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Cobb's gem backed by Zobrist's key knocks

Cobb's gem backed by Zobrist's key knocks

MLB.com ESPN.com nytimes.com Updated 1 hour ago
Alex Cobb allowed one run on three hits while striking out 12 in eight innings to claim his seventh win of the season, leading the Rays to a 5-1 win over the Brewers on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.
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  • Roundup: Rays Stay Hot as Cobb Has 12 Strikeouts

    Roundup: Rays Stay Hot as Cobb Has 12 Strikeouts

    nytimes.com 3 hours ago
    Alex Cobb pitched eight strong innings and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs as Tampa Bay won for 11th time in 12 games.
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  • Dbacks Can't Handle Leake, Lose to Reds 3-0

    Dbacks Can't Handle Leake, Lose to Reds 3-0

    nytimes.com MLB.com 2 hours ago
    Trevor Cahill gave Arizona what it needed — a solid start that rested the bullpen. The Diamondbacks' offense couldn't hold up its end.
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  • Parra has stiff back; Ondrusek progressing

    Parra has stiff back; Ondrusek progressing

    MLB.com 6 hours ago
    Reds lefty reliever Manny Parra is dealing with back stiffness, and righty reliever Logan Ondrusek -- on the disabled list since July 22 -- has resumed a throwing program.
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  • Reds slugger Bruce goes on bereavement list

    Reds slugger Bruce goes on bereavement list

    ESPN.com MLB.com 8 hours ago
    Reds outfielder Jay Bruce went on the bereavement list Tuesday before the second game of a series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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  • Wada earns 1st win as Cubs beat Rockies

    Wada earns 1st win as Cubs beat Rockies

    Tsuyoshi Wada earned his first big league win with seven strong innings in the Chicago Cubs' 4-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday.
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  • The Grand Slam: Vance Worley shuts out the Giants in exactly 10…

    The Grand Slam: Vance Worley shuts out the Giants in exactly 100 pitches

    A day after Greg Maddux was enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Vance Worley nearly achieved a "Maddux" — the Internet-recognized feat of throwing a complete game with fewer than 100 pitches. But this wa…
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  • Slumping Reds strike out 18 times in bat-breaking loss to D-bac…

    Slumping Reds strike out 18 times in bat-breaking loss to D-backs

    yahoo.com 22 hours ago
    You want to know what type of game it was Monday night for the Cincinnati Reds? Just watch the video above. There's Jay Bruce — who was 0-for-4 in the game with three strikeouts — breaking his bat over his knee after going down on strikes in the ninth i…
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  • Chapman turns up the heat against D-backs

    Chapman turns up the heat against D-backs

    MLB.com Jul 29 (yesterday)
    Reds closer Aroldis Chapman threw 20 pitches on Monday night and 15 of them were fastballs. None of Chapman's fastballs were clocked at less than 101 mph and the average speed of those pitches was 102 mph. Chapman hit 104 mph on a pitch to Paul Goldschm…
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  • Overturned call upholds Rockies' head's-up play

    Overturned call upholds Rockies' head's-up play

    MLB.com Jul 29 (yesterday)
    The Rockies fell to the Cubs, 4-1, on Monday and ended the night with the National League's worst record, but they made several stellar defensive plays -- one of which counted after a call was overturned via replay.
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  • D-backs outlast Reds, get win in 15th inning

    D-backs outlast Reds, get win in 15th inning

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Jul 29 (yesterday)
    Nick Ahmed's RBI single with two outs in the 15th inning sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night and kept their franchise perfect when games go really long.
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  • Odorizzi Goes 7 Strong, Rays Beat Brewers 2-1

    Odorizzi Goes 7 Strong, Rays Beat Brewers 2-1

    nytimes.com MLB.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    Jake Odorizzi won his third consecutive start, James Loney had two RBIs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Monday night.
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  • D-backs lose challenge after fan catches foul ball

    D-backs lose challenge after fan catches foul ball

    MLB.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    The D-backs lost a manager's challenge in the ninth inning during Monday night's game against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.
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  • Roundup: Loney Helps Rays Defeat the Brewers

    Roundup: Loney Helps Rays Defeat the Brewers

    nytimes.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    Ervin Santana kept the Padres off balance with his slider, and Evan Gattis gave him the support he needed with a homer in the seventh as the Braves won their third in a row.
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  • Brewers minor leaguer gets 50-game drug ban

    Brewers minor leaguer gets 50-game drug ban

    ESPN.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    A minor league third baseman in the Milwaukee Brewers' organization has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for an amphetamine.
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  • Dodgers land 2B Barney in deal with Cubs

    Dodgers land 2B Barney in deal with Cubs

    ESPN.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    The Chicago Cubs have traded second baseman Darwin Barney and cash considerations to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later.
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  • Josh Harrison Overshoots Second Base, Somehow Escapes Rundown

    Josh Harrison Overshoots Second Base, Somehow Escapes Rundown

    deadspin.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    Pirates utility man Josh Harrison overshot second base on his steal attempt in Sunday's game against the Rockies, so he took his only option left and kept going to third. It worked!Read more...
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  • Video - Cobb Shuts Down Brewers 00:45

    Cobb Shuts Down Brewers

    Jul 29
    Alex Cobb struck out 12 over eight innings as the Rays rolled to their 11th win in 12 games.
  • Video - Reds Shut Out Diamondbacks 00:47

    Reds Shut Out Diamondbacks

    Jul 29
    Mike Leake pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and Aroldis Chapman record his 100th career save in the Reds' 3-0 win over the Diamondbacks.
  • Video - The GM's Office: Theo Epstein 07:07

    The GM's Office: Theo Epstein

    Jul 29
    Cubs general manager Theo Epstein stops by the GM's Office to talk about the team's blockbuster trade with the Athletics, what other trades the Cubs have in mind by the trade deadline and when the team will be ready for contention.
  • Video - MLB Daily Download: Monday 04:24

    MLB Daily Download: Monday

    Jul 28
    Prim Siripipat recaps Sunday's action from around the league, including David Ortiz's antics against the Rays and the Athletics providing plenty of run support for Scott Kazmir.

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