With his team chasing the Chicago Cubs for the best record in baseball, Washington manager Dusty Baker is willing to do whatever it takes to keep the Nationals close — even if it means pulling closer Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning.
Chris Sale returned from his jersey-trashing suspension and threw six effective innings, but John Lackey outpitched him and Aroldis Chapman got the final four outs to save the Cubs' 3-1 victory over the White Sox in Chicago's rivalry series Thursday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif.-As the Angels made their way from the clubhouse and into the dugout before Thursday's game, a cardboard box awaited them atop the bat racks. The box contained what appeared to be the results of a shopping spree at Party City.
The Chicago Cubs are considering bringing in a new Spanish translator for Aroldis Chapman after the star closer from Cuba struggled to answer questions about a past domestic violence case in his introductory news conference.