Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel’s moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series.
Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena homered to back a dominant start by Rodrigo Lopez, and the Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia 6-1 Monday.
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed right-hander Roy Oswalt on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury.
In his first start since criticizing his team and second-guessing closer Carlos Marmol, Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano got rocked by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Injuries and poor performances int he starting rotation has added to the work load of the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen. It’s a problem that the organization didn’t foresee coming into the season.
Tyler Colvin scored from second on a throwing error in the 11th to lift the Chicago Cubs over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Thursday night.
Lenny Dykstra was charged on Monday with grand theft auto and drug possession by prosecutors who claim he used phony information to lease a car from a Southern California dealership.
Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been indicted by a Los Angeles federal grand jury in a bankruptcy fraud case.
Cliff Lee has turned down money to join what is the best starting pitching staff, on paper, I have ever seen. We’re not sure exactly how much he turned away…initial reports of 54 million dollars were a bit high.
When Mike Quade was named the next manager of the Chicago Cubs, many wondered what would happen with Ryne Sandberg.