• Stacked farm system offers Chicago Cubs hope

    July 29, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - It must be tempting for Chicago Cubs fans to pay as much attention to Triple-A Iowa as the struggling big league club.Iowa's lineup is a daily reminder that Chicago's future might be as bright as any team in baseball.The recent promotion of Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler, who is ranked 54th on's list of the top 100 prospects in baseball, has given the I-Cubs a lineup that's the envy of all of baseball.

  • Baseball Capsules

    July 29, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Yu Darvish struck out eight in seven innings for his 10th victory and J.P. Arencibia had a tiebreaking two-run single for the Texas Rangers in a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.Darvish (10-6) shouted out and pumped his fist after his final strikeout, when Brian McCann swung and missed to end the seventh with two runners on base.