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A front-office mistake left the Atlanta Braves short a player for their game against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.Share Tweet
Brandon Phillips goes behind-the-back, celebrates by dabbingyahoo.com 3 hours agoAs long as smooth is still a word, then Brandon Phillips will be the definition. The Cincinnati Reds second baseman has always carried himself with that special brand of confidence that makes everything he does look intentional, and definitely smooth. I…Share Tweet
Iglesias to DL; Adleman set for Reds debutMLB.com 4 hours agoRight-hander Tim Adleman will start Sunday for the Reds against the Pirates in place of Raisel Iglesias, who was placed on the disabled list with an impingement in his right shoulder.Share Tweetyahoo.com 12 hours agoWhen casual baseball fans think of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the first and sometimes only name that comes to their mind is that of Andrew McCutchen. That's not necessarily a slight on his teammates, either. It's as much about the impact the 29-year-old ou…Share Tweet
Marlins Hit Four Homers in 7-5 Win Over Brewersnytimes.com 17 hours agoAdeiny Hechavarria had four hits, including one of four Miami solo home runs, to help the Marlins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-5 on Saturday night.Share Tweetnytimes.com 17 hours agoFrancisco Liriano won for the first time since opening day and John Jaso homered to open the bottom of the first as Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati 5-1 Saturday night for the Pirates' sixth straight win and Reds their sixth consecutive loss.Share Tweet
Bucs end April on a tear, win 6th straightMLB.com 17 hours agoBehind Francisco Liriano's longest start of the season, the Pirates extended their winning streak to six games and finished April with a 5-1 victory over the Reds on Saturday night at PNC Park.Share Tweet
St. Louis Cardinals struggled to tread water in AprilESPN.com 19 hours agoSt. Louis Cardinals struggled to tread water in AprilShare Tweetyahoo.com 21 hours agoIt's not often that a triple play isn't among the top three or even top five most interesting things to happen in a major-league game, but that may have been the case Friday night in Milwaukee. As the record will show, the Brewers did in fact turn a bea…Share TweetFor the second straight game, the Nationals parlayed a four-run inning into a road victory over the Cardinals, this time claiming a 6-1 victory on Saturday at Busch Stadium behind another strong performance from starter Joe Ross and an early three-run h…Share Tweet
Blah pitching, bad fielding still plagues CardinalsESPN.com 22 hours agoBlah pitching, bad fielding still plagues CardinalsShare Tweetyahoo.com 24 hours agoAs Ichiro Suzuki closes in on his 3,000th career hit in Major League Baseball, he's also collecting a few other milestones along the way. That includes a pretty big one that was reached during Friday's 6-3 win against the Milwaukee Brewers. In the first…Share TweetIf there's any question about his first-place team, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon says it has to do with its untested relief corps.Share TweetESPN.com Apr 30 (yesterday)Cards' Martinez returns; team gathering factsShare Tweet
The Cardinals Lost Their 11th Gamedeadspin.com Apr 30 (yesterday)Stephen Strasburg overcame eight hits in seven innings to improve to 4-0 on the season as the Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals last night 5-4.Read more...Share Tweetnytimes.com Apr 30 (yesterday)Marlins lefty Adam Conley threw no-hit ball for 7 2/3 innings before being pulled by manager Don Mattingly after 116 pitches, and Miami's bullpen wound up holding off the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Friday night.Share Tweet
Big inning, Strasburg carry Nats past CardsMLB.com Apr 30 (yesterday)An overturned call and a two-run homer by Danny Espinosa sparked the Nationals in a four-run fourth inning that proved to be just enough for them to hold on for a 5-4 victory on Friday night against the Cardinals.Share Tweet
The Art Of Pitch-FramingMar 21Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy explains the finer points of pitch-framing
Miguel Montero Excited For New RotationMar 20Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is ready to work with the new rotation for the team and explains what needs to be worked on in spring training.
Epstein's 'Mission Impossible'Mar 8William Rhoden explains how Theo Epstein went from the Boston Red Sox's "boy wonder" to undertaking an impossible mission as the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.
Lester Impressive In First Cubs OutingMar 6Jon Lester got his Cubs career underway with his first appearance on the mound in a spring training game.