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Can the Pirates finally overcome the Curse of Miller Park?

Can the Pirates finally overcome the Curse of Miller Park?

yahoo.com Updated 43 minutes ago
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…
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  • Cubs Fans Root for Aroldis Chapman While Deploring His History

    Cubs Fans Root for Aroldis Chapman While Deploring His History

    nytimes.com 1 hour ago
    The star reliever’s attitude toward a domestic violence episode has fueled outrage and a fund-raising campaign for victims of violence.
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  • Playoff previews on tap for full MLB.TV slate

    Playoff previews on tap for full MLB.TV slate

    MLB.com 3 hours ago
    For 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…
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  • Playoff preview? Joe Maddon downplays Cubs-Dodgers series

    Playoff preview? Joe Maddon downplays Cubs-Dodgers series

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    Playoff preview? Joe Maddon downplays Cubs-Dodgers series
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  • D-backs match 2 Reds' rallies, walk off on WP

    D-backs match 2 Reds' rallies, walk off on WP

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    After 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…
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  • Two good! Bryant's HRs in 8th, 10th carry Cubs in LA

    Two good! Bryant's HRs in 8th, 10th carry Cubs in LA

    MLB.com 12 hours ago
    Kris 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.
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  • Diamondbacks Beat Reds on 2-Out Wild Pitch in 11th

    Diamondbacks Beat Reds on 2-Out Wild Pitch in 11th

    nytimes.com 13 hours ago
    Without getting a hit, the Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury has delivered his team two 11th-inning wins in three nights.
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  • Bryant's 2-Run Homer Rallies Cubs Past Dodgers 6-4 in 10

    Bryant's 2-Run Homer Rallies Cubs Past Dodgers 6-4 in 10

    nytimes.com 13 hours ago
    Kris 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.
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  • Cardinals hoping Luke Weaver and Alex Reyes give them a young 1…

    Cardinals hoping Luke Weaver and Alex Reyes give them a young 1-2 punch

    ESPN.com nytimes.com 13 hours ago
    Cardinals hoping Luke Weaver and Alex Reyes give them a young 1-2 punch
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  • Jordy Mercer Hits Grand Slam, Pirates Hold Off Brewers 5-3

    Jordy Mercer Hits Grand Slam, Pirates Hold Off Brewers 5-3

    nytimes.com 14 hours ago
    One big swing released a little frustration for Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer.
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  • Could Dodgers' rotation soon call on De Leon?

    Could Dodgers' rotation soon call on De Leon?

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    With 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…
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  • Ben Zobrist singing ‘Let It Go’ with his daughter will make you…

    Ben Zobrist singing ‘Let It Go’ with his daughter will make your day

    yahoo.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…
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  • Tuivailala optioned as Cards recall Socolovich

    Tuivailala optioned as Cards recall Socolovich

    MLB.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.
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  • McCutchen leads Bucs past Crew in extras

    McCutchen leads Bucs past Crew in extras

    MLB.com nytimes.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    It was Andrew McCutchen 3, Milwaukee Brewers 2 in 10 innings at Miller Park.
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  • Wainwright Loses and Game, Too, as Mets Beat Cardinals

    Wainwright Loses and Game, Too, as Mets Beat Cardinals

    nytimes.com Aug 26 (yesterday)
    Slugger Yoenis Cespedes turned out to be a nifty slider, too.
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  • Mets Top Cardinals, One of Their Wild-Card Rivals

    Mets Top Cardinals, One of Their Wild-Card Rivals

    nytimes.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.
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  • Bruce doesn't expect right calf issue to linger

    Bruce doesn't expect right calf issue to linger

    MLB.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.…
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  • Randal Grichuk's muscle embodies Cardinals' power-fir…

    Randal Grichuk's muscle embodies Cardinals' power-first approach

    ESPN.com Aug 25 (3 days ago)
    Randal Grichuk's muscle embodies Cardinals' power-first approach
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  • Cardinals Hit 3 HRs Off deGrom, Break Loose to Beat Mets

    Cardinals Hit 3 HRs Off deGrom, Break Loose to Beat Mets

    nytimes.com Aug 25 (3 days ago)
    Randal Grichuk and the St. Louis Cardinals love when Carlos Martinez pitches.
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  • Jay Bruce Limps Off as Cardinals Clobber the Mets

    Jay Bruce Limps Off as Cardinals Clobber the Mets

    nytimes.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.
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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.