. "I don't care if it's one game," a determined Castro said Monday, six days after suffering a high left ankle sprain....
  • Marlins rise in playoff race on homers by McGehee, Ozuna in ninth

    Marlins rise in playoff race on homers by McGehee, Ozuna in ninth
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