Lewis, ex-military man, embraces chance with Cubs

MESA, Ariz. -- Daniel Lewis has yet to pitch in a minor league game, yet he may be as mentally prepared as any closer in the majors.

And despite never having participated in a spring training camp, Lewis is as well-conditioned as any player.

The...

Hoes' homer lifts Astros over A's

OAKLAND, Calif.--As good as the Oakland A's have been, gaining ground on the Los Angeles Angels has proved to be quite problematic for them for nearly two weeks now.

Oakland hasn't picked up a full game on the Angels since July 8, when they upped...

Mets down M's, 3-1

SEATTLE--Erasmo Ramirez finished folding his clothes into his bags. A trip to Tacoma awaited him, but not for the reasons that have previously earned him a demotion to the minor leagues.

Ramirez pitched his best game of the season Wednesday night...

Dbacks rally to edge Tigers, 5-4

PHOENIX--Torii Hunter delivered a one-out, two-run single with the bases loaded in the top of the eighth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 4-3 lead.

But the bullpen blew the lead in the bottom of the eighth and the Tigers went on to lose to the...