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1 hr ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal
Entering Saturday, pitcher Zach Duke, one of the Brewers' go-to relievers with games on the line, was tied at ninth for most appearances in the NL with Milwaukee closer Francisco Rodriguez.
5 hrs ago | Brew Crew Ball
The Brewers key contributors are still fairly young and are team-controlled. This is a team that won't necessarily fall into the cellar after 2014.
8 hrs ago | KSDK-TV Saint Louis
It's certainly not a good time for a prolonged skid. The St. Louis Cardinals will try to avoid tying their season-long losing streak on Saturday when they meet the Chicago Cubs at Busch Cards, Cubs to play two at Busch - It's certainly not a good time for a prolonged skid.
12 hrs ago | Chicago Cubs
Josh Harrison repeatedly backed right-hander Edinson Volquez with his glove at third base, so it was only appropriate that he ended up there after the biggest swing of the game.
15 hrs ago | SLAM! Sports
Colorado Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Coors Field on Jul 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA.
Milwaukee right-hander Matt Garza pitched a simulated game in what likely was his final test before returning from the disabled list to the Brewers' rotation next week.
It's not a stretch to say the Pittsburgh Pirates ' weak September schedule could propel them into the playoffs if the team takes care of business against a trio of last-place teams.
In addition to another decade celebration in the upcoming homestand against the Brewers and Pirates , the Cubs will honor Chicago's Jackie Robinson West , who claimed the U.S. Little League title and played in the Little League World Series against South Korea.
When the St. Louis Cardinals dealt for John Lackey at the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline from the Boston Red Sox, it was as much about shaking things up as adding a frontline starting pitcher.
After losing two out of three to the Padres, the Brewers are staying out west a little longer -- and they don't mind.
Aug 6, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller throws to a Boston Red Sox batter during the first inning at Busch Stadium.
RHP Jake Arrieta vs. RHP Dylan Axelrod at Triple-A Louisville Jake Arrieta has been exactly the pitcher the Baltimore Orioles believed he was going to be - unfortunately, he now plays for the Chicago Cubs.
Long before "Hells Bells" ever blared through the speakers at the Padres' ballpark, before he developed that nasty changeup grip and well before he had reason to give pitching a single thought, Trevor Hoffman was just a light-hitting 22-year-old shortstop in the Reds' Minor League system, trying to find his way -- and his next hit.
The Milwaukee Brewers continue to fend off opponents from atop the NL Central, something they have done since Opening Day.
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The Pirates have helped erase memories of their seven-game losing skid by taking series from the two teams ahead of them in the National League Central in the last week.
Updated: Sat Aug 30, 2014 08:01 pm
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