Hale has served as the Athletics’ bench coach for the past three seasons.
Two home runs by Anthony Rizzo weren’t quite enough for the Chicago Cubs.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.
Chase Anderson won his major league debut, Gerardo Parra and Miguel Montero homered, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 on Sunday.
Leading 5-2 with newly anointed closer Pedro Strop on the hill, things where looking good for starter Jeff Samardzija. Leaving with the lead, the 29-year-old pitcher watched the bullpen give up 5 runs in the ninth in a 7-5 loss.
Jason Hammel pitched seven strong innings, Mike Olt hit a three-run homer and Nate Schierholtz drove in a pair of early runs to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 9-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
Travis Wood picked up his first win of the season Monday night against Arizona.
Travis Wood was so dangerous at the plate Monday night that Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson actually changed pitchers before the Cubs starter could bat with the bases loaded in the sixth.
Injuries mean opportunities. Diamondbacks’ Archie Bradley could land a spot in the starting rotation.
Cubs righty Jeff Samardzija is could be an ideal fit for Arizona, which wants another quality arm.
When asked to describe newly-acquired center fielder Adam Eaton, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn used the word “dirtbag.”
The Winter Meetings are underway in Lake Buena Vista and the White Sox are discussing a three-team trade.
Chicago players were upset about the news of teammate Alfonso Soriano’s impending trade to the Yankees, and manager Dale Sveum thought that played a part in the Cubs’ 3-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Nate Schierholtz is having the kind of season that makes contending clubs interested in dealing for him. He showed why there is such interest with a career-high five-RBI night Wednesday in the Chicago Cubs’ 12-inning 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
An eight-day layoff didn’t agree with Chicago Cubs pitcher Travis Wood.
For the second time this season, Chris Rusin was called up from the minors after the Cubs dealt a pitcher, and helped lead the Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
After the game, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson was asked what he thought about Samardzija yelling at his team.
Patrick Corbin became the major leagues’ first nine-game winner, laboring through six inning Sunday in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 8-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Mark Grace may be down, but he’s certainly not out.
Adam Eaton could evolve into one of the best top-of-the-order hitters in the league.