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Bucs to rest Kang, use him more at 3B

Bucs to rest Kang, use him more at 3B

MLB.com Updated 5 hours ago
Jung Ho Kang on Wednesday played in his 111th game of a maiden MLB season that still has a hard month to go. Seeing Kang draw an error on one wide throw from short and not be able to flag down a couple of other grounders confirmed Pirates manager Clint …
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  • Brewers Again Sweep Pirates

    Brewers Again Sweep Pirates

    nytimes.com 1 hour ago
    The Milwaukee Brewers finished off a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates - their second of the season - with a 5-3 victory Thursday night at Miller Park, which has been nothing short of a house of horrors for the Pirates since it opened in 2001.
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  • Cutch 'healthy scratch' with tight left Achilles

    Cutch 'healthy scratch' with tight left Achilles

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Annoyed for a few days by tightness in his left Achilles, Andrew McCutchen rested on the Pirates' bench -- and on his laurels -- Thursday in a 5-3 loss to the Brewers. The National League's August Player of the Month was out of the starting lineup, but …
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  • Harper exits with tightness in left glute

    Harper exits with tightness in left glute

    MLB.com Sep 3 (yesterday)
    Bryce Harper left Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Cardinals because of tightness in his left glute and was replaced by Matt den Dekker.
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  • Zimmerman Leads Nationals to Rare Win in St Louis

    Zimmerman Leads Nationals to Rare Win in St Louis

    nytimes.com Sep 3 (yesterday)
    Ryan Zimmerman homered twice but his one-out RBI double in the top of the eighth proved to be the most decisive hit as the Washington Nationals held on for a rare win in St Louis, edging the Cardinals 4-3 on Wednesday.
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  • Roundup: Donaldson and Dickey Lead Jays to Victory

    Roundup: Donaldson and Dickey Lead Jays to Victory

    nytimes.com Sep 3 (yesterday)
    R. A. Dickey pitched a four-hitter to win his seventh straight decision, Josh Donaldson had three hits and three R.B.I., and Toronto beat the Indians, 5-1, in Cleveland.
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  • Lucroy Drives in 3, Brewers Beat Pirates for 5th Time in Row

    Lucroy Drives in 3, Brewers Beat Pirates for 5th Time in Row

    nytimes.com Sep 2 (yesterday)
    Jonathan Lucroy drove in three runs and extended his hitting streak to a career high-tying 10 games as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates for the fifth straight time, 9-4 Wednesday night.
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  • Aroldis Chapman gets Javy Baez to swing so hard he falls to the…

    Aroldis Chapman gets Javy Baez to swing so hard he falls to the ground

    yahoo.com Sep 2 (yesterday)
    Light a candle and pray to the baseball gods, because Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman claimed another victim Wednesday. This time, it was Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez. With two men, Baez was called upon to hit against Chapman. He represente…
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  • Votto 3-Run HR in 9th After Bryant Error, Reds Beat Cubs 7-4

    Votto 3-Run HR in 9th After Bryant Error, Reds Beat Cubs 7-4

    nytimes.com Sep 2 (yesterday)
    Joey Votto hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning that was set up by third baseman Kris Bryant's two-out error, lifting the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago Cubs 7-4 Wednesday.
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  • Flew shots: Jays, Cardinals soar on walk-off HRs

    Flew shots: Jays, Cardinals soar on walk-off HRs

    MLB.com Sep 2 (2 days ago)
    September is upon us, and with each game comes rising stakes for the postseason hopefuls in Major League Baseball. Opportunities to climb in the standings are dwindling by the day as teams fade and shine in the postseason picture. Below is a breakdown o…
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  • Brandon Moss' walk-off lifts Cardinals after Nationals bullpen …

    Brandon Moss' walk-off lifts Cardinals after Nationals bullpen implodes

    yahoo.com nytimes.com Sep 2 (2 days ago)
    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. The St. Louis Cardinals showed why they have the…
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  • Schwarber's no-doubter lifts Cubs over Reds

    Schwarber's no-doubter lifts Cubs over Reds

    MLB.com nytimes.com Sep 2 (2 days ago)
    Rookie Kyle Schwarber belted a two-run homer with two outs in the seventh to lead the Cubs to a 5-4 victory Tuesday night over the Reds for their second win in the last seven games.
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  • Nelson Keeps It Simple to Rebound With Win Over Pirates

    Nelson Keeps It Simple to Rebound With Win Over Pirates

    nytimes.com Sep 2 (2 days ago)
    Coming off one of his worst starts of the season, Jimmy Nelson's decision to stick to his usual routine paid off as the Milwaukee Brewers' right-hander dazzled in a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday.
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  • Cardinals' Reynolds day-to-day after HBP on wrist

    Cardinals' Reynolds day-to-day after HBP on wrist

    ESPN.com Sep 1 (2 days ago)
    Cardinals' Reynolds day-to-day after HBP on wrist
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  • September is crunch time for teams on the bubble

    September is crunch time for teams on the bubble

    MLB.com Sep 1 (2 days ago)
    A year ago, the Milwaukee Brewers woke up the morning of Sept. 1 tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for both the National League Central lead, and the second spot in the NL Wild Card race, two games ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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  • Davies joins Brewers, will debut Wednesday

    Davies joins Brewers, will debut Wednesday

    MLB.com Sep 1 (3 days ago)
    Another member of the Brewers' July prospect haul is on his way to the Major Leagues. As rosters expanded on Tuesday, the team promoted right-hander Zach Davies from Triple-A Colorado Springs and slated him to start on Wednesday against the Pirates at M…
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  • 5 key questions for Cubs down the stretch

    5 key questions for Cubs down the stretch

    MLB.com Sep 1 (3 days ago)
    How will bullpen roles shake out for the Cubs? MLB.com's Phil Rogers examines this and four other pressing issues for Chicago as the club looks to put a memorable postseason run together.
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  • Outfielders headline waiver trade deadline as teams prepare for…

    Outfielders headline waiver trade deadline as teams prepare for September

    yahoo.com Sep 1 (3 days ago)
    Major League Baseball's waiver trade deadline rarely results in huge deals, but contending teams can still make upgrades while heading into the final month of the season. The Cubs struck first, picking up Austin Jackson from the Seattle Mariners. While …
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  • Cards rally past Nats with 5-run seventh

    Cards rally past Nats with 5-run seventh

    MLB.com Sep 1 (3 days ago)
    Jason Heyward smashed a two-run double off of the left-field wall to highlight a five-run seventh as the Cardinals beat the Nationals, 8-5, on Monday night at Busch Stadium.
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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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