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1 hr ago | Rant Sports

Lost Seasons Tell 2014 Story for Cincinnati Reds, Arizona Diamondbacks

The Cincinnati Reds were good enough heading into the 2014 season that they could afford to let starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo walk out the door unfettered after eight years to sign a a two-year, $23.5-million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Reds, National League West, Baseball Players, Bronson Arroyo, Arizona Diamondbacks, Joey Votto

5 hrs ago | OrlandoSentinel.com

Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy makes Lake County proud with all-star season

Jonathan Lucroy was the starting National League catcher at the All-Star Game and is having a career-best year Jonathan Lucroy through the years Jul 28, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy runs onto the field during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, National League, Major League Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays

9 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Stacked farm system offers Chicago Cubs hope despite dismal season

It's tempting for Chicago Cubs fans to pay as much attention to Triple-A Iowa as the struggling big league club.

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

10 hrs ago | The China Post

Worley shutout steers Pirates past Giants

Pittsburgh's Vance Worley pitched his first career shutout to guide the Pirates to a 5-0 win over San Francisco on Monday, closing within two games of the lead in the National League Central division.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Madison Bumgarner, American League, American League East, National League East

12 hrs ago | Chicago Cubs

MLB.com forecasts Deadline trade winds

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West, Baseball Players, Cliff Lee

17 hrs ago | OnMilwaukee

Will the Brewers make a deadline splash?

Despite a middling May and an early July swoon, the Brewers have been in first place in the National League Central since early April, and have maintained one of the National League's best records.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, John Axford, Shaun Marcum, Yuniesky Betancourt, Zack Greinke, Nyjer Morgan

21 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Brewers would be NL Central favorites if they land David Price

Apparently, the Milwaukee Brewers have " put their foot in the water" with regard to Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, David Price, Baseball Players, Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Milwaukee Brewers

Lohse's strong start undone as Brewers fall to Rays

The more pressing matter following a 2-1 loss to the Rays on Monday was the fact the Brewers' off-and-on offense has turned off again.

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

San Diego Padres

Ross hopes to tally his third straight victory

The Padres return home to Petco Park on Tuesday to face the Cardinals for the start of a brief six-game homestand that will see them give the ball to their most successful pitcher this season -- All-Star Tyson Ross.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, Adam Wainwright, Matt Holliday, Yasmani Grandal, Nick Hundley

AZ SnakePit

Series Preview #36, @ Cincinnati Reds

After a 4-2 stretch following the All-Star break, the Diamondbacks managed to take just one of three games from the Philadelphia Phillies .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, Mike Leake, Baseball Players, Cincinnati Reds, Wade Miley, Philadelphia Phillies

Bradenton.com

Colorado Rockies

If you've going to lose six of every 10 games over the course of a summer, at least handling it in a professional manner is a moral victory.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Nolan Arenado, Baseball Players, Tsuyoshi Wada

San Francisco Giants

Bumgarner leads Giants in series opener against Pirates

Before the All-Star break, managers Bruce Bochy and Don Mattingly opted for different strategies regarding their starting rotations for the second half.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, Clayton Kershaw, Baseball Players, Vance Worley, Gerrit Cole, Hunter Pence

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Relief roles a matter of routine

When Detroit reliever Willie Hernandez won the MVP in 1984, he pitched in 80 games.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Robin Ventura, National League, Major League Baseball, Addison Reed, David Price, Ben Zobrist, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Cincinatti Reds

Reds could go either direction at Trade Deadline

Only a couple of weeks ago, the Reds were one of the hottest teams in baseball and definitely buyers ahead of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

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

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

DeGrom leads New York to split of series against Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson covers his mouth as New York Mets' Lucas Duda rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Lucas Duda, Jenrry Mejia, Ruben Tejada, Milwaukee Brewers, Jimmy Nelson

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs vs. Cardinals Preview, Sunday 7/27, 1:20 CT

Having split the first two games of this series, the Cubs are 5-6 against the Cardinals this year with one game remaining now and two more three-game series upcoming, one in St. Louis in August and the other, the final three home games of 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Kyle Hendricks, Baseball Players, Adam Wainwright, Junior Lake, Chicago Cubs

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Brewers GM Doug Melvin looking for help on trade market

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, John Axford, LaTroy Hawkins, Francisco Rodriguez, Will Smith

Pittsburgh Pirates

Bucs building on last season's winning lessons

A native of the Pittsburgh area and the Pirates' first-round Draft choice in 2004, Walker lived them -- as a fan, as a prospect and as a participant.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League, Pittsburgh Pirates

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Rant Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Acquiring Jon Lester Is Very Important

There is plenty of uncertainty surrounding Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jon Lester, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox

The State

Peralta wins 12th as Brewers top Mets 5-2

Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun and Khris Davis added run-scoring hits for NL Central Division-leading Milwaukee.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Wily Peralta, Milwaukee Brewers, Khris Davis, Francisco Rodriguez

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