| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:14 PM
Nate Schierholtz homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, powering Jeff Samardzija and the Chicago Cubs to an 11-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.
Schierholtz connected for a three-run shot in the first and a two-run...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Baseball has stats for everything. Has anybody figured out the Cubs' team ERA in the eighth inning? It's gotta be in the teens. Ken, Portland, Ore.
Not quite. The Cubs had a 5.42 ERA in eighth innings as of July 10, with an .818 OPS. Not good. But ERA-...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:34 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Whether he earns an invitation or not, Francisco Liriano at least is pitching like an All-Star.
The arm problems and struggles that weighed him down in recent seasons appear to be behind him. Now, all he's doing is breezing...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:37 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Whenever new Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro would go home questioning whether he still belonged in the big leagues during his struggles the last three seasons, his wife, Sherley, liked to remind him of his baseball claim to fame.
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:16 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Francisco Liriano pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 Friday for their major league-leading 10th shutout, matching Pittsburgh's total for all of last season.
Liriano (4-2) walked...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Oh, yeah. That's what a curtain call looks like.
You could understand if Wrigley Field fans had forgotten, chugging toward the All-Star break in the fifth season with the ivy-covered walls surrounding a playoff-free zone. But it turns out they remember,...
| May 30, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Exhausted, but ready for more. I'm writing this from a bed, I won't lie. Once the refs took away Niklas Hjalmarsson's game winner, paramedics were summoned to my house.
But I was resuscitated, despite the sign I carry with me that says "do not...
| May 20, 2012
| 4:25 PM
The Brown-out is over. Dom Brown returned to the IronPigs lineup for Sunday's game with Louisville, his first action since May 7 and only his second start since leaving a game on May 2 with a hamstring strain. "He's chomping at the bit, ready to go,"...
| May 25, 2012
| 5:51 AM
After nine straight scoreless frames, during which both teams stranded nine runners and the Tribe saw three runners thrown out at the plate, Indians right fielder Alex Presley ripped a triple with one out in the 15th inning before trotting home on a walk-...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 9:30 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — A ground ball that deflects off the shortstop's glove for a double. A wild pitch that lets in one run, followed by an error that sends home another.
Just another bad night in a long run of them for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
| Feb 29, 2012
| 7:34 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Every now and then, Cubs pitcher Matt Garza's competitive drive leads him down the wrong path far enough that his catcher starts talking about cars.
"I get creative on the mound because he can be pretty emotional,'' Geovany Soto...