Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:58:39 GMTJason Heyward is getting tired of talking about his rebuilt swing. Considering what the Chicago Cubs center fielder is doing at the plate these days, the conversation will soon flip from his new-look swing to the results. Heyward hit his third home run in four days, a sizzling line drive to right-center off Pittsburgh's Chad Kuhl in the first inning to set the tone in a lopsided 14-3 victory for the suddenly hot Cubs on Monday night.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:23:25 GMTAround baseball, players often build their own memorabilia collections. Take Minnesota Twins pitcher Hector Santiago, he has a huge collection of jerseys and autographs from his peers. Addison Russell, the 23-year-old Chicago Cubs shortstop, began his own autograph collection this past spring.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:40:00 GMTYoenis Cespedes, the best hitter on the market, quickly signed with the New York Mets for four years at $110 million. In the offseason prior to 2008, Andruw Jones was coming off a season in which he hit .222 with 26 home runs and 94 RBI in 154 games for the Atlanta Braves. The Los Angeles Dodgers gave him a two-year contract worth roughly $36 million.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:02:23 GMTCharlie Blackmon called the location of the pitch his "where I hit balls far" zone. Blackmon lined a two-out, two-run homer in the seventh, Colorado's lights-out bullpen threw three-plus scoreless innings and the Rockies beat Washington 8-4 on Monday night, ending the Nationals' seven-game winning streak. Trailing 4-3, Blackmon sent a hanging slider from lefty Enny Romero (1-1) deep into the right-field stands.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:43:12 GMTCINCINNATI — With his high leg kick and below-the-radar breaking balls, Bronson Arroyo showed the Cubs a little old-style pitching. Who needs to throw 90 mph to beat the World Series champions? The 40-year-old righty gave his best performance yet in his long comeback from elbow problems, pitching three-hit ball over six innings on Sunday, and the Cincinnati Reds salvaged a 7-5 victory . Arroyo worked fast, varied the angles of his deliveries, and kept `em guessing with his minimalist pitches. "I'm happy for him, to see him back up," Chicago catcher Miguel Montero said. "He's a tough pitcher to face. Obviously he's throwing below hitting speed right now." Arroyo (2-2) needed more than two years
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:56:00 GMTPITTSBURGH (AP) - Kyle Hendricks rediscovered his 2016 form, limiting the Pittsburgh Pirates to four hits over six innings to outduel Gerrit Cole and lead the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 win on Tuesday night. Hendricks (2-1) struck out two and walked three in easily his best start this year. The struggling Pirates managed just four singles off Hendricks and didn't reach third base until he was out of the game. Wade Davis worked a perfect ninth for his fifth save as the Cubs won for the sixth time in seven games. Addison Russell doubled in the second off Cole (1-3) and scored when second baseman Alen Hanson airmailed first base on a Jason Heyward grounder, the Pirates' major league-high 20th error this