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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...
  • Cubs' Arrieta shows why he's an ace

    Cubs' Arrieta shows why he's an ace
    After capping a 10-5 season by holding the St. Louis Cardinals to two hits over seven innings Wednesday night, it would seem axiomatic that Jake Arrieta would start the Chicago Cubs’ 2015 opener on April 6 against the Cardinals. But Arrieta, known...
  • 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...
  • 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.,...
  • Adam Dunn understands White Sox fans' anger

    Adam Dunn understands White Sox fans' anger
    A mix of polite applause and resentful boos greeted Adam Dunn on his first trip to the plate Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Dunn doesn't mind the boos so much this time around. Back in Chicago eight days after being traded to the Athletics,...
  • 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-...
  • 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....