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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.
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.
CHICAGO | Kyle Hendricks pitched brilliantly Sunday. Unfortunately for the Cubs, Adam Wainwright pitched better.
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.
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.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. | Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well.
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.
CHICAGO | The Cubs don't have the look of a team more interested in draft position than on-field success.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK | Pedestrians craned their necks as Derek Jeter stood in front of a food truck parked across the street from Central Park.
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.
CHICAGO | John Danks is happy the White Sox are done with the Houston Astros for this season.
PHOENIX | Things are going so badly for the Cubs, even a spectacular play backfires.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS | Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.
CLEVELAND | The White Sox staggered into the All-Star break with a tough loss.
CHICAGO | Arismendy Alcantara is making a strong case to stay with the Cubs.
CHICAGO | The Cubs like to believe better days are ahead. Arismendy Alcantara is one youngster who gives them hope.
CLEVELAND | White Sox slugger Jose Abreu has already done a lot of damage in the first half of his rookie season.
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 …
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.
CINCINNATI | Arismendy Alcantara needed just one day to get the feel of the big leagues.
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.
CINCINNATI | When it comes to playing two, the Cubs can't even win one.
BOSTON | A day of treatment after getting hit by a pitch may have put Conor Gillaspie back on track.
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.
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.
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.
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…
OAKLAND, Calif. | Jeff Samardzija arrived at the ballpark nearly five hours before making his first start with his new ballclub.
NEW YORK | The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON | Jason Hammel picked up another victory for the Cubs, and that part of his Friday afternoon was very satisfying.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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