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23 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Rant Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates Highly Anticipate Andrew McCutchen's Return

The reigning National League MVP, Andrew McCutchen is returning to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, and the franchise and fans are all giddy about it.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Andrew McCutchen

Brew Crew Ball

Brewers have over 80% chance of making the playoffs

Despite the great chance of making the postseason, the Brewers have less than a three percent chance of winning the World Series.

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

Cubbies Crib

Chicago Cubs weekly recap: Hendricks' hot streak continues

The Chicago Cubs continue to do some shifting, in Chicago and down on the farm. Former first-round pick Brett Jackson was dealt, Junior Lake was optioned to Iowa and Dan Straily made his Cubs debut, albeit a temporary one.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Chicago Cubs, Brett Jackson, Junior Lake, Dan Straily

TwinCities

Milwaukee Brewers: NL Central leaders have been trumping aces

Over the past few weeks, the Milwaukee Brewers have faced pitching studs such as Adam Wainwright, Stephen Strasburg, Mat Latos, David Price and Tim Lincecum, as well as Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw twice each.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Wily Peralta, Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw, Yovani Gallardo

The London Free Press

Blue Jays continue to struggle, fall 7-5 in Chicago

Chicago White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie is greeted by right fielder Avisail Garcia after hitting a grand slam home against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Chicago White Sox, Baseball Players, Avisail Garcia, Jordan Danks, Alejandro De Aza, Colby Rasmus

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