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Can the Pirates finally overcome the Curse of Miller Park?
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In baseball, there are very few certainties from season to season. One thing that’s held strong though regardless of the standing of the two franchises involved is the Milwaukee Brewers dominance against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park. The number…Share Tweet
Cubs Fans Root for Aroldis Chapman While Deploring His Historynytimes.com 1 hour agoThe star reliever’s attitude toward a domestic violence episode has fueled outrage and a fund-raising campaign for victims of violence.Share Tweet
Playoff previews on tap for full MLB.TV slateMLB.com 3 hours agoFor fans eager for the postseason, today's Major League schedule offers a potential preview of what's to come in October. Four division-leaders -- Cubs at Dodgers and Indians at Rangers -- and two Wild Card contenders -- Royals at Red Sox -- are among t…Share Tweet
Playoff preview? Joe Maddon downplays Cubs-Dodgers seriesESPN.com 4 hours agoPlayoff preview? Joe Maddon downplays Cubs-Dodgers seriesShare Tweet
D-backs match 2 Reds' rallies, walk off on WPMLB.com 11 hours agoAfter blowing a lead in the ninth inning and and having to rally after falling behind in the 10th, Brandon Drury scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 11th to lift the D-backs to a 4-3 win over the Reds in the series opener at Chase Field on Frida…Share Tweet
Two good! Bryant's HRs in 8th, 10th carry Cubs in LAMLB.com 12 hours agoKris Bryant made yet another addition to his MVP case as he hit home runs in the eighth and 10th innings to power a 6-4, comeback win for the Cubs over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.Share Tweet
Diamondbacks Beat Reds on 2-Out Wild Pitch in 11thnytimes.com 13 hours agoWithout getting a hit, the Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury has delivered his team two 11th-inning wins in three nights.Share Tweet
Bryant's 2-Run Homer Rallies Cubs Past Dodgers 6-4 in 10nytimes.com 13 hours agoKris Bryant heard the "MVP" chants from the contingent of Chicago fans at Dodger Stadium. Inside the clubhouse, his teammates showered him with more of the same.Share TweetCardinals hoping Luke Weaver and Alex Reyes give them a young 1-2 punchShare Tweetnytimes.com 14 hours agoOne big swing released a little frustration for Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer.Share Tweet
Could Dodgers' rotation soon call on De Leon?MLB.com 18 hours agoWith the Dodgers' starting rotation being decided on a day-to-day basis, manager Dave Roberts on Friday announced that Julio Urias would start Saturday against the Cubs, and Urias just might be followed on Sunday by Jose De Leon in his Major League debu…Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 26 (yesterday)Ben Zobrist has two important jobs: playing for the Cubs and being dad. (AP) The Chicago Cubs had a day off Thursday before starting a weekend series in L.A. against the Dodgers, so Ben Zobrist earned himself about a million dad points by taking his kid…Share Tweet
Tuivailala optioned as Cards recall SocolovichMLB.com Aug 26 (yesterday)The Cardinals optioned right-hander Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A Memphis on Friday, following Thursday's 10-6 loss to the Mets, in which he gave up two earned runs. The move cleared a roster spot for right-hander Miguel Socolovich.Share TweetIt was Andrew McCutchen 3, Milwaukee Brewers 2 in 10 innings at Miller Park.Share Tweet
Wainwright Loses and Game, Too, as Mets Beat Cardinalsnytimes.com Aug 26 (yesterday)Slugger Yoenis Cespedes turned out to be a nifty slider, too.Share Tweet
Mets Top Cardinals, One of Their Wild-Card Rivalsnytimes.com Aug 26 (yesterday)Starter Seth Lugo threw five scoreless innings, and center fielder Alejandro De Aza had a three-run homer and five R.B.I. as the Mets won in St. Louis.Share TweetMLB.com Aug 25 (yesterday)Though Mets outfielder Jay Bruce did not feel well enough to return to the starting lineup on Thursday against the Cardinals, as he originally intended after leaving Wednesday night's game with a right calf cramp, he does not expect the issue to linger.…Share Tweet
Randal Grichuk's muscle embodies Cardinals' power-first approachESPN.com Aug 25 (3 days ago)Randal Grichuk's muscle embodies Cardinals' power-first approachShare Tweetnytimes.com Aug 25 (3 days ago)Randal Grichuk and the St. Louis Cardinals love when Carlos Martinez pitches.Share Tweet
Jay Bruce Limps Off as Cardinals Clobber the Metsnytimes.com Aug 25 (3 days ago)Bruce left the game with a cramp in his right calf, a minor injury. The bigger worry for the Mets was a lost opportunity against the St. Louis Cardinals on their most likely path to the playoffs.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.