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The Grand Slam: Cardinals take over first place in NL Central f…

The Grand Slam: Cardinals take over first place in NL Central from Brewers

yahoo.com MLB.com Updated 7 hours ago
For the first time this season, the St. Louis Cardinals are alone in first place in the NL Central. That might seem untrue, since we've grown so accustomed to these modern Cardinals as the class of the division, but this year hasn't been a gimme by any …
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  • Roundup: Four Phillies Team to Pitch A No-Hitter

    Roundup: Four Phillies Team to Pitch A No-Hitter

    nytimes.com 13 hours ago
    Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels went six innings, striking out seven, before giving way to the bullpen in a rout of Atlanta.
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  • Brewers fall into second place after sixth straight loss

    Brewers fall into second place after sixth straight loss

    MLB.com 15 hours ago
    The Brewers fight to stay atop the National League Central took another blow in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Cubs to open a three-game series at Wrigley Field.
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  • Castillo, Soler lead Cubs offense in win over Crew

    Castillo, Soler lead Cubs offense in win over Crew

    MLB.com nytimes.com 15 hours ago
    Jorge Soler hit two doubles, including one in his first at-bat, and scored on an RBI single by Welington Castillo, who added a two-run home run, to lift the Cubs to a 4-2 win over the Brewers, who fell to second place in the Central Division.
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  • Holliday, Wong Lead Cardinals Past Pirates, 5-4

    Holliday, Wong Lead Cardinals Past Pirates, 5-4

    nytimes.com ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    Matt Holliday had the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning after Kolten Wong's pinch-hit homer tied the score, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.
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  • Reds plan to move RHP Bailey to 60-day DL

    Reds plan to move RHP Bailey to 60-day DL

    ESPN.com 17 hours ago
    The Reds plan to transfer right-hander Homer Bailey to the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday, ending his chances of pitching again this season.
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  • Cubs wear Jackie Robinson West-themed batting practice jerseys …

    Cubs wear Jackie Robinson West-themed batting practice jerseys as Little Leaguers visit Wrigley Field

    yahoo.com 20 hours ago
    Welcome to the clubhouse, fellas. #JRW #LLWS #Cubs pic.twitter.com/dg0ffbutiq— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 1, 2014 It's not often a champion graces the home clubhouse at Wrigley Field. The Jackie Robinson West Little League team visited the Chicago C…
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  • Dynamic Hamilton making dash at Reds history

    Dynamic Hamilton making dash at Reds history

    MLB.com 21 hours ago
    It's never too hot in the hot tub for Billy Hamilton. Not only will it make him sweat and make him wet, it's helped keep the dynamic Reds rookie center fielder on the field.
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  • Behind the scenes of a Reds documentary

    Behind the scenes of a Reds documentary

    MLB.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    Co-writing, narrating and starring in a baseball documentary is one of those things I never would have predicted I'd do as an extension of my job with Major League Baseball. But I'm certainly not complaining about it.
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  • Yadi, Hinske peacemakers in misunderstanding

    Yadi, Hinske peacemakers in misunderstanding

    MLB.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    John Lackey understands Spanish well enough to know what Starlin Castro was saying, but didn't grasp that the Cubs' shortstop was mad at himself, not at the Cardinals pitcher. Castro was upset after he flew out to center to end the fourth inning Sunday,…
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  • Touch 'em all: Minor leaguer plays all 9 spots

    Touch 'em all: Minor leaguer plays all 9 spots

    ESPN.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    Milwaukee Brewers prospect Nathan Orf played all nine positions for the Class A Brevard County Manatees.
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  • Cardinals Overcome 5-Run Deficit to Beat Cubs 9-6

    Cardinals Overcome 5-Run Deficit to Beat Cubs 9-6

    nytimes.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    Matt Holliday hit his third home run in two games and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, rallying the St. Louis Cardinals past the Chicago Cubs 9-6 on Sunday.
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  • Johnny Cueto Celebrates Win By Flicking Mike Leake's Crotch

    Johnny Cueto Celebrates Win By Flicking Mike Leake's Crotch

    deadspin.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    As today's Reds-Pirates game went final, Johnny Cueto earned his 16th victory of the season. To celebrate, he flicked Mike Leake's balls. Leake definitely felt it. Good game, everyone.Read more...
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  • Holliday carries Cards back from five-run deficit

    Holliday carries Cards back from five-run deficit

    MLB.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    The Cardinals' offense emerged from its typical station-to-station ways to catapult past the Cubs and closer to the Brewers with a flurry of extra-base hits and by riding the back (and bat) of Matt Holliday. The Cardinals, poised to open a key series ag…
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  • Heisey Hits 2 HRs, Leads Cueto, Reds Over Pirates

    Heisey Hits 2 HRs, Leads Cueto, Reds Over Pirates

    nytimes.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    Chris Heisey hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the ninth inning, and Johnny Cueto overcame an early jolt to earn his 16th win as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Sunday.
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  • Heisey's second homer lifts Cueto, Reds in ninth

    Heisey's second homer lifts Cueto, Reds in ninth

    MLB.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    Chris Heisey connected for two home runs, including the one that gave the Reds the lead in the ninth inning for a 3-2 series-salvaging win over the Pirates on Sunday at PNC Park.
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  • Brewers Acquire Broxton From Reds for 2 Players

    Brewers Acquire Broxton From Reds for 2 Players

    nytimes.com yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    The NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds for two players to be named.
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  • Peavy flirts with no-hitter in besting Brewers

    Peavy flirts with no-hitter in besting Brewers

    MLB.com nytimes.com Aug 31 (2 days ago)
    Four days after Madison Bumgarner lost his perfect game to the leadoff hitter in the eighth, Jake Peavy lost his no-hit bid with one out in the top of the eighth Saturday when Mark Reynolds flared a single to right, but the Giants defeated the Brewers, …
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  • Roundup: Skidding Royals Fall Into First-Place Tie

    Roundup: Skidding Royals Fall Into First-Place Tie

    nytimes.com Aug 31 (2 days ago)
    After losing its past three games, Kansas City slipped into a tie with Detroit in the American League Central, with Cleveland nipping at their heels.
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  • Video - Cubs Double Up Brewers 01:10

    Cubs Double Up Brewers

    Sep 1
    Welington Castillo and Luis Valbuena both homered in the Cubs' 4-2 win over the Brewers.
  • Video - Cardinals Power Past Cubs 01:42

    Cardinals Power Past Cubs

    Aug 31
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Matt Holliday drove in four runs to lead the Cardinals past the Cubs 9-6.
  • Video - Reds Edge Pirates 00:43

    Reds Edge Pirates

    Aug 31
    Chris Heisey hit two home runs to lead the Reds past the Pirates 3-2.
  • Video - Giants Trounce Brewers To Complete Sweep 00:52

    Giants Trounce Brewers To Complete Sweep

    Aug 31
    Pablo Sandoval drove in three runs as the Giants defeated the Brewers 15-5.

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