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26 min ago | Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Missed rundown dooms Rockies as winning streak snapped by Pirates

Herking and jerking his way to a solo double steal in the sixth inning Sunday, Pittsburgh's Josh Harrison stutter-stepped his way around five throws and two missed tags.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Rex Brothers, Charlie Blackmon, Wilin Rosario, Josh Harrison, Nolan Arenado

4 hrs ago | Rock Hill Herald

Relief roles a matter of routine

When Detroit reliever Willie Hernandez won the MVP in 1984, he pitched in 80 games.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Robin Ventura, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Addison Reed, David Price, Ben Zobrist, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Washington Post

NL Capsules

Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu's third straight victory, and the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-3 victory Sunday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Baseball Players, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Matt Kemp, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West

Daily Herald

Rockies bring offense to town

Cubs manager Rick Renteria mentioned after Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Cardinals that fans like to see a lot of scoring.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Kyle Hendricks, Baseball Players, Adam Wainwright

590ktie.com

Kershaw throws 2-hitter as Dodgers beat Giants 5-0

Kerhaw pitched a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, San Francisco Giants, Juan Uribe

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Washington Nationals

Doug Fister tries to win his fifth consecutive decision as the Washington Nationals play the rubber match of their three-game set against the Cincinnati Reds this afternoon at Great American Ball Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League East, National League Central, Washington Nationals, Zack Cozart, Baseball Players, Cincinnati Reds, Johnny Cueto

Ananova

MLB: Rays in sight of record

Tampa Bay Rays are now just three wins short of their record winning run after beating the Boston Red Sox 3-0 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Baseball, Josh Reddick, Baseball Players, Ben Zobrist, Matt Joyce, Billy Butler, National League West

Ledger-Enquirer.com

National Baseball Hall of Fame trio transformed Atlanta Braves

And sometimes they were not so lovable, they were laughable they were so bad. Today, in Cooperstown, N.Y., nobody is laughing at the Braves.

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Related Topix: Sports, Atlanta Braves, Tom Glavine

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WIBA FM 101.5

Brewerss Bounce Back to Beat Mets

Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun and Khris Davis added run-scoring hits for NL Central Division-leading Milwaukee.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Wily Peralta, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Jonathan Lucroy, Milwaukee Brewers, Khris Davis, Francisco Rodriguez

Pittsburgh Pirates

Bucs building on last season's winning lessons

A native of the Pittsburgh area and the Pirates' first-round Draft choice in 2004, Walker lived them -- as a fan, as a prospect and as a participant.

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

Brandon Sun

Giants acquire right-hander Jake Peavy from Red Sox for 2 minor league pitchers

The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Heath Hembree, Baseball Players

The Island Packet

Giants add Peavy in trade with Red Sox

The Giants hope the move bolsters their rotation as they are locked in a tight battle with the Los Angeles Dodgers for NL West supremacy.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Edwin Escobar, Heath Hembree

BleacherReport

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Updates on Jake Peavy, Kurt Suzuki and More

Don't look away now. The MLB player-swapping season is just days away from ending , and every team is exploring potential angles for success.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League Central, St. Louis Cardinals, American League, American League East, American League Central, Baseball Players, Yadier Molina

San Francisco Giants

Vogelsong tasked with fending off Dodgers, Kershaw

The standards for Clayton Kershaw are so high and his performance so dominant that a quality start against the Cardinals last weekend was his worst outing in more than two months.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, Clayton Kershaw, Baseball Players, Ehire Adrianza, Dan Uggla, Joe Panik, Matt Kemp

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Wood gives up 12 hits, Braves fall to Padres, 5-2

It was that kind of night for Atlanta's left-hander: A lot of ground balls. A lot of hits.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League East, Jonny Venters, Freddie Freeman, Baseball Players, Alex Wood, Tommy Medica, Jesse Hahn

The Winnipeg Free Press

Span's 4 hits help Nationals continue surge, send Reds to 7th straight loss with 4-1 victory

Denard Span matched Cincinnati's hit total with his four singles, and Tanner Roark allowed only three singles over seven innings Friday night, leading the Washington Nationals to a 4-1 victory that extended their surge and the Reds' slump.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League East, National League Central, Zack Cozart, Baseball Players, Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals, Billy Hamilton

The State

3 home runs lift Cubs to 7-6 victory over Cardinals

Wrigley Field was packed with its largest crowd of the season - 41,534 - as the Cubs and Cardinals entertained in a traditional midsummer rivalry Friday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Matt Carpenter, Justin Grimm

The State

Rounding Third: Five MLB trades that need to happen

Philadelphia has five players available who legitimately could be difference makers for a team in contention as next Thursday's non-waiver deadline draws near.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League East, Chase Utley, Baseball Players, Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, St. Louis Cardinals, Kendrys Morales

The State

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates know they are going to have to keep racking up series victories to avoid falling behind in the tight National League Central.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball Players, Starling Marte, Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Morton

The State

Los Angeles Dodgers

The San Francisco Giants have lost only three of their previous 10 meetings with the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, but two of those have come at the hand of Zack Greinke.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Baseball Players, Yasiel Puig, Tim Lincecum

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