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2 hrs ago | Red Reporter

Reds get eggs-zactly what they need, beat Cubs 8-2

Homer Bailey pitched six scoreless innings. I know it's the Cubs . I know Homer struggled somewhat, giving up six hits and three walks.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Zack Cozart, Baseball Players, Homer Bailey, Sam Lecure, Devin Mesoraco, Jay Bruce

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Major League Baseball

What's Next: A's, Brewers lead the pack

The Oakland A's are back-to-back American League West champions, so they're expected to be there.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, American League West, American League, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, American League East

Cubbies Crib

Cubs' struggles with runners in scoring position a major issue

Apr 18, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs second baseman Emilio Bonifacio hits a single against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Wrigley Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Welington Castillo

Blog Red Machine

Easter Surprise: Cincinnati Reds Bats Come Alive

Wrapping up their second consecutive series victory, the Cincinnati Reds triumphed on Easter over the Chicago Cubs by a final of 8-2.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Mike Leake, Baseball Players, Sam Lecure, Chicago Cubs, Devin Mesoraco, Todd Frazier

CBS Local

GM Huntington Discusses Ike Davis Trade, Chris Stewart Signing

Neal Huntington begins by talking about his recent acquisition of first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets.

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Related Topix: Sports, Ike Davis, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, New York Mets, National League

Cubbies Crib

Pregame Notes: Chicago Cubs look for series win against Cincinnati

Mar 20, 2014; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Mike Olt follows through on a single in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Cubs Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Mike Olt, Baseball Players, Seattle Mariners, Homer Bailey

Rant Sports

St. Louis Cardinals' Pitching Threatens to Bury Rest of NL Central

The St. Louis Cardinals were thought to be an excellent team coming into the season.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly, Jason Motte

The Las Vegas Sun

Vegas Play of the Day: Reds at Cubs

Here's the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Baseball Players, Homer Bailey

Sat Apr 19, 2014

South Side Sox

BMO 2010-2011: Jim Thome Must Win

As long as Jim Thome is still active in this game we will be trying to get him a championship.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, American League, American League East, National League West, American League Central, American League West

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Washington Nationals

Positive signs for Fister in sim game

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CBS Local

Levine: Cubs Manager Addresses Sloppy Play With Team After Loss

Meager run support has been a staple for the hapless Cub offense. Samardzija has allowed four earned runs in total over his four starts this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League

BleacherReport

Ike Davis Traded to Pirates: Latest News, Reaction and Analysis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired first baseman Ike Davis in trade with the New York Mets on Friday, according to CBSSports.com baseball writer Jon Heyman on Twitter: zack thornton, a pitcher going to mets in ike deal, was passed over in rule 5 draft after pitts left him unprotected.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Ike Davis, Baseball Players, New York Mets

CBS Local

Reds Beat Reeling Cubs 4-1

Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at Wrigley Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Zack Cozart, Baseball Players, Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Jeff Samardzija

Cubbies Crib

Pregame Notes: Cubs return to Wrigley to take on the Reds

Apr 16, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto talks with manager Bryan Price , right, prior to a game with the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Joey Votto, Baseball Players, Cincinnati Reds, Bryan Price, Chicago Cubs, Jeff Samardzija

FakeTeams

Fantasy Baseball Struggles? Help is On the Way

The somewhat surprising promotion of George Springer by the Astros has everyone scrambling looking for the next potential call-up.

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

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Nearing 500 homers, Pujols a wonder all these years

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

BleacherReport

Pittsburgh Pirates Could Make a Statement This Weekend Against Milwaukee Brewers

On Thursday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates routed the first-place Milwaukee Brewers by a score of 11-2, possibly marking the beginning of a turnaround for the club.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers, Johnny Cueto, Edinson Volquez

BleacherReport

Why Development Is Crucial to Young Cubs Prospects

For fans of the Chicago Cubs , 2014 looks to be a difficult season in terms of success.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates

YESNetwork

Soriano reflects on Chicago

On the books for $14 million this season, Alfonso Soriano is - by a slight margin over pitcher Edwin Jackson - the highest-paid player on the Chicago Cubs' 2014 payroll.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Alfonso Soriano, Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Welington Castillo

Red Reporter

Series Preview: Reds at Cubs

The Reds are off to Chicago to take on the Chicago Cubs. This weekend series presents a great opportunity for the Reds to make up some ground in the NL Central.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Joey Votto, Baseball Players, Devin Mesoraco, Darwin Barney, Cincinnati Reds

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