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2 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

Northern Michigan News

Reds break from slump, start getting players back

A 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday gave Cincinnati its first consecutive victories and winning series this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Zack Cozart, Baseball Players, Aroldis Chapman, Johnny Cueto, Devin Mesoraco, Bryan Price

Milwaukee Brewers

Peralta's prowess gets Crew back on track

For all the angst that accompanied losses to the Cardinals on Monday and Tuesday, all was right again at Miller Park on Wednesday after a 5-1 Brewers win preserved their perch atop the National League Central.

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

Cubbies Crib

4/17 Morning Marquee: Cubs shutout by Yankees in double header

Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda and relief corps allow only eight hits over 18 innings to blank the Chicago Cubs 3-0 and 2-0.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Masahiro Tanaka, Baseball Players, Chicago Cubs

WNFL-AM Green Bay

Brewers salvage one

The Milwaukee Brewers needed a strong pitching performance with a struggling offense and they got it from Wily Peralta Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Wily Peralta, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Joe Kelly

St. Louis Cardinals

Waino, Cards look to maintain recent mastery of Nats

It may be a stretch to suggest two teams from different divisions have established themselves as rivals, but in some ways, the Cardinals and Nationals have done just that.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Bryce Harper, Baseball Players, Taylor Jordan, Adam Wainwright, Joe Kelly

Post-gazette.com

Bob Smizik: Early disappointments, surprises

With their split last night against Cincinnati -- winning the suspended game, 8-7, before losing, 7-5 -- the Pirates are 7-7 and in third place in the NL Central, three games out of first.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jason Grilli, Gerrit Cole, Starling Marte, Pedro Alvarez

Wed Apr 16, 2014

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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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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