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Simon has his say as Reds win Wrigley duel

Simon has his say as Reds win Wrigley duel

MLB.com nytimes.com Updated Apr 18 (yesterday)
Alfredo Simon scattered four hits over six-plus relatively stress-free innings, allowing one unearned run with three strikeouts and two walks to outduel Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija and lead the Reds to a 4-1 win.
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  • Cubs Hit 3 HRs, Break Loose to Beat Reds 8-4

    Cubs Hit 3 HRs, Break Loose to Beat Reds 8-4

    nytimes.com 13 hours ago
    Darwin Barney and Welington Castillo hit two-run homers and Mike Olt added a solo shot as the Chicago Cubs broke out of a weeklong offensive funk and beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-4 Saturday.
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  • Brandon Phillips goes to great heights to photobomb Team USA's …

    Brandon Phillips goes to great heights to photobomb Team USA's Molly Schaus

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    If you follow Brandon Phillips on Twitter, you know he loves to pose for pictures with fans. The following is proof that he also likes to pose for pictures with opposing fans, even when he's not invited. Check the photobomb, captured before Friday's gam…
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  • Back spasms lead to Phillips' early exit

    Back spasms lead to Phillips' early exit

    MLB.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was removed in the third inning of Friday's 4-1 win over the Cubs for precautionary reasons after suffering back spasms.
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  • Arrieta nearing return with rehab start on tap

    Arrieta nearing return with rehab start on tap

    MLB.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta will make at least one more rehab start with Triple-A Iowa early next week, and he could then be ready to start for the big league team. Arrieta had tightness in his right shoulder when Spring Training began, and he did no…
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  • George Springer joins Astros just in time to help AL ROY candid…

    George Springer joins Astros just in time to help AL ROY candidacy

    CNNSI.com Apr 17 (3 days ago)
    For rookies like George Springer, an early debut may be crucial to winning hardware at year's end.
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  • Masahiro Tanaka And His Splitter Are Not Fucking Around

    Masahiro Tanaka And His Splitter Are Not Fucking Around

    deadspin.com Apr 17 (3 days ago)
    In the third start of his major-league career, Masahiro Tanaka struck out 10 Cubs in eight innings. In each of his two previous starts, he pitched seven innings, striking out eight batters against the Blue Jays and 10 batters against the Orioles. That's…
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  • Aces High: Five pitchers deliver brilliant starts on Wednesday

    Aces High: Five pitchers deliver brilliant starts on Wednesday

    CNNSI.com Apr 17 (3 days ago)
    Masahiro Tanaka dazzled against the Cubs on Wednesday, but did he deliver the day's best performance?
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  • After whiffing on Yankees righty Masahiro Tanaka, Cubs face col…

    After whiffing on Yankees righty Masahiro Tanaka, Cubs face cold reality

    nydailynews.com Apr 17 (3 days ago)
    Under conditions that must have made it feel like Wrigley Field in mid-April, when those frigid winds come blowing in off Lake Michigan, the Chicago Cubs finally got to see firsthand Wednesday the future they wished had been theirs.
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  • Pineda's six shutout innings steer Yanks to sweep

    Pineda's six shutout innings steer Yanks to sweep

    MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    Michael Pineda tossed six shutout innings to lead the Yankees to a 2-0 win and a doubleheader sweep of the Cubs in the Bronx on Wednesday night. Brett Gardner and Scott Sizemore had RBIs.
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  • Renteria maintains positive outlook about Cubs, life

    Renteria maintains positive outlook about Cubs, life

    MLB.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    Cubs manager Rick Renteria is an engaging sort, willing to swap words, thoughts and opinions while he watches BP with focus and counts his blessings.
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  • Yankees 3, Cubs 0 : Tanaka Lets Neither Cubs Nor the Cold Get t…

    Yankees 3, Cubs 0 : Tanaka Lets Neither Cubs Nor the Cold Get to Him

    nytimes.com MLB.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)
    Despite fierce wind and frigid temperatures, Masahiro Tanaka looked better than ever, striking out 10 in eight innings while allowing only two hits — both bunt singles — in the Yankees’ win in the first game of a doubleheader.
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  • Tanaka Cools Cubs' Bats in Yankees' 3-0 Win

    Tanaka Cools Cubs' Bats in Yankees' 3-0 Win

    nytimes.com MLB.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)
    Masahiro Tanaka allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings on a frigid Monday, Carlos Beltran homered for the third straight game and New York welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the current Yankee Stadium with a 3-0 victory in the opener of Monday's day-…
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  • Selig: Instant replay has had 'remarkable' start

    Selig: Instant replay has had 'remarkable' start

    CNNSI.com Apr 15 (5 days ago)
    NEW YORK -- Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport's new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks.
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  • Rain Sets Up Day-Night Doubleheader for Yankees and Cubs

    Rain Sets Up Day-Night Doubleheader for Yankees and Cubs

    nytimes.com Apr 15 (5 days ago)
    Masahiro Tanaka, scheduled to pitch on Tuesday, will now pitch the day game on Wednesday. Michael Pineda will start the night game for the Yankees.
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  • Ricketts: Cubs not interested in suburbs move

    Ricketts: Cubs not interested in suburbs move

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 15 (5 days ago)
    NEW YORK -- Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts thinks a move to the suburbs might be lucrative but says his team remains committed to refurbishing century-old Wrigley Field.
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  • No Drew: Steinbrenner: 'I'm Pretty Content'

    No Drew: Steinbrenner: 'I'm Pretty Content'

    nytimes.com Apr 15 (5 days ago)
    Despite a string of infield injuries, Yankees fans shouldn't expect New York to add free-agent Stephen Drew.
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  • Cubs-Yanks rained out, to be made up Wednesday

    Cubs-Yanks rained out, to be made up Wednesday

    MLB.com Apr 15 (5 days ago)
    Tonight's game between the Yankees and Cubs at Yankee Stadium has been postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up as part of a day-night, separate-admission doubleheader Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. ET.
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  • Theo: Soriano trade benefited Cubs, Yanks

    Theo: Soriano trade benefited Cubs, Yanks

    ESPN.com Apr 15 (5 days ago)
    The Chicago Cubs might be paying almost $18 million of Alfonso Soriano's salary when he plays against them on Tuesday night as a member of the New York Yankees, but president Theo Epstein believes the July trade has benefited both teams.
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  • Video - Cubs Take Down Reds 00:57

    Cubs Take Down Reds

    Apr 19
    The Cubs hit three home runs en route to defeating the Reds 8-4.
  • Video - Reds Roll Cubs 00:33

    Reds Roll Cubs

    Apr 18
    The Reds beat the Cubs 4-1, handing Chicago its fifth straight loss.
  • Video - Web Gems 01:04

    Web Gems

    Apr 18
    Does James Russell's bare-handed toss to first for the out top Jean Segura's reigning Web Gem?
  • Video - Yankees Sweep Doubleheader With Cubs 00:37

    Yankees Sweep Doubleheader With Cubs

    Apr 16
    Michael Pineda tossed six scoreless innings in the Yankees' 2-0 win over the Cubs.

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