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3 hrs ago | Brew Crew Ball

The Brewers are not entirely totally doomed after 2014

The Brewers key contributors are still fairly young and are team-controlled. This is a team that won't necessarily fall into the cellar after 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Wily Peralta, Aramis Ramirez, Kyle Lohse, Matt Garza

7 hrs ago | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Cards, Cubs to play two at Busch

It's certainly not a good time for a prolonged skid. The St. Louis Cardinals will try to avoid tying their season-long losing streak on Saturday when they meet the Chicago Cubs at Busch Cards, Cubs to play two at Busch - It's certainly not a good time for a prolonged skid.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Baseball Players, Jorge Soler, Felix Doubront

10 hrs ago | Chicago Cubs

Harrison, Volquez take center stage for Bucs

Josh Harrison repeatedly backed right-hander Edinson Volquez with his glove at third base, so it was only appropriate that he ended up there after the biggest swing of the game.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Edinson Volquez, National League, Major League Baseball, Jose Tabata, Tony Watson, Mike Leake

14 hrs ago | SLAM! Sports

MLB Notebook: Rockies' De La Rosa blocked on waivers

Colorado Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Coors Field on Jul 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jorge De La Rosa, Baseball Players, Colorado Rockies, Major League Baseball, Washington Nationals, National League, Tony Cruz, Yadier Molina

17 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Brewers' Peralta hit hard by Giants in 13-2 loss

San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan salutes toward his dugout after a stand-up triple, next to Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy, Wily Peralta, San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WAOW

RHP Matt Garza nearing return to Brewers' rotation

Milwaukee right-hander Matt Garza pitched a simulated game in what likely was his final test before returning from the disabled list to the Brewers' rotation next week.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League

BleacherReport

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Hunt for a Black October

It's not a stretch to say the Pittsburgh Pirates ' weak September schedule could propel them into the playoffs if the team takes care of business against a trio of last-place teams.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs Host Jackie Robinson West, Celebrate 2000s In Upcoming Homestand

In addition to another decade celebration in the upcoming homestand against the Brewers and Pirates , the Cubs will honor Chicago's Jackie Robinson West , who claimed the U.S. Little League title and played in the Little League World Series against South Korea.

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

Click Orlando

Cardinals confident Lackey will deliver

When the St. Louis Cardinals dealt for John Lackey at the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline from the Boston Red Sox, it was as much about shaking things up as adding a frontline starting pitcher.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, John Lackey, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, Adam Wainwright

San Francisco Giants

Vogelsong looking for run support in opener vs. Crew

After losing two out of three to the Padres, the Brewers are staying out west a little longer -- and they don't mind.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Wily Peralta, Madison Bumgarner, Kyle Lohse, San Francisco Giants

Chicago Cubs

Hendricks, Cubs take on playoff-hungry Cardinals

St. Louis, pounding through another punishing stretch run in the National League Central, will play against Chicago on Friday for the first time in a month.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jorge Soler, Kyle Hendricks, Shelby Miller, Ryan Dempster, Pedro Alvarez

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Cubbies Crib

Exciting weekend ahead as Cubs battle Cardinals at Busch

Aug 6, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller throws to a Boston Red Sox batter during the first inning at Busch Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, St. Louis Cardinals, Shelby Miller, Baseball Players, American League, American League East, Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers

Blog Red Machine

Cubs vs. Reds: RHP Jake Arrieta vs. RHP Dylan Axelrod

RHP Jake Arrieta vs. RHP Dylan Axelrod at Triple-A Louisville Jake Arrieta has been exactly the pitcher the Baltimore Orioles believed he was going to be - unfortunately, he now plays for the Chicago Cubs.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jake Arrieta, Dylan Axelrod, Chicago Cubs, Homer Bailey

Chicago Cubs

Catching Hoffy: Batterymates share memories

Long before "Hells Bells" ever blared through the speakers at the Padres' ballpark, before he developed that nasty changeup grip and well before he had reason to give pitching a single thought, Trevor Hoffman was just a light-hitting 22-year-old shortstop in the Reds' Minor League system, trying to find his way -- and his next hit.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Trevor Hoffman, Tony Gwynn, Colt Morton, Pete Laforest, Brad Ausmus

Rant Sports

Milwaukee Brewers Miss Out On Opportunity To Upgrade First Base

The Milwaukee Brewers continue to fend off opponents from atop the NL Central, something they have done since Opening Day.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball

Chicago Cubs

Pipeline Perspectives: Bryant ready to help Cubs

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Arismendy Alcantara, Baseball Players, Jorge Soler, Chicago Cubs

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Brewers falter down the stretch

San Diego Padres catcher Rene Rivera homered off Francisco Rodriguez in the ninth to send the game into extras.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Francisco Rodriguez, San Diego Padres, Odrisamer Despaigne, Yovani Gallardo

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Pittsburgh Pirates

Volquez faces Reds in bid to continue hot streak vs. division

The Pirates have helped erase memories of their seven-game losing skid by taking series from the two teams ahead of them in the National League Central in the last week.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Mike Leake, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Edinson Volquez, Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates

St. Louis Cardinals

Bullpen falters as Cardinals fall in Pittsburgh

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny selected what he believed to be the more favorable matchup, but it would be the Pirates who celebrated the result.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jon Jay, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, Shane Robinson, Josh Harrison, Tony Watson

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Wainwright leads Cardinals into finale with PiratesWainwright leads...

Adam Wainwright tries to become the majors' first 16- game winner when he takes the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals, Jeff Locke, Tony Watson

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