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National League Central news continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

15 min ago | Major League Baseball

Renteria maintains positive outlook about Cubs, life

His eyes were fixed on the Cubs player in the batting cage. His hands were stuffed in the back pockets of his uniform pants, probably because global warming had taken the day off.

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4 hrs ago | Sports Network

National League Game Capsules

Masahiro Tanaka allowed only two bunt singles over eight strong innings as the New York Yankees defeated the Chicago Cubs, 3-0, in the opener of a day-night doubleheader at Yankee Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Masahiro Tanaka, Baseball Players, New York Yankees, Dean Anna, Derek Jeter, Junior Lake

8 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Cueto throws 3rd shutout as Reds beat Pirates 4-0

Cueto had his way with the lineup that beat him 6-2 in the NL wild card playoff at PNC Park last year.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Johnny Cueto, Aroldis Chapman, Joey Votto, Pittsburgh Pirates, Billy Hamilton

8 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Reds top Pirates in deciding game of series

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Aroldis Chapman, Johnny Cueto, Joey Votto, Pittsburgh Pirates, Billy Hamilton

9 hrs ago | Examiner.com

MLB power rankings for April 16

This week's MLB power rankings are topped by the Milwaukee Brewers , followed by the Oakland A's and Atlanta Braves .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, American League, American League Central

13 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

Marlins torch Nats'

APRIL 15: Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins rounds third during a game against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on April 15, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

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Related Topix: Sports, Stephen Strasburg, Baseball Players, Washington Nationals, Major League Baseball, Ian Desmond, National League, Mike Leake, Gerrit Cole

18 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Cardinals show their pitching depth in shutting down the Brewers again

3 through 5 starters of each club. Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha of the Cardinals and Yovani Gallardo and Kyle Lohse of the Brewers were sitting this one out.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, Wily Peralta, Adam Wainwright, Milwaukee Brewers, Kyle Lohse

20 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Leake's HR leads Reds over Pirates 7-5 for split

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake adjusts his gloves while standing on second base after hitting a double off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole in the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Cincinnati.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Mike Leake, Baseball Players, Bryan Morris, Sam Lecure, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates

Tue Apr 15, 2014

BleacherReport

Brewers Skipper Ron Roenicke to Manage 500th Career Game

In the process, he is set to become the sixth manager in franchise history to do so.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League, Milwaukee Brewers

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Pirates win suspended game

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Bryan Morris, Andrew McCutchen, Russell Martin, Sam Lecure, Pittsburgh Pirates

People's Defender

Red blues

There's nothing more inspiring to make a writer sit down and write a column that a blustery, snowy day in April, especially when the thoughts you have in mind are those of baseball.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Mike Leake, Baseball Players, Aroldis Chapman, Billy Hamilton, Joey Votto, Todd Frazier

BleacherReport

Pittsburgh Pirates' Biggest Early Season Surprises and Disappointments

After making the postseason in 2013 for the first time since 1992, the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to make it there again in 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Pittsburgh Pirates, Andrew McCutchen, Edinson Volquez, Tony Sanchez

BleacherReport

Top Outfield Prospect Gregory Polanco Poised to Become NL Central X-Factor

And with his red-hot start this season at Triple-A Indianapolis, it's only a matter of time until the seemingly emerged from nowhere to turn in one of the top breakout performances of the 2012 season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League, Gregory Polanco, Baseball Players

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Lynn, Cards snap Brewers' 9-game winning streak

Don't be fooled by early-season records. The St. Louis Cardinals are still king of the hill in the National League Central.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jon Jay, Matt Carpenter, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals, Scooter Gennett

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Sporting News

#AskSpector: Are the Milwaukee Brewers for real?

The Tweetbag is bursting at the seams with so many questions this week, so many, in fact, that some of the questions are going to have to hold over for the next edition.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Wily Peralta, Milwaukee Brewers, Carlos Gomez, Yovani Gallardo

The China Post

Brewers keep on winning, take down Pirates

Milwaukee continued to set the pace in the early stages of the new Major League Baseball season, winning its ninth-straight game on Sunday by beating Pittsburgh 4-1, with starting pitcher Kyle Lohse starring.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball Players, Will Smith, Freddie Freeman, Ryan Zimmerman

Blog Red Machine

POLL: Where Do You Rank the Cincinnati Reds Panic Meter?

After 12 games, the Reds sit in the unenviable position of being 4-8. They trail the red-hot Milwaukee Brewers for the National League Central lead by six games with a whopping 150 still left to play.

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The Washington Post

Can the Nats win the NL East without beating the Braves?

Between the seven errors, injuries to Denard Span and Ryan Zimmerman and a three-game sweep that left them 7-18 against the Braves since the start of last season, the Nationals' trip to Atlanta couldn't have gone much worse .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Ryan Zimmerman, Baseball Players, Denard Span, National League West, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West

The State

Maddon speaks out on elbow injuries

You could piece together a pretty good pitching staff with just the players who have had significant elbow problems this year.

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Related Topix: Sports, Matt Harvey, Baseball Players, Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Baseball, American League West, American League, Yu Darvish, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West, National League

National Public Radio

Maddon Speaks Out On Elbow Injuries

You could piece together a pretty good pitching staff with just the players who have had significant elbow problems this year.

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Related Topix: Sports, Matt Harvey, Baseball Players, Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Baseball, American League West, American League, Yu Darvish, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West, National League

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