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Brewers win 8th straight, sweep Reds

Brewers win 8th straight, sweep Reds

MLB.com nytimes.com Updated 1 hour ago
A better seven-game road trip was simply not possible for the Brewers. How can you top perfection? Milwaukee completed a three-game series sweep of the Reds on Sunday with a 6-1 victory at Great American Ball Park. The club went 7-0 on its trip through …
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  • Coghlan, Hendricks Lead Cubs to 2-0 Win Over Marlins

    Coghlan, Hendricks Lead Cubs to 2-0 Win Over Marlins

    nytimes.com 1 hour ago
    Kyle Hendricks threw 7 1-3 strong innings, Chris Coghlan added an RBI single and the Chicago Cubs earned a 2-0 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
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  • Pham Hits 1st MLB Homer and Drives in 3, Cards Top Padres

    Pham Hits 1st MLB Homer and Drives in 3, Cards Top Padres

    nytimes.com MLB.com 2 hours ago
    Rookie outfielder Tommy Pham homered, doubled and drove in three runs, leading Lance Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals over the San Diego Padres 3-1 Sunday.
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  • Cole Posts Majors-Leading 12th Win, Pirates Beat Indians

    Cole Posts Majors-Leading 12th Win, Pirates Beat Indians

    nytimes.com 3 hours ago
    Gerrit Cole overcame a rocky start for his major league-best 12th win and Andrew McCutchen's two-run double capped a five-run fifth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Sunday.
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  • Altoona Curve to wear Mr. Rogers-inspired sweater uniforms

    Altoona Curve to wear Mr. Rogers-inspired sweater uniforms

    yahoo.com 4 hours ago
    The Altoona Curve — Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates — are hoping Sunday will be a beautiful day in their neighborhood. For this evening's game against the Harrisburg Senators, Altoona will join WPSU Penn State and The Fred Rogers Company in…
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  • This time, Bryant obtains grand slam baseball

    This time, Bryant obtains grand slam baseball

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Kris Bryant wasn't able to get the ball from his first grand slam on June 17, which came off Indians outfielder-turned-pitcher David Murphy in the ninth inning of the Cubs' 17-0 win. The fan who retrieved that ball apparently wanted too much in exchange…
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  • Cardinals place Garcia on 15-day DL

    Cardinals place Garcia on 15-day DL

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia has been scratched from his scheduled start on Tuesday and placed on the 15-day disabled list after feeling renewed discomfort around his left groin following a bullpen session on Saturday.
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  • Kris Bryant homers twice, drives in six in big Cubs win

    Kris Bryant homers twice, drives in six in big Cubs win

    Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. After a quiet June, it seems Kris Bryant may be …
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  • Gomez day to day with left wrist contusion

    Gomez day to day with left wrist contusion

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez was taken out of the game in Saturday's 7-3 Brewers win with a left wrist contusion after being hit by a Josh Smith pitch in the fifth inning -- the fourth Smith plunking victim of the game. X-rays came up negative an…
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  • Bryant's 6 RBIs fuel Richard's victorious return

    Bryant's 6 RBIs fuel Richard's victorious return

    MLB.com 21 hours ago
    Rookie Kris Bryant celebrated the Fourth of July with a pair of home runs, including his second career grand slam, to back Clayton Richard's Chicago debut and power the Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Marlins on Saturday night.
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  • Flag will always mean more to some Marlins

    Flag will always mean more to some Marlins

    MLB.com 23 hours ago
    Before taking the field on Saturday night against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, a couple of members of the Marlins reflected on what playing on the Fourth of July truly means. Over the past year and a half, manager Dan Jennings and first baseman Justin Bou…
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  • Roundup: In Defeating Padres, Cardinals Halt Their Longest Skid…

    Roundup: In Defeating Padres, Cardinals Halt Their Longest Skid of the Season at 4 Games

    nytimes.com 24 hours ago
    Jhonny Peralta’s sacrifice fly in the eighth inning broke a 1-1 tie, and Carlos Martinez threw six and two-thirds innings for St. Louis.
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  • Lock Down: Pirates Edge Indians 1-0 Behind Jeff Locke

    Lock Down: Pirates Edge Indians 1-0 Behind Jeff Locke

    nytimes.com Jul 4 (yesterday)
    Jeff Locke pitched eight innings of two-hit ball, retiring his last 19 batters, and Neil Walker had an RBI single to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Cleveland Indians 1-0 on Saturday.
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  • Angry pigeon gives Rays' Kevin Kiermaier a scare at Yankee Stad…

    Angry pigeon gives Rays' Kevin Kiermaier a scare at Yankee Stadium

    yahoo.com Jul 4 (yesterday)
    If you like your baseball a little weird, then Friday night was an especially good night for you. Between Trevor Bauer's changing batting stances, the St. Louis Cardinals losing their fourth straight home game, and Tampa Bay's Kevin Kiermaier dodging a …
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  • Cards recall Navy vet Harris, option G. Garcia

    Cards recall Navy vet Harris, option G. Garcia

    MLB.com Jul 4 (yesterday)
    The Cardinals added an extra arm to the bullpen on Saturday, summoning reliever Mitch Harris from Triple-A and clearing a roster spot for him by optioning infielder Greg Garcia to Memphis.
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  • Tribe battles rain, Bucs for 5th straight win

    Tribe battles rain, Bucs for 5th straight win

    MLB.com Jul 4 (yesterday)
    A trio of early runs and another solid start led the Indians to their fifth straight win, a 5-2 victory over the Pirates on a rainy Friday night at PNC Park.
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  • Video - The Art Of Pitch-Framing 02:24

    The Art Of Pitch-Framing

    Mar 21
    Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy explains the finer points of pitch-framing
  • Video - Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation 02:26

    Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation

    Mar 20
    Cubs 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.
  • Video - Epstein's 'Mission Impossible' 00:54

    Epstein's 'Mission Impossible'

    Mar 8
    William 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.
  • Video - Lester Impressive In First Cubs Outing 01:42

    Lester Impressive In First Cubs Outing

    Mar 6
    Jon Lester got his Cubs career underway with his first appearance on the mound in a spring training game.

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