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The Big Hurt, Greg Maddux headline HOF class

The Big Hurt, Greg Maddux headline HOF class

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. | Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

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After bracelet cut, Sox lose to Twins

After bracelet cut, Sox lose to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS | Ronald Belisario failed to retire a batter after he was ordered to remove a bracelet from his glove hand. The reliever's ineffectiveness cost the White Sox as the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 victory Sunday.

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Hendricks pitches well in Cubs loss

Hendricks pitches well in Cubs loss

CHICAGO | Kyle Hendricks pitched brilliantly Sunday. Unfortunately for the Cubs, Adam Wainwright pitched better.

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Adams, Pierzynski lead Cards past Cubs

Adams, Pierzynski lead Cards past Cubs

Matt Adams drove in four runs; A.J. Pierzynski had three hits in his St. Louis debut, and the Cardinals beat the Cubs 6-3 on Saturday to stop a four-game skid.

July 26, 2014 9:00 pm

Cubs fans can dream reading 'Killing the Curse'

If there's any question that "Killing the Curse" is a work of fiction, it opens with the Cubs playing in Game 6 of the World Series.

July 26, 2014 5:00 pm

Hall call: Thomas, Glavine and Maddux to enter shrine

Hall call: Thomas, Glavine and Maddux to enter shrine

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. | Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well.

July 26, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Abreu hits 30th HR as Sox beat Twins

Abreu hits 30th HR as Sox beat Twins

MINNEAPOLIS | Jose Abreu hit his major league-leading 30th homer and drove in three runs, leading the White Sox past the Minnesota Twins 9-5 on Friday night.

July 25, 2014 10:15 pm

Cubs hand Cardinals 4th straight loss

Cubs hand Cardinals 4th straight loss

CHICAGO | The Cubs don't have the look of a team more interested in draft position than on-field success.

July 25, 2014 8:30 pm

Noesi, Eaton lead White Sox past Twins

Noesi, Eaton lead White Sox past Twins

Hector Noesi allowed three hits over 7 2/3 innings, and Adam Eaton had three hits and two RBIs to lead the visiting White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

July 24, 2014 10:00 pm

Samardzija cruises to his second win for Oakland

Samardzija cruises to his second win for Oakland

Moss hit a grand slam, his third of the season, and the Oakland Athletics gave Samardzija more run support than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday.

July 24, 2014 7:30 pm

White Sox fall to Royals, lose series

White Sox fall to Royals, lose series

CHICAGO | Despite starter Jose Quintana's best efforts, the White Sox again couldn't find a way to beat Mike Moustakas and the Kansas City Royals.

July 23, 2014 7:00 pm

Rizzo homers twice as Cubs beat Padres

Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs, and Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings in his return from the minor leagues on Tuesday night, leading the Cubs to a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres that snapped their five-game losing streak.

July 22, 2014 11:00 pm

Jeter turns small part of attention to business

Jeter turns small part of attention to business

NEW YORK | Pedestrians craned their necks as Derek Jeter stood in front of a food truck parked across the street from Central Park.

July 21, 2014 8:15 pm

Sale pitches White Sox past Royals 3-1

Sale pitches White Sox past Royals 3-1

CHICAGO | Chris Sale pitched seven effective innings in his first outing since the All-Star break and Adam Dunn had two RBIs and scored a run to lead the White Sox to a 3-1 victory over the slumping Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

July 21, 2014 8:15 pm

Danks hit hard as White Sox lose to Astros 11-7

CHICAGO | John Danks is happy the White Sox are done with the Houston Astros for this season.

July 20, 2014 8:30 pm

Rizzo's big catch backfires, Cubs lose to D-Backs

PHOENIX | Things are going so badly for the Cubs, even a spectacular play backfires.

July 20, 2014 8:30 pm

Flowers' 3 hits, go-ahead RBI lead White Sox

Flowers' 3 hits, go-ahead RBI lead White Sox

Tyler Flowers had three hits and drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning to lead the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

July 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Cubs squander lead in loss

Cubs squander lead in loss

PHOENIX | Paul Goldschmidt homered, Didi Gregorius had a pair of RBI singles and the Arizona Diamondbacks overcame two home runs by Anthony Rizzo to beat the Cubs 5-4 on Friday night.

July 18, 2014 11:00 pm

White Sox rally to defeat Astros

White Sox rally to defeat Astros

CHICAGO | Slump-ridden Tyler Flowers drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning double, and four Chicago pitchers retired the final 22 batters to lift the White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

July 18, 2014 7:30 pm

After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League's 5-3 victory.

July 17, 2014 11:53 am

Jeter bids farwell, AL wins all-star game

Jeter bids farwell, AL wins all-star game

MINNEAPOLIS | Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.

July 15, 2014 11:10 pm Photos

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White Sox's Abreu and Ramirez among 5 Cuban All-Stars

White Sox's Abreu and Ramirez among 5 Cuban All-Stars

MINNEAPOLIS | Aroldis Chapman wanted to interview Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers star who shaved a star on the left side of his head for the for the All-Star game.

July 15, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

MINNEAPOLIS | Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 6:27 am

White Sox fall short in 3-2 loss to Indians

CLEVELAND | The White Sox staggered into the All-Star break with a tough loss.

July 13, 2014 7:30 pm

Wood, Cubs lose 10-7 to Braves

CHICAGO | Arismendy Alcantara is making a strong case to stay with the Cubs.

July 13, 2014 7:15 pm

Alcantara 2 more hits, but Cubs falls to Braves

Alcantara 2 more hits, but Cubs falls to Braves

CHICAGO | The Cubs like to believe better days are ahead. Arismendy Alcantara is one youngster who gives them hope.

July 12, 2014 8:30 pm

Abreu hits 29th HR, White Sox beat Indians

Abreu hits 29th HR, White Sox beat Indians

CLEVELAND | White Sox slugger Jose Abreu has already done a lot of damage in the first half of his rookie season.

July 12, 2014 7:00 pm

Chicago panel expands Wrigley Field makeover

CHICAGO | Wrigley Field took a step in the direction of every major league baseball park in the country Thursday when a city commission unanimously approved a major expansion of planned renovations including several more electronic signs and …

July 10, 2014 8:15 pm

Carp lifts Red Sox over White Sox in 10

Carp lifts Red Sox over White Sox in 10

BOSTON | Mike Carp's pinch-hit single in the 10th inning gave the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 win Thursday for their second straight walk-off victory over the White Sox.

July 10, 2014 7:15 pm

Cubs snap streak with 12-inning win over Reds

Cubs snap streak with 12-inning win over Reds

CINCINNATI | Arismendy Alcantara needed just one day to get the feel of the big leagues.

July 10, 2014 5:15 pm

Red Sox rally to snap skid, beat White Sox

Red Sox rally to snap skid, beat White Sox

Daniel Nava doubled in the tying run in the ninth inning and scored on Brock Holt's single as the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday night and snap a four-game losing streak.

July 09, 2014 8:45 pm

Cubs lose to Reds, fall to 0-5 since big trade

Cubs lose to Reds, fall to 0-5 since big trade

CINCINNATI | When it comes to playing two, the Cubs can't even win one.

July 08, 2014 10:45 pm

Gillaspie HR helps White Sox beat Red Sox

Gillaspie HR helps White Sox beat Red Sox

BOSTON | A day of treatment after getting hit by a pitch may have put Conor Gillaspie back on track.

July 08, 2014 10:15 pm

Bautista, Tulowitzki add to HR Derby lineups

Bautista, Tulowitzki add to HR Derby lineups

NEW YORK | Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki have announced three members of their respective teams for Monday night's Home Run Derby at Target Field.

July 08, 2014 7:11 pm

Highland grad Jordan Minch signs with Cubs

Highland grad Jordan Minch signs with Cubs

Jordan Minch announced late Monday that he's opted to forgo his final two years at Purdue and sign a professional contract with the Cubs.

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Carroll stymies Red Sox and White Sox win 4-0

Carroll stymies Red Sox and White Sox win 4-0

BOSTON | Scott Carroll pitched 6 2/3 innings of one-hit ball, and Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run homer on Monday night to lead the White Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

July 07, 2014 10:15 pm

Bruce helps Reds overcome his error, beat Cubs 9-3

Bruce helps Reds overcome his error, beat Cubs 9-3

CINCINNATI | Jay Bruce played first base for the first time since high school and committed an error that let in a run Monday night, but later homered to help the Cincinnati Reds rally for a 9-3 victory over the Cubs in the opener of a five-g…

July 07, 2014 8:30 pm

Samardzija wins in Athletics' debut

Samardzija wins in Athletics' debut

OAKLAND, Calif. | Jeff Samardzija arrived at the ballpark nearly five hours before making his first start with his new ballclub.

July 06, 2014 10:30 pm

Trade costs Samardzija chance for All-Star outing

NEW YORK | The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game.

July 06, 2014 8:30 pm

Noesi helps White Sox edge Mariners;

Noesi helps White Sox edge Mariners;

Hector Noesi thinks he is a better pitcher than he was when he struggled at the start of the season. One of his former teams got a closer look at his improvement on Sunday.

July 06, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Athletics finalize blockbuster trade with Cubs

Athletics finalize blockbuster trade with Cubs

OAKLAND, Calif. | The beginning of July's first blockbuster trade occurred about a month ago, when Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane called Chicago Cubs executive Theo Epstein to ask about Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

July 05, 2014 2:20 pm

Three homers part of Sox's fireworks display

Three homers part of Sox's fireworks display

CHICAGO | Jose Abreu hit his 27th home run, Chris Sale struck out a season-high 12 in a complete game and the White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 7-1 on Friday night.

July 04, 2014 11:00 pm

Ruggiano homers, Cubs cool off Nationals

Ruggiano homers, Cubs cool off Nationals

WASHINGTON | Jason Hammel picked up another victory for the Cubs, and that part of his Friday afternoon was very satisfying.

July 04, 2014 10:30 pm

Minnesota Stats: Choosing All-Stars no easy chore

Minnesota Stats: Choosing All-Stars no easy chore

NEW YORK | Without regard to fan or player balloting, here are our selections for the 85th All-Star game July 15 at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins since 2010.

July 03, 2014 12:26 pm

Newcomers from Cuba, Japan make All-Star pitch

Newcomers from Cuba, Japan make All-Star pitch

NEW YORK | All-Stars from all over the world are ticketed for the Twin Cities, where hometown favorite Joe Mauer will be conspicuously absent from the lineup.

July 03, 2014 12:16 pm Photos

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Encarnacion walk-off homer lifts Blue Jays to win

Encarnacion walk-off homer lifts Blue Jays to win

Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run, walk-off home run in the ninth inning and Toronto dealt Milwaukee its third straight loss with a 7-4 win Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 11:00 pm

Garcia's pinch-hit single gives Sox the win

Garcia's pinch-hit single gives Sox the win

CHICAGO | Leury Garcia drove in the winning run with a pinch-hit single off Michael Morin in the ninth inning to lift the White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.

July 02, 2014 11:00 pm

Cubs complete sweep with blowout victory

Cubs complete sweep with blowout victory

BOSTON | Justin Ruggiano, Mike Olt and Welington Castillo hit two-run homers to power the Cubs to a 16-9 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night, completing a three-game interleague series sweep.

July 02, 2014 10:07 pm

Valbuena's sac fly lifts Cubs over Red Sox

Valbuena's sac fly lifts Cubs over Red Sox

BOSTON | Luis Valbuena broke a ninth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly that sent the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

July 01, 2014 10:07 pm

Angels sweep White Sox in doubleheader

Angels sweep White Sox in doubleheader

CHICAGO | Mike Trout hit a three-run homer, Albert Pujols followed with No. 509 of his career and Garrett Richards allowed two hits in eight innings to lead the Los Angeles Angels past the White Sox 8-4 Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader.

June 30, 2014 11:00 pm
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