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1 hr ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates fall 6-4 to Cardinals for third straight loss

ST. LOUIS A week ago Jeff Locke dominated the Cardinals and led the Pirates to a win in the final game of a three-game series at PNC Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Daniel Descalso, Baseball Players, Matt Carpenter, Josh Harrison, Jeff Locke

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Toronto Blue Jays

Cards take over first

While the Brewers were losing in Chicago, the Cardinals were constructing their third come-from-behind win in as many games, this one a 5-4 victory over the Pirates, who are pursuing the division leaders.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jon Jay, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, Pete Kozma, Matt Holliday, Gerrit Cole

Where have you gone Andy Van Slyke?

Game 137: Cardinals 5 Pirates 4

After Gerrit Cole allowed a single to Pete Kozma with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Greg Brown and John Wehner wondered aloud if it was odd that there was no one up in the Pirate bullpen.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jon Jay, Baseball Players, Pete Kozma, Kolten Wong, Justin Wilson, Jared Hughes

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Reviewing the Brew

Let's Look at: Will Smith

Today we take a look at Brewers reliever Will Smith , the NL leader in game appearances.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Will Smith

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Brew Crew Ball

A look at potential Brewers' September call ups

We are nearly a week away from roster expansion. Who could help the Brewers in the final month of the season? Historically, Doug Melvin and the Brewers don't tend to make a lot of call-ups for September, when rosters expand to accomodate anyone from the 40-man a team wishes.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Martin Maldonado, Major League Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers

The Miami Herald

Pirates mash Brewers, 8-3

"> : Knowshon Moreno, left, is hoping to help energize the Dolphins' lackluster rushing attack: 'I'm going to bring that physical aspect of the game, that passion, and I'm going to go out and make plays.'

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, NFL Football, Miami Dolphins, Jonathan Lucroy

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Kyle Lohse set to rejoin Brewers' rotation

Following a successful bullpen session on Friday afternoon, Kyle Lohse will slide back into the Milwaukee Brewers' rotation on Monday when they open a three-game series against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Wily Peralta, Kyle Lohse, Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres

Brew Crew Ball

The (Whipping) Boys are Back in Town: Pirates series preview

The Brewers have won 10 of 13 games against the Pirates this year. Is there any reason to believe that's going to change for this series? The Pirates have been having a rough go of things lately.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Tony Watson, Andrew McCutchen, Gerrit Cole

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Rant Sports

5 Biggest Issues Facing Milwaukee Brewers in 2014 Stretch Run

The Milwaukee Brewers are in the middle of their best season in the history of the franchise.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Francisco Rodriguez, Jimmy Nelson, Mike Fiers

OnMilwaukee

Milwaukee Film Festival's Cinema Hooligante lineup goes to 11

Late night is looking bright, as the Milwaukee Film Festival announced its 2014 selections for its Cinema Hooligante program, a midnight mix for fans of all things cult, crazed and - considering the after bedtime showings - caffeinated.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Reviewing the Brew

Brewers Gain Ground, National League Central Week in Review

Aug 17, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dan Haren walks around the mound after giving up a 2-run homer in the first inning to Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy at Dodger Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Los Angeles Dodgers, Dan Haren, Milwaukee Brewers

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Pittsburgh Pirates

Cole turns in strong fourth rehab outing

The Pirates had resisted the temptation to plug Cole back into their rotation following his previous sharp start for Indianapolis because he had logged only 74 pitches.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball Players, Ike Davis, Jordy Mercer, Pittsburgh Pirates

Cleveland Indians

Salazar slated for finale as House heads to bullpen

The Indians have been shuffling their rotation for much of the second half, and that will continue with the current series against the Orioles.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nick Hagadone, Corey Kluber, Baseball Players, Danny Salazar, Cleveland Indians, Major League Baseball

Milwaukee Brewers

K-Rod ties Fingers for 11th on saves list

Milwaukee's Francisco Rodriguez says he couldn't grow a handlebar mustache, even if he wanted to.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Francisco Rodriguez, Major League Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Brewers' Kyle Lohse will skip next start

Rather than send right-hander Kyle Lohse out for another start on a bad wheel, the Brewers have decided to skip his next start.

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Related Topix: Sports, Mike Fiers, Jimmy Nelson

Pittsburgh Pirates

Bucs fortunate to claim possible treasure in Axford

Carlos Beltran did a lot to hurt the Pirates last year, both during the regular season and in the National League Division Series, in which his two homers and six RBIs were big in the Cardinals' five-game triumph.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Pittsburgh Pirates

The Miami Herald

Pirates put RHP Pimentel on DL, add RHP Axford

The Pittsburgh Pirates have put right-hander Stolmy Pimentel on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right ankle and activated right-handed reliever John Axford.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baseball Players, Neil Walker

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Pirates acquire reliever John Axford from Cleveland

In a continuing effort to strengthen the low-leverage part of their bullpen, the Pirates on Thursday acquired right-hander John Axford from the Cleveland Indians, according to a source.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Tony Watson, Cleveland Indians, Major League Baseball, Jared Hughes, Justin Wilson, Brandon Cumpton

CBS Sports

Pirates land reliever Axford in deal with Indians

The Pirates on Thursday acquired right-handed reliever John Axford from the Indians via waiver claim, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman has confirmed.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

K-Rod nearing milestone

As Francisco Rodriguez continues his ascent toward the top 10 on Major League Baseball's all-time saves list, the Milwaukee Brewers closer is being asked more and more about where he stands and who he'll be passing next.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Francisco Rodriguez, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels, Jim Henderson, Trevor Hoffman

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