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Rizzo drives in six as Cubs snap D-backs' streak

Rizzo drives in six as Cubs snap D-backs' streak

MLB.com nytimes.com Updated 4 hours ago
Anthony Rizzo belted a three-run homer in the top of the ninth to power the Cubs to a 9-6 win over the D-backs on Saturday night at Chase Field.
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  • Braves rookie delivers in 11th to sink Brewers

    Braves rookie delivers in 11th to sink Brewers

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    Shelby Miller bounced back from a rocky first inning and the Braves' bullpen held off the Brewers long enough for Jace Peterson to give Atlanta a walk-off single for a 3-2, 11-inning win Saturday.
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  • Moose day to day with bruised left clavicle

    Moose day to day with bruised left clavicle

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas left Saturday's 3-2 win over the Cardinals prior to the bottom of the fifth inning and was replaced by Christian Colon. Club officials indicated that Moustakas exited with a left clavicle contusion and is considered d…
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  • Gordon's HR aids Royals in rain-shortened I-70 clash

    Gordon's HR aids Royals in rain-shortened I-70 clash

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    Alex Gordon drilled a two-run homer and Edinson Volquez went six strong innings for the Royals in a 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday in a rain-shortened game that ended after 5 1/2 innings. St. Louis starter John Lackey went five innings in the lo…
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  • Burnett cruises as Bucs bash around Harvey

    Burnett cruises as Bucs bash around Harvey

    MLB.com nytimes.com 9 hours ago
    Saturday's game at PNC Park was billed as a pitchers' duel, a showdown between Mets ace Matt Harvey and veteran A.J. Burnett. But the Pirates quickly turned it into the worst start of Harvey's young career, running away with an 8-2 win over the Mets. Bu…
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  • Kluber Solid Again, Pitches Indians Past Reds 2-1

    Kluber Solid Again, Pitches Indians Past Reds 2-1

    nytimes.com 11 hours ago
    After Reds manager Bryan Price was ejected before the first pitch, Corey Kluber threw eight effective innings and led the Cleveland Indians over Cincinnati 2-1 Saturday for their fifth straight win.
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  • Price ejected before game starts on Saturday

    Price ejected before game starts on Saturday

    There was a nice duel between starting pitchers and a tight game played Saturday that the Reds ultimately lost by a 2-1 score to the Indians. And Reds manager Bryan Price was not in the dugout for any of it. Price missed all of Saturday's game vs. the I…
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  • Actions Speak Louder for a Pirates Rookie

    Actions Speak Louder for a Pirates Rookie

    nytimes.com 14 hours ago
    Jung Ho Kang, a 27-year-old shortstop from South Korea, has secured a regular place in the lineup with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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  • Cueto to miss start with 'general stiffness'

    Cueto to miss start with 'general stiffness'

    MLB.com 17 hours ago
    A rotation that has little room for bad news got some more on Saturday when the Reds revealed that ace Johnny Cueto will not make his next start on Sunday versus the Indians. The reason the club gave was "general stiffness" that Cueto has expe…
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  • Nationals-Phillies engaged in an epic post-anthem standoff

    Nationals-Phillies engaged in an epic post-anthem standoff

    yahoo.com 19 hours ago
    One of the more unusual and admittedly entertaining moments during the 2013 postseason occurred when Scott Van Slyke of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Joe Kelly, then of the St. Louis Cardinals, engaged in a standoff immediately following the national anth…
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  • Ahmed's walk-off single in 13th downs Cubs

    Ahmed's walk-off single in 13th downs Cubs

    MLB.com nytimes.com May 23 (yesterday)
    Nick Ahmed's one-out single to left scored Tuffy Gosewisch to give the D-backs a 5-4 walk-off win over the Cubs in 13 innings Friday night at Chase Field.
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  • Indians take opener from Reds, win 4th straight

    Indians take opener from Reds, win 4th straight

    MLB.com May 23 (yesterday)
    The Indians offense came alive for 11 hits and eight walks in a 7-3 victory in the series opener against Cincinnati on Friday night.
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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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