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  • Alvarez’s 3-run homer helps Pirates beat Rays 8-1Jun 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to back the pitching of Edinson Volquez and lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.

  • The song “Go, Cubs, Go” got a workout in 2007 as the Cubs won 97 games during the regular season and had fans singing at a Daley Plaza rally to celebrate a division title.

    Radio move from WGN fouls up 'Go, Cubs, Go' anthemJun 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Like all Cubs changes in my lifetime, the radio move from WGN to WBBM doesn't change the team's sorry record. It does, however, mess up they lyrics to my second-favorite Cubs song.

  • Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija throws to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning. This time he got run support and the win.

    Crack open a cold one: Samardzija gets a win at lastMay 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Drenched and reeking of the cheap beer his teammates sprayed on him, Jeff Samardzija stood at his locker soaking in a long-awaited win. “I smell great,” Samardzija said Monday, smiling. “I’d rather just drink the beer than them pour it on me.” Samardzija struck out a season-high 10 for his first victory since last August, leading the Cubs past the San Francisco Giants 8-4.

  • From left, Mary Manning, Margaret Manning, and Barbara Ernesti, all relatives of Margaret "Midge" Donahue, sing during the seventh inning stretch during a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Chicago. The Cubs won 3-0. Donahue was hired by the Cubs as a stenographer in 1919, and rose to be the vice president of the team. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

    Huntley woman honored by CubsMay 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    At 16, Huntley resident Margaret “Midge” Donahue moved to the big city looking for a secretarial job and some excitement. Donahue found just that when she was hired in 1919 as a bookkeeper and stenographer by Bill Veeck, club president for what would later become the Chicago Cubs. On Saturday, the Cubs honored the late Donahue's 39-year career with the organization as part of its 100 years at Wrigley Field celebration.

  • Baseball/Fox Valley roundupApr 3, 2014 12:00 AM

  • In this May 1, 2013 photo, Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts speaks in Chicago about proposed renovations at Wrigley Field.

    In a century at Wrigley, innovations aboundMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    It’s hard to think of Wrigley Field as anything but a place of heartbreak — a place where fans wait, season after season, for an elusive World Series title that never comes. Yet in the century without a championship, the ballpark has been in first time and time again in changing the way America watches baseball.

  • Baseball fans in Wrigley Field’s left field bleachers scramble for a batted ball during a Chicago Cubs baseball game in Chicago. Wrigley was the first ballpark where fans could keep foul balls.

    10 Things to Know about Wrigley FieldMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Cubs and the Phillies played the highest scoring game in Major League Baseball history, a 26-23 affair the Cubs won, at Wrigley on Aug. 25, 1922. The Phillies only used two pitchers the entire game.

  • St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig gets tangled with the Boston Red Sox' Will Middlebrooks during the ninth inning of Game 3. Middlebrooks was called for obstruction on the play and Craig went in to score the game-winning run. The Cardinals won 5-4 to take a 2-1 lead in the series.

    Obstruction call gives Cards win in World Series' Game 3 Oct 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Allen Craig slid home and it sure looked as though he was out. But a rare obstruction call by an umpire let Craig score with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, finishing off a mad-cap play that sent the St. Louis Cardinals over the Boston Red Sox 5-4 for a 2-1 lead in the World Series. “I'm in shock right now,” Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina said. “Wow, it's unbelievable.”

  •  Fans react as Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford falls upside down over the rail after catching a foul ball hit by Atlanta Bravesí Justin Upton during the seventh inning in Game 3 of the National League division baseball series Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Los Angeles.

    Dodgers rout Braves 13-6 Oct 6, 2013 12:00 AM

  •  Bostonís Jonny Gomes scores on a double by Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the fifth inning in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday in Boston.

    Red Sox jump on Rays miscues, win ALDS opener 12-2 Oct 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    One ball fell between two outfielders. Another took a bad hop off the Green Monster standings. One batter reached safely on a dropped third strike and another when the pitcher was slow to cover first. By the time it was over, the Boston Red Sox had scored five runs in the fourth inning, taking advantage of Tampa Bayís bad luck and bad defense to beat the Rays 12-2 on Friday in Game 1 of the AL division series.

  •  Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, left, celebrates with right fielder Nate Schierholtz the Cubsí 11-1 win over the Washington Nationals.

    Schierholtzís 2 HR, 6 RBI power Cubs past Nationals 11-1 Aug 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Nate Schierholtz homered twice and drove in a career-high 6 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 drive in the seventh in his fourth career multihomer game.

  • New York Yankees' Alfonso Soriano takes his helmet off after being tagged out at first base by Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Jeter could return to slumping Yankees Sunday Jul 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Itís no mystery the slumping New York Yankees could really use their captain. They could get him back Sunday. Derek Jeter passed one final test of his strained right quadriceps Saturday, playing a simulated game at a location the Yankees kept secret until after they lost 1-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays in the Bronx.

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