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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

Expanded rosters give managers more flexibility

The Cleveland Indians have played their way back into the thick of the playoff race, but the grind is only beginning.

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Related Topix: Sports, Corey Kluber, Baseball Players, Clayton Kershaw, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Doug Fister, National League

5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Stults, Padres lose 7-1 to Dodgers

The San Diego Padres are at least competitive heading into September, unlike earlier in the season when they were doomed by an atrocious offense.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, San Diego Padres, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Baseball Players, Matt Kemp, Juan Uribe

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Journal Gazette

Cardinals overcome 5-run deficit to beat Cubs

Matt Holliday hit his third home run in two games and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, rallying the St. Louis Cardinals past the Chicago Cubs 9-6 on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Daniel Descalso, Matt Holliday, Matt Carpenter, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, Pete Kozma

WBEX-AM Chillicothe

Reds Trade Broxton

Possibly signaling they are waiving the white flag for 2014, the Cincinnati Reds have traded relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton to the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Reds

The Miami Herald

Milwaukee Brewers

In a 3-0 win over Colorado on Tuesday, Bumgarner took a perfect game into the eighth inning and faced the minimum through seven innings, but a 1-2 breaking ball to Justin Morneau leading off the eighth was poked down the right field line for a double.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League West, Madison Bumgarner, Baseball Players, Milwaukee Brewers, Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants

Detroit Free Press

John Lowe's Past Time: '73 Mets, '74 O's,...

August evaporates, September arrives, and so much of the season is gone. There can't be time for a sputtering team to make a U-turn and surge into the postseason, can there? Such a feat would be Ruthian, wouldn't it? Yet with the Baltimore Orioles several games in front in the American League East, how many of their fans remember what happened in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, American League, American League East, Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, American League West

Contra Costa Times

Challenged sluggers could decide playoff races

Two sluggers with lingering questions. A catcher returning from injury. A pitcher headed for a big payday, and baseball's most famous panda.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, National League, National League East, Bryce Harper, Baseball Players, Yadier Molina, American League Central

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Milwaukee Brewers

Brewers escape no-hitter but fall to Giants

Two weeks ago in California, the Brewers found the emotional, if not mathematical, high point of their season.

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

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

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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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Francisco Rodriguez, Zach Duke, Milwaukee Brewers, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West, Yadier Molina

Brew Crew Ball

The Brewers are not entirely totally doomed after 2014

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Wily Peralta, Aramis Ramirez, Kyle Lohse, Matt Garza

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Cards, Cubs to play two at Busch

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Baseball Players, Jorge Soler, Felix Doubront

Chicago Cubs

Harrison, Volquez take center stage for Bucs

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Edinson Volquez, National League, Major League Baseball, Jose Tabata, Tony Watson, Mike Leake

SLAM! Sports

MLB Notebook: Rockies' De La Rosa blocked on waivers

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jorge De La Rosa, Baseball Players, Colorado Rockies, Major League Baseball, Washington Nationals, National League, Tony Cruz, Yadier Molina

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Brewers' Peralta hit hard by Giants in 13-2 loss

San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan salutes toward his dugout after a stand-up triple, next to Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy, Wily Peralta, San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WAOW

RHP Matt Garza nearing return to Brewers' rotation

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League

BleacherReport

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Hunt for a Black October

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs Host Jackie Robinson West, Celebrate 2000s In Upcoming Homestand

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

Click Orlando

Cardinals confident Lackey will deliver

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, John Lackey, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, Adam Wainwright

San Francisco Giants

Vogelsong looking for run support in opener vs. Crew

After losing two out of three to the Padres, the Brewers are staying out west a little longer -- and they don't mind.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Wily Peralta, Madison Bumgarner, Kyle Lohse, San Francisco Giants

Chicago Cubs

Hendricks, Cubs take on playoff-hungry Cardinals

St. Louis, pounding through another punishing stretch run in the National League Central, will play against Chicago on Friday for the first time in a month.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jorge Soler, Kyle Hendricks, Shelby Miller, Ryan Dempster, Pedro Alvarez

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