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3 hrs ago | CBS Local

Cardinals Complete Sweep Of Rockies With 4-1 Win

Rookie Marco Gonzales struck out nine, Jhonny Peralta homered and the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 Sunday for their third straight win. The Cardinals held their 3 1-2-game division lead over Pittsburgh.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Nolan Arenado, Trevor Rosenthal

4 hrs ago | The Times

Braves fall 10-3 to Rangers, swept in series

Colby Lewis pitched seven innings for his 10th victory, Luis Sardinas doubled his career total with four RBIs and the Texas Rangers completed their first series sweep in nearly five months with a 10-3 win Sunday over the playoff-chasing Atlanta Braves. After being swept in three games to complete a 2-7 trip, the Braves were four games behind Pittsburgh for the National League's second wild card with 13 games left in the regular season.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Colby Lewis, Baseball Players, National League East, Mike Minor, Luis Sardinas, Atlanta Braves

8 hrs ago | Where have you gone Andy Van Slyke?

Sunday morning: bullpen usage, Charlie Morton, rotations, and winning the series

Before we get into today's preview game, let's take a minute and talk about last night's loss. It is, of course, true that the Pirates can't win every game between now and the end of the season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Charlie Morton, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Jeff Locke, Brandon Cumpton, Madison Bumgarner, Clayton Kershaw

12 hrs ago | AM 570 KLAC

Dodgers use 24-hit attack to beat Giants 17-0

Zack Greinke, Scott Van Slyke and Juan Uribe homered as the Los Angeles Dodgers pounded out 24 hits in a 17-0 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. Greinke gave up just four hits and struck out five over six innings for the Dodgers, who bounced back from a 9-0 loss to these Giants in the series opener on Friday.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, Dee Gordon, Baseball Players, Juan Uribe, Scott Van Slyke, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants

16 hrs ago | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Hyun-Jin Ryu set for MRI exam Monday on ailing left shoulder

SAN FRANCISCO >> Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu met with team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache here Saturday, one day after inflammation in his left shoulder forced him to leave the Dodgers' 9-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants after one inning. Ryu will have an MRI on Monday in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Sports, Hyun-Jin Ryu, San Francisco Giants, Major League Baseball, Scott Elbert

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Harper, Nats rout Mets 10-3 to close in on NL East

With a versatile lineup that can generate offense in so many different ways, the Washington Nationals definitely look like a dangerous team come October. Bryce Harper homered, Ian Desmond drove in three runs and Washington moved a step closer to its second NL East title in three years with a 10-3 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League East, Bryce Harper, Baseball Players, Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals, Ian Desmond, New York Mets

The Winnipeg Free Press

Cardinals get another stingy start, another Holliday homer in 5-4 victory over Rockies

Matt Holliday homered in the first inning for the second straight night and Shelby Miller pitched six solid innings and had an RBI double, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night. Matt Carpenter added a two-run homer in the second for the NL Central leaders, who have won 12 in a row at home in the final month of the season dating to last Sept.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Wilin Rosario, Matt Holliday, Matt Carpenter, Major League Baseball, Pete Kozma, National League Central, Shelby Miller

Washington Times

Nats' Zimmerman nearly ready for rehab games

Washington Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman, attempting to return from a hamstring injury before the regular season ends, plans to leave Sunday for the instructional league so he can begin playing in games. Nationals manager Matt Williams says Zimmerman wasn't able to work out much Saturday because of the rain in New York.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League East, Washington Nationals

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Asche homers in 10th, Phillies beat Marlins 3-1

Cody Asche hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Cole Hamels scattered nine hits over seven stingy innings and Philadelphia handed the Marlins their third straight defeat in their first game since Giancarlo Stanton was injured.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chris Hatcher, Baseball Players, Brad Hand, Cody Asche, Philadelphia Phillies, Major League Baseball, Cole Hamels

ESPN

Overbay, Brewers keep pace in playoff chase

The veteran left-handed hitter had struck out two innings earlier on a steady diet of pitches down and away in the zone. Overbay was determined not to let the Cincinnati Reds do that to him again, especially with the game on the line.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Zack Cozart, Cincinnati Reds, Major League Baseball, Jumbo Diaz, Logan Schafer

The Wichita Eagle

Gerrit Cole leads surging Pirates over Cubs 7-3

Gerrit Cole won consecutive starts for the first time since early June, National League batting leader Josh Harrison had three hits and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 7-3 Friday night for their seventh win in eight games. The Cubs have lost seven straight games in their longest skid since 2012.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Gerrit Cole, Major League Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates, Welington Castillo

Cybercast News Service

Bumgarner wins 5th in row, Giants rout Dodgers 9-0

Madison Bumgarner struck out eight and took a share of the major league lead with 18 wins, and the San Francisco Giants moved within one game of NL West-leading Los Angeles by beating the Dodgers 9-0 on Friday night. Pinch-hitter Travis Ishikawa splashed a three-run homer into McCovey Cove, and Brandon Crawford hit a two-run drive in the fifth to help Bumgarner win his fifth straight start.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, Madison Bumgarner, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants, Travis Ishikawa

WJRT

Bumgarner wins 5th in row, Giants rout Dodgers 9-0

12, 2014, in San Francisco. . Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, Madison Bumgarner, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers

Contra Costa Times

Giants pound Dodgers, cut deficit to one game in N.L. West

The first real "Beat L.A." chant reverberated through AT&T Park at 7:35 p.m. on Friday night, when Buster Posey lined an RBI double into the left field corner. That was just the start of the party.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, Madison Bumgarner, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, Buster Posey, Los Angeles Dodgers

Fri Sep 12, 2014

ABC 27

Dodgers starter Ryu leaves with shoulder injury

An Arizona man whose longtime partner recently died went to court on Friday to ask a federal judge to grant him death benefits. In a ruling that calls into question Arizona's gay marriage ban, a judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because the state prohibits same-sex... Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws."

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball

The Winnipeg Free Press

Mets end 12-game home skid vs Nationals; Lagares hits go-ahead double for 4-3 victory

Juan Lagares hit a go-ahead double and the New York Mets made it stand up, ending a 12-game home skid against Washington by holding off the NL East-leading Nationals 4-3 Friday night. The Mets' losing streak at Citi Field versus Washington dated to last season, and was their longest in team history against a visiting club.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League East, Baseball Players, Lucas Duda, Jenrry Mejia, Wilson Ramos, Juan Lagares, New York Mets

The Miami Herald

Cincinnati Reds

The Reds come into a three-game weekend series with Milwaukee at Miller Park, beginning on Friday night, having won three straight games from the team the Brewers are pursuing in the National League's Central Division -- the St. Louis Cardinals. Cincinnati had dropped eight of 10 games, including the opener of the series with St. Louis, before winning three in a row.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds, Major League Baseball, St. Louis Cardinals, Kyle Lohse, Johnny Cueto

Channel3000

Game roundup: Cueto, Reds blank Cardinals, 1-0

Johnny Cueto outdueled the Cardinals' Lance Lynn, allowing just three hits through eight innings, to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 1-0 victory over St. Louis in the finale of a four-game series Thursday afternoon at Great American Ball Park. The Cardinals lead the National League Central by three games over the second-place Pittsburgh Pirates, who played at Philadelphia on Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League Central, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati Reds, Chris Sale

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Rockies manager Walt Weiss won't let his players go on cruise control

Manager Walt Weiss, whose 59-87 team is tied with Arizona for the worst record in the National League, has been reminding his players that winning games remains a priority despite the Rockies' place in the standings.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Wilin Rosario, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Tyler Matzek, Jorge De La Rosa, Adam Wainwright

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Liriano shuts down slumping Phillies offense

The Phillies couldn't manage anything against Pittsburgh starter Francisco Liriano, who struck out a season-high 12 in eight dominant innings, and the Pirates beat Philadelphia 4-1 on Thursday night. Liriano allowed only six runners, and the Pirates who for the seventh time in eight games to strengthen their hold on the second wild-card spot in the National League.

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Related Topix: Sports, Domonic Brown, Freddy Galvis, Cesar Hernandez, Baseball Players, Carlos Ruiz, Soccer Players, Major League Baseball

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