| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:33 PM
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...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Talking baseball while wishing NIU and Northwestern were playing each other in football this season (fingers crossed for a BCS Bowl, maybe):
1. As we enter the last month of Chicago’s longest baseball season, there’s some good news for fans:...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:49 PM
MILWAUKEE — Pinch-hitter Travis Snider homered in the ninth inning to lift Pittsburgh to a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night that clinched the Pirates' first non-losing record in 21 seasons.
Snider drove a 2-2 pitch from Jim...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:23 PM
When the Dodgers take the early lead, they normally win.
Trouble was, little about Friday seemed normal to the Dodgers, except perhaps Hanley Ramirez hitting another home run.
But after Ramirez hit his two-run homer in the first inning, the Dodgers...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:13 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jonathan Pettibone pitched neatly into the sixth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped the Pittsburgh Pirates' nine-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.
The surprising Pirates missed out on a chance...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A.J. Pierzynski had one of the great quotes of the season.
"He had all seven of his pitches working,'' said Pierzynski, who jumped from the White Sox to the Rangers last winter.
Pierzynski wasn't kidding. The catcher was giving an honest account of Yu...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:31 AM
First off, some very good news.
As of today, there are about 35 days until football preseason games get started.
35 days! That's a walk in the park! Heck, CEOs go on vacation for 35 days!
Together, you and I can do this.
Because the bad news is...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:34 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Whether he earns an invitation or not, Francisco Liriano at least is pitching like an All-Star.
The arm problems and struggles that weighed him down in recent seasons appear to be behind him. Now, all he's doing is breezing...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:51 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bartolo Colon allowed one run over seven innings and the Oakland Athletics won for the ninth time in their past 12 games, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Monday night.
The 40-year-old Colon (12-3) shook off a tough-luck...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:34 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — As the owner of the locker just to the right of the main entrance to the common area of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse, Garrett Jones arguably has the best panoramic view among his teammates as he sits at his stall.
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:27 PM
A familiar cast of characters helped the Washington Nationals complete a lopsided, season-opening three-game sweep of the payroll-slashing, talent-trading Miami Marlins.
Now should come more of a test: A visit to the reigning NL Central champion...