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3 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph
It was that kind of night for Atlanta's left-hander: A lot of ground balls. A lot of hits.
6 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press
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.
6 hrs ago | The State
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.
9 hrs ago | The State
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.
13 hrs ago | The State
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.
17 hrs ago | The State
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.
19 hrs ago | Rant Sports
The San Francisco Giants surged to the best record in baseball through June 8 in part because of the offensive firepower of slugging outfielder Michael Morse , whose production has tailed significantly over the past seven weeks.
Acquired earlier this month from NL West also-rans, they teamed up Thursday to help the Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 4-2.
Matt Garza allowed two hits over eight innings to rebound from a horrendous outing and Ryan Braun hit one of three homers for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 9-1 victory Thursday night.
"That's part of baseball," Kimbrel said Thursday night after the Miami Marlins scored in the ninth inning for a 3-2 victory.
Hudson gave up two unearned runs in six innings but he was outpitched by Cole Hammels, and Chase Utley had a tiebreaking RBI single in the fifth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-1 victory over the Giants on Thursday.
The New York Yankees have acquired left-hander Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies in their latest trade with a team from the NL West.
PITTSBURGH >> In baseball, actions speak louder than words this time of year. If any trades are consummated between now and the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, they will emerge from a cloud of truths, half-truths and lies.
With the Padres well back in the National League West and third baseman Chase Headley shipped to New York, the Padres are in need of a spark.
Lately, it's been the norm. Over his last six starts, deGrom, 26, has allowed just seven runs in 39 2/3 innings.
Clint Hurdle isn't sure the Pittsburgh Pirates need an ace to make it to the postseason for the second straight year.
Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Ervin Santana won his second straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:50 pm
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