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  • 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...
  • Pirates' Cumpton struggles with consistency

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH ST. LOUIS -- The pitcher almost always bats ninth for a reason: He's the worst hitter in a lineup and the easiest man to get out. But Pittsburgh's Brandon Cumpton, given a chance to...
  • Cardinals' Craig continues to struggle

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - St. Louis Cardinals - INSIDE PITCH ST. LOUIS -- The struggles continue for St. Louis right fielder Allen Craig. As the rest of his teammates piled up 14 hits in Wednesday night's 5-2 win over Pittsburgh, Craig...
  • It's a different team, but the Orioles are starting to resemble the 2012 squad

    It's a different team, but the Orioles are starting to resemble the 2012 squad
    This isn’t the same Orioles team that went to the playoffs in 2012, but there is some resemblance between this year's squad and that one. The Orioles improved to 16-11 this season in games decided by one or two runs with Monday’s comeback...
  • Cubs and White Sox: How bad we talkin'?

    Cubs and White Sox: How bad we talkin'?
    For as easy as it is to make fun of Chicago baseball these days, is it possible fans are being too hard on the Cubs and White Sox? Are things really better than they seem, despite Wrigley renovation hang-ups and White Sox injuries grabbing most of the...
  • Cubs fans create new logo designs

    Cubs fans create new logo designs
    Well, the Cubs are once again sitting below .500 on the season and are currently in last place in the National League Central Division. With the introduction of a new mascot, Clark, this season a group of Cubs fans decided to create a new logo as well....
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    What happens when Javier Baez comes up? Does Starlin Castro get traded? -- Hank, Rock Island There are many considerations. Assuming Castro rebounds and Baez earns a major league promotion, I believe Baez would move to second or third base. If Darwin...
  • Wrigley Field at 100: The villains

     Wrigley Field at 100: The villains
    Babe Ruth: It's up for debate whether Ruth actually called his shot before homering during the 1932 World Series. But there were no doubts about Ruth's assessment of Wrigley Field, even though he succeeded there. "I'd play for half my salary if I could...
  • Angels relievers Kevin Jepsen, Sean Burnett not on parallel comeback tracks

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- A pair of key Angels relievers returned to the club for the first time since their season-ending injuries last summer, one clearly on track to start the regular season and the other one a little iffy. Right-hander Kevin Jepsen said...
  • Dodgers would appear to have a playoff pitching edge

    Dodgers would appear to have a playoff pitching edge
    The Dodgers could have a huge playoff edge, and it has nothing to do with home field. With one month to play, the National League playoff field looks like this: The Dodgers as NL West champions, the Atlanta Braves as NL East champions, and the...
  • Charley Steiner shares thoughts on the McCourts, Vin Scully and love

    The Dodgers held a luncheon Friday to honor Charley Steiner for his induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame, and if you think he’s quotable during broadcasts, he’s way better with the reins off. Mostly responding to questions from...