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Former AHL Coach Pleads No Contest To Sexting 13-Year-Old Girl

Former AHL Coach Pleads No Contest To Sexting 13-Year-Old Girl

deadspin.com Updated 16 hours ago
Former Portland Pirates assistant coach Michael Minard pleaded no contest to a charge of sexual misconduct Wednesday. Minard had started an online relationship with a 13-year-old girl he met through Twitter after a game last year.Read more...
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  • Central-leading Royals claim Nix off waivers

    Central-leading Royals claim Nix off waivers

    ESPN.com MLB.com 17 hours ago
    The Kansas City Royals claimed infielder Jayson Nix off waivers Thursday from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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  • Reds swipe six, run away with rubber match

    Reds swipe six, run away with rubber match

    MLB.com nytimes.com 18 hours ago
    Cincinnati's proficiency on the bases helped accomplish something in Thursday's 7-2 victory over the Cubs that they hadn't done in more than eight years.
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  • Reds excel on bases, at plate to support Axelrod

    Reds excel on bases, at plate to support Axelrod

    MLB.com ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    With help from six stolen bases and two three-run innings, Dylan Axelrod shut down the Cubs over five frames in their 7-2 series finale win at Great American Ball Park on Thursday afternoon.
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  • Brewers, Segura considering mechanical changes

    Brewers, Segura considering mechanical changes

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    As shortstop Jean Segura struggles through his second full season in the Major Leagues, the Brewers are mulling sending him home with an offseason homework assignment. Some in the organization believe that a fundamental change to his hitting mechanics c…
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  • Garvey provides precedent for Alvarez's move to first

    Garvey provides precedent for Alvarez's move to first

    MLB.com 21 hours ago
    Between games of a doubleheader against the Reds at Dodger Stadium on June 23, 1973, iconic Dodgers manager Walter Alston approached Steve Garvey in the clubhouse. "Have you ever played first base?" Alston asked his onetime third baseman.
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  • Rockies, Brewers unable to complete Morneau deal

    Rockies, Brewers unable to complete Morneau deal

    MLB.com Aug 28 (yesterday)
    Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported Thursday that the Brewers and Rockies discussed a trade that would send Justin Morneau to Milwaukee, but ultimately couldn't reach an agreement.
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  • Stewing Roenicke: Ump 'terrible behind plate'

    Stewing Roenicke: Ump 'terrible behind plate'

    ESPN.com Aug 28 (yesterday)
    Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he might as well have thrown the towel in as early as the second inning of a 3-2 loss to the Padres on Wednesday thanks to plate umpire Mark Ripperger, who "we've had before, and he is terrible behind home plate."
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  • Rivera delivers game-tying homer, walk-off single

    Rivera delivers game-tying homer, walk-off single

    MLB.com Aug 28 (yesterday)
    Rene Rivera 's game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th inning Wednesday gave the Padres a 3-2 victory over the Brewers before a crowd of 21,156 at Petco Park.
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  • Baseball Capsules: Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker …

    Baseball Capsules: Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above…

    nytimes.com Aug 28 (yesterday)
    Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday.
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  • Bats back Latos early as Reds hold off Cubs

    Bats back Latos early as Reds hold off Cubs

    MLB.com Aug 28 (yesterday)
    A four-run fourth inning supported Mat Latos nicely before the Reds had to hang on for a 7-5 victory over the Cubs. Cincinnati has won three of its last four games and stopped Chicago's four-game win streak.
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  • Baseball Capsules: Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker …

    Baseball Capsules: Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above…

    nytimes.com Aug 27 (2 days ago)
    Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday.
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  • Cubs prospect Jorge Soler homers in first major league at-bat

    Cubs prospect Jorge Soler homers in first major league at-bat

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    One-by-one, the Chicago Cubs are giving us a glimpse at their promising future. And one-by-one, we've seen flashes of future brilliance. Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler, who inked a nine-year, $30 million deal with Chicago in 2012, became the latest buildi…
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  • Hamilton becomes youngest Red to steal 50 bases

    Hamilton becomes youngest Red to steal 50 bases

    MLB.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton added another remarkable feat to an already impressive rookie campaign. In the fourth inning of Wednesday's game against the Cubs, the speedster stole his 50th base of the season, swiping third base with two outs and l…
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  • Long Davis Homer Lifts Pirates Over Cardinals 3-1

    Long Davis Homer Lifts Pirates Over Cardinals 3-1

    nytimes.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Ike Davis wasn't able to play meaningful late-season games during his time with the New York Mets. He's making the most of his chance with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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  • Davis' big blast backs brilliant Locke in series finale

    Davis' big blast backs brilliant Locke in series finale

    MLB.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Jeff Locke was sharp in a one-run outing, getting support from a huge Ike Davis two-run homer in the Pirates' 3-1 victory over the Cardinals at PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon.
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  • Tight lower back keeps Rizzo out of starting lineup

    Tight lower back keeps Rizzo out of starting lineup

    MLB.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will not start Wednesday because of lower back tightness, which had forced him out of Tuesday's game.
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  • Cutch returns after sustaining left rib injury

    Cutch returns after sustaining left rib injury

    MLB.com Aug 27 (2 days ago)
    Andrew McCutchen was back in the Pirates lineup Wednesday, a day after he tweaked an ailing rib in his left side. However, Pedro Alvarez -- who also left Tuesday's game -- was out of the lineup to nurse his sprained left foot.
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  • Pipeline Perspectives: Bryant ready to help Cubs

    Pipeline Perspectives: Bryant ready to help Cubs

    MLB.com Aug 27 (2 days ago)
    Third-base prospect Kris Bryant's performance in Triple-A, where he has hit for both average and power, is worthy of a September callup to the Cubs, writes MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo.
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  • Ross extends streak of quality starts to 13

    Ross extends streak of quality starts to 13

    MLB.com nytimes.com Aug 27 (2 days ago)
    Tyson Ross extended his franchise record streak of consecutive quality starts to 13 as the Padres defeated the Brewers, 4-1, on Tuesday Petco Park.
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  • Video - Reds Cruise Past Cubs 00:36

    Reds Cruise Past Cubs

    Aug 28
    Billy Hamilton went 2-for-2 with two RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base as the Reds beat the Cubs 7-2.
  • Video - Brewers Manager Rips Umpire 00:53

    Brewers Manager Rips Umpire

    Aug 28
    Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke says umpire Mark Ripperger is terrible behind home plate.
  • Video - Davis Powers Pirates Past Cardinals 00:55

    Davis Powers Pirates Past Cardinals

    Aug 27
    Ike Davis hits a two-run home run as the Pirates beat the Cardinals 3-1.
  • Video - Mint Condition: Back-To-Back Treasures 02:13

    Mint Condition: Back-To-Back Treasures

    Aug 27
    Heritage Auctions' Chris Ivy breaks down the value of Johnny Vander Meer's final-out baseballs from his back-to-back no-hitters in 1938.

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