| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:54 PM
It should have been an unqualified good day for the Angels. They needed a left-handed reliever, and they got one. Their team got a little better.
But the Angels are chasing the Oakland Athletics, the best team in baseball. The A's did not appear to need...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:39 PM
CINCINNATI — Youth is being served on the Cubs' roster.
But latest arrivals Arismendy Alcantara, Dallas Beeler and Kyle Hendricks would like to be more than appetizers before the likes of Kris Bryant and Javier Baez arrive.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Cubs fans who have grown restless with Rick Renteria's incessant pitching changes can feel somewhat relieved to hear the Cubs' manager has considered preserving some of his relievers by putting them in the outfield for one or two batters before bringing...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 1:44 PM
“Let’s play two” is more than a familiar refrain by Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks.
The Cubs and Nationals will play a doubleheader Saturday. It is the first scheduled doubleheader for the Cubs since July 4, 1983, against the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Dallas Beeler said he felt as if he was on "Cloud Nine" while he stood at his locker in the Cubs clubhouse Friday morning.
The right-hander got the call from Triple-A Iowa to start the first game of Saturday's split doubleheader against the Nationals....
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:39 PM
MIAMI — With at least six scouts evaluating Jason Hammel, the Cubs' exceptional pitching rental didn't turn in one of his sharper performances.
Perhaps those same evaluators will see a more tantalizing performance from ace Jeff Samardzija on...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:05 PM
MIAMI — Carlos Villanueva politely declined to talk about his gradual success since moving to the bullpen six weeks ago, and it had nothing to do with the fact his talents could attract playoff contending teams searching for versatile veteran...
| Jun 21, 2014
With all of the attention surrounding the emerging hitters in the Cubs minor league system, a couple of young pillars of the current big league roster continue to impress this season.
Starlin Castro belted a three-run homer and Anthony Rizzo hit a...
| May 30, 2014
| 1:33 PM
MILWAUKEE -- Cubs reliever Hector Rondon was placed on the paternity list Friday, following in the footsteps of fellow reliever Wesley Wright, who missed Tuesday and Wednesday's games in San Francisco for the same reason.
Taking Rondon's place in the...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 9:47 PM
The Cubs' pitching staff — a veritable grocery store conveyor belt assortment of items — has had its moments this season.
Recent moments have been quite encouraging, from the resurgent season of starter Jake Arrieta to the debut showing of...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Everyone loves a winner, so the success of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team is certain to spur more interest in youth baseball in Chicago.
Being on national TV for two weeks is about as good as it gets, marketing-wise, and last year's team...