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  • Marte's ninth-inning hit helps Pirates edge Diamondbacks, 2-1

    PHOENIX Starling Marte snuck a seeing-eye single past a diving shortstop to score Neil Walker with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Pirates slipped past the Arizona Diamondbacks late for a 2-1 win Saturday night at Chase Field. "We just had to...
  • Reds' Bryan Price sorry for bad words, sticks by sentiment

    Cincinnati manager Bryan Price is sorry for using foul language in a pregame tirade. Everything in between the bad words remains fair game. The Reds skipper stood firm on his stance that media shouldn't report developments he thinks would put his team at...
  • Starlin Castro stays at 6th spot in Cubs' order

    Starlin Castro stays at 6th spot in Cubs' order
    PITTSBURGH -- There isn't any urge to move Starlin Castro back to the cleanup spot even after his recent surge. Castro will remain in the sixth spot Monday night when the Chicago Cubs play the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Castro is 4-for-10 in...
  • Can Bryant live up to expectations as next rookie star?

    Kris Bryant finally made his debut for the Chicago Cubs amid staggering expectations. The slugging third baseman is not only expected to challenge for rookie of the year honors — there's also a sense that he might already be one of the game's top...
  • Brewers fall to Pirates 5-2 as early-season swoon deepens

    The season is not even two weeks old and the Milwaukee Brewers find themselves buried in last in one of baseball's most competitive divisions. Manager Ron Roenicke insists it's way too early to panic. Still, something needs to be done with the Brewers...
  • LEADING OFF: Samardzija, Kluber go for 1st wins

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ KRIS-MAS IN CHICAGO Prized prospect Kris Bryant looks to be joining the Chicago Cubs. Multiple outlets reported that Bryant will be called up before today's home game against the San...
  • Tigers, Simon shutout Pirates for 1-0 win

    PITTSBURGH They traded zeroes, Detroit Tigers right-hander Alfredo Simon and Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano, out-after-out, inning-after-inning until one of them was left standing on the mound blinking. And on the first pitch of the...
  • Cubs see 9th-inning come-from-behind victory as great sign

    Cubs see 9th-inning come-from-behind victory as great sign
    DENVER — The Cubs' first small step toward legitimizing themselves as playoff contenders started to crystallize Sunday as Dexter Fowler's drive landed in the right-field seats at Coors Field. More hurdles await the Cubs, but they took great...
  • Cubs push the right motivational buttons en route to 1st victory

    Cubs push the right motivational buttons en route to 1st victory
    After two games, the Cubs are starting to figure out how to handle each other during difficult situations. For Starlin Castro, it's a pat on the back from pitcher Jake Arrieta. For Arrieta, it's some tough love from catcher Miguel Montero. And for...
  • Cubs in battle with Cardinals for Illinois fan loyalty

    Cubs in battle with Cardinals for Illinois fan loyalty
    The Cubs have their work cut out for them forĀ more than just their bid to climb up the National League Central division standings. The Cardinals are encroaching on their home state turf, according to the recent Facebook data. The Cardinals visitedĀ ...
  • Cubs vow to address Jon Lester's inability to hold runners

     Cubs vow to address Jon Lester's inability to hold runners
    Well before the Cubs signed Jon Lester to a record-setting six-year, $155 million contract, they were aware that he hadn't attempted a pickoff throw to first base since 2013. Manager Joe Maddon said the issue was addressed in spring training and that...