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Carter puts power on display in Astros’ loss to Cubs

Carter puts power on display in Astros’ loss to Cubs

chron.com MLB.com Updated Jun 21, 2013
CHICAGO — There are two ways to look at the Astros’ Chris Carter He’s a streaky, limited .221 hitter with an MLB-leading 105 strikeouts in 240 at-bats, posting just three more total bases than K’s. Or Carter, 26, is a promising slugger with a team-leadi…
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  • The Sky Above Wrigley Field Today Was Spectacularly Haunting

    The Sky Above Wrigley Field Today Was Spectacularly Haunting

    deadspin.com Jun 21, 2013
    This afternoon's Astros-Cubs game finally got started a little while ago after a rain delay that lasted for 3 hours, 18 minutes. This photo might have been doctored a bit by MLB's Instagram or HDR filter, but still: Who knew those eerie, dark clouds tha…
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  • Ross Seaton designated for assignment by Astros

    Ross Seaton designated for assignment by Astros

    chron.com Jun 21, 2013
    CHICAGO — Starting righthander Ross Seaton has been designated for assignment by the Astros. Seaton, 23, was 2-6 with an 8.64 ERA during 11 games (10 starts) with Class AAA Oklahoma City this season. He was a third-round pick by the Astros in the 2008 M…
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  • Carlos Lee announces retirement on 37th birthday

    Carlos Lee announces retirement on 37th birthday

    MLB.com Jun 21, 2013
    Carlos Lee, who hit 358 home runs over 14 seasons with the White Sox, Brewers, Rangers, Astros and Marlins, announced his retirement Thursday on his 37th birthday.
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  • Video - Garza, Homers Power Cubs 00:31

    Garza, Homers Power Cubs

    Jun 21
    Matt Garza struck out eight over eight innings and the Cubs hit three home runs in a 3-1 win over the Astros.

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  • Doc Rivers-to-Los Angeles Clippers talks off again, according to sources

    Jun 21
    The on-again, off-again talks between the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics -- this time regarding Boston coach Doc Rivers -- are off again as far as the Celtics are concerned, according to sources close to the process.