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2 hrs ago | St. Louis Cardinals

Cards, Brewers set for NL Central showdown

Though the Cardinals secured a 6-2 win on Thursday against the Padres, the Brewers enter this weekend's pivotal series against St. Louis with a two-game lead in the National League Central.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Wily Peralta, Adam Wainwright, Alex Cobb, David Price, St. Louis Cardinals

6 hrs ago | Post-gazette.com

Pirates give up 3 homers in loss to Diamondbacks

The flip side of the trade deadline receives less attention than the trades. Every time a team sends away a player, they backfill that vacant roster spot in a chain reaction that travels all the way through the farm system.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Collmenter, Baseball Players, Paul Goldschmidt, National League, Major League Baseball, Jeff Locke, Arizona Diamondbacks, Gerardo Parra

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

Recap: Miami vs. Cincinnati

Mike Redmond threw his hat down, pulled the front of his jersey out of his pants and screamed at home plate umpire Mike Winters.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Kris Negron, Zack Cozart, Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds, Mike Dunn

SanLuisObispo.com

Gyorko on a roll for Padres after return from DL

Gyorko homered for the second straight game in Thursday's 6-2 loss to Shelby Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jedd Gyorko, Baseball Players, San Diego Padres, Major League Baseball, National League, Shelby Miller, St. Louis Cardinals, Will Venable

Washington Times

Surging Pirates come up empty at trade deadline

The Pittsburgh Pirates struck out at the trade deadline yet general manager Neal Huntington remains bullish as the team pushes for a second straight playoff berth.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball

New York Daily News

Red Sox keep dealing, send John Lackey to the Cardinals

The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, John Lackey, Allen Craig, American League, American League East, Joe Kelly, Jon Lester

Bradenton.com

Brewers acquire OF Gerardo Parra from D-backs

The Brewers added a left-handed bat and two-time Gold Glove winner Thursday ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline.

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

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Nothing goes well for Cards in 'ugliest loss of the year'

If you fell asleep before the seventh inning in Wednesday night's Cardinals-Padres late game, then you're lucky because you didn't witness the beat down the Cards endured at the hands of a team well below the .500 mark.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Kolten Wong, Oscar Taveras, Seth Maness, Will Venable

Rum Bunter

Pirates Trade Rumors : Why Troy Tulowitzki over David Price or Jon Lester

Jul 14, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; National League infielder Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies at bat in the first round during the 2014 Home Run Derby the day before the MLB All Star Game at Target Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, Troy Tulowitzki, David Price, Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox

Rant Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Team Needs To Win The Jon Lester Sweepstakes

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been considered to be buyers in the trade market for a while now, and everyone has expected them to go after some smaller deals that would upgrade the team.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, Charlie Morton, Gerrit Cole

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Washington Post

Baseball Capsules

Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants, Jean Machi, Michael McKenry, Chris Stewart

Philly.com

Phillies, Cardinals could find match for A.J. Burnett

UPDATE : St. Louis found its rotation upgrade elsewhere. The Cardinals traded for Cleveland's Justin Masterson, a righthander on the disabled list with a 5.51 ERA, according to multiple reports.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League

Rant Sports

St. Louis Cardinals Address Rotation with Acquisition of Justin Masterson

The 2014 MLB trade deadline is in full swing and the St. Louis Cardinals have made a big splash, acquiring Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians .

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

KKTX Corpus Christi

Trending Now: Cardinals give Peterson a 5-year contract extension

The Arizona Cardinals signed Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson to a 5-year contract extension worth $70 million with $48 million guaranteed.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, NFL Football, Patrick Peterson, NFL Players, Arizona Cardinals, American League, American League East, Baseball Players, Jon Lester

The State

Milwaukee Brewers

Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price hasn't tasted defeat in more than a month and aims to close out a perfect July Wednesday in the finale of a three-game series versus the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, David Price, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Brandon Guyer, Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays

The Winnipeg Free Press

Harrison, Snider homer to back Liriano in Pirates' 3-1 win over Giants

His left oblique no longer a painful obstacle, Francisco Liriano is starting to look like the dominant pitcher he was for Pittsburgh in 2013.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, San Francisco Giants, Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, Travis Ishikawa

Belleville News Democrat

Padres top Cards, 3-1

On the final leg of this road trip toward the trade deadline, the St. Louis Cardinals got a chance to observe something they saw only much earlier this season and may not see again outside of playing the Padres a few more times.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Everth Cabrera, National League, Major League Baseball, Jon Jay, Allen Craig, Matt Carpenter, Lance Lynn

Arizona Diamondbacks

Miley looks to rebound in finale vs. Reds

After losing nine of 10 games to start the season's second half, the Reds received an early boost from the offense and a strong pitching effort Tuesday to carry them to a series-evening shutout victory against the D-backs.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Aroldis Chapman, Chris Heisey, Bryan Price, Mat Latos, Wade Miley

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Rant Sports

Lost Seasons Tell 2014 Story for Cincinnati Reds, Arizona Diamondbacks

The Cincinnati Reds were good enough heading into the 2014 season that they could afford to let starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo walk out the door unfettered after eight years to sign a a two-year, $23.5-million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Reds, National League West, Baseball Players, Bronson Arroyo, Arizona Diamondbacks, Joey Votto

OrlandoSentinel.com

Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy makes Lake County proud with all-star season

Jonathan Lucroy was the starting National League catcher at the All-Star Game and is having a career-best year Jonathan Lucroy through the years Jul 28, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy runs onto the field during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, National League, Major League Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays

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