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2 hrs ago | Cincinatti Reds

Latos looks to turn things around vs. Braves

Following a rough outing on Aug. 1 that resulted in Mike Minor's ERA ballooning up to 5.42, the Braves decided to skip the lefty's turn in the rotation.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Mike Minor, Freddie Freeman, Alex Wood, National League, Major League Baseball, Mike Leake, Bryan Price

6 hrs ago | WKBT

Fill-in Fiers making a pitch for Brewers rotation

Mike Fiers walked around the clubhouse in a workout shirt featuring the patriotic shield of cartoon character Captain America on his chest.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Fiers, Matt Garza

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Rant Sports

5 Biggest Issues Facing Milwaukee Brewers in 2014 Stretch Run

The Milwaukee Brewers are in the middle of their best season in the history of the franchise.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, John Axford, Francisco Rodriguez, Jimmy Nelson, Mike Fiers

Channel3000

Cardinals sweep Reds

Jhonny Peralta stroked a three-run double and Lance Lynn scattered four hits over seven innings as host St. Louis completed a three-game sweep of Cincinnati.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jon Jay, Matt Carpenter, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, Logan Ondrusek, Matt Holliday

The China Post

Angels beat Red Sox but lose Richards

The Los Angeles Angels beat Boston 8-3 on Wednesday to extend their lead in the American League West, and saw their nearest divisional rival beaten, yet still had cause for concern after losing pitcher Garrett Richards to a nasty knee injury.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, American League West, Baseball Players, Garrett Richards, Lucas Duda, New York Mets, National League

Door Reminder

Brewers need to sink Pirates this weekendBrewers need to sink Pirates ...

Brewers need to sink Pirates this weekend With a series sweep, Brewers could all but eliminate Pirates from NL Central race Check out this story on greenbaypressgazette.com: http://gbpg.net/VInZFp Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy celebrates his 2-run homer against the Dodgers with center fielder Carlos Gomez during Sunday's game in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Wily Peralta, Carlos Gomez, Wei-Chung Wang

The Indianapolis Star

Brandon Phillips on Reds season: 'It sucks, man'

The night is getting late. The light remains on in the visiting manager's office at Busch Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Brandon Phillips, Baseball Players, Mike Leake, Aroldis Chapman, Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

CBS Sports

Marlins in thick of NL WC race

For the last several weeks, the National League postseason picture has focused on the fades of the Giants and Braves, who went from division leaders to wild-card hopefuls as the summer progressed.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League East, National League

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Philadelphia Phillies

Kendrick tasked with quieting Cardinals in opener

With the Cardinals vying for their fourth consecutive postseason appearance, a three-game slate with the last-place Phillies at Citizens Bank Park comes at exactly the right time.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Kyle Kendrick, Baseball Players, Hunter Pence, Chase Utley, Shelby Miller, Philadelphia Phillies

Pittsburgh Pirates

With Cutch back, don't count out the slumping Pirates

The Pirates took their annual team photo before Tuesday's game at PNC Park, and Andrew McCutchen was in it.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Andrew McCutchen, Gerrit Cole, Pedro Alvarez, Neil Walker

The Globe and Mail

Bats finally come alive for Blue Jays in win over Brewers

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Munenori Kawasaki scores on a base hit by shortstop Jose Reyes as the ball gets away from Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy in the fifth inning at Miller Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Brandon Kintzler, Brett Cecil, Toronto Blue Jays, Munenori Kawasaki

Rant Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates' Playoff Hopes Are Far From Dead

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered their game on Tuesday night with a six-game losing streak and many fans believing that the team's season is over.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baseball Players, Gerrit Cole, Neil Walker, Andrew McCutchen

Rum Bunter

2014 Pittsburgh Pirates Postseason Invoices Sent

Oct 1, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; A detailed view of the Pirates postseason decal on the sleeve of Cincinnati Reds left fielder Chris Heisey in the fifth inning of the National League wild card playoff baseball game at PNC Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baseball Players, Chris Heisey

St. Louis Cardinals

Cards look to stay hot, deny Cueto's 16th victory

At the All-Star break, the race for the National League Central crown looked as though it might be a four-team affair down to the wire, with the Brewers leading the pack and the Cardinals, Reds and Pirates all within 3 1/2 games.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jon Jay, Baseball Players, Johnny Cueto, Bryan Price, Billy Hamilton, Mark Ellis

Tue Aug 19, 2014

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Cardinals beat Reds on bases-loaded HBP in 9th

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the county prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly... The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Daniel Descalso, Jon Jay, Matt Carpenter, Baseball Players, Todd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds

Ananova

MLB: No stopping the Nationals

Adam LaRoche's 11th inning home run saw the Washington Nationals extend their winning streak to seven games with a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Adam LaRoche, Baseball Players, Andrelton Simmons, American League West, American League

CBC News

Blue Jays in need of good pitching against surging Brewers

Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ, winless in his last four outings, will try to end a two-start losing streak.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Milwaukee Brewers, Carlos Gomez, Mike Fiers, Matt Garza

The State

San Diego Padres

The Los Angeles Dodgers will try to snap out of a recent rut and pad their lead in the National League West on Tuesday night when they welcome their National League West-rival San Diego Padres to Dodger Stadium for the opener of a three-game set.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players

Channel3000

Peralta's RBI in 10th gives Cardinals a win

Jhonny Peralta might have taken awhile to adjust to his new surroundings, but with a playoff spot on the line, he's looking pretty comfortable.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Daniel Descalso, Jon Jay, Baseball Players, Logan Ondrusek, Mike Leake, Zack Cozart

Bradenton.com

Nationals chase Brewers' Garza after one out en route to 8-3 win

In the shortest outing of his career, Garza was able to record just one out Saturday night as the Washington Nationals scored five times in the first inning and cruised to an 8-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Bryce Harper, Wilson Ramos, Washington Nationals, Tanner Roark

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