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1 hr ago | Washington Times

Surging Pirates come up empty at trade deadline

The Pittsburgh Pirates struck out at the trade deadline yet general manager Neal Huntington remains bullish as the team pushes for a second straight playoff berth.

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4 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Red Sox keep dealing, send John Lackey to the Cardinals

The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, John Lackey, Allen Craig, American League, American League East, Joe Kelly, Jon Lester

5 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Brewers acquire OF Gerardo Parra from D-backs

The Brewers added a left-handed bat and two-time Gold Glove winner Thursday ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Khris Davis

7 hrs ago | KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Nothing goes well for Cards in 'ugliest loss of the year'

If you fell asleep before the seventh inning in Wednesday night's Cardinals-Padres late game, then you're lucky because you didn't witness the beat down the Cards endured at the hands of a team well below the .500 mark.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Kolten Wong, Oscar Taveras, Seth Maness, Will Venable

11 hrs ago | Rum Bunter

Pirates Trade Rumors : Why Troy Tulowitzki over David Price or Jon Lester

Jul 14, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; National League infielder Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies at bat in the first round during the 2014 Home Run Derby the day before the MLB All Star Game at Target Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, Troy Tulowitzki, David Price, Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox

15 hrs ago | Rant Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Team Needs To Win The Jon Lester Sweepstakes

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been considered to be buyers in the trade market for a while now, and everyone has expected them to go after some smaller deals that would upgrade the team.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, Charlie Morton, Gerrit Cole

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Washington Post

Baseball Capsules

Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants, Jean Machi, Michael McKenry, Chris Stewart

Philly.com

Phillies, Cardinals could find match for A.J. Burnett

UPDATE : St. Louis found its rotation upgrade elsewhere. The Cardinals traded for Cleveland's Justin Masterson, a righthander on the disabled list with a 5.51 ERA, according to multiple reports.

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Rant Sports

St. Louis Cardinals Address Rotation with Acquisition of Justin Masterson

The 2014 MLB trade deadline is in full swing and the St. Louis Cardinals have made a big splash, acquiring Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians .

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League, St. Louis Cardinals

KKTX Corpus Christi

Trending Now: Cardinals give Peterson a 5-year contract extension

The Arizona Cardinals signed Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson to a 5-year contract extension worth $70 million with $48 million guaranteed.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, NFL Football, Patrick Peterson, NFL Players, Arizona Cardinals, American League, American League East, Baseball Players, Jon Lester

The State

Milwaukee Brewers

Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price hasn't tasted defeat in more than a month and aims to close out a perfect July Wednesday in the finale of a three-game series versus the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, David Price, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Brandon Guyer, Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays

The Winnipeg Free Press

Harrison, Snider homer to back Liriano in Pirates' 3-1 win over Giants

His left oblique no longer a painful obstacle, Francisco Liriano is starting to look like the dominant pitcher he was for Pittsburgh in 2013.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, San Francisco Giants, Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, Travis Ishikawa

Belleville News Democrat

Padres top Cards, 3-1

On the final leg of this road trip toward the trade deadline, the St. Louis Cardinals got a chance to observe something they saw only much earlier this season and may not see again outside of playing the Padres a few more times.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Everth Cabrera, National League, Major League Baseball, Jon Jay, Allen Craig, Matt Carpenter, Lance Lynn

Arizona Diamondbacks

Miley looks to rebound in finale vs. Reds

After losing nine of 10 games to start the season's second half, the Reds received an early boost from the offense and a strong pitching effort Tuesday to carry them to a series-evening shutout victory against the D-backs.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Aroldis Chapman, Chris Heisey, Bryan Price, Mat Latos, Wade Miley

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Rant Sports

Lost Seasons Tell 2014 Story for Cincinnati Reds, Arizona Diamondbacks

The Cincinnati Reds were good enough heading into the 2014 season that they could afford to let starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo walk out the door unfettered after eight years to sign a a two-year, $23.5-million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Reds, National League West, Baseball Players, Bronson Arroyo, Arizona Diamondbacks, Joey Votto

OrlandoSentinel.com

Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy makes Lake County proud with all-star season

Jonathan Lucroy was the starting National League catcher at the All-Star Game and is having a career-best year Jonathan Lucroy through the years Jul 28, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy runs onto the field during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, National League, Major League Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays

The Globe and Mail

Stacked farm system offers Chicago Cubs hope despite dismal season

It's tempting for Chicago Cubs fans to pay as much attention to Triple-A Iowa as the struggling big league club.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Chicago Cubs, Jorge Soler, Arismendy Alcantara

The China Post

Worley shutout steers Pirates past Giants

Pittsburgh's Vance Worley pitched his first career shutout to guide the Pirates to a 5-0 win over San Francisco on Monday, closing within two games of the lead in the National League Central division.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Madison Bumgarner, American League, American League East, National League East

Chicago Cubs

MLB.com forecasts Deadline trade winds

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West, Baseball Players, Cliff Lee

OnMilwaukee

Will the Brewers make a deadline splash?

Despite a middling May and an early July swoon, the Brewers have been in first place in the National League Central since early April, and have maintained one of the National League's best records.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, John Axford, Shaun Marcum, Yuniesky Betancourt, Zack Greinke, Nyjer Morgan

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