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  • After scary head injury, Charle Rosario projects as RailCats' ace

    After scary head injury, Charle Rosario projects as RailCats' ace
    GARY — By the time he could react, it was too late. He never had a chance. The line drive screamed toward the dugout and struck Charle Rosario — who was standing along the railing — on the side of the head above his left eye. He...
  • Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is trying to get used to backup role

    Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is trying to get used to backup role
    On the sixth game of the homestand, A.J. Ellis finally started a game. "It's amazing how much fresher you feel," he said before the Dodgers' 7-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Ellis laughed. Not everyone would have....
  • Top prospects J.P. Crawford, Aaron Nola making Phillies brass think about promoting them

    Top prospects J.P. Crawford, Aaron Nola making Phillies brass think about promoting them
    J.P. Crawford hit .367 in his first nine games this season with Class-A Clearwater after returning from the disabled list. Aaron Nola posted a 1.77 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP in his first seven starts for Double-A Reading. The Phillies' top two prospects...
  • Phillies mishandled Cody Asche, Maikel Franco situation at third

    Phillies mishandled Cody Asche, Maikel Franco situation at third
    Monday, just over five hours after general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said they had not made any decisions on whether Cody Asche would go to Triple-A for a tuneup in left field when the time came for prospect Maikel Franco's call-up, the Phillies sent him...
  • Jimmy Rollins has four hits to lead Dodgers' 6-4 win over Rockies

    Jimmy Rollins has four hits to lead Dodgers' 6-4 win over Rockies
    KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers scored three times in the bottom of the third inning with the help of a two-base error by first baseman Wilin Rosario. The mistake allowed Adrian Gonzalez to reach second base and Howie Kendrick to advance to third. Both scored...
  • Kenley Jansen is back to help save Clayton Kershaw's 100th win

    Kenley Jansen is back to help save Clayton Kershaw's 100th win
    There were times in the Dodgers' 6-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night when Clayton Kershaw looked like the best pitcher on the planet again. Then, he suddenly looked human, as he did in his last start and his start before that....
  • The wait is over, Maikel Franco joins Phillies

    The wait is over, Maikel Franco joins Phillies
    Maikel Franco watch is over. Fans have been calling for the team's No. 3 prospect, according to MLB.com, to join the Phillies full-time since before the beginning of the 2014 season, and Friday morning, Philadelphia complied. The third baseman, who...
  • Former Highland schools chief dead at 68

    Former Highland schools chief dead at 68
    Former Highland School Superintendent Renner "Chip" Ventling, 68, is remembered as a caring educator and a dedicated family man. He died May 7 in Austin, Texas. A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Boman Funeral Home in Webster City,...
  • Chris Davis provides added insight into Manny Machado's defense

    Chris Davis provides added insight into Manny Machado's defense
    One of the great things about having a blog is that it is a fantastic spot to put extra quotes or thoughts when you don’t have space in the newspaper. Because I’m, well, an experienced journalist (read: old), I remember back in the dark ages...
  • The 'wow' factor is still big part of Mike Trout's play with Angels

    The 'wow' factor is still big part of Mike Trout's play with Angels
    Angels center fielder Mike Trout was not available to discuss his defensive heroics in Wednesday night's game against the Colorado Rockies. By the time the clubhouse opened to the media after a 2-1, 11-inning victory, Trout was gone, off to Los...
  • Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is playing like old self

    Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is playing like old self
    Andre Ethier was stumped. He couldn't recall the last time he felt as he does now. "Maybe 2012?" Ethier wondered aloud. That was his last 20-home run season. Or perhaps, he said, it was before he injured his ankle late in 2013. "I don't know,"...