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Hammel, Olt Lead Cubs Past D-Backs

Hammel, Olt Lead Cubs Past D-Backs

nytimes.com MLB.com Updated 3 hours ago
Jason Hammel is certain the Cubs are better than their record so far.
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  • Angels say Albert Pujols called his shots on 499th and 500th ho…

    Angels say Albert Pujols called his shots on 499th and 500th homers

    yahoo.com 40 minutes ago
    We're never going to know for sure if Babe Ruth really called his shot and hit a home run against the Cubs in the 1933 World Series. It's fun to think he did. And we know it's possible, because others have done it. Albert Pujols did it Tuesday night, hi…
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  • Cardinals 3, Mets 0: Holliday’s Leaping Grab Protects Shutout o…

    Cardinals 3, Mets 0: Holliday’s Leaping Grab Protects Shutout of Mets

    St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright was a factor as well, needing only 79 pitches to stymie Mets batters for seven innings.
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  • Cueto Pitches Reds by Pirates 4-1

    Cueto Pitches Reds by Pirates 4-1

    nytimes.com 6 hours ago
    Johnny Cueto tossed his second three-hitter against the Pittsburgh in a week and the Cincinnati Reds eased past the struggling Pirates 4-1 on Tuesday night.
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  • Pitching prospect Hellweg has torn elbow ligament

    Pitching prospect Hellweg has torn elbow ligament

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Right-hander Johnny Hellweg, the Brewers' No. 7 prospect according to MLB.com, was diagnosed Tuesday with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
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  • Strop denies intent behind pitch near Montero

    Strop denies intent behind pitch near Montero

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    Cubs right-hander Pedro Strop said there was no intent in his ninth-inning pitch that wound up behind D-backs catcher Miguel Montero.
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  • One more rehab start before Minor's return

    One more rehab start before Minor's return

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    Mike Minor was looking forward to the chance to make his regular-season debut this weekend against the Reds. But the Braves have decided Minor will instead make one more Minor League start.
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  • With Wandy out, Thursday's starter still unknown

    With Wandy out, Thursday's starter still unknown

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    The Pirates' spot starter in Wandy Rodriguez's spot on Thursday may not be as obvious as originally believed, and the Pirates could bring up a starter from Triple-A.
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  • Hamilton OK after getting hit on right ankle

    Hamilton OK after getting hit on right ankle

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    Getting on base is Billy Hamilton's top priority as the Reds' leadoff hitter. Reaching safely to start Monday's game, however, was painful. Francisco Liriano's very first pitch, a 93-mph fastball, nailed Hamilton on the right ankle.
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  • Latos waiting to be cleared to throw

    Latos waiting to be cleared to throw

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    Not having pitched since an April 11 bullpen session was cut short by a strained flexor mass muscle in his right forearm, Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos has not been cleared to throw yet.
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  • Martin, Snider appealing suspensions

    Martin, Snider appealing suspensions

    The Pirates' Travis Snider and Russell Martin are appealing the suspensions handed down to them on Tuesday by Major League Baseball for their involvement in Sunday's altercation with the Brewers.
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  • Two Brewers, two Bucs suspended for fracas

    Two Brewers, two Bucs suspended for fracas

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    Suspensions were handed down Tuesday to those involved in the fracas that took place between the Pirates and Brewers on Sunday following a Carlos Gomez triple that he watched travel to deep center field. For Milwaukee, catcher Martin Maldonado received …
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  • Report: Martin Maldonado suspended five games after Brewers-Pir…

    Report: Martin Maldonado suspended five games after Brewers-Pirates brawl

    yahoo.com ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    We're still awaiting official word from MLB on all the fallout from Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers. But ESPN's Buster Olney is reporting one of the suspensions. Martin Maldonado, the Brewers backup catcher who was se…
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  • Wood Homers, Allows 1 Run in Cubs' Win

    Wood Homers, Allows 1 Run in Cubs' Win

    nytimes.com Apr 22 (yesterday)
    Travis Wood hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs to back his nine-strikeout performance on the mound, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
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  • Video - Cardinals Cruise Past Mets 00:44

    Cardinals Cruise Past Mets

    Apr 22
    The Cardinals' pitching staff held the Mets to just four hits in St. Louis' 3-0 win over New York.
  • Video - Four Suspended For Brewers-Pirates Brawl 00:52

    Four Suspended For Brewers-Pirates Brawl

    Apr 22
    Rick Sutcliffe reacts to the suspensions handed down by Major League Baseball after the Brewers-Pirates brawl on Sunday and discusses which team it affects more.
  • Video - Padres Top Brewers In 12 00:49

    Padres Top Brewers In 12

    Apr 22
    Chase Headley's homer in the 12th inning lifted the Padres past the Brewers 2-1.
  • Video - Cueto, Reds Shut Down Pirates 00:47

    Cueto, Reds Shut Down Pirates

    Apr 22
    Johnny Cueto tossed a three-hit complete game to lead the Reds past the Pirates 4-1.

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