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29 min ago | Post-gazette.com

Pirates notebook: Some roster moves made, more to follow

The Pirates made a number of roster moves Monday as major league rosters expanded to 40 for September.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Pedro Alvarez, Andrew Lambo, Tony Sanchez

4 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Kiwi pitcher promoted to major leagues

New Zealand baseball pitcher John Holdzkom has been promoted to the Pittsburgh Pirates' 40-man Major League Baseball roster, after stints in the sport's minor leagues.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League, Scott Richmond, Baseball Players

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Washington Times

Holliday, Wong lead Cardinals past Pirates, 5-4

However, his St. Louis teammates are more than happy to praise him after Holliday hit the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning Monday to rally the Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jon Jay, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Kolten Wong

The Miami Herald

Brewers lose 4-2 to Cubs, fall into second

This is one unusual spot for this year's Milwaukee Brewers, looking up at St. Louis in the NL Central.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West, Jimmy Nelson, Baseball Players, Welington Castillo, Aramis Ramirez

The Wichita Eagle

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee

The Brewers' elongated stay atop the NL Central is over, as Welington Castillo's home run and three RBI led the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win over Milwaukee in the opener of a three-game series.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Welington Castillo, Baseball Players, Khris Davis, Jimmy Nelson, Blake Parker

BleacherReport

Reds' Billy Hamilton Matches Franchise Rookie Record with 54 Stolen Bases

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton matched a franchise rookie record Sunday, recording his 54th stolen base of the season in a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates , per MLB Stat of the Day .

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League, Billy Hamilton, Baseball Players

Rant Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates Should Be Favorites In NL Central

Baseball is a crazy sport. A team can be deemed dead in a playoff race, only to resurface as a contender again the next week.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Yadier Molina

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Brewers acquire Broxton from Reds for 2 players

Authorities say three people were killed and two others were injured when their small plane crashed near an airport north of Denver.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball

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

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

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