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4 hrs ago | St. Louis Cardinals

Kelly looks to continue mastery of Cubs as division race heats up

When the Cardinals departed St. Louis for Chicago late this week, they brought with them a looming -- if unspoken -- question: Will they return with the same roster? A three-game weekend series with the Cubs, which begins with a 3:05 p.m. CT first pitch Friday at Wrigley Field, marks the start of a six-game road trip that will take them to the July ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Joe Kelly, St. Louis Cardinals

8 hrs ago | International Business Times

David Price To Cardinals, Jake Peavy to Giants Trades Heating Up

The St. Louis Cardinals have emerged as the top trade destination for Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price, according to a source close to situation on Thursday.

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Liriano pitches a gem to lead Pirates over Dodgers, 6-1

One of the biggest questions facing the Pirates heading down the stretch run of this 2014 baseball season was whether or not they had an ace to lead their pitching staff and carry the team when times get tough.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Dee Gordon, Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker, Gregory Polanco

Milwaukee Brewers

Garza trying to keep Brewers rolling vs. Mets

The Brewers, coming off a key divisional sweep of the Reds, hope to add to their National League Central lead when they play host to the Mets for four games starting Thursday.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Yasmani Grandal, Dillon Gee, Rickie Weeks, Milwaukee Brewers

Forbes.com

Baseball's Chicago Cubs are in First Place

Time was that unless you were at the Trademark Expo run by the United States Patent and Trademark Office each year in Washington, it was unlikely you would bump into costumed mascots representing a range of famous trademarks.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

KKTX Corpus Christi

Trending Now: Bowlen hands over ownership of the Broncos

Denver Post: Pat Bowlen is relinquishing control of the Denver Broncos after 30 years of ownership and has acknowledged he is dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Denver Broncos, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East

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

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

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