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Cards' Wainwright 2-hits error-prone Nats
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Adam Wainwright threw a two-hitter Thursday night for his seventh career shutout, chipped in at the plate with a double and single, and St. Louis benefited from four errors by Washington in the Cardinals' 8-0 victory.Upvote Share Tweet
MLB.com 52 minutes agoJosh Harrison delivered a two-run seventh-inning home run to lift the Bucs to an 11-2 win over the Brewers behind starter Edinson Volquez, who had another quality start.Upvote Share TweetSt. Louis Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com 7 hours agoFor rookies like George Springer, an early debut may be crucial to winning hardware at year's end.Upvote Share Tweet
Masahiro Tanaka And His Splitter Are Not Fucking Arounddeadspin.com 12 hours agoIn 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Aces High: Five pitchers deliver brilliant starts on WednesdayCNNSI.com 12 hours agoMasahiro Tanaka dazzled against the Cubs on Wednesday, but did he deliver the day's best performance?Upvote Share Tweet
After whiffing on Yankees righty Masahiro Tanaka, Cubs face cold realitynydailynews.com 23 hours agoUnder 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.Upvote Share TweetMichael 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Roundup: Brewers Halt Skid And Avoid A Sweepnytimes.com 24 hours agoThe Milwaukee Brewers got an important game back from the St. Louis Cardinals, their division rivals, after losing the first two in the series.Upvote Share Tweet
Renteria maintains positive outlook about Cubs, lifeCubs manager Rick Renteria is an engaging sort, willing to swap words, thoughts and opinions while he watches BP with focus and counts his blessings.Upvote Share TweetPirates left fielder Jose Tabata was removed from Wednesday's game after making a spectacular catch of Brayan Pena's fifth-inning line drive an instant before slamming into the left-field wall of Great American Ball Park. Tabata, who was replaced by Sta…Upvote Share TweetRemove a playoff nightmare from the equation and Cincinnati Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto is the unquestioned daddy of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cueto pitched a three-hitter Wednesday afternoon, striking out a career-high 12 and walking none against the …Upvote Share TweetPeralta helps Brewers beat Cards 5-1 and stop skidUpvote Share TweetDespite 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.Upvote Share TweetMasahiro 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-…Upvote Share Tweet
Matheny math begets confidence in CardinalsFor two nights against the Brewers, the lineup choices Cardinals manager Mike Matheny made were absolutely correct, even if the evidence at hand in one case was not what one would call extensive.Upvote Share Tweet
Shelby makes himself at home at Miller ParkShelby Miller found his footing, Allen Craig showed continued signs of rediscovering his swing, and Mark Ellis got himself back onto the field as the Cardinals beat the Brewers, 6-1, on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees Sweep Doubleheader With CubsApr 16Michael Pineda tossed six scoreless innings in the Yankees' 2-0 win over the Cubs.
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