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4 hrs ago | Cubbies Crib

Exciting weekend ahead as Cubs battle Cardinals at Busch

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, St. Louis Cardinals, Shelby Miller, Baseball Players, American League, American League East, Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers

8 hrs ago | Blog Red Machine

Cubs vs. Reds: RHP Jake Arrieta vs. RHP Dylan Axelrod

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jake Arrieta, Dylan Axelrod, Chicago Cubs, Homer Bailey

12 hrs ago | Chicago Cubs

Catching Hoffy: Batterymates share memories

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Trevor Hoffman, Tony Gwynn, Colt Morton, Pete Laforest, Brad Ausmus

16 hrs ago | Rant Sports

Milwaukee Brewers Miss Out On Opportunity To Upgrade First Base

The Milwaukee Brewers continue to fend off opponents from atop the NL Central, something they have done since Opening Day.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball

20 hrs ago | Chicago Cubs

Pipeline Perspectives: Bryant ready to help Cubs

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Arismendy Alcantara, Baseball Players, Jorge Soler, Chicago Cubs

Yesterday | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Brewers falter down the stretch

San Diego Padres catcher Rene Rivera homered off Francisco Rodriguez in the ninth to send the game into extras.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Francisco Rodriguez, San Diego Padres, Odrisamer Despaigne, Yovani Gallardo

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Pittsburgh Pirates

Volquez faces Reds in bid to continue hot streak vs. division

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Mike Leake, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Edinson Volquez, Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates

St. Louis Cardinals

Bullpen falters as Cardinals fall in Pittsburgh

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny selected what he believed to be the more favorable matchup, but it would be the Pirates who celebrated the result.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jon Jay, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, Shane Robinson, Josh Harrison, Tony Watson

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Wainwright leads Cardinals into finale with PiratesWainwright leads...

Adam Wainwright tries to become the majors' first 16- game winner when he takes the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals, Jeff Locke, Tony Watson

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs 3, Reds 0: Anthony Rizzo Joins Exclusive Club

This is the kind of game I think we're going to see more and more of as the calendar turns to 2015 and beyond: Solid starting pitching.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Travis Wood, Arismendy Alcantara, Brandon Phillips, Chicago Cubs

Ananova

MLB: Angels see off Marlins

The Los Angeles Angels moved ahead of the Oakland Athletics in American League West after an 8-2 win over the Miami Marlins.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, American League West, American League, Oakland Athletics, Baseball Players, Chris Carter, American League East

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Washington Times

Ross, Almonte lead Padres to 4-1 win over Brewers

Tyson Ross pitched 6 1-3 strong innings, Abraham Almonte homered and drove in two runs, and the San Diego Padres beat Milwaukee 4-1 on Tuesday night to snap the Brewers' five-game road winning streak.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Everth Cabrera, Jonathan Lucroy, Abraham Almonte, Scooter Gennett, Nick Vincent

Bleed Cubbie Blue

On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Reds Series Preview

The Cubs head back on the road for seven games of divisional play, starting out with a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Reds, Baseball Players, David Holmberg, Chicago Cubs

Sporting News

Playoff races: These roster moves could help decide AL, NL Central

For most of the season, it seemed a foregone conclusion the Tigers would win the American League Central.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, American League, American League Central, Billy Butler, Baseball Players, Joakim Soria

Fox Sports Radio 1340 AM

Trending Now: Giants move Lincecum to the bullpen

The Angels lost to the Marlins 7-1 while the A's beat the Astros 8-2. Oakland moves into a tie with L.A. for first place in the AL West.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, National League, American League Central, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West

SLAM! Sports

Pirates send struggling Polanco to minors

Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning at PNC Park.

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

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Holliday's hit lifts Cardinals over Pirates 3-2

Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jon Jay, Matt Carpenter, Baseball Players

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Washington Post

Lohse's strong outing lifts Brewers to 10-1 win

Kyle Lohse pitched six strong innings while Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez hit home runs to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Martin Maldonado, Kyle Lohse, Aramis Ramirez, Everth Cabrera, Milwaukee Brewers

The Winnipeg Free Press

Lohse's strong outing, Braun and Ramirez homers pace Brewers over Padres in 10-1 victory

Kyle Lohse pitched six strong innings while Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez hit home runs to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Martin Maldonado, Everth Cabrera, Kyle Lohse, Aramis Ramirez, Milwaukee Brewers

ABC News

Holliday's Hit Lifts Cardinals Over Pirates 3-2

Matt Holliday's two-run single in the seventh inning off Jared Hughes capped a late rally, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Monday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jon Jay, Matt Holliday, Matt Carpenter, Baseball Players, Jared Hughes, St. Louis Cardinals

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