• Reddick’s 2 homers lead Astros to another rout of White Sox

    CHICAGO (AP) — Josh Reddick hit a grand slam and solo homer, and the Houston Astros pounded the reeling Chicago White Sox 10-1 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.

  • White Sox LHP Rodon feeling healthy after shoulder surgery

    CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodon is relieved. He feels good and thinks he could return to the Chicago White Sox in late May.

  • OF Trayce Thompson returns to White Sox; 4th team this year

    CHICAGO (AP) — Trayce Thompson’s fourth team in 3 1/2 weeks was a familiar one for the athletic outfielder.

  • Correction: School Security-Illinois story

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In a story April 19 about an Illinois bill concerning school resource officers, The Associated Press misstated the name of a poverty advocacy group. It is the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, not the Sargent Shriver Center on Poverty Law. The AP also misspelled the name of one the center’s employees. Her name is Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley, not Michelle Mbekani-Wiley.

  • Cain, Braun power Brewers to 12-3 win over Marlins

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lorenzo Cain homered, doubled twice and scored four times, and pinch-hitter Ryan Braun launched a three-run homer that gave him 1,000 RBIs and powered the Milwaukee Brewers to a 12-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.

  • Lester, Heyward lead Cubs past Cardinals 8-5

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs made Jon Lester’s job easier by staking him to an early lead.

  • Cardinals recall top outfield prospect Tyler O’Neill

    CHICAGO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled outfielder Tyler O’Neill from Triple-A Memphis and optioned pitcher John Brebbia to the farm team.

  • APNewsBreak: Illinois youth tackle football ban dead for now

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The sponsor of a proposal to ban Illinois children younger than 12 from playing tackle football told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the measure aimed at delaying the effects of helmet-banging head trauma lacks the votes to pass this session.

  • Cards-Cubs called off, MLB’s 25th postponement in 3 weeks

    CHICAGO (AP) — The game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs on Wednesday was called off because of wintry weather, the 25th postponement in the first three weeks of the major league season.

  • Wainwright pitches Cardinals past Cubs at chilly Wrigley

    CHICAGO (AP) — The gametime temperature was 35 degrees, and a 10 mph wind made it feel even worse. The heaters roared in each dugout, and the announced crowd of 35,103 bundled up in winter coats, hats and blankets.