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Bryant, Glasnow are Pipeline Prospects of the Year

Bryant, Glasnow are Pipeline Prospects of the Year

MLB.com Updated 1 hour ago
One led all of the Minors in home runs and slugging percentage. The other topped all pitching prospects in batting average against while finishing third in ERA. It's for those reasons that Kris Bryant of the Cubs and Tyler Glasnow of the Pirates have be…
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  • The Grand Slam: Unlikely hero saves St. Louis, sinks Milwaukee

    The Grand Slam: Unlikely hero saves St. Louis, sinks Milwaukee

    yahoo.com 5 hours ago
    Whatever slim chance the Milwaukee Brewers still had of making the playoffs diminished even further Thursday night thanks to some unlikely heroics from one of the most anonymous members of the St. Louis Cardinals. Tony Cruz, a backup catcher only playin…
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  • As Cubs Slowly Rebuild, There’s Shouting From the Rooftops

    As Cubs Slowly Rebuild, There’s Shouting From the Rooftops

    nytimes.com 6 hours ago
    The Ricketts family, who bought the Cubs in 2009 and promised a winner, have faced all sorts of bedevilments on the field and off. And then there are the neighbors across the street.
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  • Walk-off in 13th keeps Cards 2 1/2 games up

    Walk-off in 13th keeps Cards 2 1/2 games up

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    Tony Cruz hit a walk-off single in the 13th inning as the Cards defeated the Brewers, 3-2, on Thursday night at Busch Stadium. St. Louis maintained its 2 1/2-game lead in the NL Central with the victory.
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  • Cardinals walk off in 13th against Brewers

    Cardinals walk off in 13th against Brewers

    ESPN.com nytimes.com 10 hours ago
    Tony Cruz singled in the winning run in the 13th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals moved closer to their second straight NL Central title with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.
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  • Infield single hits Jemile Weeks in back and ruins Red Sox rall…

    Infield single hits Jemile Weeks in back and ruins Red Sox rally

    yahoo.com 11 hours ago
    The Boston Red Sox put runners at the corners with nobody out in the ninth inning Thursday night, and with Will Middlebrooks batting, they appeared to be in great shape to tie the score or even go ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates. A rare moment of succes…
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  • Pirates edge Red Sox on lucky break in 9th

    Pirates edge Red Sox on lucky break in 9th

    ESPN.com nytimes.com 11 hours ago
    he Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant race.
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  • Five-Run Seventh Gives Dodgers 8-4 Win Over Cubs.

    Five-Run Seventh Gives Dodgers 8-4 Win Over Cubs.

    Dee Gordon and pinch-hitter Andre Ethier hit RBI doubles in Los Angeles' five-run seventh inning, and the Dodgers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 on Thursday night and extend their lead in the NL West.
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  • Fortuitous play helps Bucs' postseason push

    Fortuitous play helps Bucs' postseason push

    MLB.com 14 hours ago
    Mark Melancon ran into trouble in the ninth, allowing runners on first and third with no outs. However, Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball while standing off third, thwarting the Red Sox rally. The Pirates closed out the 3-2 win on Thursday to close …
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  • Lucroy ties season mark for doubles as a catcher

    Lucroy ties season mark for doubles as a catcher

    MLB.com 14 hours ago
    Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy's fourth-inning double on Thursday gave the Brewers their first hit while also tying a Major League record.
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  • Cubs' Rizzo recognized for community work

    Cubs' Rizzo recognized for community work

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    Chicago Cubs All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo is the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey award in recognition of his community work with pediatric cancer patients.
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  • Lefty Holmberg projects as back-of-rotation starter for Reds

    Lefty Holmberg projects as back-of-rotation starter for Reds

    MLB.com 23 hours ago
    At the young age of 23, left-handed pitcher David Holmberg is currently pitching for his third organization. The Chicago White Sox selected him in the second round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. He was chosen directly from Port Charlotte (Florida)…
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  • Waino blanks Crew as Cards keep Central pace

    Waino blanks Crew as Cards keep Central pace

    MLB.com Sep 18 (yesterday)
    Adam Wainwright broke up a no-hit bid with a two-out single in the sixth and he logged his third shutout of the season as the Cardinals maintained a 2 1/2-game division lead with a 2-0 win over the Brewers on Wednesday night.
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  • Castillo makes Red Sox debut, goes 1-for-4

    Castillo makes Red Sox debut, goes 1-for-4

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Sep 18 (yesterday)
    Rusney Castillo, the 27-year-old center fielder from Ciego de Avila, Cuba, who last month signed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, went 1-for-4 in his major league debut Wednesday night, a 9-1 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park.
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  • Homers help Bucs keep pace in NL Central race

    Homers help Bucs keep pace in NL Central race

    MLB.com Sep 18 (yesterday)
    It might be a good idea for the Cardinals, who lead the National League Central, and the Giants, who hold the NL's No. 1 Wild Card spot, to channel Satchel Paige, the legendary pitcher who famously advised, "Don't look back. Something might be gain…
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  • Wainwright Shutout, 19th Win as Cards Beat Brewers

    Wainwright Shutout, 19th Win as Cards Beat Brewers

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Sep 17 (yesterday)
    Adam Wainwright posted his 19th win, pitching a shutout Wednesday night as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 to hold their 2½-game edge in the NL Central.
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  • Hendriks Wins Again, Pitches Cubs Past Reds

    Hendriks Wins Again, Pitches Cubs Past Reds

    nytimes.com Sep 17 (yesterday)
    Kyle Hendricks kept up his impressive rookie season, pitching seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 Wednesday night for a sweep.
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  • Braves hold steady in WC race after topping Nats

    Braves hold steady in WC race after topping Nats

    MLB.com Sep 17 (yesterday)
    Christian Bethancourt's sharp single accounted for each of the three runs Alex Wood received Wednesday night as the lefty extended his mound dominance in a 3-1 win over the Nationals. Atlanta remains 5 1/2 games back of the Pirates for the second NL Wil…
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  • Pirates Overwhelm Buchholz, Red Sox in 9-1 Win

    Pirates Overwhelm Buchholz, Red Sox in 9-1 Win

    nytimes.com Sep 17 (yesterday)
    There used to be a time — any year really between 1993-2012 — when reaching 81 wins would be cause for celebration for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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  • On Baseball: Milwaukee Brewers Look to End a Season of Extremes…

    On Baseball: Milwaukee Brewers Look to End a Season of Extremes on a High Note

    nytimes.com Sep 17 (yesterday)
    After a 20-7 start, the Brewers’ record has fluctuated throughout the season, but the team is again showing signs of life in a race for the final National League wild-card spot.
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  • Gerardo Parra makes friends in St. Louis by giving ball to youn…

    Gerardo Parra makes friends in St. Louis by giving ball to young boy

    yahoo.com Sep 17 (2 days ago)
    Gerardo Parra of the Milwaukee Brewers made an unforgettable gesture at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night, and it wasn't anything like the Jonathan Papelbon gesture from over the weekend. A fan watching from the front row in foul territory reached over the…
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  • Cubs' Arrieta sees no-hit bid fall short in win

    Cubs' Arrieta sees no-hit bid fall short in win

    ESPN.com Sep 17 (2 days ago)
    Jake Arrieta took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before giving up Brandon Phillips' one-out double, the only blemish for the Chicago Cubs pitcher in a 7-0 shutout of the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
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  • Cards' lead in Central shrinks with extras loss

    Cards' lead in Central shrinks with extras loss

    MLB.com Sep 17 (2 days ago)
    Lance Lynn was denied his 16th win after Trevor Rosenthal's blown save in the ninth, while Kevin Siegrist gave up the go-ahead single in the 12th in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday night.
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  • Brewers outlast Cards in 12 as Gomez stars

    Brewers outlast Cards in 12 as Gomez stars

    ESPN.com Sep 17 (2 days ago)
    Carlos Gomez walked, stole second and third and scored the go-ahead run on a bloop hit by rookie Hector Gomez in the 12th inning as the Brewers ended the NL Central-leading Cardinals' three-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory.
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  • Video - Pirates Sweep Red Sox 01:01

    Pirates Sweep Red Sox

    Sep 18
    Gerrit Cole struck out seven batters over seven innings as the Pirates defeated the Red Sox 3-2.
  • Video - Cardinals Walk Off In 13th 02:13

    Cardinals Walk Off In 13th

    Sep 18
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Tony Cruz's RBI single in the 13th lifted the Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Brewers, who seem to be letting their playoff opportunity slip away.
  • Video - Dodgers Rally Past Cubs 00:57

    Dodgers Rally Past Cubs

    Sep 18
    The Dodgers scored five runs in the top of the seventh to complete the 8-4 comeback against the Cubs.
  • Video - Wainwright Tosses Shutout 00:53

    Wainwright Tosses Shutout

    Sep 17
    Adam Wainwright recorded his ninth career shutout to pick up his 19th win of the season and lead the Cardinals to a 2-0 win over the Brewers.

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