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  • The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

    The Times' Major League Baseball rankings
    Kevin Baxter ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. MILWAUKEE: Brewers haven’t won 17 of first 23 games since 1987. They also lead MLB with 15 sacrifice bunts. (1) 2....
  • Spring Training 2014: 10 games worth catching this spring

    Spring Training 2014: 10 games worth catching this spring
    The unfamiliar and unwanted chill in the Florida air will soon subside, and that means one thing -- it's time for spring training baseball in the Sunshine State.  Pitchers and catchers begin reporting for Grapefruit League teams in the second week of...
  • Johnson replaces Byrd in Cubs' lineup

    Johnson replaces Byrd in Cubs' lineup
    Reed Johnson will start Thursday in the Chicago Cubs' series finale against Milwaukee at Wrigley Field, with manager Dale Sveum sitting the slumping Marlon Byrd. Byrd has only one hit in 21 at-bats this season and none in his last 19. The Cubs' lineup...
  • Matusz ends skid, Showalter gets 1,000th win as Orioles rout Yankees

    Matusz ends skid, Showalter gets 1,000th win as Orioles rout Yankees
    By the end of Tuesday night, Orioles manager Buck Showalter had reached the 1,000-win milestone, left-hander Brian Matusz had sidestepped club infamy and designated hitter Nick Johnson had finally exhaled in a 7-1 victory over the New York Yankees. It...
  • Pen still mighty for Yankees

    As much fun as it would be to see the Brewers and Tigers create havoc in October, this is shaping up as a postseason that will be low on surprises. The three best teams entering the playoffs are likely to be the Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox, in that...
  • Stewart only lefty in Cubs lineup

    Stewart only lefty in Cubs lineup
    MILWAUKEE -- Third baseman Ian Stewart is the only left-handed batter in the Cubs' luneup Thursday against Brewers southpaw Randy Wolf. Jeff Baker replaces Bryan LaHair at first base, Reed Johnson is in right field for David DeJesus and switch-hitting...
  • Valbuena only lefty hitter in Cubs' lineup

    Valbuena only lefty hitter in Cubs' lineup
    Luis Valbuena is the only left-handed hitter in the Cubs lineup Saturday against Boston southpaw Jon Lester. The rest of  the lineup bats from the right side, including Reed Johnson in right field, Jeff Baker at first base, Joe Mather in center field and...
  • Cubs use right-hand lineup trying to beat a lefty

    Cubs use right-hand lineup trying to beat a lefty
    The Cubs start Sunday 3-14 against left-handed starting pitchers and they see another one in the Red Sox's Franklin Morales. Cubs' manager Dale Sveum used his right-handed lineup, like he did in Friday's loss to Jon Lester. The only lefty swinger is Luis...
  • Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag
    Paul, as a long-time Cub fan (since 1939) I see a very confusing system being installed as "the Cub way." What exactly is the plan? How can management expect the Cubs to pull this off in a few years? This plan, the way it's being implemented, will take...
  • Cubs use four lefties against Houston southpaw

    Cubs use four lefties against Houston southpaw
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum penciled four lefty-swinging batters against Houston southpawJ.A. Happ on Saturday David DeJesus will lead off, Anthony Rizzo will bat third, Bryan LaHair fifth and Luis Valbuena eighth as the Cubs try to improve on a 4-17...
  • Swimming: Parsons sets North St. John's record in breaststroke

    Swimming: Parsons sets North St. John's record in breaststroke
    North St. John's The North St. John's Blue Marlins defeated Dulaney, 302-186, in the second meet of the Central Maryland Swim League season. North St. John's had 25 Straehle qualifiers and 173 improvement ribbons were given. Anika Ekanyake, Samantha...