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3 hrs ago | CBS Local
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.
4 hrs ago | The Times
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.
8 hrs ago | Where have you gone Andy Van Slyke?
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.
12 hrs ago | AM 570 KLAC
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:05 pm
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