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Superb Garcia, Holliday's big swing carry Cards

Superb Garcia, Holliday's big swing carry Cards

MLB.com Updated Apr 30, 2013
A two-run homer by Matt Holliday made Jaime Garcia the winner as the Cardinals topped the Reds, 2-1, at Busch Stadium.
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  • Wobbly early, Kuroda settles to stymie Astros

    Wobbly early, Kuroda settles to stymie Astros

    MLB.com Apr 30, 2013
    Hiroki Kuroda may have flailed early as he searched for the command of his stuff, but he finished with seven scoreless innings of four-hit ball to help the Yankees defeat the Astros, 7-4, on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
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  • Wrigley Field: A local’s guide to enjoying a road trip to the h…

    Wrigley Field: A local’s guide to enjoying a road trip to the home of the Chicago Cubs

    yahoo.com Apr 30, 2013
    Baseball season just started so that means your summer ballpark road trip is that much closer! In a bid to help you with your upcoming journeys, Big League Stew has solicited the help of the locals. Over the next month or so, we'll be hitting up our usu…
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  • Jon Hamm and Jon Stewart banter about baseball, bash the Mets (…

    Jon Hamm and Jon Stewart banter about baseball, bash the Mets (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 30, 2013
    Here's a couple minutes of fun baseball talk from two charming Hollywood-types that'll probably be more entertaining than Tuesday's Cubs-Padres game. Just kidding, Carlos Quentin, please don't come any closer. Jon Hamm (aka Don Draper from "Mad Men…
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  • Teams still searching for perfect solution for grooming young p…

    Teams still searching for perfect solution for grooming young pitchers

    CNNSI.com Apr 30, 2013
    There are more young aces than ever but still no sure way to keep them healthy, writes Albert Chen, who says even the teams themselves aren't always sure how to proceed.
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  • Astros flush with cash for Draft

    Astros flush with cash for Draft

    MLB.com Apr 30, 2013
    For the second straight year, the Houston Astros have the largest pool of money to work with in order to sign players taken in the First-Year Player Draft.
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  • Mark Grace Is "A Model Inmate"

    Mark Grace Is "A Model Inmate"

    deadspin.com Apr 30, 2013
    Former Cubs and D-Backs first baseman Mark Grace is more than halfway through his four-month jail sentence, garnered for a whole mess of DUIs. But it sounds like he's making the most of it!Read more...
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  • Gallardo belts one of five Brewers homers in rout

    Gallardo belts one of five Brewers homers in rout

    MLB.com Apr 30, 2013
    The Brewers plated five in the first and didn't let up, twice going back-to-back, with Yovani Gallardo getting in on the homer parade while dazzling on the hill in a 10-4 win over the Pirates on Monday at Miller Park.
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  • Latos extends streak to 17 innings in Reds' win

    Latos extends streak to 17 innings in Reds' win

    ESPN.com Apr 30, 2013
    Mat Latos outpitched Adam Wainwright, extending his scoreless innings streak to 17, and the Cincinnati Reds got an RBI apiece from Joey Votto and Xavier Paul in a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.
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  • Video - Holliday's Homer Lifts Cardinals Past Reds 00:31

    Holliday's Homer Lifts Cardinals Past Reds

    Apr 30
    The Cardinals win to snap their three-game losing skid.
  • Video - Padres Crush Cubs 13-7 00:32

    Padres Crush Cubs 13-7

    Apr 30
    Carlos Quentin continues mastery of Cubs.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors aren't ready to close things out …

    Apr 30
    The young Warriors aren't quite ready to close out a series on the road, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Peter King: NFL must create environment for others to follow Collins' lead…

    Apr 30
    In the wake of NBA player Jason Collins' decision to come out as gay in this week's Sports Illustrated, the obvious conclusion to draw is that it will start a trend of players to do the same.