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  • Giants beat Cardinals in 10th on Choate wild throw Oct 14, 2014 7:25 PM
    A wild throw by reliever Randy Choate on a bunt allowed Brandon Crawford to score the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in the NL Championship Series.

  • Plans, players taking shape for SoxFest 2015 Oct 14, 2014 2:11 PM
    The Chicago White Sox have announced an initial list of current players scheduled to take part in SoxFest 2015, which will take place Jan. 23-25 at the Hilton Chicago.

  • ALCS Game 3 postponed because of rain Oct 13, 2014 5:02 PM
    Game 3 of the AL Championship Series has been postponed because of rain. The game was pushed back from Monday to Tuesday at 7:07 p.m. CDT. Wei-Yin Chen starts for the Orioles against former Baltimore pitcher Jeremy Guthrie.

  • Wong’s 9th-inning HR evens Cards-Giants series Oct 12, 2014 11:11 PM
    Kolten Wong hit a leadoff home run in the ninth inning and the resilient St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Sunday night, evening the NL Championship Series at one game each.

  • Ball-strike calls get lots of postseason attention Oct 11, 2014 6:38 PM
    John Lackey slings a slider, and it ducks under Pablo Sandoval’s front kneecap and darts past the inside edge of home plate. The animated graphic on TV shows the ball barely touching the box. OK, Mr. Umpire: Ball or strike?

  • Bumgarner tames Cardinals, Giants take NLCS lead Oct 12, 2014 12:23 AM
    Madison Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants combined just enough hitting with a couple of defensive flubs by St. Louis to beat the Cardinals 3-0 Saturday night in the NL Championship Series opener.

  • Royals beat Orioles 6-4 for 2-0 lead in ALCS Oct 11, 2014 7:56 PM
    Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and the Kansas City Royals remained perfect in the playoffs, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series. Lorenzo Cain had four hits, scored twice and drove in a run for the wild-card Royals, who are 6-0 in the playoffs this year, including 4-0 on the road.

  • Diggin’ it: Cubs break ground at Wrigley Oct 11, 2014 10:18 PM
    The long-awaited renovations to Wrigley Field got a ceremonial start Saturday with the official groundbreaking, held in the infield of the ballpark. Team chairman Tom Ricketts spoke, as did Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig.

  • Cardinals add Pierzynski to NLCS roster Oct 10, 2014 5:27 PM
    The St. Louis Cardinals strengthened their bench for the NL Champsionship Series by including catcher A.J. Pierzynski on the roster.

  • Royals outlast Orioles 8-6 to open ALCS Oct 11, 2014 12:19 AM
    Alex Gordon hit a tiebreaking homer in the 10th inning, Mike Moustakas added a two-run shot and the Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 Friday night in the opener of the AL Championship Series. Earlier, Gordon doubled in three runs, was picked off first base, made a great catch in left field and got hit in the neck with a pitch.

  • For Cubs, it’s officially ‘time to compete’ Oct 10, 2014 11:35 PM
    Both Cubs presidents took center stage Friday. Baseball president Theo Epstein told season-ticketholders that it's "time to compete." Business president Crane Kenney said the Cubs will have a good outcome on their TV situation.

  • Mallee joins Cubs as new hitting coach Oct 9, 2014 6:14 PM
    The Cubs acted quickly on finalizing their coaching staff. On Thursday, they named Chicago native John Mallee their new hitting coach and former Cub Doug Dascenzo first-base and outfield coach. Eric Hinske will go from being first-base coach to Mallee's assistant hitting coach.

  • Scrappy Royals resemble 2005 White Sox Oct 9, 2014 9:48 PM
    The Baltimore Orioles might be the more talented team, but White Sox beat writer Scot Gregor says the Kansas Cioty Royals are the team to fear in the American League Championship Series.

  • Pieces all in place for Hawks practice facility near UC Oct 9, 2014 9:33 PM
    A long 3-pointer from the Bulls new practice digs sits a lovely parking lot (which I adore for its convenience), but which I’m thinking will eventually become home to a brand-new, sparkly Blackhawks practice facility. And it should.

  • St. Edward to induct Yohn, Olinger into HOF Oct 9, 2014 9:14 PM
    St. Edward High School will induct Katie Yohn and Jim Olinger into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 31 at the Greg True-Jim Biggins Hall of Fame luncheon. Yohn is a 2009 graduate of the school and the Green Wave’s all-time leading scorer in girls basketball. The Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year in 2008-09 and a unanimous Class 2A all-stater, she scored 1,812 career points and was named honorary co-captain of the Daily Herald’s Fox Valley All-Area team.

  • Mike North video: Is Clayton Kershaw like Peyton Manning? Oct 9, 2014 10:28 AM
    Clayton Kershaw, LA Dodgers’ pitcher, lost two games in the post season despite a regular season record of 21-3. Is he destined to be like Peyton Manning?

  • Mike North video: Small market baseball success Oct 8, 2014 9:40 AM
    Mike North is enjoying the smaller markets of the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles being in the playoffs, yet wonders where Billy"Moneyball" Beane is.

  • Giants top Nationals 3-2, return to NLCS vs Cards Oct 7, 2014 11:55 PM
    Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett's bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Tuesday night to return to the NL Championship Series. The wild-card Giants won 3-1 in the best-of-five Division Series by also scoring on a walk and a groundout. Hunter Pence turned in a defensive gem in right field that helped to hold the Nationals at bay.

  • Hanover Park, Little League clash over new sign at sports complex Oct 7, 2014 6:39 PM
    Two years after taking over the facility, Hanover Park plans to make several improvements at a sports complex on Barrington Road. But the sports teams that use the athletic fields want more input on how the village spends money there. "We would love to see more transparency between them and us," said Mike Byrne, the Hanover Park Little League treasurer.

  • Cardinals sink Kershaw again, head to another NLCS Oct 7, 2014 7:47 PM
    The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams’ go-ahead, three-run homer to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday and a fourth straight trip to the NL Championship Series.

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