NL Central News and Rumors
For the first time this season, the St. Louis Cardinals are alone in first place in the NL Central. That might seem untrue, since we've grown so accustomed to these modern Cardinals as the class of the division, but this year hasn't been a gimme by any …Upvote Share Tweet
nytimes.com 13 hours agoPhiladelphia’s Cole Hamels went six innings, striking out seven, before giving way to the bullpen in a rout of Atlanta.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 15 hours agoThe Brewers fight to stay atop the National League Central took another blow in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Cubs to open a three-game series at Wrigley Field.Upvote Share TweetJorge Soler hit two doubles, including one in his first at-bat, and scored on an RBI single by Welington Castillo, who added a two-run home run, to lift the Cubs to a 4-2 win over the Brewers, who fell to second place in the Central Division.Upvote Share TweetMatt Holliday had the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning after Kolten Wong's pinch-hit homer tied the score, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.Upvote Share Tweet
Reds plan to move RHP Bailey to 60-day DLESPN.com 17 hours agoThe Reds plan to transfer right-hander Homer Bailey to the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday, ending his chances of pitching again this season.Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs wear Jackie Robinson West-themed batting practice jerseys as Little Leaguers visit Wrigley Fieldyahoo.com 20 hours agoWelcome to the clubhouse, fellas. #JRW #LLWS #Cubs pic.twitter.com/dg0ffbutiq— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 1, 2014 It's not often a champion graces the home clubhouse at Wrigley Field. The Jackie Robinson West Little League team visited the Chicago C…Upvote Share Tweet
Dynamic Hamilton making dash at Reds historyMLB.com 21 hours agoIt's never too hot in the hot tub for Billy Hamilton. Not only will it make him sweat and make him wet, it's helped keep the dynamic Reds rookie center fielder on the field.Upvote Share Tweet
Behind the scenes of a Reds documentaryMLB.com Sep 1 (yesterday)Co-writing, narrating and starring in a baseball documentary is one of those things I never would have predicted I'd do as an extension of my job with Major League Baseball. But I'm certainly not complaining about it.Upvote Share Tweet
Yadi, Hinske peacemakers in misunderstandingJohn Lackey understands Spanish well enough to know what Starlin Castro was saying, but didn't grasp that the Cubs' shortstop was mad at himself, not at the Cardinals pitcher. Castro was upset after he flew out to center to end the fourth inning Sunday,…Upvote Share Tweet
Touch 'em all: Minor leaguer plays all 9 spotsESPN.com Aug 31 (yesterday)Milwaukee Brewers prospect Nathan Orf played all nine positions for the Class A Brevard County Manatees.Upvote Share Tweet
Cardinals Overcome 5-Run Deficit to Beat Cubs 9-6nytimes.com Aug 31 (yesterday)Matt Holliday hit his third home run in two games and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, rallying the St. Louis Cardinals past the Chicago Cubs 9-6 on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Johnny Cueto Celebrates Win By Flicking Mike Leake's Crotchdeadspin.com Aug 31 (yesterday)As today's Reds-Pirates game went final, Johnny Cueto earned his 16th victory of the season. To celebrate, he flicked Mike Leake's balls. Leake definitely felt it. Good game, everyone.Read more...Upvote Share TweetThe Cardinals' offense emerged from its typical station-to-station ways to catapult past the Cubs and closer to the Brewers with a flurry of extra-base hits and by riding the back (and bat) of Matt Holliday. The Cardinals, poised to open a key series ag…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Aug 31 (yesterday)Chris Heisey hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the ninth inning, and Johnny Cueto overcame an early jolt to earn his 16th win as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Heisey's second homer lifts Cueto, Reds in ninthChris Heisey connected for two home runs, including the one that gave the Reds the lead in the ninth inning for a 3-2 series-salvaging win over the Pirates on Sunday at PNC Park.Upvote Share TweetThe NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds for two players to be named.Upvote Share TweetFour days after Madison Bumgarner lost his perfect game to the leadoff hitter in the eighth, Jake Peavy lost his no-hit bid with one out in the top of the eighth Saturday when Mark Reynolds flared a single to right, but the Giants defeated the Brewers, …Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Aug 31 (2 days ago)After losing its past three games, Kansas City slipped into a tie with Detroit in the American League Central, with Cleveland nipping at their heels.Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs Double Up BrewersSep 1Welington Castillo and Luis Valbuena both homered in the Cubs' 4-2 win over the Brewers.
Cardinals Power Past CubsAug 31Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Matt Holliday drove in four runs to lead the Cardinals past the Cubs 9-6.
Reds Edge PiratesAug 31Chris Heisey hit two home runs to lead the Reds past the Pirates 3-2.
Giants Trounce Brewers To Complete SweepAug 31Pablo Sandoval drove in three runs as the Giants defeated the Brewers 15-5.
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