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  • 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...
  • Valbuena returns to Cubs' lineup

    Valbuena returns to Cubs' lineup
    Despite an 0-for-15 slump, Luis Valbuena will return to the Chicago Cubs' lineup Monday night against National League Central leader Milwaukee. Valbuena hasn't had a hit in his past five games. Rookie second baseman Javier Baez, who has hit safely in...
  • Sunday's recap: Pirates 7, Cubs 3

    Sunday's recap: Pirates 7, Cubs 3
    Summary The Cubs blew an early 3-0 lead as Jacob Turner was shelled during a six-run fifth inning. They ended the road trip 1-5. At the plate The Cubs managed only four hits. John Baker and Chris Coghlan had RBIs on sacrifice flies. On the mound...
  • Sarah Wood, philanthropist

    Sarah Wood, philanthropist
    Sarah Wood gives good advice — and she follows it. Wood, wife of former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, is co-founder with her husband and vice president of the Wood Family Foundation. She is in her second year at the University of Illinois at Chicago,...
  • Cubs open 2015 season at home vs. Cardinals

    Cubs open 2015 season at home vs. Cardinals
    The Chicago Cubs won't waste any time measuring their talents in 2015 as they will face perennial National League Central power St. Louis at Wrigley Field on April 6 in the regular season opener. The Cubs and the other 29 major league teams released...
  • Angels relievers Kevin Jepsen, Sean Burnett not on parallel comeback tracks

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- A pair of key Angels relievers returned to the club for the first time since their season-ending injuries last summer, one clearly on track to start the regular season and the other one a little iffy. Right-hander Kevin Jepsen said...
  • Dodgers look like fall guys in win

    Dodgers look like fall guys in win
    Hanley Ramirez has waited his entire career to feel what he's feeling now. "That's it right there," Ramirez said. "That's the feeling." Two months in advance, Ramirez has been offered a glimpse of what it's like to play October baseball. If what he...
  • Dodgers would appear to have a playoff pitching edge

    Dodgers would appear to have a playoff pitching edge
    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...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    Why don't the Cubs make a push to get Joe Maddon from the Rays? I think he is, by far, the best manager in baseball and is personally worth 10 to 20 wins a year. He works mostly with young players in Tampa Bay, which obviously will be our core for the...
  • Charley Steiner shares thoughts on the McCourts, Vin Scully and love

    The Dodgers held a luncheon Friday to honor Charley Steiner for his induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame, and if you think he’s quotable during broadcasts, he’s way better with the reins off. Mostly responding to questions from...
  • World Series first look: Cardinals vs. Red Sox

    World Series first look: Cardinals vs. Red Sox
    ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Season record: 97-65, National League Central champions. How they got here: Beat Pittsburgh Pirates in five games in division series; beat Dodgers in six games in Championship Series. Last World Series: Beat Texas Rangers in...