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12 min ago | Chicago Cubs

Ricketts celebrates 'incredible day' at Wrigley

When Tom Ricketts walked into Wrigley Field on Wednesday, fans were lined up from the home-plate gate a long way up Clark Street, almost to Waveland Avenue, beyond the left-field foul pole.

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

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Isportsweb.com

Chicago Cubs: Team needs to look forward, not back following 7-5 loss to Diamondbacks

The Cubs let a 5-2 lead slip away in the top of the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks and lost 7-5 on Wrigley Field's 100th birthday, snapping their first winning streak of the season.

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

News Times

100 years of Wrigley Field

In this April 10, 2014 photo, fans arrive at Wrigley Field before a baseball game between Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Baseball Players, Sammy Sosa

Cincinatti Reds

Batting Votto second sound decision by Reds

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Bryan Price, Cincinnati Reds

Pittsburgh Pirates

Liriano's April woes keep up amid frigid weather

's open secret, hidden a year ago behind a broken right arm, is out: The guy and the month of April just don't get along.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Brandon Cumpton, Baseball Players, Pittsburgh Pirates

The Wichita Eagle

Francisco out of running at first base; Reynolds and Overbay likely to make team

Francisco's locker was packed up and he was gone from camp, apparently waiting to see if he'll clear waivers or be claimed by another club.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers, Caleb Gindl, Baseball Players, Wei-Chung Wang, Rob Wooten, Tyler Thornburg

Sports Network

National League Game Capsules

Johnny Cueto was two outs away from shutting out the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second time in a week, but the Cincinnati ace was nonetheless masterful in pitching the Reds to a 4-1 win.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Johnny Cueto, Pittsburgh Pirates, Andrew McCutchen, Jay Bruce, Edinson Volquez

Tue Apr 22, 2014

BleacherReport

Adam Wainwright Injury: Updates on Cardinals Pitcher's Knee and Return

There is no such thing as a good injury in sports, but some injuries are more concerning than others.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League, Adam Wainwright, Baseball Players

Rant Sports

Cincinnati Reds' Johnny Cueto Wins Showcase of Aces Against...

When the Cincinnati Reds won the 2010 NL Central and drew the Philadelphia Phillies in the playoffs, it was then-Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez who drew the start in Game 1 of the divisional series, not current Reds ace Johnny Cueto .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati Reds, Edinson Volquez, Roy Halladay, Pittsburgh Pirates

Cubbies Crib

Pregame Notes: Hammel takes the mound for Cubs vs D'backs

Apr 16, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel pitches against the New York Yankees during the second inning at Yankee Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jason Hammel, New York Yankees

AZ SnakePit

Game #23: Diamondbacks @ Cubs

Another day, another losing streak. 22 games in, and we've already had four losing streaks of three-plus games, totaling 16 defeats.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League West, National League, Arizona Diamondbacks

Cubbies Crib

Former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster joins MLB Network

Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster will take his talents to cable television as an analyst with MLB Network, tweets Chicago Sun Times' Chris DeLuca.

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Related Topix: Sports, Ryan Dempster, Baseball Players, National League, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

Rant Sports

Ike Davis Sets MLB Record While Excelling for Pittsburgh Pirates

In three contests, Davis has already been a difference maker, which led to him accomplishing a feat that no other player in Major League Baseball on Monday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Ike Davis, Baseball Players, Pittsburgh Pirates

Major League Baseball

A's pitching powers them to top of Rankings

The A's are a force, and everybody knows it. The two-time defending American League West champs don't sneak up on anyone anymore.

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

Climbing Tal's Hill

J.D. Martinez called up by Detroit Tigers

Former Astros outfielder J.D. Martinez is back in the big leagues. Martinez, who was released by Houston last month, has been called up by the Detroit Tigers.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, J.D Martinez, National League, Major League Baseball, Detroit Tigers, Miguel Cabrera

Mon Apr 21, 2014

NBC San Diego

Series Preview: Padres vs. Brewers

Now that's more like it. The Padres looked impressive in taking a weekend series from the San Francisco Giants.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Wily Peralta, Everth Cabrera, Ian Kennedy, Yovani Gallardo, Chris Denorfia

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Inside the Nations: Monday's Quick Hits

What could have been labeled an excellent road trip instead became just a decent one yesterday with the Cardinals blowing a late lead to the Washington Nationals en route to a 3-2.

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Related Topix: Sports, Matt Carpenter, Baseball Players, Daniel Descalso, National League, Major League Baseball, Washington Nationals, Shelby Miller, Matt Adams

OnMilwaukee

The Brewers aren't a mirage, and Carlos Gomez can't be contained

It's a question I've been asked at nearly every turn in the last two weeks, by fans of the team and as a guest on local and national television and radio programs.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Carlos Gomez, Baseball Players, Jonathan Lucroy, Wily Peralta, Martin Maldonado, Kyle Lohse

The Big Lead

Russell Martin Suggests Holding Down Martin Maldonado to Sucker Punch Him after Brewers-Pirates Brawl

Martin Maldonado, the Milwaukee Brewers' backup catcher, came into this weekend's series in Pittsburgh with 151 games of big league experience spread across four seasons.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Martin Maldonado, Pedro Alvarez, Carlos Gomez

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Preview: Reds at Pirates

The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates expected to contend for the National League Central title in 2014, but both are off to disappointing starts going into a four-game set starting Monday in Pittsburgh.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Mike Leake, Baseball Players, Pittsburgh Pirates, Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto, Jay Bruce

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