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3 hrs ago | Milwaukee Brewers

With Lohse on hill, Crew goes for sweep of Reds

Going into the All-Star break, the Reds were on the rise, and the Brewers were trying to avoid catastrophe.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Mike Leake, Zack Cozart, Baseball Players, Jonathan Lucroy, Bryan Price, Homer Bailey

7 hrs ago | SFGate

Astros edge A's 3-2 in 12th inning on Hoes' homer

Once upon a time, the Astros were the ugly duckling of the AL West - and before that, the NL Central.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, National League, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, Fernando Abad, L.J Hoes, Marwin Gonzalez

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The State

Recap: Milwaukee vs. Cincinnati

Jonathan Lucroy belted a pair of homers, including a lead-off shot against Sam LeCure in the bottom of the ninth inning, to boost the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Sam Lecure, Brandon Kintzler, Milwaukee Brewers, Chris Heisey

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Lucroy hits walkoff homer to give Brewers 4-3 win

Lucroy homered leading off the bottom of the ninth to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 victory over the Reds.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Brandon Kintzler, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Zack Cozart, Sam Lecure, Chris Heisey

Rant Sports

5 Adjustments Milwaukee Brewers Must Make For Playoff Push

The Milwaukee Brewers are off to one of their best starts in franchise history. They have a lock down closer, a steady rotation, and a powerhouse lineup that has kept them on top of the National League Central through much of the first half.

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

Rant Sports

5 Adjustments St. Louis Cardinals Must Make For Playoff Push

Despite a slow start to the season, the Cardinals find themselves right in the thick of the playoff race.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals, Jaime Garcia, Yadier Molina, Michael Wacha

Bradenton.com

San Diego Padres

Eric Stults tries to avoid a 12th loss on Tuesday when the San Diego Padres begin a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, San Diego Padres, Major League Baseball, National League, Chicago Cubs, Josh Edgin, Baseball Players, Cameron Maybin

The Island Packet

Tampa Bay Rays

Adam Wainwright's attempt at humor during the All-Star Game may have landed him in some hot water, but the Tampa Bay Rays weren't laughing the last time they had to face baseball's current earned run average leader.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Adam Wainwright, Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Baseball, National League, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw

Rant Sports

5 Reasons Why Chicago Cubs Should Trade For David Price

It's unusual, but the Cubs are somewhat in the conversation for the top pitcher available on the trade market despite the fact that they are out of contention.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, David Price, Baseball Players, Chicago Cubs

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Cincinatti Reds

Tough night in field leads to Reds' fourth straight loss

Perhaps the popup that landed between three Reds players in New York on Sunday wasn't just the end of a lost game and a bad series.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Donald Lutz, Cincinnati Reds

Belleville News Democrat

Highland's Odorizzi: Facing Cardinals will be 'unique experience'

Highland High graduate Jake Odorizzi will make his Busch Stadium debut Tuesday, and there will be no shortage of support in the stands.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, Jake Odorizzi, Tampa Bay Rays, Chris Archer, Alex Cobb

AM 570 KLAC

Dodgers continue road trip with stop at Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stay hot at home on Monday night when they welcome the Los Angeles Dodgers to PNC Park to kick off a three-game set.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies

Rum Bunter

Pirates Trade Deadline: Why Neal Huntington Will Not Trade Prospects

Aug 30, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington in the dugout before the Pirates host the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Matt Kemp, Baseball Players, CC Sabathia, Oakland Athletics

The State

Cincinnati Reds

On one side, the visiting Reds open a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night at Miller Park with the knowledge that they've won seven of 10 games against the Brewers this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Aroldis Chapman, Jonathan Lucroy, Wily Peralta, Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers

The News Tribune

5 things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday: The Associated Press reviewed gift and travel records on the House clerk's website in the wake of a controversy about how those trips would be disclosed.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Onus is on Ike Davis to produce at plate for Pirates

As the trade deadline approaches, speculation continues to swirl about possible moves the Pirates could make.

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

WLBT-TV Jackson

Segura out after son's death, Brewers fall to StL

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy encourages starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson as they walk back to the mound during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Wily Peralta, Milwaukee Brewers, Jimmy Nelson, Carlos Gomez

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates at the deadline: Trade challenges always tricky

In the 11 days before the trade deadline, the Pirates face the same issues as every other team in the mood to add -- few sellers, fewer still impact players available and a high market value on those players as a result.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Marlon Byrd, Gerrit Cole, Jason Hammel

Coshocton Tribune

Jocketty wants to add reinforcements

Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty sounded hopeful -- not desperate -- when talking about trying to pull off a trade before the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Reds, Joey Votto, Baseball Players, Brandon Phillips, Daniel Murphy, Jay Bruce

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Brewers slip out of first place after loss to Washington

Washington's Anthony Rendon scores the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on an RBI double by Jayson Werth.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Jayson Werth, Anthony Rendon, Bryce Harper, Craig Stammen

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