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Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter is set to make his first minor league rehabilitation start next week.Share Tweet
Hey, It's 10 Years (And A Day) Since The Randall Simon Sausage EpisodeJuly 9, 2003, found first baseman Randall Simon in the middle of his first season with the Pirates, in the middle of a forgettable career that hovered just above replacement level. Well, not totally forgettable. Simon didn't start on the night of the in…Share TweetThe Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms with No.2 overall draft pick Kris Bryant, avoiding a Friday deadline for draftees to sign with their clubs, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.Share TweetBraun sits as Brewers fall to Reds in series finaleShare Tweet
Leake's stellar start lifts Reds to win over CrewMLB.com Jul 10, 2013Did the Reds solve their clutch hitting conundrum? Not exactly. But they found enough ways to score to support a strong effort from Mike Leake in a 6-2 win over the Brewers on Wednesday at Miller Park.Share Tweet
Hey The Cubs, Heads Up!Alberto Callaspo popped a foul ball toward the Cubs' bullpen in the top of the ninth. Things got a little chaotic. The ball was not caught.Read more...Share Tweet
Picture This: Do the Bucs Stop Here?This summer in Pittsburgh, the Pirates are messing with peoples' hearts again. After countless seasons of sub-.500 finishes, occasional spurts of excellence followed by long stretches of crappy play and, saints preserve us, a decades-long slog of medioc…Share Tweet
A.J. Burnett hilariously butchers teammate Pedro Alvarez’s name on Twitter — again and againyahoo.com Jul 10, 2013A.J. Burnett has mastered spelling Pedro Alvarez's name like he's mastered rosin bags, which is to say not very well. The Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, eager to stick up for his slugging teammate who was snubbed from the NL Home Run Derby team, had quite …Share TweetDan Straily allowed the Pirates just one run on two hits and three walks with seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings on Tuesday, and a two-run homer by Brandon Moss was just enough to help the first-place A's snag their second straight 2-1 victory in Pittsbu…Share Tweet
Athletics win to hand Pirates fourth-straight lossCNNSI.com Jul 10, 2013Athletics win to hand Pirates fourth-straight lossShare Tweet
Brewers blank Reds behind Peralta's 3-hitterWily Peralta tossed a three-hitter for his first career shutout and Logan Schafer hit his first homer, a two-run shot that helped the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.Share Tweet
Famous Primanti Brothers sandwiches at PNC ParkJul 10These famous Pittsburgh sandwiches (since 1933) consist of meat, coleslaw, tomato, and fries packed between two pieces of Italian bread
BBTN: Everybody LosesJul 10The "Baseball Tonight" crew discusses the potential fallout from the continuing Biogenesis investigation.
Liriano, Pirates Blank A'sJul 10The Pirates snapped a four-game slide behind seven scoreless innings from Francisco Liriano in a 5-0 win over the Athletics.
Pirates Snap Slide Against A'sJul 10Barry Larkin, Manny Acta and Karl Ravech break down the Pirates' first win against the Athletics since 1997.
Dwight Howard wanted end to Kobe Bryant era with Los Angeles LakersJul 11A key factor that led the Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets was the Lakers' refusal to establish a clear timetable for moving on from the Kobe Bryant era, according to sources with knowledge of Howard's thinking.
Reggie Williams agrees to 2-year deal with Houston Rockets, sources sayJul 10The Houston Rockets have added yet another shooter to play alongside new franchise center Dwight Howard.
Minnesota Timberwolves close to acquiring Kevin Martin, Corey Brewer in si…Jul 10The Minnesota Timberwolves are on the verge of adding Kevin Martin and Corey Brewer in separate transactions that the have been pursuing since free agency began, according to sources close to the process.
Bill Simmons on what's wrong with the LakersJul 10Bill Simmons knows he shouldn't help the purple and gold, but he's going to do it anyway.