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  • Brewers acquire reliever Jonathan Broxton from Reds

    Brewers acquire reliever Jonathan Broxton from Reds
    The Cincinnati Reds traded right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton to the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday for two players to be named later. Broxton, 30, has a 1.86 ERA with seven saves in 48 1/3 innings this season. He also has six blown saves. Broxton, a...
  • Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot

    Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot
    Besides headline writers, nobody enjoyed the Cubs' latest move more than their loyal fans, who understandably get more puffy-chested with each promotion. Soler powers Cubs. Soler energy sparks rally. Soler eclipses 30-home-run mark. Word-play...
  • Sunday's recap: Cardinals 9, Cubs 6

    Sunday's recap: Cardinals 9, Cubs 6
    The summary The Cardinals bounced back from an early five-run deficit to move into a first-place tie with the Brewers in the NL Central with a 9-6 victory. With runners on the corners and one out in a 6-6 tie in the eighth, manager Rick Renteria ordered...
  • Umatilla's Jonathan Lucroy bids to become first catcher to lead league in doubles in modern era

    Umatilla's Jonathan Lucroy bids to become first catcher to lead league in doubles in modern era
    This season could be doubly special for Umatilla High grad Jonathan Lucroy, catcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers could make the postseason for the first time since 2008 and Lucroy could lead the majors in doubles. It's been a banner year for...
  • New rules for Cubs

    The Cubs are winning and I don't know why. I mean, I know why they’re winning games, such as the sweep in Fenway Park this week: terrific pitching and enough hitting, and sometimes great pitching and unbelievable hitting. One day Jake Arrieta...
  • Ricketts family to host political fundraiser at Wrigley Field

    Ricketts family to host political fundraiser at Wrigley Field
    The annual Cubs-Sox series isn’t the only partisan event being held at Wrigley Field this season. The Ricketts family will hold a political fundraiser at the ballpark on Aug. 12 for Pete Ricketts, the Republican nominee for governor of Nebraska....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Glendale Community College's Marco Estrada looks to write career's newest chapter in pen

    Glendale Community College's Marco Estrada looks to write career's newest chapter in pen
    In some ways, it’s 2011 all over again for Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada. That year, the one-time Glendale Community College standout enjoyed a breakthrough season, as did his Brewers. Milwaukee returned to the postseason for the first...
  • Cubs stick with same lineup

    Cubs stick with same lineup
    The Chicago Cubs will stick with the same lineup Tuesday night despite their current offensive rut. Luis Valbuena will stay in the fifth spot despite an 0-for-19 slump when they oppose National League Central leader Milwaukee and 14-game winner Wily...
  • Learning curve for Arismendy Alcantara in center field

    The Cubs thought highly enough of Arismendy Alcantara's all-around talents to move him to center field at Triple-A Iowa on a part-time basis and now are giving him a full-time audition with the Cubs after the Aug. 5 promotion of Javier Baez. But...