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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...
  • Cubs can take breath at break after another loss

    Cubs can take breath at break after another loss
    The Cubs could use a break. Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Braves at the symbolic halfway point of the season leads into the All-Star break, giving most of the team four days off. In typical fashion for the Cubs in this season, they fell behind 7-0...
  • Parity provides hope along with mediocrity

     Parity provides hope along with mediocrity
    MINNEAPOLIS — Parity has been one of the biggest stories of baseball's first half, with almost everyone still in the wild-card hunt. "Parity is good," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said recently. "More people are in it. Hope is always good."...
  • Glendale Community College's Estrada, Brewers survive slugfest over Bergman's Rockies

    A rare meeting between two locals was likely a relatively forgettable experience for both the Milwaukee Brewers’ Marco Estrada and Colorado Rockies’ Christian Bergman. The two area pitchers squared off in National League action Friday evening...
  • Cubs fail to cash in on chances, lose to Pirates

    Cubs fail to cash in on chances, lose to Pirates
    Following a quick turnaround after Saturday night's rain-delayed game, the Cubs and Pirates reported for duty Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field. "I work pretty good on 4-6 hours' sleep," Cubs manager Rick Renteria quipped. Apparently his players...
  • 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...
  • Relaxed Baez shines on Cubs' stage

    DENVER -- There will be stages bigger than the Coors Field venue that Javier Baez performed at in his major league debut Tuesday night, but his dramatic effort will be treasured by his teammates and Chicago Cubs fans for many years. After going...
  • 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...
  • Hendricks among Cubs' elite rookies

    One of the most interesting scouting reports on Chicago Cubs rookie standout Kyle Hendricks was provided Tuesday night by first baseman Anthony Rizzo. “He works well, he works fast,” Rizzo said after Hendricks pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings...