|Where other teams might see a crisis, the Cardinals seem to view the same thing as an opportunity. And yet, the Cardinals have baseball's best record as May nears its end.
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|The Royals, who are visiting Wrigley Field this weekend, are a team that is clearly being seen as what it is -- a collection of two-way players who are as committed to each other as they are fundamentally sound, and who make new fans every time they pull on their cleats.
More»Phil Rogers talks Cubs and Royals on The Rundown|
|Two years ago, Chi Chi Gonzalez had just completed his junior year at Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, Okla.), and was waiting for the annual MLB Draft so he could begin his professional baseball career.
More» Gonzalez gets Lagares to end the frame|
|The 20-6 home record the Mets carried after sweeping the Phillies might have influenced some folks to show up. But the chance to see Matt Harvey on a Friday night seemingly was as seductive as Ms. Sue Ann Nivens at her Saturday night best.
More» Harvey, Duda discuss loss to Marlins|
|The Yankees are sitting atop the American League East. The position, however, is precarious. And they know it. It is as apparent as the way they have welcomed Masahiro Tanaka back to the rotation, confirming Friday that the 26-year-old right-hander will come off the disabled list and start Wednesday in Seattle.
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|The Pirates have won seven straight games to join a three-team party in the National League Central, a division in which three clubs -- the Cardinals, Cubs and Bucs -- are separated by six games. Pittsburgh had questions when the season began. Have they been answered?
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|Courtesy of more than a century of Major League Baseball, filled with a slew of bigger-than-life individuals, neither Alex Rodriguez nor any other current or future player can diminish the stature of the game's icons just by topping them in various categories.
More» A-Rod passes Mays with home run No. 661|
|The Oakland A's need a jolt. Enter Billy Burns. Oakland is banking on the center fielder to provide lift with Coco Crisp out with a neck injury.
More» Burns rips a solo shot over the wall in left|
|"The Selig Experience at Miller Park" is the story of one city, one sport and one very determined man.
More»Brewers unveil space to honor ninth Commissioner|
|First-year manager Jeff Banister went back to the basics to get the Rangers started on a bounceback campaign, which started slowly, but appears to be shifting into high gear.
More»Millar talks Rangers with Prince Fielder|
|It's been a while since we've seen what a healthy, happy Prince Fielder can accomplish. In 2015, that guy has returned to lift weights, lift balls out of the yard and lift the Rangers. Let's examine five keys that have helped Fielder to a hot start this season.
More» Fielder hits a three-run homer in the 5th|
|You've got to beat the best to be the best. Joe Maddon says it all the time, and the chance was right there for the manager and his Cubs during Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Nationals. But let it be known that the belt, as it were, stays with Max Scherzer and the Nats.
More» Scherzer gets Lake to strike out the side|
|It stinks that Jayson Werth -- a consummate pro, an important part of the intangible thing that makes the Nationals go -- is injured. It stinks for him and for the Nats. But they're likely to be in first place when he returns, and he might end up being a perfect stretch-run acquisition for a team that as close to perfect as there is.
More» Werth takes a pitch off wrist, stays in game|
|Maybe all you need to know about the Minnesota Twins was on display in the bottom of the third inning Wednesday afternoon at Target Field. This would be the day the Twins would grab a share of first place in the American League Central, the day of another raucous clubhouse celebration after a 6-4 victory over the Red Sox. Sure, there's a long way to go, but for the Twins, these small milestones have significance.
More» Hunter pulls the Twins even at 2 with single|
|Dave Winfield, now a special assistant to executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association Tony Clark, also serves as a spokesman for the Capital One Cup. He will be in Omaha for the CWS, which begins June 13.
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|Brandon Morrow is slated to throw about a 45-pitch simulated game Thursday to test his sore right shoulder. If all goes well, he'll be sent out to pitch a rehab start in the Minor Leagues five days later. If that goes well, Morrow could be back in the rotation when the Padres travel to Cincinnati on June 5.
More» Morrow strikes out four in six frames|
|Next up in the career progression for Madison Bumgarner would be a regular-season award. His work requires no further validations, but the National League Cy Young Award would seem to be completely appropriate.
More» Bumgarner fans Rogers in the 4th inning|
|Jon Lester and Max Scherzer were the top two free-agent pitching acquisitions this past offseason, and they will meet on the mound on Wednesday as the Cubs and Nationals complete a three-game series at Wrigley Field.
More»Pair of National League aces to lock horns in Chicago|
|If we're going to have a Giants-Dodgers summer, we must be doing something right. Isn't this the living, breathing definition of a great rivalry? Isn't baseball better when they're both competitive? Who ya got?
More» Giants rally for seven runs in the 6th|
|Monday was a special day for baseball fans, especially those in Chicago. Despite a 2-1 loss to the Nationals, it marked the first Memorial Day game at Wrigley Field since 2009 that the ballpark was a gathering place for fans looking toward the summer with genuine excitement about their team for both this season and those ahead.
More» Bryant smacks a solo shot to tie the game|
|Matt Kemp has had one of those months so far for the Padres that he's better off forgetting. But sometimes -- as Crosby, Stills & Nash once sang -- the darkest hour is always, always just before the dawn.
More» Kemp clears the bases in the 10th|
|Memorial Day marked Josh Hamilton's proper return to the Rangers and to the game it has so often seemed he was born to play. This is a game that has sustained him, and this is a team that has, in the past, given him the proper support system.
More» Hamilton on his return to baseball|
|Padres manager Bud Black decided to intentionally walk the wondrous Mike Trout and load the bases with two out to pitch to the great Albert Pujols. It may come as no surprise that Pujols stroked a ground single to left field off Padres closer Craig Kimbrel to win the game, 4-3.
More» Pujols singles to give Halos a walk-off win|
|Tim Lincecum's career revival took a bit of a detour on Monday, but the Giants are going so well that Lincecum was not only taken off the hook, he became the winning pitcher.
More» Braun sends two-run moonshot over the seats|
|The Yankees were the second big league team to incorporate numbers into the Major League uniform, one day after the Cleveland Indians in 1929. Eighty-six years later, the question facing the Yankees is: What they are going to do after they run out of numbers?
More» Bernie's number is unveiled in Monument Park|
|The Astros are an absolute joy to watch. That's surely one part of this season's sweetest and most improbable story. They have youth and energy, resilience and toughness. They have some confidence, too, growing day by day. Is there anything else? Yes, there is. They're a simple team in a lot of ways. They hit home runs in bunches and play very good defense and hold onto leads when they get them. Isn't that a formula for success right there?
More» Gattis, Tucker on homers in win over Tigers|
|John Cusack isn't acting when he steps into the role of a Chicago sports fan. He comes by it naturally, and is thrilled the the White Sox are retiring No. 14 in honor of Paul Konerko.
More»Konerko on life after baseball, jersey retirement|
|Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum is successful again because he's learned to accept that he no longer has overpowering stuff and focus on being a more polished pitcher.
More» Lincecum throws seven shutout innings|
|The Hall of Fame Classic is just a costume party for the big dance -- Induction Weekend, coming to this little town again this year on July 25-26. The game is a showcase for players who might have entered the "Hall of the Very Good," had there been one, as Alan Trammell discovered for the last 14 years as he's been shunned by the writers.
More»Franco at 2015 Hall of Fame Classic in Cooperstown|
|Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford always felt he belonged in the big leagues. Now, at the age of 28, in his fourth full big league season, he knows it. And it shows.
More» Crawford breaks it open with a two-run triple|