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Angels pound Cubs behind Hamilton's 2 HRs

Angels pound Cubs behind Hamilton's 2 HRs

ESPN.com Updated Jul 10, 2013
Josh Hamilton hit two home runs, Albert Pujols also connected and the Los Angeles went deep a season-high five times in a 13-2 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.
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  • Cards RHP Carpenter set for rehab assignment

    Cards RHP Carpenter set for rehab assignment

    ESPN.com Jul 10, 2013
    Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter is set to make his first minor league rehabilitation start next week.
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  • Hey, It's 10 Years (And A Day) Since The Randall Simon Sausage …

    Hey, It's 10 Years (And A Day) Since The Randall Simon Sausage Episode

    deadspin.com Jul 10, 2013
    July 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…
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  • Source: Cubs, No. 2 pick Bryant agree on deal

    Source: Cubs, No. 2 pick Bryant agree on deal

    ESPN.com Jul 10, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Braun sits as Brewers fall to Reds in series finale

    Braun sits as Brewers fall to Reds in series finale

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jul 10, 2013
    Braun sits as Brewers fall to Reds in series finale
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  • Leake's stellar start lifts Reds to win over Crew

    Leake's stellar start lifts Reds to win over Crew

    MLB.com Jul 10, 2013
    Did 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.
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  • Hey The Cubs, Heads Up!

    Hey The Cubs, Heads Up!

    deadspin.com Jul 10, 2013
    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...
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  • Picture This: Do the Bucs Stop Here?

    Picture This: Do the Bucs Stop Here?

    deadspin.com Jul 10, 2013
    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…
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  • A.J. Burnett hilariously butchers teammate Pedro Alvarez’s name…

    A.J. Burnett hilariously butchers teammate Pedro Alvarez’s name on Twitter — again and again

    yahoo.com Jul 10, 2013
    A.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 …
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  • Straily dominant as A's edge Pirates

    Straily dominant as A's edge Pirates

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jul 10, 2013
    Dan 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…
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  • Athletics win to hand Pirates fourth-straight loss

    Athletics win to hand Pirates fourth-straight loss

    CNNSI.com Jul 10, 2013
    Athletics win to hand Pirates fourth-straight loss
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  • Brewers blank Reds behind Peralta's 3-hitter

    Brewers blank Reds behind Peralta's 3-hitter

    ESPN.com Jul 10, 2013
    Wily 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.
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  • Video - Famous Primanti Brothers sandwiches at PNC Park 00:32

    Famous Primanti Brothers sandwiches at PNC Park

    Jul 10
    These famous Pittsburgh sandwiches (since 1933) consist of meat, coleslaw, tomato, and fries packed between two pieces of Italian bread
  • Video - BBTN: Everybody Loses 02:09

    BBTN: Everybody Loses

    Jul 10
    The "Baseball Tonight" crew discusses the potential fallout from the continuing Biogenesis investigation.
  • Video - Liriano, Pirates Blank A's 00:32

    Liriano, Pirates Blank A's

    Jul 10
    The Pirates snapped a four-game slide behind seven scoreless innings from Francisco Liriano in a 5-0 win over the Athletics.
  • Video - Pirates Snap Slide Against A's 01:24

    Pirates Snap Slide Against A's

    Jul 10
    Barry Larkin, Manny Acta and Karl Ravech break down the Pirates' first win against the Athletics since 1997.

Sports Columnists

  • Dwight Howard wanted end to Kobe Bryant era with Los Angeles Lakers

    Jul 11
    A 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 say

    Jul 10
    The 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 10
    The 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 Lakers

    Jul 10
    Bill Simmons knows he shouldn't help the purple and gold, but he's going to do it anyway.