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1 hr ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

NL West-leading Dodgers lose to last-place Cubs 8-2; 6-game winning streak ends

Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, right, scores on a fielders' choice by Hanley Ramirez as Chicago Cubs catcher Welington Castillo, left, reaches to tag him as home plate umpire Jim Wolf looks on during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, National League, Major League Baseball, Welington Castillo, Los Angeles Dodgers, Yasiel Puig, Kyle Hendricks

5 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Vogelsong pitches 2-hitter, Pence has 3 RBIs as Giants beat Mets 5-1

Ryan Vogelsong pitched a two-hitter for his second career complete game, Hunter Pence emerged from a deep funk with a triple and three RBIs and the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 5-1 on Friday night for their second straight win after a six-game skid.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants, Juan Lagares, Jonathon Niese, Matt Cain

6 hrs ago | Venom Strikes

Kirk Gibson Owns an Arizona Diamondbacks' Record

Last night's 7-4 victory by the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Pittsburgh Pirates was a milestone.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball Players, Gerardo Parra

10 hrs ago | The China Post

Los Angeles is hot as Angels, Dodgers win

Los Angeles is the hot city as the Major League Baseball season heads into August, with both the Angels and the Dodgers winning on Thursday to assert their credentials as pennant contenders in their respective leagues.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, National League, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Chicago White Sox, Mike Zunino, Kole Calhoun

14 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Chicago Cubs

It's not easy being Dan Haren in Los Angeles' star- studded rotation, but the Dodgers are sticking with the right-hander for now.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, James Russell, Chicago Cubs, Dan Haren, Hyun-Jin Ryu

14 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves eye a rebound effort this weekend against the San Diego Padres, a process they aim to get started on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Baseball Players, Mike Minor, Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, James Russell

19 hrs ago | Colorado Rockies

Rockies hold onto core at Trade Deadline

The months between now and then will determine if the Rockies will back that by loading up for a run at the National League West in 2015 -- something demanded by a fan base whose patience has been tested by the 44-64 record, worst in the NL.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League, Colorado Rockies

23 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Grading the San Francisco Giants' Trade Deadline Performance

The 2014 non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and the San Francisco Giants have only one major move to show for it.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, San Francisco Giants, Baseball Players, Dan Uggla, Pat Burrell

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Whittier Daily News

Los Angeles Dodgers dona t make blockbuster deal, and ita s a good move

Thursday's deadline passed without a trade for starter David Price – who went to the Tigers – or Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit, who wasn't dealt.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Joaquin Benoit, Baseball Players, Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Matt Kemp

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Giants GM Brian Sabean glad he avoided deadline trade frenzy

The Giants didn't make a move on one of the busiest deadline days in MLB history, and that was just fine with Brian Sabean.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Ehire Adrianza, Brandon Belt, Chris Denorfia

Frisco Fastball

Trade Deadline: SF Giants stand pat, will rely on in-house talent

Jul 7, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers right fielder Alex Rios hits a double in the third inning against the Houston Astros at Global Life Park in Arlington.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Joe Panik

AZ SnakePit

Series Preview #37, vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

After a series win in Cincinnati, the Diamondbacks continue their tour against the NL Central as they return home to play the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Pittsburgh Pirates, Josh Collmenter, Alfredo Simon

BleacherReport

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Jon Lester, John Lackey and More

The most difficult task facing any general manager this time of year, regardless of whether he is buying or selling at the trade deadline, is trying to figure out the proper value to build his team.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, John Lackey, National League, Major League Baseball

Atlanta Braves

Teheran tasked with derailing Dodgers, Kershaw

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has walked just 15 batters in 16 starts this season, though his command finally faltered on Monday night when he was a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Clayton Kershaw, Baseball Players, Jonny Venters, Julio Teheran, Matt Kemp, Jason Heyward

Rock Hill Herald

Dodgers beat Braves 3-2 for 5th straight win

Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning after homering in consecutive games for the first time in over a year and the Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Wednesday night for their season-best fifth straight victory.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Matt Kemp, Dee Gordon, Baseball Players, Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Washington Post

Cubs acquire struggling LHP Doubront from Red Sox

Theo Epstein was the first person to take a chance on Felix Doubront. Now he is going to give the struggling left-hander another opportunity.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Felix Doubront, Baseball Players, Boston Red Sox, Jon Lester, John Lackey, National League

Bellingham Herald

Gyorko, Venable back Hahn in Padres' 12-1 laugher

Yangervis Solarte, obtained from the New York Yankees in the trade for Chase Headley, had four hits and the Padres tied their season high with 16. Yasmani Grandal was the only regular without a hit, although all eight starters scored at least one run.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Will Venable, Baseball Players, Jesse Hahn, Jedd Gyorko, San Diego Padres

Rant Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Outfield is Extremely Complicated

Many teams in MLB can only dream to have and contend for a championship with the All-Star payroll that the Los Angeles Dodgers possess.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Baseball Players, Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Buyers and sellers spar for deadline deals

Visions of acquiring a difference-making player for this season or possible future stars stir the imagination of Major League Baseball fans ahead of Thursday's trade deadline.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, Toronto Blue Jays, David Price, National League

BleacherReport

Jon Lester Would Make the Dodgers World Series Favorites

With injuries to starters Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia , the Cardinals' staff is depleted.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, American League, American League East, Michael Wacha, Jaime Garcia, Dan Haren

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